Holidays in Tuscany are a very popular destination for tourists from all over the world.
Sea, mountains, good food and lots of fun. Here is a mini guide to discover the best itineraries in Tuscany.
In Tuscany you can not get bored.
Yes because holidays in Tuscany offer a wide range of activities and can surely satisfy every need.
Sea, mountains, rivers, lakes, hills, art cities, wine and good food. All this in one, unique, region.
Before the Roman era, Tuscany was known as Etruria because it was inhabited by the Etruscans. Later the Romans renamed it in Latin with the name of Tuscia, and then it became “Tuscany”.
The territory of this beautiful region is mostly hilly and mountainous.
Plains, covering only 8% of its surface, are limited to the bottom of the valleys and coastal areas.
Its physical conformation offers the possibility to choose from so many types of holiday, in the name of relaxation, nature or good food.
Due to the wide range of tourist destinations in this beautiful region, we have made a selection of those that are in our best routes in Tuscany.
Via Francigena, over the centuries, was used by pilgrims who from northern Europe went to Rome and then went through the Southern Via Francigena Via to Apulian ports to embark for Jerusalem.
Those who travel through the Via Francigena in Tuscany, perhaps on several days, walking with the slow and natural rhythm of the hiker, can discover itineraries rich in history and traditions.
With the slow walk you will discover hidden architecture jewels as Romanesque and Longobard churches, visiting shrines and relics that for centuries attract and accompany crowds of pilgrims.
Art and culture
When talking about Arts and Culture in Tuscany you can not talk about Florence.
The Tuscan capital has a concentration of religious and civil buildings of high architectural interest, due also to the fact that it was the “cradle” of the Renaissance of the arts in Italy, in the XV and XVI century.
It’s enough to mention the complex of the Duomo with the Church of Santa Maria del Fiore, topped by the majestic Brunelleschi dome, the Baptistery and the bell tower of Giotto.
The Green Mugello
Just few kilometers from Florence it extends the territory of Mugello, between the rushing of the hills and the high cypresses.
Walking and trekking to discover new Tuscan itineraries are very popular, but they are not the only activities practicable in this green area.
Those who love sports and nature can practice:
Lake Bilancino, next to Barberino di Mugello, offers the possibility of swimming, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and sport fishing.
Those who love nature and sports, in Mugello will find a wide range of activities, all this at the gates of Florence.
So what are you waiting for?
We are looking for you in the green Mugello at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort to discover together with you the best itineraries in Tuscany!
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