From the peaks of the Apuan Alps to the plains of the coast and the Maremma, Tuscany offers a great variety of landscapes to the delight of nature lovers. Here are 5 ideas for your holidays in the Tuscan countryside!
Tuscany is a land full of attractions that attracts tourists from all over the world.
Lovers of art and history but also many fans of good food and good wine.
Tuscany in fact has three of the most prestigious Italian wines: “Brunello di
Montalcino”, “Nobile di Montepulciano” and the “Vernaccia di San Gimignano”.
These excellences are accompanied by delicious gastronomic specialties such as Florentine steak, cacciucco and handmade pici.
But what conquers the tourist in Tuscany is not only the good traditional cuisine but also the beautiful postcard landscapes.
Tuscany is crossed by gentle hills cultivated with vines and olive trees, interspersed with plains and mountain resorts. This splendor is enriched by medieval fortresses on top of the hills, ancient villages of enchanting beauty, cypress woods and on the coast a beautiful white beach coastline overlooking the islands.
In short, fun is guaranteed!
If you are organizing beautiful holidays in the Tuscan countryside, here are 5 ideas that will make them truly unforgettable.
The countryside offers a lush and almost untouched nature, made of rolling hills where you can stay in complete relaxation but also high mountains where you can practice outdoor sports such as: trekking, horse riding, mountain biking, rafting and much more.
Cuisine is made with fresh and tasty products worked with mastery by chefs who follow tradition, obtaining a fragrant and simple cuisine that follows the seasons. Each location in the region has its own specialties, but how can we not mention the famous Florentine steak, pici pasta with wild boar ragout or potato tortelli?
There has never been a table without a good glass of wine, generally red and beautiful full-bodied. Wine always accompanies local gastronomic specialties, selecting from famous labels such as Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Vernaccia, or tasting lesser known but equally delicious wines.
Visiting the cities you will see some of the most beautiful and prestigious buildings built by man but you will also discover sublime architecture in the many villages immersed in the countryside.
Tuscany overflows with Renaissance masterpieces, not only in Florence and in the most famous cities of art such as Siena and Pisa, but also throughout the Tuscan countryside, in medieval villages such as the famous San Gimignano or Vicchio. Mugello, for example, hosts numerous works by internationally renowned Renaissance artists.
If you want to experience an unforgettable holiday surrounded by nature, silence and beauty, without forgetting art, good food and sport, then we are waiting for you in Mugello, in the green Tuscan countryside surrounding Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!
Tripe and Lampredotto are two very special Italian culinary specialties as they come from bovine offal. Both are part of the Tuscan gastronomic tradition but Lampredotto, a true institution, is the master in Florence. Let’s see together what Tripe and Lampredotto are and what are the best recipes for cooking them.
Mugello is a green area where splendid valleys alternate with gentle hills and mountains with great charm. A few kilometers from Florence, it is the ideal place to experience unforgettable emotions on foot, on horseback or by bike. Discover with us the most beautiful excursions in Mugello!
When the heat arrives, living in the city becomes really difficult as temperatures rise so much that the only thing possible is an escape to cooler places. In these cases there is nothing better than a day to spend by the pool in the countryside of Florence, here’s where to go.
When temperatures rise, you want something fresh that can invigorate us with taste. Ice cream is certainly a classic but sometimes you prefer something fresher and lighter, which you can sip by the pool. At Villa Campestri we have the right solution, discover the recipe of Coffee Granita now!
Mugello potato tortelli are an exquisite recipe typical of the area. The recipe has been handed down from generation to generation but is always open to new reinterpretations. Discover with us the tradition of Mugello potato tortello and an exquisite gourmet variant!
The summer holidays are the right occasion to enjoy relaxing moments in an intimate place, protected and surrounded by the quiet of Tuscan nature. Discover now the magic of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort and the beautiful emotions that you can live with us!
The anniversary of San Giovanni is a highly anticipated moment in Florence as patron of the city. It is also an opportunity to enjoy a day off from work and organize a pleasant picnic in early summer. Find out with us what to do and where to go for the Feast of San Giovanni!
Spring and summer bring with them the desire to walk and rediscover the relationship with nature. Discover with us which are the best trekking routes in Tuscany!