Tuscany: recreation and sightseeing in the famous Italian region
Tuscany is the cultural heart of Italy
Tuscany is the most beautiful and the richest in cultural monuments region in Italy. Nearly half of the Italian cultural legacy is concentrated in an area of a little bit more than twenty thousand square kilometers; and Italy is known all over the world as art treasury. It's difficult to overestimate the contribution of Florence, the capital of Tuscany, into the world art heritage.
Tuscany is one of the most popular recreation areas
The Western part of the region stretches along the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ligurian Sea. Tuscany merges into central Italy in the East, the Northern part of it touches marble mountains, and the South is covered with hills. The chain of big isles and small islets embraces the coast of Tuscany.
Tuscany is a popular tourism destination because of its rich cultural heritage, mild climate, and charming landscape.
- Tuscany is considered to be the best area for ecotourism among all Italian regions
- Tuscany appeals to those who are interested in ancient times, as it gives an opportunity to become familiar with cultures of the Etruscans and the Ancient Romans
- Tuscany waits for experts in ascetic Medieval and fine Renaissance cultures
- Coastal beaches of Tuscan resort destinations reach out to lively tourists
- Tuscany opens up its cozy bays for romantics who long for privacy
- Tuscany gives a chance to improve health at the seaside or at spring sources
- Tuscany makes gourmets happy with unique diverse cuisine and famous local wines
- Tuscany appreciates traditions and invites visitors to folk feasts
Tuscany offers an opportunity to give yourself up to bliss, to enrich your knowledge, or to go in for active leisure. Anyway, you will undoubtedly get an unforgettable experience. Our website is a travel guide to the most interesting Italian region and a great source of information on accommodation rentals in Tuscany. Hotels, villas, guest homes, and apartments are available for rent.
Those who have visited Tuscany have warm memories about the region, admire it, and look forward to a chance to step on the ground of this blessed land once again.
The Etruscan Riviera (Riviera degli Etruschi) or the Etruscan coast (Costa degli Etruschi) is a coastal belt in the Italian region of Tuscany....
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Car Rentals in Tuscany
In order to rent a car you will need a passport, a credit card and an international license with at least 1 year of driving experience. A driver should be older than 21 (some companies require the age of 23).
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Festivals and Holidays in Tuscany
Not only landscapes and architecture make each province of Tuscany unique but also peculiar traditions, tournaments and festivals. Viareggio carnival is the main holiday event of the year.
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The main architectural masterpieces are concentrated in the capital, Siena. You can feel here the pride of the ancient romans who founded a military colony on the place of an Etruscan settlement.
Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano - this is not a complete list of the Tuscan wines. In order to get acquainted with the variety of local wines best of all would be to take one of the 14 so called "wine roads". The most famous is "Via Chiantigniana". Multiple trattorias and wineries are always glad to welcome all the visitors.
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Hotels of Tuscany
Hotels of Tuscany are waiting for visitors with different requirements and different income level. It is well-known that Tuscany is a popular Italian tourism area.
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Sea Resorts in Tuscany
Tuscan coast spreads for more than 500 kilometers totally. The chain of Versilia resorts is about 30 kilometers at length and is situated on the border of the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian sea. Versilian climate is the best for sea recreation. The white marble rocks detain the warm air which comes from the sea and also protect sandy beaches and flora of the surrounding groves and pine forests.
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Shopping in Tuscany
When coming back from Tuscany it is always pleasant to take something which will keep memories of this marvelous place. Aside many souvenirs there is a wide choice of goods peculiar to this or that province of Tuscany. Lucca, Prato, Siena and Florence are famous for their clothes which were already popular in the mediaeval times.
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The glory of the province is in its capital â€“ famous motherland of Renaissance culture. Gentlemen of virtue will be disappointed only by one thing â€“ itâ€™s impossible to take pleasure in all masterpieces of the city for one day. Collections of the galleries and museums, churches, houses, palaces, squares, fountains and bridges are the works of genius people.
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Lajatico is known as the birthplace of the most popular tenor of nowadays, Andrea Bocelli. His name is connected with a unique cultural event. Only once a year, at a specially constructed by Lajatico theater, â€śTheater of Silenceâ€ť, Teatro del Silenzio, Andre Bocelli concert is held.
Carnival in Venice is a very special holiday so nearly all holiday homes, apartments and other accommodations are booked even weeks earlier the holiday itself. So in order to enjoy your stay during the carnival vacation rentals should be booked in advance.
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The Festival of the Thrush in Montalcino 2012
The festival of the thrush or Sagra del Tordo is held in the old Tuscan town of Montalcino on the last October weekend. Thousands of tourists go to Montalcino while the festival. If you want to see the festival of the thrush, you should take care of accommodation in Montalcino in advance. Itâ€™s better to come a bit earlier for the festival. On the day of the competition, you will have to leave your car far away in the valley and walk a couple of kilometers up. Donâ€™t forget to ask your landlords to help you buy tickets for the ceremonial dinner and the tournament.
Tuscany: Gastronomic Festivals in October
Towns and villages of Tuscany hold various gastronomic festivals regularly from May to October. These events are dedicated to some product or dish typical for this area. Usually such festivals are organized on days-off. Sometimes they last for a couple of weekends. Fairs are often combined with diverse entertainment program. The October of 2011 offers a number of gastronomic events in Tuscany.
The Tarot garden as a work of art is a combination of landscape design, sculpture and architecture. The garden is located on the southern slope of the Garavicchio hill in the Tuscan Maremma, a few kilometers away from the town of Capalbio. The Franko-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle created it.
Recreation in Tuscany
Tuscany and its beauty are known all over the world. Toskana-netz.de offers you an extensive overview of this region. Accomodation in Tuscany is available in holiday homes as well as in hotels. Famous hotels of Florence, Pisa and other cities of the region are now available for online booking .