Located in central Italy, Tuscany is one of the best places to visit in the country. Tuscany is known for its diverse features that comprise of crystal-clear bodies of water, unspoilt nature, bright green landscapes and well-preserved art and historic architecture. With millions of visitors it attracts each year, no doubt Tuscany is hailed as one of the best destinations across the globe.
Lovers of nature find their little piece of paradise in Tuscany. The Apuan Alps, Orbetello Lagoon, and other protected areas and virgin lands serve as a home to lush greenery and many species of birds. Tuscany is divided into several municipalities, districts and provinces and all have their own nature parks to be proud of, such as The Livorno Hills Park in the districts of Livorno, Collesalvetti and Rosignano Marittimo and The Orecchiella Park in the Piazza al Serchio. This country is introduced as “the valleys of Tuscany” for nothing, and some of the attractions, despite sitting off the beaten track, are absolutely worthy to be seen.
All over the territory, historic old towns, medieval villages, cobblestoned streets and country churches please the eyes of visitors coming to Tuscany. Siena, Lucca and Pisa are among the most famous cities when it comes to highly-preserved Italian architecture and art. The small towns such as Piazza al Serchio, San Romano, Volterra, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Grosseto and Cortona have also been a favorite spot due to its art, structure and establishments that deliver aesthetic appeal.
When in Tuscany, it is easy to be consumed in its Renaissance art and bask in its natural and man-made beauty. But the city has so much more to give, the reason why to live here for a while is becoming the norm of travelers and tourists. It benefits the visitors that in Tuscany, there is a form of vacation accommodation known as “Agriturismo,” where rural houses in vineyards and olive farms are rented out, either the entire home or per room, for a relatively affordable price. This kind of accommodation is a winner, especially if one wants to experience the simple living in Tuscany. But, of course, high-rise hotels and five-star accommodations will never be out of Tuscany.
When it is time to get that much deserved vacation, Tuscany has got to be your best choice. You will enter Italy’s heaven-on-earth through Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei, 1.5 miles south of Pisa center, or Florence Airport Amerigo Vespucci, 4 km from Florence. Milan and Rome have international flights, and from there, enjoy sight-seeing in the 3-hour land travel to Tuscany. Getting around in Tuscany is a breeze as trains and buses have routes in the major destinations and interesting attractions of Tuscany.
You will declare your love for Tuscany for a bunch of good reasons. There is no place like this, where stunning scenery, Medieval cities, art treasures, ancient architecture, tradition, festivals, warm people sweet wine, and unique and inexpensive accommodations blend so perfectly together, making Tuscany one of the must-see places in the world.