Tuscany is a region in central Italy with unbelievable beauty.
Filled with classic landscapes, with their backdrop of medieval hill-towns, vineyards and olive groves, this wonderful region is a true piece of art and it is definitely worth a visit.
Tuscany is indeed the essence of Italy in many ways. The language evolved from Tuscan dialect and it is proud to be the birthplace of many important writers & famous artists that affected the arts world wide such as Petrarch and Boccaccio.
But what makes this area unique is the cultural background, since it is the home of Renaissance, which fostered painting, sculpture and architecture that comprise an intrinsic part of a Tuscan tour.
Every eminent artistic figure from Giotto onwards – Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Alberti, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo – is represented here, in churches, galleries and museums, so if you are a lover of art, here you will find a paradise to explore.
This is one of the great medieval cities of Europe, almost perfectly preserved, and with wonderful works of art in its religious and secular buildings.
Tuscany’s one unmissable festival, the Palio, which sees bareback horse-riders careering around the cobbles amid the famous display of pageantry this side of Rome.