Tuscany is a diverse and unique region and virtually has
something that can appeal to everybody.
That's why the location of Tuscan
is important for vacationers; people could easily a city or
town that has a little microcosm of everything they want to see during their
There are many different
regions to choose from, but these particular ones could appeal to some very
For the Nautical Historian: Versilia
If you're a nautical history buff you should look for Tuscan
villa rentals in the Versilia region.
Versilia is located in the north-western province of Lucca and takes its
name from the nearby Versilia River.
Versilia is one of the most popular areas of the Italian Riviera, and as
a result the area has an array of resorts and clubs that cater to local
celebrities. While you're in the
Versilia region you should also visit Viareggio, the second largest city in the
Lucca Province. The city was founded
around the first half of the 16th century and is known for its
bustling fishing and ship building industry.
If you visit the city around the time they hold their world famous
carnival you'll be in for a treat. The
Carnival of Viareggio has been a yearly tradition since 1873 and is one of the
most popular carnivals in all of Europe.
For the Romantic at Heart: Cortona
Cortona is a city that has seen a lot of changes in its
day. It originally started as an Umbrian
city, but gradually came under control by the Etruscans, Romans, Goths, and
then finally Italian nobles. Despite
its long history the region recently became popular thanks to the bestselling
memoir Under the Tuscan Sun. The author's true life story of purchasing a villa
in Cortona and learning about life and love has struck a chord with many
people, and Cortona is truly the perfect setting for a romantic novel. The Renaissance architecture gives the area
a unique romantic atmosphere, and the humble villas and rolling landscapes
would be perfect for any couple that's in need of a passionate getaway.
For the Architecture Enthusiast: San Gimignano
San Gimignano's unofficial name is "the city of the
beautiful towers", and after you visit the region you'll see why it earned
its name. San Gimignano became a town in
the 10th century and at one point in time the small medieval town
had 72 towers. Your Tuscan villa rental may be beautiful, but it may not be able to
compete with the Romanesque and Gothic architecture that makes up the
village. The walls that protected the
city from invaders centuries ago are still standing, and since the town has so
much historical architecture it's been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage
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