Image source: To Tuscany photocompetition 2012 - Maciej Stronski
is a region located on the west coast of Italy. It is a popular holiday
destination for thousands who visit the region every year. Tourists fall in
love with the culture and there are many reasons why they find themselves
returning year after year. If you’re considering travelling to Tuscany this
year here are ten reasons why Tuscany is the perfect place for a summer trip
are big in Tuscany and many of the festivals that are still held here today
date back to medieval celebrations. Along with festivals such as the Pailo
horse race in Piazza del Campo and the Viareggio Carnevale there are regular
markets and food and wine festivals held across the region. Tuscany has a
festival to suit anyone, look up a list of all the local festivals and see
which interest you.
of the driving factors for people to visit Tuscany is the impressive historic
sites it boasts. From impressive architecture, ancient cathedrals and monuments
to museums and ruins, Tuscany is a hub of history. When in Tuscany visit- The
leaning tower of Pisa, the Sienna Cathedral, the hill top town of Volterra and
the Uffizi gallery.
cuisine is one of the most popular foods across the world so where better than
to sample in than in Italy it’s self. The region of Tuscany has some stunning
traditional dishes to its name and some tourists return just to sample the
dishes cooked traditionally with local produce again. Local dishes include-
Liver crostini, Pappardelle pasta, the famous Florentine steak and tripe and
great attraction to staying in Italy is the idea behind staying in a
traditional Tuscan villa. Experience living like the locals and rent a villa
for the duration of your stay. Enjoy open airy spaces, tradition Tuscan
kitchens, swimming pools and sunny terraces.
most famous piece of art work found in Tuscany is Michaelangelo’s statue of
David that is said to be a representation of the biblical figure David. It can
be found in Florence and was created between 1501 and 1504. Along with the
statue of David Tuscany boasts many galleries with local art work
has some beautiful beaches perfect for relaxing or running around with the
kids. Choose from private sandy alcoves or beaches that stretch for miles
complete with bars, restaurants and chairs for relaxing.
the summer months Tuscany reaches high temperatures with long days of sunshine.
Get away for a while and enjoy the heat in Tuscany. One of the most attractive
factors of Tuscany is that whilst the sun is strong and the weather warm it’s
never so hot that you are unable to spend a lot of time outdoors due to the
heat being unbearable.
of spas and areas of relaxation can be found across Tuscany including natural
spring spas.Visit the Saturina springs
near Siena and the thermal baths in Bagno Vignoni for a truly relaxing and
March is the season of the Camelias & the historic Villas in the Lucca region are open for viewing these beautiful flowers (which love the local climate). Alongside the Camelia Villas tours there are also music, art exhibitions, cultural events & tastings of Camelia tea. Events take place in the Pieve di Compiti & San Andrea di Compiti locations on 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24 March.
Our accommodation, which cost less than £800 for the week, is in a converted stone farmhouse next to a 12th Century Franciscan chapel. There is a pergola shaded by vines round the back here we quickly settle into a rhythm of eating long pasta suppers while the shadows lengthen.