Why You Should Go On A Girls Holiday In Tuscany
Posted by Dympna Docherty (05/08/2016)
They say Tuscany is filled with romance, but it also offers a lot of things that ladies would want as part of a girls holiday. I go on a girls holiday with my girlfriends every year, we have been to all sorts of places including Rhodes, Nice, Majorca and the Isle of Wight. Each year we struggle to decide on where to go, because it’s hard to find destinations that have everything we want from a girls holiday.
I am not talking about a booze fuelled clubbing holiday in Malaga, we just want a relaxing holiday in a destination where we can go out for delicious meals and drink good wine. That’s why I am going to suggest Tuscany for this year’s escape. When I think about it, the region has everything you could want for a sophisticated holiday with the girls. Here’s why:
The wine is definitely a big selling point. Tuscany is famous for its wine, particularly reds, which means you will be able to enjoy a fair few glasses of top quality wine with your friends. You could even go wine tasting together, where you can all learn about how the wine is made locally and the history of Tuscan wine. Buy some wine from a local farm and enjoy a few nights in with the girls, go on a wine tour or head out for a meal to sample the local wines.
Tuscany is full of activities that aren't solely for couples. You can go on segway tours through cities such as Florence, Vespa tours through the countryside or even go horseback riding on the beach. If you and your friends are active then you can go cycling, hiking and walking around Tuscany.
You could also plan a road trip around Tuscany so that you can see as much of the stunning scenery as possible. If you and your friends are interested in history and culture and love to go sight seeing, then you will find plenty of sights to see and cultural tours to go on in Tuscany.
Tuscany has numerous cities that are perfect for a girls holiday. Places such as Florence, Siena and Lucca are all wonderful places to stay and explore with your girlfriends. Get a sense of Tuscan culture in the cities and admire the impressive architecture. The cities have lots of trendy bars and cafes where you can enjoy a few drinks together.
If you enjoy going out for meals with your friends, then you won’t be disappointed with the choice of restaurants in Tuscany. The food here is made from fresh local ingredients that are packed with flavour. Enjoy traditional Italian food and sample some local Tuscan dishes. You can also go on fantastic food tours where they take you to the shops and markets to buy ingredients and show you how to cook like the locals do.
There are lots of spas throughout Tuscany, so you can all enjoy some much deserved pampering on your holiday. Tuscany also has some natural hot springs, make sure you pay a visit to one of the historic bath towns such as Saturnia.
No holiday with the girls is complete without doing some shopping. Tuscany has a fantastic selection of different shops, from luxury high end boutiques to high street stores and quirky little antique shops. There are also plenty of local markets where you can buy souvenirs and fresh produce.
The private Tuscan villas
Tuscany has many private villas that are ideal for groups. Rent your very own luxury private villa with a swimming pool so that you and the girls can relax in style