Different Types Of Holiday You Can Enjoy In Tuscany
Posted by Ruth (06/04/2017)
Tuscany offers a wonderful selection of different holidays. Whether you prefer trekking through mountainous scenery, strolling along the coastline, being wined and dined or simply chilling out in one of the most peaceful places on earth, you will love spending time in Tuscany.
Many people just picture this beautiful Italian region as somewhere to relax in the countryside, but it has far more to offer than rolling hills and vineyards. Here’s some of the different types of holiday you can have in Tuscany.
There’s loads to do in Tuscany if you want an active break. From cycling to hiking up to Botanical Gardens with a view, the countryside offers a wonderful setting to get out and enjoy some fresh air. If you are feeling very adventurous, then go white water rafting in Bagni di Lucca.
Canyon Adventure Park in Bagni di Lucca is built inside a canyon above a river. Here you can go on 100 metre zip wires and do rock climbing. Or if something more low key is more your thing, then go horseback riding on the beach or through the countryside. You can also go on boat trips near the coats and try lots of watersports.
Tuscany is a foodie’s dream come true. One of the best things about a holiday to Tuscany is the cuisine. If you do have an interest in food, then Tuscany offers plenty of experience to tantalise your taste buds. From being wined and dined by your very own private professional chef to food tours in Florence and cooking classes in local restaurants, you can really get stuck into the mouth-watering cuisine.
Many people don’t realise that you can also go on a beach holiday in Tuscany. However, you may be surprised to discover it has over 250 miles of coastline, and there’s 18 blue flag beaches. Below are some of our favorite beaches near our coastal villas.
● Cala Grande near porto santo stefano, nice for snorkelling but you have to walk a bit
● Spiaggia dell'Osa near Talamone
● Collelungo near Marina di Alberese is a lovely beach to visit, although you do have to walk through the woods or along the beach to reach it.
● If you are looking for kite surf schools try Spiaggia della Canova and Diaccia Botrona between Marina di Grosseto and Castiglione della Pescaia.
● Le Rocchette near Castiglione della Pescaia
● Cala Violina is very nice, you have to walk a bit from the parking but it’s a pretty beach and well worth it
● Spiaggia della Sterpaia, inside the natural park between Follonica and Piombino is wonderful in June and September. There’s a great beach lounge bar Nano Verde hidden in the pine wood.
● Near Forte dei Marmi the natural park San Rossore and Marina di Torre del Lago is beautiful
Not only are there plenty of spas you can visit throughout Tuscany, but you can also enjoy nature’s spa too. Tuscany is home to many natural hot springs which you can bathe in. It’s basically like sitting in a lovely warm bath. Plus, you can even choose your preferred temperature, as the water gets cooler the further down the streams you go. Try the natural hot springs and San Filippo or Saturnia.
Tuscany is actually an ideal destination for fun family holidays. Hire a luxury private villa and the kids can play in the garden and pool while you relax and take in the views. There’s plenty of family friendly days out and activities throughout the region, from visiting Pinocchio Park to prehistoric parks, water parks, caves and zoos, you won’t be short of entertaining options for the kids. Click here for more information of things to do with your little ones in Tuscany.
History & culture
Thousands of culture vultures swarm to Tuscany’s cities including Florence and Siena, which have an endless selection of cultural gems to appreciate. Wander through the world famous art galleries and museums and discover the history behind these enchanting cities. The medieval hilltop towns also have their fair share of history and culture to uncover.