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There are so many reasons to visit Tuscany, the beautiful land nestled in central Italy. Who loves to travel and discover new sights all over the world should know that Tuscany is not just Florence (its capital): the essence of this region is contained also in the many small villages, often with a medieval heritage, which dot the surrounding landscape of rolling green hills.

Tuscany encompasses all the best that Italy has to offer: a thousand-year history, a rich culture, craft traditions handed down through generations and, last but not least, food and wine famous all over the world.

Tuscany is to discover, from its most important attractions to the lesser-known, yet equally fascinating, hidden treasures. For example, Pisa with its Leaning Tower is famous throughout the world, as well as the Chianti area, renowned for its wine tradition that has produced some of the finest wines in Italy. But Tuscany consists also in other magical sights, such as Siena, Lucca, Volterra, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Monteriggioni and San Gimignano: gems of art, culture and history that attract tourists from all over the world.

Visiting Tuscany means immersing yourself in a land rich in natural beauty and traditions, where the gastronomy plays a crucial role: it is impossible to remain unmoved in front of the delicacies and hospitality of the Tuscan cuisine. If you decide to have a trip in Tuscany, you will have only one certainty: this splendid land will offer you unforgettable experiences, making you fall in love.

The Chianti, located in the very heart of Tuscany, is one of the most charming areas in Italy, as well as one of the most appreciated by visitors from all over the world. From a geographical point of view the boundaries of the Chianti are not clearly defined. However, its territory can be considered that between the provinces of Florence and Siena.

The lovely area of Chianti offers unique landscapes, characterized by rolling green hills dotted with small medieval villages, picturesque farmhouses, vast expanses of vineyards and olive groves. Visiting Chianti means immersing yourself in a place full of natural wonders, history and ancient traditions, such as the production of high-quality wine. 


There are several ways to experience this unspoilt, authentic area of Tuscany.

Which is the best way to visit Tuscany? Only the biggest towns are well connected by trains and buses. So, if you want to go off the beaten path, driving a car is the easiest way to discover Tuscany, but obviously it is not the only solution. If you like riding, well then, this is one the best ways to explore the countryside.

How far are Rome and Venice from Florence? Closer than you may think, in fact Italian high-speed trains can take you to Rome in only 1 hour and a half and to Venice in 2 hours. Another good news is that you can get discounted tickets by buying them in advance, just check rail time and fares online.

Which are the traditional foods to eat on a holiday in Tuscany? Enjoy Italian cuisine cannot be missed! The best advice is to keep away from those restaurants just for tourists and try traditional dishes and wines, such as the Chianti wine, the Florentine T-bone steak (bistecca alla fiorentina), Tuscan soups and platters of meats and cheeses accompanied by jams. And if you are sweet tooth, you are in the right place: welcome to the Chocolate Valley! Some chocolatiers to remember are De Bondt in Pisa, Mannori in Prato, Slitti near Florence, Amedei in Pontedera... discover Tuscany can be a very tasty experience!

When to go to Tuscany? In spring and in autumn the temperature is milder, there are fewer tourists, and you can book an accommodation at lower prices. Summer is the best season to enjoy the beaches, the sea and to take advantage of longer days. If you like skiing, in winter you can fully enjoy the mountains; additionally you can soak up the Christmas atmosphere. In other words, anytime is the right time to discover Tuscany.