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Highlights in Tuscany
- Unique landscape
- Mecca for culture lovers
- Paradise for cyclists
- Excellent wines
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Apartments in Tuscany
If you want to spend your holiday in Tuscany, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to the choice of accommodation, because among the tens of thousands of accommodations there are holiday apartments and fincas as well as cosy apartments for two. You will find the highest density of holiday apartments in the large cities of Florence, Pisa, Livorno, Perigua, Arezzo and Siena, where you will often live in a modern apartment in the historic city centre between narrow alleys and the magnificent palazzos of the Renaissance.A Finca in the hinterland
If you are looking for relaxation away from civilization, then a finca in the heart of Tuscany is just right for you. In picturesque places such as Rignano sull Arno, Barberino di Mugello on Lago di Bilancino or Vaiano near the Protetta del Monteferrato nature reserve, you will find ideal conditions to relax among olive groves, vineyards and the characteristic cypress avenues. The large plots are also ideal for carrying your four-legged family members.A vacation rental on the coast
Would you like to combine the Tuscan flair with a Mediterranean bathing holiday? This is no problem either, because a vacation rental in one of the coastal towns of Piombino, Grosseto, Cecina or Viareggio combines endless beaches on wildly romantic coasts with rustic vacation rentals in the shade of Tuscan orange and lemon trees. From the pool of your vacation rental on the hills behind the coastline you also enjoy a breathtaking view of the azure blue sea and the offshore islands.
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Location and orientation
The nine provinces of Tuscany, namely Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Massa-Carrara, Pistoia, Siena and Prato, present quite different landscapes. While the mountainous eastern Tuscany around Arezzo is characterised by rugged cliffs and wooded areas, the wine-growing region of Chianti in the heart of Tuscany is topographically much gentler and, like the central Tuscany around Siena, is characterised by undulating terrain, lush flora and typical avenues. A contrast is created by the Tuscan archipelago with the island of Elba and Western Tuscany on the Etruscan Riviera, where the maritime influence makes for a much milder climate than in the hinterland.Locomotion on site
If you set up your tents in one of the Tuscan metropolises, you can reach the local sights either on foot anyway thanks to the central location or, at best, you can take a taxi, because public transport usually takes a lot of time. However, to explore the area with its natural attractions and the many hidden monasteries, palaces and ruins from ancient times, you will need a rental car, which is best booked right at the airport. When driving on the legendary white roads of Tuscany, however, you should be aware that the braking and driving behaviour is strongly influenced by the fine gravel.
Travelers and Activities
If there is one region in Italy that is more suitable than any other for culture lovers, it is Tuscany. While the ancient world is drawn to the numerous archaeological sites and ruins that tell of the life of the ancient Romans and Etruscans, lovers of art and architecture will be able to visit Pisa and Florence, where, in addition to the Medici villas, numerous Renaissance palaces, churches and gardens await discovery. There are also many museums where you can admire the works of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and other Renaissance artists.Tuscany for cyclists
Tuscany is the ideal region for cyclists and offers suitable tours for both pleasure cyclists and ambitious cyclists. While pleasure cyclists are drawn to the Versilia region with its coastal stretches, ambitious mountain bikers and racing cyclists are taken to the lonely and no less demanding mountain passes in the region around Massa, where ascents of 1,000 metres in altitude await them. As this is one of the hot sports for cyclists from all over Europe, there are enough rental bikes on site, which can be delivered to your vacation rental on request.
The world-famous marionette Pinocchio comes from the pen of the Tuscan writer Carlo Collidi and not from the dream forge of Disney.
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Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance and was one of the richest cities in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. Follow in the footsteps of famous dynasties such as the Medici and the Borgia and visit places of interest such as Piazza della Signoria in the old town, Palazzo Piti or the world-famous bridge Ponte Vecchio. Worth seeing is beside the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore with its dome, under which Leonardo da Vinci once stood, also the art museum Accademia di Bella Arti.By ship to Elba
Transfer to the island of Elba and let yourself be enchanted by the history and nature of the small island to which the French Emperor Napoleon was exiled for less than a year. Visit Napoleon's residence, Villa San Martino, enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters of Enfola beach or visit the marine biology institute HYDRA. The ferry which is best reached by car from your vacation rental leaves from Piombino.The Palio of Siena
The Palio of Siena is much more than a simple horse race, because the event, which traditionally takes place on 2 July and 16 August, is one of the toughest horse races in Europe for a reason. Be there when the riders, dressed in historical costumes, compete in an emotional race against each other, raising the flag of their district.The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, formerly conceived as a bell tower, has become increasingly skewed by soil erosion, among other things, and has had to be renovated again and again throughout history. Today it serves as a popular photo motif, which should not be missing in any photo album of a Pisa vacationer. The ascent to this unique monument is possible daily from 9 am.Culinary specialities
The Tuscan cuisine is as varied as the landscape, so you can enjoy game and fish in addition to the traditional farmhouse cuisine, which offers many variations of the bean dish Topi affogati. Among the absolute specialities are the bread salad Panzanella, the peppered goulash Peposo as well as the chestnut polenta Pan di legno. The regional wines such as Vin Santo or Brunello di Montalcino are also a real treat, some of which you should stock up on in your holiday home.