From the Etruscans to the Romans, to the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, from its olive groves, and fields of sunflowers to it vineyards and stone farms, Tuscany is probably the greatest repository of art and culture in the world.
Tuscany encompasses many of the unique qualities of Italy, with its amazing cities such as Florence with its architectural masterpieces and galleries of extraordinary paintings, sculptures and frescoes, Pisa with its iconic Leaning Tower in Miracle Square, Lucca the only city completely encircled by its original medieval walls, and Siena with its scallop-shaped piazza. Not to mention San Gimignano, the epitome of a medieval town complete with light-colored stone towers, churches, fountains, and piazzas, Montalcino, Pienza and Cortona.
Whichever direction you go, you will feel you are in a painting. Light is perhaps the secret of Tuscany’s magic. The vineyards of Greve, Chianti and Montepulciano provide constant inspiration and dramatic changes of Tuscan light from dawn until dusk. And more than anywhere else in the country, Tuscany presents the ideal Italian landscape, dotted with stalwart hilltop towns, where cypress-tree sentinels watch over groves of twisted olive trees and vineyards blanket the gentle rolling hills.
Beyond the art, museums, architecture and stunning landscapes Tuscany has even more to explore on its mountains, covered with poppies and wildflowers. Or along the stunning coast of Maremma famous for its white beaches, and Argentario, with its archipelago overlooking the enchanting islands of Elba, Giglio, Montecristo, Pianosa, Capraia, Giannutri and Gorgona.