Tuscany is supposed to be the most beautiful region in Italy perhaps of the world, and the cultural and historical impact of Florence and other ancient cities of art in the region are awesome. The cities in Tuscany are similar to colossal museums and the historical centers are best seen on foot. Each city in Tuscany has its own centre with the atmosphere which is unique for that area and strolling around the city discovering medieval spires, narrow streets, galleries and spectacular architecture is an amazing experience.
Most of the cities is dining and drinking establishments are located within the city is center, offering many traditional Tuscan and Umbrian cuisines as well as traditional Italian dishes and local fantastic wines. These can be purchased by the glass at most restaurants and bars or by the bottle at local wineries for very reasonable prices.
There are also many great restaurants with absolutely excellent cuisine that will make somebody's day. Many of the dishes are splendidly flavored and composed using only the fines of ingredients.
To experience Tuscany, you need to stay in a old farmhouse known in Italy as Agriturismo, farmhouse for rent, holiday home rentals, and vacation house rentals, all those search phrases are suitable for those looking forward to a weekend gateway, or even multi-week vacations in Tuscany or other regions of Italy. More vacation rental home owners are aware of the fact that people are travelling abroad and going for holidays more often, mainly to unwind and spend quality time with loved ones. Tuscany itself has about 10 millions visitors each year out of 30 millions tourists in Italy. Due to this, more farmhouses and holiday homes are made available, sometimes even whole year round, to accommodate holidaymakers' needs. Beyond historical getaways, some people are looking forward to spend the vacation in another town, or in another country, and Tuscany has much to offer, especially, for Americans the big "boom" started after the movie and the novel "under the Tuscan sun" of Frances Mayes. Luxury hotels used to be the norm, but the accommodation habits is seeing a change with more people looking up different vacation accommodation, such as authentic medieval farmhouses rentals.
If you look for a location to stay in Tuscany, I would suggest Cortona, and a farmhouse with full comfort and feeling of the past: La Mucchia vacation farmhouse at the foot of Cortona.
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Uri Nachimson is the author of many articles about the life in Tuscany, owner of suites farmhouse hotel in Cortona, for more information contact him.
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