Tuscany is a province in Italy sited in the central part of the country along the western coast. The capital of the province is Florence (Firenze in Italian). Tuscany has a long history and well deserved reputation as the most beautiful location in all of Italy. This beauty is both men made and nature. The region was the centre of the Italian Renaissance. The Renaissance produced some of the greatest art in the history of the World, and much of it can still be found in the museums and galleries of Florence. Pisa, famous for its leaning tower, is also located in the area, and finally Cortona, the Gem of the Chiana valley is looking from top of the hill at Trasimeno Lake.
The town of Cortona is one of the prime tourist locations in Tuscany. It has abundant and various events and opportunities for tourists. Cortona has plenty of top quality restaurants and trattorias, concerts in Teatro Signorelli, important churches such as the Basilica of Saint Marguerite, charming shops, antique markets, and breathtaking views from the Piazza Garibaldi panoramic terrace. Each year in August, Cortona hosts the famous Tuscan sun festival. Although it is hard to describe the richness of the Cortona experience in a few words, you can imagine walking the narrow Tuscan streets and climbing its beautiful stone stairs, sneaking a look into retreat churches and hidden backyard gardens, and taking a relaxed espresso in a friendly bar.
It is the country side that represents the natural beauty. Villas in Tuscany dot the tranquil landscape where travellers are transported to a timeless era, and can enjoy the slow paced life and the scenic landscape. It is like a trip in a time machine. The slow paced life and the colourful landscape appeal to the time of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci.
Tuscany farmhouse rentals became an habit here as Tuscany and for the last years is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and even in Europe. It is the combination of the old and the new, the classic and the modern that give Tuscany its charm and attraction. Tuscany has its own unique style. There is Tuscan cooking for example. It is Italian, of course, but has its own special taste as do some of the famous wines made from the grapes that grow in Tuscany's sun drenched vineyards.
More and more tourists travel to Tuscany each year for their holidays. All enjoy the places, scenery, ambience and beauty of the ancient cities and peaceful and endless sunflower fields in the countryside. Locals contribute greatly to the pleasant stay. The most popular locations among the tourists are Florence, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, San Gimignano and Cortona ("Under the Tuscan Sun") all of whom are cities along the Chianti and Valdichiana valleys. A particularly attractive possibility of stay for the holidays is in vacation houses or to rent a farmhouse, which allow you to feel the atmosphere of living in an authentic Tuscan farmhouse, with all modern comforts.
If your vacation plans include Italy, you are going to want to plan to spend sometime in Tuscany. It would take a lifetime to fully explore the art treasures of Florence alone so you are going to want to stay awhile. Renting Tuscany villas has long been the right way to fully adsorb the culture of the region. It is something that you need to discuss with your travel agent. Florence is one of Italy's largest cities and is the gateway to Tuscany. It is serviced by an International Airport, so you can easily begin your vacation here. However you chose to arrive in Tuscany, there is no doubt that you will leave a little piece of your heart here when you leave. It has enchanted visitors and inspired artists for centuries and you are certain to leave behind a little piece of your heart.
So wherever you may go you can still have the best Tuscan holiday of your life. Couples frequently come to these locations for the romantic ambience and fall in love all over again. After every visit, you will surely plan to come back and experience the place once again. Travel agencies are ready to accommodate you in rental homes in Tuscany according to your budget and your preference of places of stay. You can choose to stay in a luxury hotel, high or middle class vacation villas, in rental homes, holiday apartments or rent a villa all for yourself and your family.
Tuscany is a region in Italy located in the central part of the country along the western coast. Tuscany has a long and well deserved reputation as the most beautiful location in all of Italy. It is the country side that represents the natural beauty. Villas in Tuscany dot the tranquil landscape where travellers are transported to a timeless era, and can enjoy the slow paced life and the scenic landscape. Tuscany villa rentals are a big business here as Tuscany is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and even in Europe.
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Uri Nachimson owner of La Mucchia casa vacanze, farmhouse in Cortona, Tuscany, for any information www.hometuscany.com or [email protected]
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