Tuscany: a rural paradise
Discovering the natural and man-made beauty of the Tuscan countryside will delight in the area’s amazing cultural and natural treasures. Exploring by car, scooter, foot, bike or on horse-back, Tuscany has an ancient culture that is immersed in beauty.
Chianti – This is the area where the wine that is best known to us of all Italian wines is created. Rolling hills of vines, sunflowers and forests with tiny hamlets of unique medieval architechture. Don’t miss the area’s many gems such as Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti and Castelnuovo Berardenga.
Crete Senese – This fascinating area is characterized by shapes sculpted from an ever-changing sea of clay. The thermal baths of Rapolano, the truffle of San Giovanni D’Asso are just some of the wonders that this territory offers.
Val d’Orcia – In the heart of the territory surrounding Siena, you’ll find a perfect landscape characterized by rolling hills, cypress groves and the sinuous flow of its river. In this authentic treasure chest filled with stunning natural beauty, you won’t want to miss historical centers like Pienza and Montalcino.
The Florence hills (Chianti fiorentino) – Barberino Val d’Elsa, Greve in Chianti, San Casciano in Val di Pesa and Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa boast rolling hills and vineyards. As you explore you will find castles, hamlets, solitary abbeys, and history-filled villa-farms.
Mugello – Just a few kilometers from Florence you can discover traces of history that prove equally fascinating when compared to that of the Renaissance capital. Here are the Medici villas, tiny churches and myriad trails for cyclists.
Lucca – The villas of Lucca are authentic historical gems that once belonged to noble families who lived in the area stretching from Versilia to the Apuane Alps.