Florence, Siena, Arezzo, are world renowned for the works of the great masters of the Renaissance (Michelangelo, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico…) and the other great artists of genius, over whom the timeless shadows of Dante and Boccaccio hover.
However Tuscany is also the hills to the South of Florence and Volterra, topped by sleepy villages with farmland sloping down to the white roads lined with the characteristic Tuscan cypress trees.
Still to see are the surroundings to the South of Florence, the Chianti, with its great houses in the midst of vineyards and olive grove.
Not to be missed is the amazing Pisa tower as well as the famous walled medieval hill town of San Gimignano with its 11 towers.
Lastly, the 250 kms of beaches, the mountains of the north and the marble quarries.
Tuscany is a symphony of colour. The magic of the morning mist in the valley depths, its forests of pines and red oaks, its oleanders, its vineyards and olive groves in Autumn.
There is the warm welcome of the Tuscans, the craftsmen working alabaster and earthenware, the little restaurants offering the delicious traditional Tuscan dishes, accompanied by the famous regional wines.