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Tuscany Holidays, Florence, Elba, Versilia, Maremma Vacations


Tuscany Holidays. Vacations in Tuscany in Elba island Sea Tuscany Coast  Versilia, Maremma, Argentario, cities of art, Florence region, Siena, Pisa, Holiday, Travel accommodation Guides. Spend your holiday in Tuscany! Visit its beautiful art cities and the thermal baths, the hills dotted by medieval villages, the sea, the beaches, the pine-woods, the marine parks, the Appennines, the ancient olive trees and vineyards. Tuscany is one of the most beautiful Italian region.

For your holiday in Tuscany, you can choose holiday at the sea in Tuscany, in Versilia, in the Elba island, Riviera degli Etruschi and Argentario, having a great choice of tourist accomodation: Tuscany 2 star hotels, 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels, lodges, tourist villages, camping, residence,holiday houses and apartments, holiday farms, wellness hotels.

The Thyrrenian coastline in Tuscany offers first class sea resorts and beaches: Versilia, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pisa, Etruscan Riviera with Castiglioncello, Cecina San Vincenzo, Donoratico, Marina di Bibbona, Maremma with Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, Argentario, Elba Island, Giglio Island. The internal part of the region boasts cultural holidays in the most beautiful art cities, both in small villages and big cities: Firenze, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, Siena, Volterra and San Gemignano. Tuscany offers wellness holidays in Montecatini Terme and in other famous thermal resorts.

Holidays in the mountains in Tuscany, in the Tosco-Emiliano Appennines, on the Cimone, skiing on the Abetone, or trekking on Monte Amiata. You can choose among different tourist structures in Tuscany: lodges, 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels. The major part of holiday villages can be found in shadowy pine forests, next to sandy beaches. Tuscany holiday in the countryside and green tourism on the Tuscany hills. There is also the possibility to stay in holiday farms, residence, country houses, farm houses, relais and beauty farm, with wellness center for the guests.

Tuscany offers memorable food and wine routes, discovering the local products: DOC wines, extravirgin olive oil, the world-wide known t-bone, first courses, fish and "cantuccini" biscuits.

Tourist routes in Tuscany Vacations

Tourist routes in Tuscany concern art, culture, landscapes, the coastline and the islands. Tuscany is considered the heart of the Italian cultural heritage. It's highly recommended to visit the cities of: Arezzo, Firenze, Pisa, Lucca, Pistoia, Prato, Montecatini Terme, Viareggio, Livorno, Grosseto, Siena, Chianciano Terme, Montepulciano, Pienza, San Gimignano, Volterra.

Worth a Visit Places in Tuscany Holiday

Florence and its artistic and cultural heritage;
Siena and Piazza del campo;
Pisa and the Leaning tower;
Lucca and its walls, fountains and churches;
Pistoia with its folklore;
Massa Carrara and the marbles;
The shoreline: Versilia, Etruscan coast, Maremma and the Island of Elba with its National Park of the Tuscany Archipelago;
The mountains: the Apuane Alps and the Regional Park, the Lunigiana, the Garfagnana, the Pistoia Appennine with the Abetone, the Casentino and the National Park, the Mugello, Monte Amiata;
The thermal resorts: Montecatini (PT), Monsummano (PT), Saint Giuliano (PI), Chianciano (SI), Casciana (PI), Bagni di Lucca (LU), Saturnia (GR);
Palio di Siena;
The regional Park of Maremma;
The wine routes;
Sport Tourism.

Tuscany Shoreline

Apuana and lunigiana riviera;
Versilia riviera and Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta e Viareggio;
Etruscan coastline from Livorno to Piombino;
Maremma and Argentario;
Archeological park in Baratti and Populonia;
Giglio Island;
Elba and Capraia Island;
Argentario, Orbetello e Capalbio;
Etruscan coastline and San Vincenzo, Baratti, Marina di Castagneto, Bibbona and Cecina;
Viareggio carnival.

Elba Island Holiday

the marvellous beaches;
Portoferraio and its museum;
Campo nell'Elba and the towers;
Forte Focardo in Capoliveri;
Archipelago National Park of Tuscany;
The romanic church of San Niccolò.

Florence and its surroundings

Florence and it historical and artistic heritage;
Casa Buonarroti in Florence;
Stibbert Museum in Florence;
Fucecco Padule;
The house of Boccaccio in Certaldo;
Madonna delle Grazie del Sasso Sanctuary in Faentina.

Siena and its surroundings

Siena and its Piazza del Campo;
Val d'Elsa and the Monteriggioni towers;
Val del Merse and the medieval village of Murlo;
The clays from Siena and Travertino;
Val d'Orcia (where the Brunello wine comes from);
Val di Chiana with its thermal resorts: Chianciano Terme, Montepulciano, San Casciano dei Bagni;
Palio di Siena (traditional medieval horse race run around the Piazza del Campo each year);

Arezzo and its surroundings

Valdarno and its river (Arno);
Valdichiana and the cow pasture;
Valtiberina and the river heading to Rome;
the medieval castle of Conte Guidi in Poppi built in 1200;
the Roman amphitheater in Arezzo;
the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Stia;
the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests in Pratovecchio (AR);
the roman roads and bridges from Arezzo to Pian di Scò;
Beato Angelico in Cortona;
the arms and smuggled goods Museum.

Events in Tuscany

June: "Calcio Storico" in Florence, played in the dirt-covered square in front of the church. The game is a combination of soccer, rugby, and big time wrestling, all played while wearing 16th century costumes;
June and September Saracen Tournament in Arezzo. Held twice a year, a night version on the third Saturday in June and the second on the first Sunday in September. There is a lively and colorful procession preceding the event in which eight costumed knights charge towards a wooden representation of the Saracen, aiming to hit the Saracen's shield with lances;
July and Agust The Palio horse race is a colorful, bareback horse race round Piazza del Campo, Siena's main square, that takes place every July 2 and August 16. The contrade (traditional neighborhoods) compete for the palio, or banner, dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

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