Tuscany summer holidays

Find beauty and relaxation during a summer holiday in Tuscany

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Ronnie McCluskey

Ronnie McCluskey
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Siena, Tuscany

Tuscany, known famously as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, is still renowned as one of the country’s most alluring hotspots. Visitors from around the world flock to Tuscany for its tranquillity, its divine landscape, and its friendly locals. If you’re a fan of wild nature, you’ll see plenty of it by the Ligurian Sea, with its rolling green hills and flourishing farms. If you’re an art and history lover, meanwhile, there are plenty of museums and historical sites throughout the region, all of which pay fond tribute to the Italian Renaissance and an inherent love of artwork.

Tuscany assuredly isn’t for everyone – I’m reminded of a pair of teenagers on a recent trip to the Oskar Schindler Museum, who pierced the air with a chorus of “Boo-oo-ring” – but its cultural and scenic treasures will warm the hearts of those who appreciate such glories. It could be a memorable summer...

 

Five cities to visit while in Tuscany on a summer holiday


   

Summer holidays in Florence Summer holidays in Florence

Florence is the capital of the Tuscan region and also its most populous city. Nevertheless, the summer crowds are certainly worth bearing: it’s a small price to pay to experience the incredible old-world architecture and artwork particular to the region. Pore over Boticelli canvases, admire Giotto frescoes, then stop off and enjoy an authentic Italian gelato; for a spot of exercise, pedal your legs to storied historical sites like the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio.

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Summer holidays in Versilia Summer holidays in Versilia

If you’re desirous of a summer holiday by the beach in Tuscany, you may well wish to book your stay in Versilia. There are beautiful beaches – well, that's a given – while during July and August, the La Versilinia Festival showcases a diverse range of entertainment amid an atmospheric pinewood setting. For your requisite fix of art and history, visit the quaint coastal town of Pietrasanta; also known, for good reason, as Little Athens. Naturally, with the Apuan Alps nearby, you might opt to go hiking instead!

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Summer holidays in Siena Summer holidays in Siena

Siena’s cathedrals, ancient government buildings and mighty stone towers loom large over a network of tight, winding streets, creating the impression that you have stepped back in time. Visit the Duomo of Siena, which was originally completed in 1263, with various additions added in later years. And for a unique shopping experience, a wander through the Piazza del Campo, where locals converge to mingle, shop and do business, is a must. You can also get to the top of Torre del Mangia, 88 metres in the sky, to experience spectacular views of the region.

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Summer holidays in Elba Summer holidays in Elba

Elba is a small Mediterranean island that has long lived in the shadow of other, more famous Italian destinations in the archipelago – I’m thinking, of course, of Sicily and Sardinia. Napoleon spent time here during his exile in 1814, and Elba retains many buildings from his era that attract keen history buffs each year. There is no shortage of pristine beaches to choose from, among them the golden sands of Cottoncello, or paradisal Le Viste, in the shade of the Emperor’s old residence, in Portoferraio.

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Summer holidays in Arezzo Summer holidays in Arezzo

Arezzo, one of Tuscany’s most well-heeled cities, has a magnetic quality for those wishing to indulge themselves in architecture, history and art. It’s no surprise that the movie “La Vita è Bella” was filmed here. Visit the historic home of the famous Italian poet, Petrarch, called Casa del Petrarca. There is an antiques fair that will appeal to folk hunting for old treasures, and plenty of museums and churches to explore too. Try one of the city’s many restaurants and sample popular local dishes like Acquacotta and Ribollita.

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Holiday Rentals in Tuscany

Apartment spacious, bright and wide around the historic center of Florence

Spacious and bright apartment, panoramic hills surrounding the historic center of Florence and the ancient monastery of Certosa. The apartment is on the second floor of a small building and consists of entrance hall, large living room, large fully...

Apartment with large garden and spectacular views of the old town

In one of the most exclusive district of Florence, 2 apartments quiet, pleasant and bright green garden surrounded by a panoramic of the historical center of Florence and the Tuscan hills. The apartment 'Yellow' is composed of a large living / sle...

At 35 Steps from the Sea Resort Le Nuove Dune surrounded by pine trees

Inside a beautiful private residences, fenced and concierge consisting of 20 residential units, nestled in a pine forest on the sea with private beach, walking paths and internal, an elegant and comfortable home and a small garden, suitable for fa...

Il Cortile - Apartment in the heart of Florence

Il Cortile is a sunny apartment in downtown Florence, is 10 meters from the amazing dome by Brunelleschi, 300 m from Piazza della Signoria and a small distance from all the other magnificent monuments and museums of downtown Florence. Recently ren...

Casa Margherita: charme apartment in the castle of Bolgheri, Tuscany.

A road of 4 km bordered by cypresses will bring back in time who drives towards the castle of Bolgheri... magnetically obliged to pursue the horizon at the end of the road, you will arrive in the end at the tower which indicate the entrance in the...

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