Tuscany continues to be an inspiration to filmmakers, artists, and writers from Dante Alighieri to Madonna. A region in Italy, known for its historical Renaissance cities like Florence and its famous wine route, Tuscany is a place unlike any other. A countryside that is no less than a landscape painting is teeming with undulating hills, olive groves, and cypresses lining the surrounding area.
Beautiful and idyllic farmhouses and country estates have been converted into gorgeous villas in Tuscany for unforgettable stays.
Here are five reasons why you should travel to Tuscany this spring:
A Historical Florence
Giotto’s bell tower, Brunelleschi’s duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Michelangelo’s David, and more Renaissance art than anywhere else, are what make Florence a must visit destination. As the capital city of Tuscany, Florence has a lot to offer. Most of all, the historical centre of the city can be covered on foot. Anyone who enjoys culture or wants to learn more about Tuscany or Italy’s Renaissance movement will find something of intrigue in Florence. It remains as one of the most iconic destinations in the region.
Paradise for Movie Buffs
Tuscany has served as inspiration to many artists over many centuries. If you’re a film lover, you will appreciate the sights so vividly present in popular movies. Some of the most famous titles are Hannibal, A Room With A View, Under The Tuscan Sun, and Inferno. You can explore the areas where these movies were shot such as the picturesque town of Arezzo, Florence that was the setting for A Room With A View, an adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic novel, or Chianti, which is also the birthplace of the famous Chianti wine.
Tuscany’s Wine Route
Chianti is famous for its eponymous wine and has been so for almost 300 years. The chianti wine route is a beautiful journey from Chianti to Siena. Chiantigiana connects the two cities giving you one of the most memorable tours of the region. You will cross acres of hillside vineyards that work hard to produce some of the best wine in the world. What’s more, the Tuscan countryside offers spell binding views at any time of day. You will pass landscapes that are reserved for art and literature.
Private Villa Stays in Tuscany
Whether it’s an 18th-century farmhouse or a stunning modern country home overlooking Val d’Orcia, there are some gorgeous villas in Tuscany for private stays. Private infinity swimming pools offer sweeping views of vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees. It’s just you, your friends and family for miles ahead, for a private, secure, and immersive Tuscan experience. Fully-serviced modern comforts ensure you have everything you need under the same roof.
The Italian Countryside
The thing about Tuscany is that till date it retains its cultural heritage, its Renaissance history, and its landscapes. Val d’Orcia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a sea of green hills with the river Orcia, quaint villages, and idyllic hamlets. If you are a lover of laid-back provincial life and wish to experience the Italian countryside, Tuscany is the place to be. Cities like Florence, Siena, and Pisa are home to Renaissance art galleries, museums, bustling squares, and so much more.
Visiting Tuscany will be a magical experience as you immerse yourself in the Italian countryside with its postcard-worthy landscapes. The region is naturally abundant and you can enjoy exploring it on your own time. The cities are brimming with culture while the hills are teeming with romantic views.