4 Reasons why Tuscany is a dreamy holiday destination for everybody

It doesn’t matter what colour your dream vacations have because Tuscany is so lively and soul-pleasing that it can accommodate everybody’s wish list. The beautiful Italian region with the captivating countryside, the fascinating Renaissance art, the imposing medieval castles and fortresses, and the internationally acclaimed cultural hubs feels like earth on heaven. And, although you have probably heard this phrase a lot of times before, in Tuscany’s situation, it’s nothing more than a mere understatement, as this part of Italy is simply bewildering on multiple levels.

So, don’t be surprised if the beauty of this part of the world raises feelings of love at first sight. Makes sense given that:

Tuscany is home to the Cradle of the Renaissance

Florence is one of the most treasured cities in the globe for housing art signed by Da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and other colossus names tied to Renaissance art. These can mainly be found in the Galleria dell’ Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery. However, besides Florence, other big towns like Pisa, Siena, Livorno, Pistoia, Arezzo, Lucca, and Grosseto enchant with their unique draw and contribution to Italian art and culture.

Apart from art, though, Tuscany has a long and exciting history dating back to the Middle Ages, the Bronze Age, the Etruscan period, and the Iron Age, alongside multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites that offer a dive into glorious past eras and beauty that is difficult to describe with words.

Tuscany's dining scene is unbeatable

The local cuisine is to die for, with foods that literally skyrocket the sense of taste. Besides the incredible soups you can order and treat your palate with (see Papa al Pomodoro or bread-based Ribollita), do not miss the signature meat dishes (I.e., the delicious Florentine steak called Bistecca alla Fiorentina), and, of course, pasta, handmade spaghetti, bread staples, and gelato! Inherently unpretentious and utterly satisfying, Tuscany’s cuisine uses local ingredients grown and produced in the region and can please even the most demanding taste buds.

To complete the picture, do consider wetting your throat with an award-winning Tuscany wine. Come prepared, though, as there are several regions and subregions of wine, each enticing with its special taste, grape variety, and wine-making technique. To face this challenge, you could join one of the many wine-making and wine-tasting tours that will introduce you to indigenous wine flavours and allow you to enjoy mouth-watering food combined with unsurpassable views.

The Tuscany coastline welcomes you to pristine shores

Whether you visit Tuscany with your family, group of friends, or your partner, chances are you will find a slice of heaven in the sugary beaches of the Maremma coast more than just perfect and inviting. Think crystalline cobalt waters, long stretches of sand, immense blue skies, pine forests, and plenty of unspoiled coastal areas that dazzle with their raw natural charm. And, let’s not talk about the heart-stopping sunsets and idyllic vistas of the glistering Mediterranean Sea!

The cherry on top of the cake? Hire a car and take a drive past rolling hills, verdant valleys filled with vineyards, cypress forests, and lush lands, and mind-blowing natural reserves and protected areas that give any road trip more than what’s anticipated from a drive to the countryside.

Tuscany’s diverse accommodation options

Whether you are into agriturismo or just long to pamper yourself with ultimate luxury and comforts, Tuscany will not disappoint you. From picturesque cottages and stylish farmhouses to elegant villas and exclusive mansions, the Italian region falls no short in accommodation options. Close to a major metropolis or popular landmark, or further away near the coast or tucked in the countryside, your perfect match awaits to become part of truly unforgettable Tuscany holidays.

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