Thursday, January 25, 2007

Tuscany: The Most Beautiful Region in Italy

By Natalie Aranda

SUMMARY: Tuscany is a region in Italy located in the central part of the country along the western coast. The capital of the region is Florence. Tuscany has a long and well deserved reputation as the most beautiful location in all of Italy. This beauty is both man made and natural. The region was the center of the Italian Renaissance. The Renaissance produced some of the greatest art in the history of the World, and much of it can still be found in the museums and galleries of Florence. Pisa, famous for its leaning tower, is also located in the area.

Tuscany is a region in Italy located in the central part of the country along the western coast. The capital of the region is Florence. Tuscany has a long and well deserved reputation as the most beautiful location in all of Italy. This beauty is both man made and natural. The region was the center of the Italian Renaissance. The Renaissance produced some of the greatest art in the history of the World, and much of it can still be found in the museums and galleries of Florence. Pisa, famous for its leaning tower, is also located in the area.

It is the country side that represents the natural beauty. Villas in Tuscany dot the tranquil landscape where travelers are transported to a timeless era, and can enjoy the slow paced life and the scenic landscape. It is like a trip in a time machine. The slow paced life and the colorful landscape invoke the time of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci.

Tuscany villa rentals are a big business here as Tuscany is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and even in Europe. It is the combination of the old and the new, the classic and the modern that give Tuscany its charm and attraction. Tuscany has its own unique style. There is Tuscan cooking for example. It is Italian, of course, but has its own special taste as do some of the famous wines made from the grapes that grow in Tuscany’s sun drenched vineyards.

If your vacation plans include Italy, you are going to want to plan to spend sometime in Tuscany. It would take a lifetime to fully explore the art treasures of Florence alone so you are going to want to stay awhile. Renting Tuscany villas has long been the right way to fully adsorb the culture of the region. It is something that you need to discuss with your travel agent. Florence is one of Italy’s largest cities and is the gateway to Tuscany. It is serviced by an International Airport, so you can easily begin your vacation here. However you chose to arrive in Tuscany, there is no doubt that you will leave a little piece of your heart here when you leave. It has enchanted visitors and inspired artists for centuries and you are certain to leave behind a little piece of your heart.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Journeying on to Florence through the Tuscan countryside: Lucca, Pisa and other delightful towns dot the road to Pisa where who are guested of the Agostini family Villa di Corliano. The family - and 2 resident ghosts - still welcome guest at the Villa, much as it they were at the height of its fame in the 1770’s. The stay at Bagni di Pisa or San Giuliano Terme (health giving waters are still offered to an international clientele) and visit Pisa during one of the city’s festivals, staying at the Agostini Palace to enjoy the best view of the festivities.

http://www.montipisani.com/english/journeying_monti.htm

C. Michael Arnold said...

Florence was the second town my wife and I visited after we were engaged in Venice. I'll never forget the visit to the Tuscan countryside and stopping by a monastery that distilled its own alcohol. Beautiful place. Juxtaposing monks as bartenders was a memorable experience - Mike Arnold, Eugene, Oregon, USA