Top Things To Do In Tuscanyby Lisa Jeeves Author
Italy is one of the Europe’s hot tourist destinations, and with so much to offer in terms of culture, art, history, gastronomy and stunning scenery it is easy to understand why it has gained such a reputation. If you want to see the heart of this wonderful Mediterranean country, come to Tuscany. Villa rental is easy and this kind of accommodation is simply the best way to explore the country’s most prestigious region. In Italy, and especially in Tuscany, villa accommodation is a popular choice amongst holidaymakers wanting to explore the region independently. No matter what the size of your group there will be a villa to suit you.
What the Region Offers
From your home away from home you can venture out on day trips and visit the beautiful Renaissance cities, the charming hilltop towns and the incredible historical gems. You can spend your time driving through the picture-postcard scenery, enjoying long lazy lunches dining on fresh tomatoes and mozzarella, and visiting quaint churches and art galleries along the way. Many of the small towns are pedestrianised, which makes discovering their tiny cobbled streets an absolute pleasure.
For the more active minded traveller there is plenty of opportunity to stretch the legs. Walking and trekking opportunities abound, as well as horse riding, golf and climbing too. Cycling is very popular in Tuscany – villa accommodation may even have bikes on hand for you to use. Drivers are usually considerate of anyone on two wheels and hiring bikes is easy - but be warned though, there will be lots of hills to tackle en route!
Italy is a fashion Mecca and if you love to shop you will have no shortage of options in this region. The bigger cities have plenty of window-shopping opportunities, while the smaller towns boast workshops and local artistic craft shops with unique offerings. The great thing about shopping here is that you can take regular breaks to enjoy a frothy cappuccino or a delicious Italian gelato! Shopping in the smaller towns gives you a real feel for the Tuscan culture and way of life.
The region is very famous for its wonderful food and wine, and every Tuscan meal will be one to remember. Based on simplicity but showcasing fine ingredients, the dishes are often unique to the area. You can also consider hiring a private chef to come to the villa and cook for you and your group. The local chefs are professional and pride themselves on cooking authentic Tuscan food, complemented by local wine and wonderful cheeses. The chef will prepare your meal right in front of you, which is an experience in itself.
In Tuscany, villa accommodation allows you to discover the true authentic and unforgettable heart of Italy.
Giovanni Balboni works for To Tuscany, who specialise in finding the perfect Tuscany villa in Chianti as well as selected villas in Umbria and Puglia. To Tuscany is proud of their villas and their reputation. All our Tuscan properties are personally selected and visited by our representatives to ensure we offer only the best in the region.
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