The coast, the hills, the town centres: a taste of Tuscany between nature, art and history
Tuscany is a popular destination the world over, part of the attraction is its unique countryside, its soft rolling hills, pine woods and cypress lined avenues, the wine-producing districts, farmhouses and villas with the Mediterranean cult of hospitality, small shops where craftsmen sell their treasures and the warm welcome to be found in its medieval villages. These are all the sorts of things that make a holiday worthwhile and an event to be remembered.
Tuscany’s sights are more wonderful than those that might be imagined and guarantee a holiday that will never to be forgotten.
Tuscany’s renowned artistic cities are easy to reach from Livorno. Pisa is the closest, with the Leaning Tower overlooking the Piazza dei Miracoli - one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. Lucca is just 30km away with its impressive walls that surround and protect the old city. Within the walls are architectural treasures such as the Duomo with its ornate façade and another one hundred churches. Florence, the capi- tal of the Granduchy, is less than one hour away and needs no introduction. It is the home of the Renaissance and restored the knowledge of the ancient world to western Europe. It is also the birthplace of the Italian language and its streets, embankments, Piazze, Churches and Museums have treasures that leave indelible memories and keep visitors coming back for more.