Tuscany - the heart of Italy

Tuscany - the heart of Italy 

Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places in Italy. Vineyards and low hills, medieval castles, quiet villages and farms among cypresses, olive trees, wheat and sunflowers. This magical picture is the "heart" of Italy. North of Rome and south of Milan, mieyki in the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west, north and east reaches the Apennines, and thus is one of the most popular European tourist routes. To not be fooled by the size and map, know that a week is sufficient to crawl. West coast of Tuscany is around the area of ​​Orbetello and up north of Pisa. Before you indulge the temptation of mainland Tuscany (the essence of the journey is in the countryside and villages), the picturesque medieval city of Siena is a must to see. The next stop is San Gimignano, perhaps the most beautiful village in the area, which attracts visitors like a magnet. The legacy of Tuscany is not only in the architecture left by the Etruscans from the 8th century BC, but also by the unique beauty of Romanesque churches of Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Pistoia and Carrara and Gothic elements from the 13th and 14th th century in San Gimignano, Volterra and Cortona. In Cortona you will be fascinated by the sight of the quiet and medieval streets. The same applies to Montepulciano, which stands out with its unique architecture Collapsed buildings. Few are those who find their way to Pienza, a small jewel of the Renaissance, or to Montalcino where Brunello wine made famous. Discover the most beautiful of the fortified settlements Monteriggioni, just a short distance from Siena. Near the area there are three abbeys (San Antim, San Galgano, Monte Oliveto Maggiore), monuments of a long monastic tradition of Tuscany. If you have time, do not forget to visit the lesser known but equally beautiful areas of Mugello, Pratomanyo and Kazentino. Here the landscape is completely different, since it is mountainous, with lush forests. The ideal seasons are spring and autumn. In the summer, will again enjoy the vast expanses of sunflowers and wheat, typical crops in the region. Tuscany is one of the areas suitable for rural tourism, with accommodation to suit all budgets. Find the perfect way to find it.

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