Sensual Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, is a sublime lifestyle destination. To appreciate the fullness of the experience, Tuscany from thoughtful nuance to grand masterpiece must be lived, breathed and appreciated. After a stay, you will feel comfortably satiated on delicious local cuisine, culturally enriched by the poignant quality of Tuscan art and wholly rejuvenated thanks to the slower pace of life here. Wonderful memories of Tuscany will pull at your heart and lure you back for more. Visitors from all over the world appreciate the region for its rolling rural landscapes, earthy cuisine and notable native vintages. A typical image of Tuscany conjures up hilltop villages, ancient vineyards, lines of slender cypress trees and warm-toned stone farms. A third of the world’s art treasures are found in the remarkable city of Florence, and the entire region is noted for its cultural traditions, artistic legacy and long history.
Tuscany is bordered by the Apennine Mountains to the north, the Apuan Alps to the northwest and the Mediterranean Sea to the east. The River Arno snakes its way from the mountains to the sea. The region is divided into provinces, each with its own proud history and strong local character. The northern regions are famous for marble and are dotted with ski resorts and classic mountain villages. The Chianti area is – you guessed it – all about wine, and over eight million cases are produced here annually. Siena, a hill town in the heart of central, lies amid the classic landscapes of the area and is also known as a wine connoisseur’s haven. The town is the home of the world famous Palio de Sena, a horse race that takes place twice yearly in the Piazza del Campo. The Val d’Orcia region extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata to the south. The landscape, culture and history here is so typically Tuscan that the area is named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pisa near Florence is famous for the Leaning Tower and the Piazza del Duomo, cathedral and baptistery.