Tuscany (Toscana) is a charmed land. Unrivaled as a cradle of art, Toscana, where the Renaissance first began, is a region of ancient splendor and modern charm. From the largest cities to the smallest hamlets and most remote villages, you will find ancient chapels, hilltop castles, a hidden palace, perhaps an ancient city nestled in the mountains. Each place has a treasure to show you, a fresco in the church, a piazza that has retained its original character, celebrated museums filled with masterpieces, monumental cathedrals and palaces, massive walls and fortresses – each a testament to Toscana’s artistic majesty, exquisite architecture and natural beauty. It is here that visitors from around the world have come since the golden age of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the' Medicis.
Still spoken in the area between Siena and Arezzo, even visitors with limited knowledge of the language can often hear the difference. And then there’s Pisa, an ancient Roman naval base and home to the famed leaning tower and the Museum of the Sinopie, where the preparatory drawings for the frescoes are held. These and smaller towns like Lucca, Volterra, and Montepulciano contain some of Italy’s most famous landmarks, museums and artistic treasures.
The city of Florence, (Firenze) is a world of discovery! Streets of remarkable shopping, enchanting restaurants and awesome art are only the beginning. The hub of the Renaissance, the Galleria degli Uffizi, which holds the most important collection of paintings in the world, the Gallery of Palazzo Pitti, with Tiziano’s and Raffaello’s masterpieces. From the beautiful hilly landscapes, often covered in grape vines and olive groves or a bevy of sunflowers.