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Tuscany is one of the Italian regions richest in charm and variety: the art and the Florentine culture and the charm of small medieval suburbs, the Renaissance paganism and a lot of shed convents in its countries, the fashion coasts and the quiet ofits hills. It's an earth all to discover: thermal baths to the eno-gastronomic itineraries, from the magnificence in Florence to the red boundaries of the medieval towns.
The history, the art and the Italian culture have origin in this splendid territory, Tuscany, that has seen the natives of numerous characters of international resonance, from Dante Alighieri to Roberto Benigni.
Montecatini is a city that since its origins is developed around its greatest wealth: the Thermal Waters that spontaneously gush out from the ground. The city is one of the most famous thermal centers of Europe, both for the ownerships of its waters and both for treatments of beauty. The place is particularly suggestive for its ancient coffees and the liberty architectures, that characterizes the historical center of it.
Siena, situated in the heart in Tuscany,intact preserve the medieval dress. Very famous is Piazza del Campo, made note from the Palio that every year is held, in which the ancient “contrade ” are challenged in a “party” that it continues during the whole year.
The Siena┤s territory offers many possibility of itineraries to tourists to discover uncontaminated natural landscapes, preserved medieval suburbs perfectly, archaeological sites and city of art.
Prato is famous above all as textile city and for the sacred medieval relic of the “Sacra Cintola”:a wool belt of green color, embroidered with some gold threads,that the tradition wants that it belonged to the Virgo Maria. this relic is the fulcrum of the “Prato religion”, and it has contributed, through its cult, to the economic and demografic growth.
Many buildings, some of these medieval, are characterized by the use of two types of marbles, with different colours.
The city of Arezzo, ancient Arretium, extends itself in a hilly slope between the big valleys of Valdarno, Valdichiana and Val Tiberina. Here in 1553 was found the famous bronze statue of Chimera,the mythological monster crossover between lion, goat and snake.
Very interesting for tourists is the etruscan necropolis on Poggio del Sole and the Giostra del Saracino, evocation of a Medioeval chivalric game, with a challenge of knights against an arab enemy, called Saracino.
This event was restored in 1931 and the games take place the last but one saturday of June and the first sunday of September.
Florence, rich of art and culture, country of the greatest poets and Italian artists, it is among the most beautiful cities in the world. Its shine reaches the apex under the Medici┤s family, but the works of art, the very famous Museum of the Uffizi and the magnificent Garden of Boboli are still symbols of centuries and luxury.
The historical center in Florence, enclosed inside the entourage of the avenues traced on the old medieval boundaries, it picks up the most important cultural goods in the city. The hills around, in particularly Forte Belvedere, Piazzale Michelangelo with the Roman Basilica of St. Miniato al Monte and the hill of Fiesole offer one of the most suggestive panoramas.
Chianciano Terme, note since the times of the Etruschi for the beneficent waters, today is still a fundamental point of reference in the Italian thermal panorama. The historical center in Chianciano Terme, situated on a hill, show part of its ancient medieval boundaries and its ancient urban order.
The entry of the town is Porta Rivellini with its Renaissance plant and the essential and elegant architecture.
Sweet hills with terrace growing and valleys crossed by rivers are the natural landscape in which developed, during centuries, the production of one of the most precious and esteemed wines worldwide: the Chianti. Those who want to fully get the real charm of this area should go through the route which connects Florenceto Siena.Along this route you will enjoy an amazing trip between sweet hills, vineyards, sunflowers, olive trees and castles.
Forte dei Marmi is considered, for its beauty, the pearl of the Versilia. From the years '50 turn it into one of the more exclusive tourist destinations of Italy with its places and shops of tall class. Absorbed among luxuriant pinewood and trees avenues the town is worldly but at the same time restful. A obligation visit is to the Capannina of Franceschi where they are exhibited and they continue to perform all the greatest some international show.
Lucca known as the city of the 100 churches, of which a lot of them are found inside surrounding wall, that entirely surrounds the historical center. The entry in the city has to happen obligatorily through one of the six doors. The wall are encircled by bastions and trees and it is a true pleasure to walk along this run to admire the beauty of the country of Lucca from a side and the historical buildings from the other.
Elegant and refined, Viareggio is the most famous place of the Versilia cost. Center of the fun and the nighttime refinement with its places. Its Carnivalis today still all over the world famous as one of the most ancient and spectacular; still now continue to attract a lot of people with its famous allegorical wagons in “cartapesta”, that illustrates vices and virtue of political characters and of the show.