Tuscany - everyone finds something
different to entice them to this beautiful part of Italy. The splendid
cities of Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca not forgetting the equally
magnificent walled towns of Volterra, Monteriggioni and San Gimignano
famous for its towers.
Its food - when you bite into Tuscan bread drenched in olive
oil the taste captures everything about this regions cooking. Sample
prosciutto crudo & cotto (raw & cooked ham) with its intense
flavour, Zuppa, a typical Tuscan soup made with beans and dried
bread and served thick, no other meal is needed after this, cinghiale,
wild boar minced with fresh pasta or cut into thin slices and eaten
on its own.
Its wines - where does one begin - Tuscany is a wine lovers paradise
with many wine trails to follow. Famous for its Chianti, Montepulciano,
Vernaccia from San Gimignano, Morellino di Scansano, Brunello and
dont forget the Grappa, Limoncello and Vin Santo.
What else - landscapes and countryside where you can discover
new smells, brilliant colours that are constantly changing, sights
never to be forgotten, this is Tuscany.
to visit - there will never be enough time to see all you must
in one visit - so plan a time to come back. Apart from the cities
and towns already mentioned there are so many that should be visited
- Vinci, birthplace to Leonardo, Radda, Greve & Gaiole
in Chianti all unspoilt medieval towns, the mountain area around
Lucca with its breathtaking scenery and the coastline taking in
Viareggio, Torre del Lago home to Puccini, Camaiore, Tirrenia
Where does it end - never.
You can walk for as long as you would like - the length and breadth
of Tuscany staying at farmhouses and B & B's along the way
or amble around the area where you are staying. You can cycle along
its many wine routes, horse ride, play golf, take balloon rides
or hanglide and then you can go home to your accommodation - because
thats what Tuscany will become.