Tuscany

Bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Tuscany is one of the most beautiful and well-known Italian holiday destinations. The cities and towns of Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Florence and Siena are famed for their Renaissance art and architecture, and the delightful rolling countryside boasts olive groves and vineyards. These fabulous locations ensure that Tuscany holidays are the premier choice of destination for Italian getaways.

Be prepared to encounter what you might mistakenly interpret as arrogance as you travel through Tuscany: you will meet people who believe that they live in Italy's most beautiful region, produce some of the finest wines, and live in Europe's loveliest towns and villages. But perhaps they do have a right to feel superior; gazing out across the magnificent rolling hills, it's easy to see why this region is so popular. Believed to be the birthplaces of the Italian Renaissance, Tuscany holidays are full of elegance with its rich landscape complemented by towns overflowing with Renaissance art, architecture and oozing with Italian high culture.

The most important river is the Arno, on which Florence and Pisa are situated, and the Tiber fleetingly passes through. Tuscany is one of Italy's best wine-producing areas, with Chianti and Montepulciano among its famous products. Alongside the fantastic wine, the area also boasts glorious food with the ingredients based around the local produce. The most notable of which is Tuscan olive oil which we highly recommend sampling on Tuscany holidays.

Tuscany is a land of secluded river valleys and majestic medieval villages boasting bustling restaurants, piazzas and ancient narrow cobble-stoned streets. The people of Tuscany are fiercely proud of their ancestry which they trace back to the Etruscans, but what makes this region pivotal is the Renaissance period, and its masterpieces of paintings, sculptures, and architecture must play an intrinsic part of any holidaymakers visit. With a region that boasts a fantastic range of sites such as the towns and cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena, you can arrange your itinerary however you wish. At Classic Collection Holidays we aim to help design and deliver your perfect luxury holidays to Tuscany.

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