Landscapes, artistic heritage and a city of rare beauty: these are the distinctive traits of Tuscany, a world in its own right...
There is no shortage of low and sandy coastline nor high and rocky cliffs. There is also the heights of the Alps, of the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines and the Monte Amiata. But Tuscany actually means hill, a rough and undulating green that gently protects ancient castles, churches and villas, or a sun-drenched ochre, dry, spicy and fragranced with exquisite fruit (Val d’Orcia: Pienza, Montalcino) or even the scent of straw from the harvest or the nature (Maremma).
From the Gulf of Baratti and the sites of Vetulonia and Pitigliano emerge signs of the first civilisation, the mysterious Etrusca, whilst Roselle and Cosa recall the greatness of the Roman age.
The story unfolds through the dark centuries of the Middle Ages and the spiritual enlightenment, between castles and abbeys (S. Antimo and S. Galgano), until it sees the sun and stars of the Renaissance.
The Renaissance man is a man to embrace: thus many are both sources of well-being (Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano and Bagno Vignoni) and pleasures to indulge the palate.