For a taste of timeless Italy head to glorious Tuscany, where unspoilt undulating countryside dotted with wine-drenched villages gives way to romantic Renaissance cities.
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From rolling vine-laced hills cloaked in early morning mist, to the art-rich cities that birthed the Renaissance, Tuscany’s tranquil landscapes offer an unforgettable taste of quintessential Italy. Whether you come for a city-break or countryside escape, you’re sure to be seduced by the romantic romanesque heritage this enchanting region is famed for.
Marvel at masterpieces in Florence, from Michelangelo to Botticelli and the gold-tipped peak of Brunelleschi's Dome. Wander nearby Pisa’s pretty piazzas, or stop off in stunning Siena for a glass of Brunello di Montalcino made with the local Sangiovese grapes. To the southwest, you'll find Tuscany’s little-known coast, Elba among seven island gems shining in the azure waters.
Stroll the charming streets of medieval Tuscan villages, red roofs and fortified walls clinging to the hilltops, from charismatic Cortona to the towering spires of San Gimignano. Survey your surrounds from your 14th-century hilltop estate, vine-striped hills and olive groves below, dotted with clusters of cypress trees. As the evening draws in, have your chef prepare a menu of regional specialities, handmade truffle pasta and locally sourced beef. Savour a glass of the ubiquitous Chianti from the vineyards below, bathed in the golden Tuscan light as the setting sun disappears behind the distant Apennine mountains.