Luxury in Tuscany: The Mona Lisa of Italy
Welcome to the green hills, snow-capped mountains and picture perfect coastline of Tuscany. Here you can follow the cobblestone streets where red flowers bloom on windowsills as you eat Italian gelato and browse the stalls of street merchants. Famous for its beautiful architecture, ceramics and art this region is a feast for the eyes. The Pyro Della Francesca frescoes in the church of San Francesco in Arezzo are known all over the world for their beauty and intricacy and are not to be missed if you are an art lover. For views that are just as beautiful as paintings, take a trip to Castilian, in Chianti, where you can look out over the region from a 14th century tower or walk along Vie dell Volte. For those who enjoy markets and craft shops, visit Grave. After shopping in this lovely town you can enjoy a glass of fine wine in one of the many wine bars or street cafes.
Delicious wine and olive oils are also produced here and form the basis of some of Italy's most delicious dishes. The town of Montalcino is famous for Bruncello di Montalcino, a deep red wine that visitors can sample in one of the many cellars and wineries here. Buy a bottle to take along to Pienza where you can taste strong pecorino cheese and dine in beautiful restaurants. The iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa is always a favourite, but make sure you do not miss other fascinating architectural sites when visiting the Campo dei Miracoli. Be enchanted by the Gothic cathedral in Siena or visit archaeological and historical sites in Volterra, between artists' studios and winding streets. Rich in culture, history and excitement it is no wonder so many travellers fall in love with Tuscany and come back to this gorgeous region again and again to rent a luxury Tuscan villa.