Tuscany is the holiday destination that everyone talks about going to, it doesn’t matter if you want to go there alone, with your partner or with your family, it is ideal for any type of traveller. It doesn’t matter if you want to stay somewhere on a budget or you want to experience one of the many luxury hotels in Tuscany, there is a place to stay for anyone! Today we are going to explore exactly what it is about Tuscany that makes it so special, read on to find out more.
Despite what many people believe, Tuscany is actually a region that is located in central Italy and is made up of various cities. The most famous of which are Florence and Pisa (Yes, where the leaning tower is).
Why it is unique
The capital of the region of Tuscany is Florence (or Firenze as the Italians call it) and is known as being the home of the Renaissance, a time where great leaps were taken in the fields of art and science. This makes Tuscany one of the most important influencers on the modern world and this can be seen in the art, science and thinking of one of its most famous former residents: Leonardo da Vinci.
As a result of the cultural explosion in Florence many years ago the whole area has benefited and some of the most incredible displays of Renaissance art are on display in museums there. Expect to see the world renowned David by Michelangelo or the Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, the art is the most famous and influential in the world.
Tuscany has a warm climate in summer and a mild to cold climate during the winter. A summer spent in Tuscany is absolutely gorgeous and will not be forgotten.
Food and wine
Tuscan food follows the typical Italian concept of simple food made with high quality and fresh ingredients. Tuscans tend to eat a variety of legumes, bread, vegetables, cheese and fresh fruit; they also cook primarily with olive oil. Florentine steak is one of the most famous dishes from the area and this is due to the high quality beef that is produced in the Chiana Valley.
Tuscan wine is world famous and attracts many wine tourists looking to take advantage of the amazing wine and the even better landscape in the wine growing regions.