Wine & Food
The ancient Tuscan villages, scattered across woodland clearings or dominating the hillsides, are amongst the must-see places if you wish to discover Italy's authentic, ancestral heart. Leaving your chalet in the holiday village behind you, you can discover a great deal even in short, half-day trips: the heart of the region, Tuscany's loveliest little towns, are all very nearby.
We have a historic legacy of small towns and villages, often made up of densely clustered buildings, with cobbled streets that almost look like the veins of a single body, genuine treasures with an infinite number of delightful views for you to seek out. It is a dreamlike experience right from the start: Tuscan villages still appear today as they once did to the Medieval pilgrims who crossed this landscape on foot - hospitable yet rather austere islands standing in lush countryside, between the sea and some wooded areas. Sometimes the roads to them are lined with cypress trees, as in the case of Bolgheri, famed for its craft shops, its traditional wine-bars and its innovative wine-making.
Castagneto Carducci is one of the most famous towns on the coast, with a delightful old centre clinging to the hillside beneath a majestic castle, with stunning views across the surrounding landscape. Ideal for an evening aperitif, but also for an afternoon of cultural discoveries, to get to know Tuscany better.
Campiglia Marittima and Suvereto are two villages just a few minutes' drive away, and although less well known, they have a unique, well preserved beauty (in summer, try a visit to the delightful street artist festival!)
Volterra, of Etruscan origin but medieval in appearance (some episodes of Twilight were filmed here) will fascinate you with its distinctive, strong character. Here, as at San Gimignano, famous as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages due to its tall towers, time seems to have stood still, preserving buildings of beauty over the millennia and centuries, telling us about the past and offering ideal locations for a romantic escape.
Massa Marittima and Castiglione della Pescaia are also near at hand, just an hour away, while anyone wishing for a taste of Umbria and the Etruscan heartlands will find it takes only two hours to reach the ancient towns of Pitigliano and Sorana.
The joy of discovery is one of the keys to the best relaxation, and the utmost wellbeing is achieved savouring traditional local dishes, washed down with native wines. Take your family by the hand and show them this infinite beauty: there is nothing more regenerative than visiting Tuscany.
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