May 31, 2011

Holiday in Tuscany, Considering A Visit To Italy
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Written by : Tom George| 4 | Travel
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Tuscany, Italy is famous as home to some of the most popular tourist destinations not only in Italy but in Europe as a whole. It is the place where movies are made and young artists come to learn from the masters. Cities like Florence, Livorno, and Pisa produce feelings of culture and art. Here fashion world looks for ideas and here romantics revive and celebrate their love.

Tuscany Cities

Soul of tuscany

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Florence is perhaps the most famous city of Tuscany. The Uffizi Museum in the city hosts world famous masterpieces such as “The Birth of Venus“. The building of the museum was originally constructed to accommodate Tuscan administrative offices, while at present masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Caravaggio are on display on the top floor. Tourists have a chance to visit the oldest art academy, the Galleria dell’Accademia, and amaze at Michelangelo’s “David”. The Ponte Vecchio, another must see landmark of the city, literally translated meaning old bridge. Constructed in the 1300s it withstood wars and floods and still hosts some of the most fine leather goods and 18 and 24k gold products in the world.

 

Italy’s Chianti region is popular around the world as a producer of excellent wines. Visitors have a chance to indulge in a glass of the world’s finest wines while enjoying the breathtaking countryside scenery.

Siena, also situated in Chianti boasts a gothic cathedral and masterpieces by medieval masters, as well as Simone Martini and Duccio. Siena is also steeped in Etruscan and Renaissance history, obvious in each landmark of the region.

Piza is another famous tourist destination, best known for its Leaning Tower. The construction of the tower began in the 12th c., but started leaning and sinking into the ground when the 3rd story was built. For 90 years no one tried to continue the construction and nearly 200 years after the tower was started it was eventually completed by the son of Andreo Pisano, Tommano Simone and Giovanni de Simone.

The Heart of Commerce

Furthermore, Tuscany is also a thriving businesses center with very well developed leather, furniture, fashion, and manufacturing industries.

What makes Tuscany so mystique and attractive is without doubt the beauty of its countryside. Rolling hills reaching the coast, picturesque vineyards and villas, that’s all part of the image. There are beautiful Tuscany vacation villas suitable for holidaymakers who demand first class accommodation. If you wish to stay in Tuscany for a longer period of time, then booking a Tuscany holiday apartment is the right choice. They are much inexpensive than farmhouses or villas and one can find a an array of choices.

Moreover, Tuscany offers numerous car rentals services which allow tourists to explore each single part of the province at their own pace and time.

If culture, tradition and above all romance describe your ideal holiday, then a vacation in Tuscany is for you. If you think that’s all what Tuscany can offer, you are wrong. If you enjoy shopping and love a holiday in a vibrant city then Tuscany is also for you.

Local people in particular in the countryside often rent out part of their own farmhouses after restoring them into apartments. These apartments are not expensive while they provide unique atmosphere and magnificent views towards the Tuscan countryside – an excellent choice for nature lovers and agriculturists.

The main Tuscan towns and cities also provide great apartment rental choices to its visitors. These holiday apartments are very welcoming with cream-colored walls draped with flowers and breathtaking views over the city. Rental prices depend on how luxurious the holiday apartment is. In general, you can find rental prices between $100 to a few thousand a day.

Whether you choose to spend your holiday in the Tuscan countryside or city, a holiday villa or apartment overlooking breathtaking surrounding countryside is always an experience to cherish forever.

Tuscany also offers many choices for learning the Italian language, and as everybody knows the best way to learn a language is to go abroad. And when you combined that with relaxation and enjoyment, good results are certain. This is a chance to learn in a more efficient way since you are in contact only with native speakers and you are encouraged to put into practice your new knowledge.

In fact, thousands of students travel to Italy each year to learn Italian language. Without doubt the most effective way to learn the language is to learn in the country where it is spoken and they have the opportunity to practice it not only in the classroom, but in their daily life, in the street, restaurants shops, etc.

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