Surroundings Tuscany

Tuscany is one of the largest and most important Italian regions in terms of artistic, historical, economic, cultural and geographical heritage. It is located in central Italy and is one of the main tourist destinations in the country. Tuscany is rather triangular in shape and lies between the northern part of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the central Apennines and covers an area of approximately 22993 square kilometres. Although surrounded and criss-crossed by the main mountain ranges, leaving between them some sparse plains characteristically very fertile, the region’s relief is dominated by rolling hills.

The first thing that comes to mind when we think of Tuscany are the hills of sown fields, vineyards, olive groves… Hills that change colour depending on the season and where small and charming villages are scattered.

Florence

The capital of Tuscany, Florence, is the most populous city. This city has extraordinary cathedrals, squares, museums, famous paintings and sculptures. In fact, worldwide it is considered one of the most important cities of the architectural renaissance. It is also the centre of the region’s activities, be they economic, administrative, historical, artistic or architectural. This makes it a highly required tourist destination in Italy. The Piazza del Duomo is the most famous and famous tourist site in Florence. It is considered to be the historical and religious centre of the city.

The Cathedral of Florence, the Santa Maria delle Fiori, is one of the largest and most beautiful Catholic churches. The white and green marble front and the 45m diameter dome give this structure an imposing presence. This cathedral, so to speak, models the silhouette of Florence.

As the oldest building in Florence, the Battistero di San Giovanni is a key tourist attraction. It is located just in front of the Florence Cathedral and its white and green marble cladding matches the rest of the buildings in the Piazza del Duomo. If you are looking for a place to spend some time relaxing, take a seat in the open-air museum called La Logia dei Lanzi. It’s small but very pleasant, where you’ll find sculptures such as Perseus with the head of Medusa.

The Accademia Gallery is one of the most popular museums you can visit in the city of Florence, famous works of art such as Michelangelo’s statue of David, a must-see for lovers of fine art… The Ponte Vecchio has a unique appeal, its reputation has spread far and wide. As a result, it has become one of the most recognised bridges in the world. The hanging houses and shops characterise it and make it very popular with tourists. This stone bridge is the oldest in Europe, dating back to 1345.

Siena

The city of Siena is one of the most famous cities in Tuscany. It is not a big city for its size (55.000 inhabitants) but for its culture, monuments, traditions and heritage. It is situated in the centre of Tuscany, south of Florence and east of the small massif of the Colline Metallifere. In the middle of a hilly area, the geography of the region is typical of Tuscany with small valleys, low hills, wooded areas, cypresses lost among the cereal fields that accompany the traveller in his journey through this part of Italy.

Founded by the Romans, the city was visited and occupied by the Lombards, then became a free city, favourable to the policy of the Germanic Roman Emperor against Florence, which supported the Pope. After the defeat of Montaperti in 1260, Siena was determined to become a free city. Having lost its political influence, paradoxically, it was from that time onwards that Siena concentrated on trade and business.

Its location is ideal for a visit to Tuscany. To the east of Siena lies the Chianti Valley and a little further on the Chiana Valley (Arezzo, Cortona). To the north Florence, Pisa and Lucca. To the south, but close by, the extraordinary Val d’Orcia, Grosseto, Maremma and the Elba coast.

Pisa

No self-respecting trip to Tuscany in Italy is complete without a visit to Pisa. Seeing the leaning of its famous tower live is an attraction that’s hard to resist, and it’s just a stone’s throw away from Florence. The Piazza dei Miracoli is a huge green meadow on which stretches the impressive monumental ensemble whose centre is the Duomo cathedral, although its most popular corner is the famous leaning tower.

The Duomo Cathedral of Pisa is the monumental heart of Piazza dei Miracoli, around which the other religious buildings are arranged. The Duomo of Pisa was begun in 1064 in the so-called Pisan Romanesque style, although its interior is influenced by Byzantine and even Islamic art.

On the east side of the Piazza dei Miracoli, behind the apse of the cathedral, is where you will find the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Standing 56 metres high, its construction began in 1173, although it took 200 years to complete, as instability problems began to arise from the very beginning due to the characteristics of the ground on which it stands.

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This lovely holiday home in Tuscany used to be a hay barn. Years ago it was converted into a house with all the comforts. The house is beautifully situated in the rolling countryside and has a garden of 5000m2, with olive trees, a private swimming pool and a football field.   House is suitable for 8, possibly 9 people. Downstairs is the large living-dining room and kitchen. Through French doors you walk into the garden and to the veranda, where you can enjoy the view in the shade. At the terrace is a pizza oven. You can do it yourself, but we can also arrange a cook who will prepare the tastiest Tuscan dishes for you! Also on the ground floor you will find the utility room, containing the washing machine. There is also a guest toilet.   On the upper floor are the 4 bedrooms: One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with a jacuzzi. Furthermore, a bedroom with two single beds, which can be made into a double bed. One bedroom with two French beds (140 wide), a bathroom with bath, and one bedroom with a 2-person bath + en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms and the living room are air-conditioned.   In the garden is a beautiful private swimming pool of 6 x 12 meters and of course sunbeds, garden chairs and tables.   Parking is available in front of the house, a few bicycles are available and there is a table tennis table.   - Airports: Pisa 42 km, Firenze 60 km, Genoa 180 km, Milan 354 km, Roma 360 km   - Train station: Pescia 6 km, Lucca 12 km   - Motorway: A11 exit Capannori 7 km   - Attractions within 100 km: Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Versilia beach, Forte dei Marmi, Firenze, Massa Carrara   - Services and shops: Montecarlo in Tuscany 3 km, Porcari 4 km, Lunata 6 km   - Beach: Tyrrhenian Sea 43 km   ATTRACTIONS 4 KIDS:   - Collodi Park Pinocchio 8 km   The house is located not far from Lucca. Lucca is a place where you can just walk around and explore and enjoy and it is really close to Firenze and far from the crowds. It has a lot to offer to guests as you can explore the city on foot or by bike. There is much to see in the beautiful city, first of all the ancient walls, the amphitheater square and last but not least the Torre Guinigi. A few kilometers from Lucca you will also find beautiful villas such as Villa Reale, Villa Mansi or Villa Torrigiani.   The area surrounding Lucca also offers many interesting natural places such as Garfagnana, Valle del Serchio or Piana di Lucca. For those wishing to swim in the sea, Versilia's coastal strip, from Forte dei Marmi to Torre del Lago Puccini, offers over 20 kilometers of beaches, parks and beautiful scenery. Most beaches can be reached from Lucca in 30 to 45 minutes by car.   It can also be an ideal point to tour around the famous Cinque Terre. The area is easily accessible by car with the A11 super road Firenze-Pisa (also called Firenze mare) exit Capannori (11 km). From Genoa you can use the A12 Genova-Rosignano. The train station, which is not far from the center.
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Located on a hill south of Florence, Villa Tavernuzze is a medieval farmhouse: the building was in poor condition in the late fifties, when it was bought by an Italian-Dutch young couple, who decided to settle here. A recent restoration has given the villa the original atmosphere with bright spaces and cozy rooms;   It offers a sleeping area on the first floor with 5 bedrooms (3 double and 2 twin) and 3 bathrooms + 1 bathroom.   Two of the bedrooms are connected as a family room (the second room is reached through the first room). The third bedroom has beamed ceilings and has a large bathroom with bath and shower.   There are 2 living rooms, both with fireplaces, one of them really typical large country with a fireplace sitting in the space ideal for cooking chestnuts during the fall.   A large dining room overlooking the garden is connected to the other living room. Ideal to rest a little after lunch :).   The cozy and fully equipped kitchen is the face of the courtyard to the wide paved outdoor area, which is an ideal playground for children or adults, as a dance floor and gives access to the dining table, the orchard and olive grove and the garden.   Next to the courtyard is the meadow with a swimming pool and sun loungers. This is the perfect place to rest after a day of wandering through beautiful nearby Florence.   Parking space in the property, gate width 2.30 m.   Layout Ground floor: Entrance, two living rooms, dining room, kitchen.   First floor: Five 2-person bedrooms, four bathrooms     Design Air Conditioning, Wifi Internet, Dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, fridge-freezer, oven, stove, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, hair dryer, ironing board + iron, fireplace.     Exterior Private swimming pool (above ground), sun loungers, tables + chairs, parking, barbecue, garden, terrace.     Location Tavernuzze - Florence - Tuscany - Italy     Distances Village (Tavernuzze) 1 km, Florence: 9 km, Airport (Florence): 15 km, Pisa: 87 km, Lucca: 82 km.     view Valley with a lot of nature     Comments From October to May it is possible to rent a stay from 3 days!   Not included in the rental price: Reservation fee €20 Local tourist tax (to be paid on arrival) Final cleaning €180 (to be paid on arrival) Air conditioning according to consumption 0.60 euros per kWh. (to be paid on arrival) Heating according to consumption (to be paid on arrival) Pets €30 each (to be paid on arrival/departure) Deposit €500 (to be paid on arrival)
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