tuscnay highlights

TUSCANY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Renaissance glory of Tuscany, Florence.
  • The southern part of Tuscany, the Val D’Orcia has the rolling hills, medieval towns and fine wines of the rest of Tuscany, just without as many crowds.
  • For wine enthusiasts, visit Montepulciano and try its famed Vina Nobile.
  • On the border of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, known as Toscana Romagna, the countryside is stunning with amazing views over the Apennine mountains.
  • For a beach holiday, head to the island of Elba, an hour’s ferry journey from the mainland.

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Emilia Romagna is so rich in every sense - historical, cultural, economic and gastronomic, and nowhere is it more beautiful than on its Apennine border with Tuscany.

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Renaissance in Tuscany and Umbria

Piero della Francesca’s ‘Madonna del Parto’

Tuscany & Emilia Romagna

Tuscany & Emilia Romagna

Description

This is Tuscany at its best: all the essential ingredients – rolling hills, medieval towns, fine wines but without the crowds and busy traffic. Pienza is one of Tuscany's most beautiful towns, illustrating the finest virtues of Renaissance architecture by Pope Pius II who was born there at the beginning of the 15th century. Its piazza, whose four sides are lined with the Duomo and Palazzos Piccolomini, Borgia and Communale, exudes serenity and is precisely where visitors would wish to sit in contemplation after a stop at one of the town's restaurants.

Montepulciano offers wine lovers its famous Vino Nobile, a just reward for climbing its steep main street up to the town square. Smaller and quieter, walled Montalcino has a perfect tiny triangular piazza to watch the world go by, and sample its prize winning Brunello. The spa town of Bagni Vignoni is another 'must visit' for its antique pool in the main square. Chuisi is a favourite because it is unpretentious and unspoilt by tourism yet has just as interesting treasures as its better known Etruscan neighbours. Similarly, San Quirico d'Orcia is a delight for those who like their medieval towns on the sleepy side.

Our properties in Emilia Romagna are located in the far south west of the region on the border with Tuscany. Locally known as Toscana Romagna, the region was once part of Tuscany and an area where Florentines built beautiful farmhouses and palaces until Mussolini included it in the province of Forlì.

Emilia Romagna itself is known for its string of Romanesque and Renaissance cities: Bologna, Parma, Modena and Ferrara, and also for Ravenna which holds some of the world's finest Byzantine mosaics.

Many of those visiting Toscana Romagna will find it difficult to leave the beautiful countryside of the Apennine mountains but Faenza with its world-famous ceramics museum and production house, is well worth a visit particularly on market day. Brisighella is also of interest being well known for its restaurants and splendid medieval fortress. The historic towns of Portico di Romagna and Comacchio, Emilia Romagna's answer to Venice with its 3 main canals, will delight the more inquisitive traveller.

Properties

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Castle converted into a 14 room hotel surrounded by Tuscan countryside

Free Night Offer

Stay 6 and pay 5 nights in low and mid seasons in all room types
Stay 7 and pay 6 nights  in high season

2 spacious apartments that can be taken as one villa & additional neighbouring apartment with a shared pool

Villa sleeping up to 6 on the Tuscan/ Emilia Romagna border with its own private pool 

Coastal hotel within walking distance to charming local town on Elba, off the Tuscan coast

Charming and characterful 11 suite hotel close to the Tuscan coast

Private Tuscan villa sleeping up to 10 with its own pool

Villa sleeping up to 10 with a private pool in the Tuscan countryside

Beautiful villa sleeping up to 8 in the Tuscan countryside 

City hotel in Siena

Itineraries

Fly drive from Tuscany, through the hills of Umbria ending at the coast in Le Marche

Honeymoon adventure from Venice to Umbria and finishing on the Amalfi Coast

Fly drive starting in Venice and ending in the beaches of Elba Island off of Tuscany

Special offers

Special
offer

Castle converted into a 14 room hotel surrounded by Tuscan countryside

Free Night Offer

Stay 6 and pay 5 nights in low and mid seasons in all room types
Stay 7 and pay 6 nights  in high season