When it comes to the regions of Italy that are best known around the world, Tuscany will often be on the list. Set in the central area of the country, it is home to many popular areas, including Florence, Chianti, Lucca, Pisa and Livorno, as well as a wide choice of holiday cottages with pools.
One or a few these places can be the focus for many holidaymakers who travel to Italy specifically to visit this region, which will provide all that they need for a satisfying holiday. It is an especially relevant destination for foodies and those who want to discover more about Italian cuisine. If you are so inclined, then you can even spend some time on your holiday engaging in a cooking class so that you will not only learn about the cuisine but will also take home the skills to be able to recreate meals at home.
Rather than wait until your holiday has ended to test out your new-found skills, buy some local produce and use the fully equipped kitchen in one of our holiday cottages with pools to prepare your own meal when you don’t feel like going to a restaurant.
Though there are many towns in Tuscany that are worth a visit, such as Arezzo and Cortona, Grosseto, Montecatini and Pistoia, Montepulciano, Siena, Versilia and Volterra, Pisa is bound to be the first port of call for many tourists. This city is the home of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which makes it possible to get that obligatory photograph of yourself holding up the tower. The city, however, has more to offer and can keep a traveller happy with its Romanesque cathedral and the breath-taking architecture of its other buildings.
A stroll around San Gimignano will also present the opportunity to view medieval architecture in the form of the towers that stand out on the skyline. The winding streets are home to many original buildings that make for a pleasant place to visit or stay.
In Tuscany, you can take a break from the culture of the area, as it also comprises unspoilt expanses of forestland, marshes and nature in its true wild state within the Maremma region on the coast. From one of our comfortable cottages with private pools, you will have access to all the culture and nature that Tuscany has to offer, as well as a great retreat from the world at the end of the day.