Exploring Some Top Sites Tuscany And Umbria

Exploring Some Top Sites Tuscany And Umbria

If you on an Italian holiday and based in Perugia, Foligno or Terni, your Umbria villas can act as a perfect base for driving north-east to San Marino or south to Rome. But when you have so many great places to visit in the area, you wouldn’t want to miss out on Florence, San Gimignano and of course, Siena, would you?

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Within an easy drive of many Umbria villas, it would be sad to visit Tuscany and miss out on the capital of the region, Florence, which has so much to offer. For art lovers, visiting the site where some of the greatest works of Leonardo da Vinci were painted could be one of the true thrills of your life. Although he was also a sculptor, an architect, an engineer and inventor, he is best known for the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. All of his early work was completed while he lived in Florence.

If you love to explore older buildings, the city of Florence is a perfect location, as you will find so many famous churches, monuments, statues and buildings. As the most renowned Gothic church in Italy, Santa Croce will certainly appear on your wish list to visit. It contains the tombs of Michelangelo, Dante and Galileo.

In the birthplace of the Renaissance, you can explore the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace in the centre of Florence, both part of the World Heritage Site. The Florence Cathedral should also not be missed, as it is the fourth largest church in Europe.

San Gimignano

Leave the comforts of your Umbria villas (if you can!) and head out for a drive to this walled medieval town in the east of Tuscany. Known as The Town of Fine Towers, you can still see a dozen of these tower houses forming part of the medieval architecture. Originally, 72 towers, all over 50 meters tall, were built here and visitors can still climb the highest of them, Torre Grossa. At 54 meters tall it provides a great view of the entire city, which is also a World Heritage Centre as designated by UNESCO.

The centre of the town is especially unique as four elaborate squares join to provide a wonderful area for relaxation. With a mixture of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, the churches and medieval fortifications are easily found by looking for their round and pointed arches.

Historic Siena

Known as the jewel of Tuscany, Siena is the most visited town in Tuscany. Yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will be entranced by the arts and museums, but it is also particularly famous for its cuisine and incredible medieval cityscape. The city is surrounded by olive groves and the region is also the home of the famous Chianti vineyards and Holm-oak woods. Visit the most popular tourist attraction in the city, the Piazza del Duomo. It is a stunning masterpiece of Romanesque Gothic architecture. The cathedral is extremely impressive, built from the famous white marble of Carrara.

There is so much to see, do and experience in the adjoining regions of Tuscany and Umbria. Villas will allow you the freedom and independence to explore both at your leisure.

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