Italy is magic. And Tuscany is the inspiration of that assertion. A region with cities unrivaled in Europe for their beauty set against the backdrop of a spectacular countryside covered in grapevines, olives, sunflowers and cypresses. When you add to this seductive landscape a seemingly endless supply of Renaissance frescoes and architecture in every town and village, the allure is irresistible.
Tuscany has been the dream of travelers to Italy for centuries, and for good reason. The region is world-renowned for its local festivals, quaint vineyards, and astounding array of art and architecture around every turn. It is not only the traditional customs of this region that captivate visitors, but also the way the very experience of being immersed in this environment works its magic allowing you to feel for yourself the passion with which Italians themselves enjoy life.
Florence, gave birth to the Renaissance and changed the way we see the world. For centuries it has captured the imaginations of travelers, who have come seeking rooms with views and phenomenal art. Florence's is a subtle beauty—its staid, unprepossessing palaces built in local stone are not showy, despite their grandeur. They take on a certain magnificence when day breaks and when the sun sets; their muted colors glow in this light. A walk along the Arno offers views that haven't much changed in 700 years; navigating Piazza della Signoria, always packed with tourists, requires patience. There's a reason why everyone seems to be here, however. It's the heart of the city, and home to the Uffizi—the world's finest repository of Italian Renaissance art.
While in Florence, we recommend The Salviatino Hotel, an incredibly beautiful old traditional villa just outside the city center immersed in an astonishingly beautiful setting with a breathtaking view of the city for your unforgettable stay in Tuscany.