Surroundings

Tuscany

Tuscany is the region of the Renaissance.

Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Pistoia, Vinci, San Gimignano and Volterra are really antique cities and have an incredible numbers of museums, art treasures, monuments, buildings and antique cathedrals

Tuscany is the wonderful Chianti wine region, a region rich in medio ages burgs where drinking good wine.

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Florence

Florence (Firenze) is the capital of Tuscany.

It is the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Florence is one of the most famous cultural cities of Europe.

It was the birth or residence of famous historical figures such as Brunelleschi, Donatello, Leonardo Da Vinci, Nicolo Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Catherine de Medici, Antonio Meucci and Dante Alighieri.

Pistoia

Pistoia is located northwest of Florence.

The old town is enclosed by the antique walls, the most important square is the DUOMO Square located in the city center. Here there are the most important monuments of the city.

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Collodi

This village is famous for Pinocchio’s Garden.

Surely children would like to visit Pinocchio’s park.

Throught monuments and mosaics they will revive the famous story of the puppet Pinocchio, invented by the writer carlolorenzini (1826-1890).

Barga

Barga is located on the top of a high hill, Barga is a beautiful medieval town.

This town is famuos for immense and antique cathedrals.

The old center, enclosed by the old walls, is characterized by narrow steep streets with beautiful antique buildings.

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Pisa

Pisa is a city in Tuscany.

The city is famous for its “Leaning Tower” in the Cathedral Square.

In the Middle Ages Pisa was one of four maritime republics of Italy, with Venice, Genoa and Amalfi.

Lucca

Lucca is a city of Tuscany

The city is famous for Piazza dell’Anfiteatro (on the site of the former Roman amphitheater), Piazza Napoleone also called Piazza Grande which is the central square of Lucca. In summer Piazza Grande is famous for Lucca Summer Festival. Lucca is known also for San Martino Cathedral, the church of San Michele in Foro and the antique city walls.

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Vinci

Vinci is famous for Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was born in a village called Anchiano near Vinci where it is possible to visit Leonardo’s house.

Vinci has a museum dedicated to Leonardo.