Monastero dell' Ombrone, Tuscany
EVERYTHING YOU CAN DESIRE
Tuscany: the name conjures such wonderfully evocative images, doesn’t it? Of snaking country roads lined with poker straight cypress trees that reach for an azure blue, cloudless sky. Of the Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo's "David" and the Medici family who ruled over Florence. Of fields of bobbing sunflowers that follow the blazing summer sun across the horizon. And oh, the food! Wild boar stews packed with rich, juicy flavors, winter ribollita vegetable and bread soups to warm you from the inside and ricciarelli almond biscuits that melt in your mouth. Tuscany is also a wine country. Its gently rolling hills and long hot summers lend themselves perfectly to growing vines.
Florence is located midway between Milan and Rome. This area was the center of the art-boom during the Renaissance and today it's known for its incredible monuments, museums, and local cuisine. In Florence you will find dozens of places to see. Among the most famous landmarks are the Uffizi Museum, Accademia Museum, Ponte Vecchio, and Palazzo Vecchio.
Siena - designated a world heritage site by UNESCO, the wonderfully preserved medieval city criss-crosses the tops of three hills overlooking the Tuscan plains. And as you reach the heart of this once-powerful citadel, Piazza del Campo, you’ll be left speechless.
Piazza dei Miracoli. You may not know the name, but you’ll instantly recognize the location when you turn into the grassy plaza at the heart of Pisa. That's because the piazza is home to the city’s cathedral, baptistery and surely one of Italy’s most famous landmarks, the campanile or Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The medieval city of Lucca is famous for the enormous, intact ramparts that once protected the city from onslaught. Lucca is a wonderfully contained old town and perfect for a stroll. Retrace the footsteps of opera composer Giacomo Puccini, born and bred in the city. Climb to the top of the Guinigi Tower for a panoramic view over the rooftops. Or take a delightful walk or bike ride along the old walls. The oval Piazza del Anfiteatro is a lovely spot for a coffee or an early evening aperitivo and a magnificent way to round off your tour of Tuscany.
74 Guestrooms & suites | 2 Restaurants | 3 Bars (including a wine tasting bar) | Spa/wellness centre | 3 Outdoor swimming pools | Sun-beds, parasols & pool towels | 2 Pools in the SPA | Sun terrace | Cookery school | Tennis court | Cycle hireVacation price from $974 per person
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms with bath & shower | Kitchen: cooker, refrigerator | Living/dining area | Garden | Patio | Prices on RequestVacation price from $3389 per person
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