Tuscany is renowned for its rich cultural heritage; from fine art and architecture to fine wines and gourmet food. And all this set in the breath-taking scenery of the rolling Tuscan hills with vineyards and olive groves a plenty. With the Tuscan sun shining there’s no doubt why this is such a popular family holiday destination.
Whilst it may be seen by many as an art or food lover’s paradise this beautiful corner of Italy also has more to offer. From the coast to the hills there’s something for everyone and you will just love getting out and about to explore this fantastic location.
For a family holiday destination then look no further. Tuscany offers a wide range of activities for all tastes.
Although some of the fine art and architecture may be a little overwhelming for the younger members of the family the cities are still not to be missed. With the fantastic museums, galleries, eateries and ice cream parlours (Gelateria) there’s enough to keep everybody amused. If you like to shop then the cities of Florence and Siena in particular will keep you entertained for hours. From high street designers and boutiques to smaller shops selling locally made produce perfect for souvenirs.
If you prefer more energetic pastimes then the Tuscan scenery lends itself to hiking and biking. Whether it’s along a rugged coastal path or through the shaded pine forests there’s fun to be had. Water based activities such as kayaking and sailing can be enjoyed along the Tuscan coastline, there’s nothing quite like some fresh sea air to stir those senses!
If it’s the food and wine which appeals to the senses then there’s plenty on offer. Hire a bike and tour around the vineyards of Chianti and visit the local markets to marvel at the fresh produce. Why not practice your Italian and order some fresh goodies to take home to cook your own Italian feast!