Published: 7 August 2014
Italy is a much loved destination for a luxury European holiday, with a wide variety of historical and cultural sites to be explored across the whole country, varying from region to region. Tuscany in particular is extremely popular with all kinds of tourists. There are a number of reasons to visit Tuscany, for the area has many different things to offer.
Tuscany boasts a sunny coastline, and it's no surprise that this is what brings in many visitors to the area. The area benefits from many beaches bordering on a warm, scenic stretch of sea. Many luxury resorts in the region have set themselves up in prime locations for taking advantage of this. For example, L'Andana Resort and Spa has managed to find a surprisingly quiet and little-known spot among the tourist crowds, close to the coast and surrounded by spectacular countryside.
Far more than a beach resort...
However, Tuscany is far more than a beach resort. In fact, unlike many similar resorts around the world, the beaches are arguably not even the main attraction. The wonderful countryside that dominates the region is equally as popular, and many tourists come to enjoy the quiet rural surroundings of the area. Agriculture is a major contributor to the region's economy, with crops such as potatoes and cereals being grown in the rolling green fields.
More notable for tourists, however, are the tranquil olive groves, and the lush vineyards in the central part of the region. The latter are famous around the world, producing grapes for world-renowned Chianti range of wines. They make for both a scenic and a fascinating addition to a holiday in Tuscany.
Fascinating, beautiful architecture...
The more urban sections of Tuscany are also extremely popular destinations for tourists. Many of the cities and towns throughout the region are known for their unique, appealing character and their fascinating, beautiful architecture. This is true of all kinds of settlement in the area, from small towns in the countryside to large cities. One of the region's luxury resorts, La Suvera, illustrates the charm of the region well. It is set in the heart of the beautiful countryside amongst scenic hills, and also boasts a location close to many of the region's most unique and characterful towns.
In particular, the world-famous city of Florence is perhaps the highlight of the entire region. Millions of visitors come to experience Florence every year, and in 2012 it was named as one of the world's most-visited cities. The capital of Tuscany, the city is most famous as a centre of history and culture.
It has been a major centre of trade and commerce for hundreds of years, and has been one of the wealthiest cities in the history of the world. The historic centre of the city has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city is home to many fascinating historic sites and buildings. The city has also long been famous as a cultural force to be reckoned with. Architecture, monuments and a wealth of Renaissance art, housed by a spectacular array of museums and galleries, all serve to make Florence one of the world's must-see cities.
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