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Arguably the most diverse region in all of Italy, Tuscany presents everything from cities steeped in history to breathtaking beaches and vineyards with sweeping views. Among the most popular cities in the region are Pisa, Lucca, Siena and the capital Florence. Use your seaside or inland vacation home as a base to explore this region steeped in history.

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Discover Tuscany in a vacation home

A vacation apartment or a vacation home offers you a lot of space and the possibility to decide for yourself when to leave the house. At e-domizil you also benefit from multilingual advice.

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Florence - where the Renaissance is at home

The capital of Tuscany trumps with its art and buildings from the early Renaissance period. In the Galleria dell'Accademia, for example, you will view the world-famous Michelangelo statue "David" and fans of picture painting will find "The Birth of Venus" and "The Annunciation" by the famous Botticelli and Da Vinci in the Uffizi Gallery. The architectural masterpieces in the city center will also be real eye-catchers. For example, the Giotto Bell Tower and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its eye-catching brickwork and massive dome, are among Florence's top sights.

Pisa and the Leaning Tower

When thinking of this city, everyone probably immediately thinks of the world-famous leaning tower. With its eye-catching shape and white marble stone, it makes all eyes shine. Already at its completion, the tower sank in the mire and tilted to the side. Since then, the Leaning Tower of Pisa has been stabilized again and again. Right next to the tower you will find Piazza dei Miracoli with the Baptistery, where you can experience celebrated acoustics and Gothic sculptures. Numerous restaurants offer the best Tuscan specialties.

Traditional Siena and the almost car-free Lucca

These two cities truly don't have to hide behind Florence and Pisa. Siena is famous for its brick buildings, some of which have very striking and intricate shapes. The best example of this is the cathedral. Adjacent to the Palazzo Pubblico is the semicircular Piazza del Campo, which is the center of the historic city center. This is also where the traditional horse race "Palio" takes place twice a year. In Lucca, meanwhile, it is mainly pedestrians who feel at home. Within the well-preserved city walls, cars have been almost completely displaced. Characteristic for the city: The Guinigi Tower with several holm oaks on its top - perfect to catch a panoramic view of the region.

Bathing vacations on the Tuscan coast

Tuscany's nearly 400 km of coastline is divided into four sections: the Apuan Riviera, Versilia, and the Etruscan Coast and Maremma Coast. The region is especially suitable for families with small children, because usually without a long search you can find a beautiful sandy beach that slopes gently into the sea.

The most beautiful destinations in Tuscany

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The Lido di Camaiore: With five kilometers, the elongated sandy beach is a sought-after place for bathers. Once people lived here from fishing. But in the meantime, the Lido di Camaiore has become an exclusive bathing resort. The path into the water is particularly shallow and you can walk far into the surf. Also popular with families: Marina di Pisa is a seaside resort just 10 kilometers from Pisa. There, small, sandy bays provide paradisiacal vacation moments.

Tuscan cuisine

The diversity of the Tuscan landscape also carries over to the region's cuisine. Since the region is both on the sea and has a lot of woodland, there is a long menu. On the coast, food is mainly from the sea, while inland, game and livestock are the mainstays. Many typical dishes are prepared in the Tuscan style. The region enjoys a good production of olive oil and tomatoes. It is clear that these two ingredients are present in many dishes. The meal is usually accompanied by a fine drop of wine from a local wine producer. The Mediterranean climate in Tuscany provides ideal conditions for winegrowing. The vineyards of Tuscany cover tens of thousands of hectares and, together with Piedmont, are the most important in Italy. The most famous wines are certainly Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and last but not least Sassicaia.

Climate and Vegetation

Tuscany has a wide variety of temperatures, as the climate is determined by both the sea and the Apennine mountain range. The northern coast is dominated by a Mediterranean and mild climate. In the hilly inland, numerous grapevines thrive in the best way. In the more southern locations, the average temperature in summer is 25°C and can rise to 35°C. The greatest difference is between the coast and the Apennines. The biggest difference can be seen between the coast and the inland, as temperatures on the coast never reach freezing point.

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Rugged cliffs, small sandy beaches and an idyllic landscape dominate the rugged peninsula "Monte Argentario" off the Tuscan coast. From the so-called panoramic road, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the mainland as well as the islands of Elba and Corsica in good weather.

The hilly landscape in the "Val d'Orcia" harbors a unique charm. The Orica River, which gives the valley its name, meanders through the narrow valley and through the cypress trees. Here you will be reminded of countless paintings by famous artists. Due to the aesthetics of the landscape, the Val d'Orica is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

"Grotta del Vento" translates as Cave of the Winds. The cave can be found in the province of Lucca. The cave is known to people since the 17th century, because at that time food was stored in it. Due to the air currents, the temperatures inside are always a lot lower than outside. The cave has been open to visitors since 1966. Today it is considered one of the best accessible caves in the world.