The region of Tuscany
is located in central Italy
– stretching from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea – and encompasses the provinces of Arezzo
, Livorno, Lucca
, Massa, Carrara
, Pistoia, Prato, Siena
– also known as Florence – is the capital city of the region of Tuscany which is rich in its artistic heritage and cultural events
, all taking place within a landscape that has been immortalized in books and treasured in the hearts of visitors. Villa rentals, or apartments within villas, are a story-book accommodation for you and your family. Book villa rental accommodations for your holiday lodging instead of staying at a hotel. Perhaps the Chef of a villa rental will prepare fabulous Tuscan meals for you and your family, or there may be Italian cuisine classes nearby.
The medieval town of Fucecchio
- with its name relating to the Latin word ficus
because of the presence of fig trees - is also a comune
that, for the most part, is a protected natural preserve, and located 44 kilometers away from Florence. It was a strategic junction for trading routes leading to Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Pistoia. The counts of Cadolingi erected the Castle of Salamarzana with a ring of fortified walls
. The Collegiata di San Giovanni Battista
- Saint John Baptist Collegiate Church - was built upon the parish founded in the 11 Century. On the second Sunday in June, the day in Fucecchio begins with a parade. The participants dress in medieval costumes and the festivities continue with the horse races
, Palio delle Contrade
, in the afternoon.
Enjoy some of the festivals in Florence. The Rificolona
festival, a street procession and boat parade
along the Arno Rive in the city of Florence, is held in September. Not to be missed is the terracotta open-air workshop
festival, Monteluco Fiorentino
. Pamper yourself at one of the many spas. Relax in the thermal waters. Afterwards, return to your vacation rental accommodations to sit on the terrace overlooking a garden. Rent an electric bike
, or a car, and discover all that is here under the Tuscan sun – rolling hills and woods, and the vineyards close by. Arrange for your guide to pick you up for your Chianti Florence Wine Tour
. Along the way, you will stop for a light lunch, visit a wine cellar and enjoy sampling the wine. See the stone creameries
, which once produced butter, in the surrounding area on the Sentiero escursionistico delle burraie
Stay in one of the condo rentals in the city or have your family reunion celebration in a luxurious villa rental in the countryside
. For your holiday home accommodation, browse the easy-to-navigate website of Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
. From cottages to a condo-rental overlooking an ocean, and villa rentals in the heart of Tuscany, there are a variety of vacation rentals for you to see.
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