Tuscany Country side
Like any new place you are visiting for the first time, it’s important to plan the time you are going to spend in the Tuscany countryside. Many people think of Tuscany as solely being about major destinations, like Florence and Pisa, but it’s also about taking the time to enjoy the beautiful Italian countryside in-between the more built-up areas.
Planning your route is important, if you want to make the most of the time that you have in the country. However, do not forget that you are on holiday. So, make sure you factor in a little down time, when you can spend time with local people and enjoy the local hospitality and cuisine. Here are some ideas about what to do in the Tuscany countryside.
The food and drink of it all
There are many different dishes to try while you are in Italy, but in Tuscany, it’s well worth spending time trying a delicacy that you may never have experienced before, truffles. You may only get this one opportunity to say you tasted white truffles in Tuscany, so go for it. You may even want to wash them down with a nice glass of Chianti. The landscape is undulating, and the vineyards are numerous, in the Chianti region, it’s an amazing place to spend some time.
Escaping into nature
Tuscany is famous for its beautiful natural landscape. One of the most stunning areas in the region is the Alpi Apuane where you can walk amongst the beech and chestnut trees, and admire an array of wild flowers. There are several hiking paths to explore. Another place to get close to nature in Tuscany is the Monti dell’Uccellina which has a protected environment. Trees, flora and fauna flourish here because they have protection against the dangers presented by modern life.
For anyone who wants to get close to nature when visiting Tuscany, Montebelli is one of the most traditional agriturismo in Tuscany. Guests are welcomed into an environment which is close to nature and is protective of the natural way of things. Staying here means that visitors can enjoy spending time being close to nature, and walking in the local area; a peaceful and relaxing experience.
The Tuscany countryside is a blissful place where it’s possible to escape from the pressures and stresses of every day life and just enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. If you are visiting the region, you can combine some time time spent visiting traditional tourist sites, such as the Uffizi in Florence, with time spent walking or riding on the countryside, or paying a visit to any of the many first class vineyards in the area. It’s the perfect combination for a great vacation.