The cradle of the Renaissance

Florence is the ultimate art city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 and considered by historians as the place of origin of the Renaissance.

Among the city's most famous art treasures are the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, the Uffizi Gallery, the Bargello and the Academy Gallery.

Florence is also the city of the Medici family, which contributed to creating the culture and art we now today.

Among the most prominent artworks of the city is Michelangelo's David, made between 1501 and 1504, which is one of the emblems of the Renaissance and of the city, as well as Botticelli’s Venus.

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The city of the leaning tower

If you want to visit the incredible Tuscan territory, one of your destinations has to be the city of Pisa.

Pisa is one of the most well-known cities in the world thanks to the 56 meters high tower and to its other beautiful monuments (Duomo, Battistero and Camposanto) which together make the "square of the Miracles".

The latter has been declared a patrimony of humanity, and is associated with all other Tuscan and Italian monuments and landscapes that make Italy the most beautiful country in the world.

Pisa is also the birthplace of the father of modern science Galileo Galilei, and hosts one of the most prestigious Italian universities in the world.

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The city of the Palio

Siena is one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Italy. It’s located in the heart of Tuscany, less than an hour's drive from the Park Hotel le Fonti, and you can get there by crossing some of the most suggestive Tuscan hills.

The city’s old town in 1995 was declared by UNESCO patrimony of humanity for its uniqueness and the centenary history.

Siena is also world-renowned for its Palio: an exciting horse race that takes place every year on 2nd July in honor of Our Lady of Provenzano, and in 16th August in honor of Our Lady of Assumption.

Its origins date back to 1200, although it was only in the seventeenth century that the Palio was moved to Piazza del Campo and became a popular festival.

San Gimignano

The country of the towers

San Gimignano is a small Tuscan town declared heritage of humanity by UNESCO, and rises on a place which was inhabited by the Etruscans at least from the third century BC.

In its most prosperous period, the wealthy families of the town built 72 towers as a symbol of their power: there are still 16 of them, making this town one of the best examples in urban city of Europe in Medieval commune era.

The oldest tower is the Torre Sognosa, built in 1200, almost 52 meters high, while the tallest Tower is the Tower of the Podestà, also known as Torre Grossa.


The medieval city of a hundred churches

Lucca is one of the most famous Tuscan cities, thanks to its precious historical monuments and the sixteenth-century, 4 kilometers long walls, completely intact and surrounded by a park full of centuries-old trees.

This city has retained its original appearance, and thanks to the many medieval churches it has earned the title of "city of a hundred churches".

The center offers one of the most beautiful squares in Italy with the name of "Piazza dell'Anfiteatro" which has a unique peculiarity: at the center of it is a tile marked with a cross, pointing at the intersection between the four doors.