Articles for Holiday Destinations

  

Holiday Villa Il Segreto
When you’re choosing between sweeping hills, peppered with vineyards and cypress trees, and long sandy beaches on historic coastal towns it can be hard to decide. Tuscany is home to some of the most loved historic cities in Italy. But if you’re looking for a true taste of Tuscan living, you can’t just have the city break, you must stay in the idyllic villas that the region has become known for. But when you’ve got a region as big as Tuscany to parse, with a mind boggling choice of villas inland and by the sea, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly where to visit. That’s why we’ve come up with this handy guide to a few of our favourite spots for inland and coastal villa renting in Tuscany.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa

What you need to know about Pisa before visiting it

Pisa is a wonderful city, a tourist dream of many around the world who can't wait to take the picture "supporting" the famous leaning tower - well, today we're going to see what this city has to offer the most attentive tourists and why not maybe it will make you want to buy a villa in Tuscany with a swimming pool.
Among the houses in Tuscany, Pisa has to offer some of the best for those who can appreciate a city that breathes culture. Let's start talking about what to visit to enjoy the city, but what the Pisans like that tourists don't know about?

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Panorama of San Gimignano
The city of San Gimignano is a precious jewel in Tuscany. It is a small walled village about halfway between Florence and Siena, famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the other buildings offering an impressive view of the city and the surrounding valley.

At the height of its glory, San Gimignano's patrician families had built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power: the higher the tower, the higher the prestige of the family. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and appearance.

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990, San Gimignano offers visitors the chance to step back in time while enjoying its local products including saffron and its white wine, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

Walking uphill you will arrive to its two main squares (Piazza Duomo and Piazza della Cisterna) and it is possible to do some great shopping along its main street.

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