Sky and earth, meadows and vineyards, parish churches and villages emerging like islands in all their splendor, this is the Tuscan countryside. So many are the ancient roads to travel in landscapes that still tell the story of the territory. Only Tuscany can enclose a historical, artistic and environmental heritage of great interest that you can discover with trekking routes, horseback riding trails or paths for bikers.
History in these lands can still be savored slowly in a landscape that seems drawn by the hand of an artist. Visiting Chianti means traveling on unusual itineraries through woods, vineyards and isolated villages to get to know the little gems of Radda, Gaiole, Castellina, Greve in Chianti and Castelnuovo Berardenga.
The Terre di Siena offer fascinating scenery expressed in the sculpted forms of the Crete Senesi. The thermal baths of Rapolano, the truffles of San Giovanni D'Asso are some surprises of a world apart that knows no equal.
Traveling south you will find a perfect landscape. It is made up of hills, gullies, the winding course of the river, the cypresses that crown isolated heights or follow the course of the roads. The Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO world heritage site, is an authentic treasure chest of nature and villages, such as Pienza and Montalcino.
The Valdichiana has represented the agricultural soul of Tuscany for centuries. Here the Etruscans left a large number of artifacts and villages, such as Castiglion Fiorentino and Cortona.
Finally, for those who love to plunge into green gardens, the villas of the Piana di Lucca are a must-see destination. Surrounded by hills, these country mansions were built by wealthy merchants from Lucca from the 15th century onward and today represent an important heritage of Italian history.