Art lovers can follow in the footsteps of Piero della Francesco, discovering his greatest paintings: from the Resurrection in the Civic Museum in Sansepolcro to the Madonna del Parto in the church of Santa Maria a Momentana in Monterchi, masterpieces that have defined the history of art. Lastly, in addition to Etruscan artefacts and artistic gems, we can’t forget to taste the best of the area’s local food and wine, waiting to be explored on the Terre di Arezzo Wine Trail.
Outside the imposing walls of Lucca, there’s a lot waiting to be discovered: Renaissance villas, hot springs and medieval villages are the special ingredients for an excellent vacation to these parts. After a pleasant moment of pure relaxation at the renowned thermal resort in Bagni di Lucca, dive into the beauty of the historic, noble palaces of the Lucchesia. If you’re in search of spirituality, legends and towns where past traditions are still alive and well, we suggest traveling the via Francigena, which will lead you all the way to bustling Versilia.
Following the waterways on horseback or by mountain bike will introduce you to a little-known side of the Maremma, characterized by rivers, lakes, historic places and nature reserves. To learn more about the work of Maremma cowboys, known as butteri, just find a horse and spend a day with them reliving the most authentic customs of this territory.