Spring is the best time to discover the many historical villas and gardens spread across the Tuscan landscape. A good starting point could be the list of 12 Medici buildings, farms, hunting lodges and gardens granted status as UNESCO world heritage sites. Just behind the Pitti Palace, in Florence, you can visit Boboli, one of the largest and most elegant Italian-style gardens in the world. For a picnic on the green head towards Vaglia, and spend a day at the Pratolino Medici Park, home to Giambologna’s colossal statue. Just a few kilometres from Florence, the Medici Villa della Petraia fascinates visitors with its magnificent Italian garden encircling the villa while in Seravezza, the Medici Palace hosts the unique Museum of Work and Folk Traditions of Historical Versilia.