Are you looking for a holiday at the sea, surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt landscapes? Then the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago are for you—from Elba to Giannutri, Giglio and Capraia. Or maybe hiking through the Chianti is more your style, soaking up the sun, with picture-perfect views and world-famous wine?
If you’re looking for waves and fun, Versilia is a must with its long beaches. The nightlife along the coast, from Viareggio to Forte dei Marmi, is hopping with a busy calendar of events, trendy discos and legendary locales. If you are more into adventure, check out the Alta Versilia with stops in Stazzema, Casoli and Seravezza. If you’re the hiking type, the Costa degli Etruschiis your ideal destination, allowing you to immerse yourself in the scents and colours of this breathtakingly beautiful coastline, dotted with charming towns from Calafuria to San Vincenzo.
The Maremma, the southern-most strip of Tuscany’s coastline, offers untouched landscapes, crystal-clear sea and golden sand beaches punctuated by seaside towns like Capalbio, Castiglione della Pescaia and Orbetello. A stopover at the Tuscan Archipelago is a must for anyone seeking a full experience of the local seaside. The turquoise waters of the Isle of Elba and the natural paradise of the Isola del Giglio are not to be missed. But nor are the savage beauty of the volcanic island of Capraia, and the minor islands of Giannutri, Gorgona, Montecristo and Pianosa.
Tuscany isn’t just coastline, though, and a tour in-land offers all sorts of summer surprises. The softly rolling hills of the Chiantiwhich spread over the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo are full of charming small towns to explore. Wander the historic centresbefore stopping to sample the local flavours accompanied by a glass of Chianti Classico. And don’t forget a drive through the magical Crete Senese, the picturesque landscape between Arezzo and Siena, which defines the Tuscan dream. From the medieval village of Ascianoto the spiritual beauty of Abbey of Monte Uliveto, immerse yourself in history and nature, far from the hectic schedule of your daily life and relax in the Tuscan summer sun.
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