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ART AND CULTURE HOLIDAYS IN TUSCANY

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Tuscany is known the world over as a wonderful, relaxing place to spend a holiday, and if you're an art lover then it's verging on a paradise.

The capital Florence is packed full of Renaissance architecture and world-class art museums, and is also a beautiful and friendly city spend a break in.
Top of the list of places to visit for holidaying art lovers is probably the Uffizi Museum, featuring hundreds of priceless works by artists including Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello amongst many others. Also on the must-see list is is the Accademica Gallery, home of probably the world's most famous sculpture: Michaelangelo's David. This iconic figure is recognised from pictures everywhere, and is even more impressive seen close up, standing an imposing 4m tall.

The nearby city of Pisa is of course famous for its leaning tower, well worth a visit despite the crowds, but Pisa also has many other quieter places of interest to the art lover. The Lungarno Simonelli Museum has a large collection of Roman treasures, including riverboats, while the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo is home to an impressive array of paintings and sculptures representing Tuscany through the centuries.

For opera lovers, the month-long Puccini Festival is held every August at an outdoor venue in Torre del Lago, near Lucca. Some of the most accomplished names in modern opera have performed here, and the even is attended by thousands of people from all over the world. For fans of more modern music, the Lucca Summer Festival takes place every July and has featured contemporary artists as diverse as Elton John and Arcade Fire.

A WEEKEND IN FLORENCE

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  • FORTE BELVEDERE

    A fort with great historical...

  • GALLERIA DELL'ACCADEMIA

  • PALAZZO SPINI FERONI

    Located in piazza Santa Trinita,...

  • GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI

    Its origins date back...

  • CONVENTO DI SAN MARCO

    San Marco, Florence is a religious...

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  • HOTEL CASCI

    Hotel Casci is a small family hotel very centrally located in a fifteenth century palace and boasts some...

SIENA

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  • PALAZZO CHIGI PICCOLOMINI

  • PORTA SAN MARCO

  • MUSEO ED ORATORIO DELLA NOBILE CONTRADA DELL'OCA

  • PORTA DI FONTEBRANDA

  • PALAZZO DELLE PAPESSE

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  • HOTEL SANTA CATERINA

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GROSSETO

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  • CONVENTO DELLE CLARISSE

    Of medieval origin, together with the...

  • PALAZZO COMUNALE

    Located on the north side of Piazza...

  • PALAZZO TOGNETTI

    Along the central Corso Carducci this...

  • BALUARDO DELLE PALLE

  • PALAZZO ALDOBRANDESCHI

    Situato in Piazza Dante, il palazzo è...

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  • AGRITURISMO ECHI D'ETRURIA

    The Agriturismo Echi d'Etruria, a typical country house set on a hill in a dominant position, is surrounded...

AREZZO

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  • PALAZZO BRUNI CIOCCHI

  • FORTEZZA MEDICEA

    On the hill of San Donato (Avenue B....

  • LA CASA MUSEO DI IVAN BRUSCHI

  • MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO STATALE GAIO CILNIO MECENATE

    It is the most important archaeological...

  • ANFITEATRO ROMANO

    Built between first and second century...

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  • GRAZIELLA PATIO HOTEL

    Graziella Patio is a charming hotel a few steps away from the Church of Saint Francis in one of the most...

A WEEKEND IN MASSA MARITTIMA

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  • ANTICO FRANTOIO

  • MUSEO CIVICO ARCHEOLOGICO

  • MOSTRA PERMANENTE DELLA RESISTENZA

  • MUSEO DELLA MINIERA

  • ZONA ARCHEOLOGICA ETRUSCA

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  • TENUTA IL CICALINO

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PORTOFERRAIO

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  • PINACOTECA COMUNALE FORESIANA

    An almost obligatory stage in...

  • CASTELLO VOLTERRAIO

    The crumbling Castle Volterraio of...

  • FORTE STELLA

    Forte Stella in Portoferraio, built on...

  • FORTE MONTE BELLO RUDERI

    The Forte Montebello of Portoferraio is...

  • MUSEO CIVICO ARCHEOLOGICO

    The Archaeological Museum of...

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  • HOTEL VILLA OTTONE

    Hotel Villa Ottone is the essence of beauty, expressed in the harmony of its architecture, the sophistication...

  • HOTEL PARADISO

    Delightful hotel situated in a quiet, panoramic position overlooking the bay of Viticcio in a protected area...

POPULONIA

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  • CASTELLO DI POPULONIA

  • MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO DEL TERRITORIO DI POPULONIA

  • PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI BARATTI E POPULONIA

    The Archaeological Park of Baratti and...

  • POPULONIA - NECROPOLI ETRUSCA S.CERBONE (VII SEC.AC)

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  • CASE VACANZA RINSACCA

    The Holiday House "The Rinsacca" is located in the heart of Tuscany, near the Gulf of Baratti overlooking the...

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