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Romanesque Parish Church S. Giorgio in Brancoli

Parish Church of San Giorgio at Bràncoli

The ancient Pieve at Brancoli is one of the most atmospheric mediaeval structures in a Region, Tuscany, that contains a great many of them, and is well worth a visit if you are exploring the environs of Lucca. The Brancoleria, where the church is situated, stretches between the valley and the slopes of Mount Pizzorne, upstream on the Serchio river, approximately 10 km from Lucca.

Thermal pools in Tuscany

Thermal baths, mineral pools, hot springs and spas in Tuscany

Corte di Valle

Agriturismo Corte di Valle pool

Agriturismo Corte di Valle vacation accommodations. Stay in a genuine Tuscan villa on the Chianti wine-producing property within easy reach of Florence.

Horse and wagon excursions in Tuscany

Excursions in Tuscany by horse and wagon

Horse and wagon excursions in TuscanyGreat fun for children, family outings and wedding parties in Tuscany Luca Perrotta founded "I Cocchieri di ' Chianti" (the Chianti coachmen) to offer excursions by horse-drawn wagon in Tuscany, Italy, especially in the Chianti wine zone and the Maremma. Luca and his colleague have comfortable covered wagons that are [...]

Pescia

Pescia

The town of Pescia is a charming place that is well worth a brief visit if you are in the area. Pescia is situated in the Province of Pistoia, very near the ancient border separating the Republics of Florence and Lucca, on the banks of the Pescia river.

Villa La Foce

Villa La Foce garden

The classic Tuscan villa known as Villa La Foce is situated among the hills that overlook the Val d’Orcia, a beautiful valley in Southern Tuscany. The villa was built in the late 15 C as a hospice for pilgrims and merchants travelling from Rome along the Via Francigena to points north. In 1924, it was occupied by Count Antonio Origo and his English wife, the famous author Iris Origo, and the villa became a prosperous farming centre despite the difficulties of working the clay soil of the Crete Senesi.

Florence

The Ponte Vecchio in Florence

Florence, the art and architecture capital of Tuscany and one of the most important art cities in the world. Probably the best months to visit Florence are May, June, September and October. July is very pleasant in terms of weather but is already crowded with tourists. August can be very hot and humid because Florence is located in a valley that traps heat.

Lucca

Lucca Tuscany

The city of Lucca is located in western Tuscany and should at the very least be included in any tour of Tuscany. Lucca also makes an excellent base for your stay in Tuscany. The city is flat, compact and relatively uncrowded making it a very pleasant place to stay.

Pisa

Pisa

Pisa is a city of unique and to some extent under-rated beauty. Pisa is of course one of the most famous towns in the Region of Tuscany. Many tourists arrive at Pisa airport en route for Florence and neglect to visit anything except the Leaning Tower. In fact, Pisa is well worth a stay of a few days and even makes a good base for a vacation in NW Tuscany. Pisa is only 20 minutes from the coast and has excellent transport links to Florence, Livorno and La Spezia.

Luxury Tuscan villa to rent

luxury hotel in Tuscany

The holiday of a lifetime – a couple of weeks relaxing in a luxury Tuscany villa! Throughout the province of Tuscany and especially near the art cities of Florence and Sienna, patrician villas are to be found in beautiful situations, usually vine-covered hillsides with spectacular panoramic views.