Staying at the rustic, luxury castle hotel Castello Di Vicarello and doing a one on one tailor made cooking class with the owner Aurora. They have a large organic garden, so we collected all the fresh vegetables first, and cooked up a Tuscan feast in the gorgeous stone clad kitchen.
Flora, Original Traveller
Even by Italian standards, Tuscany is a region of outstanding natural beauty and cultural riches - historic towns packed with architectural and artistic treasures, and surrounded by picture-postcard landscapes of rolling hills and cypress trees.
Why we think you’ll love it
- The dominating themes behind any luxury holiday to Tuscany are architecture, food, wine and landscape landscape - what's not to love? The area has something for everyone and can be enjoyed at all times of the year.
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Luxury Holidays to Tuscany: The Detail
Tuscany's highlights include Siena, which hosts the famous annual Palio horse race; the wonderfully preserved medieval city of San Gimignano, with its soaring towers; Pisa with its soaring and leaning tower; and, of course, Florence, the 'cradle of the Renaissance', with its magnificent duomo, Uffizi gallery and Ponte Vecchio.
We also know the little gems off the beaten track such as the lovely medieval town of Lucca with it's perfectly preserved walls that you can bicycle round, and some of Tuscany's finest vineyards for private wine tastings. Added to this, Tuscany has miles of Mediterranean coastline. All rather perfect, we think you'll agree.
Original Travel has selected some of the best properties from across the region. Many of them are in rural settings, but within easy range of the main cultural attractions, giving you the best of both worlds, but we have some properties in the beautiful city of Florence itself.