Italy with its wonderful landscape, historical sights, unique art works, special cuisine and friendly people is one of the most desired holiday destinations for a winter or a summer holiday, for honeymoon or just few romantic holiday days.
A beautiful region with great landscapes inside and outside the cities, Tuscany is one of the ideal places to book a villa with your partner or family.
Let’s have a look on west Tuscany as a possible destination for a summer travel!
The west part of Tuscany is characterized by its factories and ports, especially Livorno. One of its main attractions is the Tower of Pisa. In south, the old city Volterra hosts one of the most beautiful museums and monuments of medieval architecture in Italy.
West Tuscany is crossed by many highways, like Fi-Pi-Li from Pisa to Florence. Ideal for tourists is still S67 because it passes near all the attractions on the Arno Valley.
S1 highway passes near Livorno and goes to Rome.
» Pisa - the great importance in the past and commercial connections with Spain and North Africa is reflected in the amazing building dating from that time: Duomo, Campanile and Baptistery.
In Pisa you can visit Museo delle Sinopie, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Piazza dei Cavalieri, Museo Nazionale di San Matteo.
» Tenuta di San Rossore - Situated in the north of Arno, this area is part of the Natural Park of San Rossore, a natural reservation that stretches to the north of Tuscany.
On the east side of Arno river there are sandy beaches and a little resort, Marina di Pisa , with nice houses in the Art Nouveau style, ideal for a summer holiday. 5 km south from Marina di Pisa we find Tirrenie village.
San Piero a Grado church is another great sight to visit in the area. This beautiful church from the XI century is build in the place is believed that Saint Peter walked for the first time in Italy in 42 AD. Unusual to this church is that is has no facade but semicircular apses in the east and west side.
If you enjoy bird watching or diving, you should visit the little island. Next to Capraia we find Gorgona, a penal colony that can be visited only with an appointment. Contact the office for the touristic information in Livorno for more details.
» Livorno is the second port of Italy with many attractions like: Piazza Grande, Duomo, Venezia Nuova, Piazza XX Settembre, the english cemetery, Museo Civico.
» San Miniato - situated on top of one of the highest hills in the area, this city offers some great attractions with historical buildings such as Rocca castle, Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica and Museo Diocesano d’Arte Sacra.
» Volterra - situated on a high platform, Volterra offers a great landscape over the surrounding hills. The famous Museum Guarnacci hosts one of the best collections of Etruscan artefacts in Italy. Other museums here are: Pinacoteca e Museo Civico, Museo d’Arte Sacra. One of the best preserved theatres from Italy is Teatro Romano, just outside the city.
Among all Italian region, Tuscany has one of the most charming accommodation places. Choose one of them for your holiday by accessing our associates’ site. Clarify your issues about it by asking them question before to rent villas in Tuscany.