Where to go in Florence, Tuscany & Umbria
List of regions
Considered the finest product of the Italian Renaissance, Florence's historic city centre is filled with countless monuments, works of art and inhabited by some of Italy's most cosmopolitan and glamorous residents, Italian designer Gucci included.
Umbria in central Italy is the only Italian region with no sea or country borders. The landscape is a pastoral patchwork of rolling green hills and meandering country roads leading to historic towns and villages, each boasting some of Italy's finest hotels, castles & elegant villa accommodation.
Siena is built on the ridge of three hilltops and offers sensational views of the Tuscan countryside. Its medieval centre is has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
San Gimignano is a beautiful walled medieval hill town in Tuscany's Siena province, famous for its architecture and high towers. ‘San Gimignano delle belle Torri' is 56km south of Florence and served as an important relay point for pilgrims travelling to or from Rome on the Via Francigema.
Once of the four great maritime republics in the middle ages, Pisa is a short hop from the Mediterranean coast and just under an hour west of Florence.
Lucca sits by the Serchio River in northern Tuscany, surrounded by preserved 16th century walls. The town makes a perfect starting point for excursions into the nearby Apuan Alps, with their marble quarries, and Garfagnana, a mountainous province in the Apennine Mountains, ideal for cycling and hik…