Thursday, 22 July 2010

Tuscany Sightseeing

Are you looking for some Tuscany Sightseeing ideas? Read this article to find out some of Tuscany's most unforgettable sightseeting and holiday attractions.

Tuscany's Most Unforgettable Holiday Attractions
By Mark Scriven

That long awaited holiday has rolled around, and this time, you probably fancy doing something a little bit different, you're probably a little bit lost for ideas, and your partner's getting restless, they want a fun-packed holiday they can enjoy, whilst at the same time enjoying a nice relaxing break away from work and home.

If this sounds a lot like your current situation, then perhaps Tuscany is the perfect holiday destination for you. Unfortunately, Tuscany is not often thought of as a great couple's holiday hot-spot, but it has a lot to offer couples as well as families, and can give every partnership a memorable holiday, you just need to know the right spots to visit.

One of the main things couples partake in on a holiday is a shopping tour, displaying Italian fashion at its very best. The shopping facilities in Tuscany is an attraction in itself, offering couples designer labels such as Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Yves Saint Laurent.

This is a true shopper's paradise if you're looking for brand names at outlet prices, and it also gives you the opportunity to soak up your surroundings in the quaint cafes that are found within the area, a gorgeous way to spend an afternoon!

If you're a culture vulture, then a trip to some of Tuscany's beautiful Museums and Gardens has to be at the top of your list. For example, the Accademia Museum is a popular attraction, home to some of the world's most famous artistic pieces, such as Michelangelo's 'David'.

There are many different Michelangelo sculpture and pictures homed here, but also displayed are the epic works of Botticelli, Lorenzo di Credi, del Sarto and Perungino, the only place to be if you're interested in enjoying some really art and culture.

The Boboli Gardens is another spot often enjoyed by tourists, it offers up a beautiful place to relax, as well as some fantastic photography opportunities too. After a you've made your way through the Pitti palace, the Renaissance gardens that occupy the hill behind the museum will call out to you, you may notice the occasional touches of sculpture - the works of Baroque and Rococo, as well as some serene water fountains and some beautiful botanical gardens. You can always pay a visit to one of the nearby cafes and pick up some food and wine to enjoy out there in the sun, a perfect end to a perfect day.

Tuscany also offers up a wide range of different Thermal SPAS and Springs, in particular, the Thermal Spring of Montepulciano is a popular destination, set up in 1966, it contains a natural sulphur spring that gives therapeutic properties to all visitors to it.

The centre itself also offers services such as hydro massages, 'Scottish baths', vapour showers, pools, toning and moisturizing, lynfo drainage, face masks and many other purifying treatments. Many men think this is just a woman's treat, but it's surprising how many men visit each year, and leave feeling refreshed and completely relaxed!

Tuscany is a beautiful and tranquil region, offering up a variety of romantic and fun attractions and activities, the stunning views and peaceful surroundings can make for a memorable Italian holiday that will have you coming back time and time again.

Mark Scriven is an online marketing expert and has written many articles on business, travel and the internet. For a wide selection of holiday villas in Tuscany visit Cottages to Castles, specialists in luxury Tuscany villas.

Hopefully this will give you lots of Tuscany Sightseeing ideas!

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