Towns & Villages in Tuscany
The towns and cities in the North of Tuscany are some of the most beautiful and historic in the whole of italy and all are worhth a visit even if it is part of a tour taking in the general region, others are a must to be explored in greater detail and many will entice you to return again and again.
Bagni Di Lucca
Historic spa town nestled in the Lima valley, famous for its natural thermal springs there have been bath houses here since roman times. The town comprises three main areas, Fornoli, Ponte a Seraglio and Villa. There are many shops, bars and restaurants and of course the thermal spa baths
The city of lucca famed for its intact reneissance walls and many towers, numerous historic churches and many shops bars and restaurants. Birthplace of the composer Puccini there are events all year round celebrating his work.
The capitol city of Tuscany Florence is recognised as a centre for art, history and culture in Italy with its impressive renaissance architecture it is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There are of course many galleries, museums, historic churches and buildings as well as numerous bars, cafes, restaurants and shops, it is also recognised as one of the major centres for italian fashion.
The medieval city of Barga dominates the local landscape, as well as the main church or duomo there are many fine buildings and has recently become well known for its artist community, Barga plays host to one of the leading opera festivals held bi-annually in july
with its Romanesque-gothic cathedral and many medieval buildings Siena is one of the most visited cities in Tuscany. Famous for its Palio or horse race held in the shell shaped Piazza del Campo. Siena is also well known for its art and cuisine and you will find many impressive museums and galleries and numerous restaurants and cafes
The main town on the Tuscan Riviera Viareggio is well known as a top seaside resort with its long sandy beaches, great shoppping and lively nightlife, it is also famous for its carnival which happens each year in the weeks preceding Easter