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Art therapy and body healing in Tuscany
There is one place in the world where a travel across the country can rapidly convert into a travel across history and art. If you ever fell in love in your life with Sandro Botticelli fair young blond models and the pleasant flowered landscape of his masterpieces, do not hesitate any longer, go and discover that these atmospheres are not at all unreal but well on the contrary they do really exist, do not wait to jump inside the "painting" and visit Tuscany. You will find any kind of suitable holiday accommodation in Tuscany for your stay, from the most lavish and exclusive B+B in ancient 16th century palazzi on the river Arno in Florence where you will enjoy sleeping in a wide bedroom with gold-brocaded linen to classy and smartly intimate vacation rental apartments with a roof terrace or a loggia on Santa Maria Novella cathedral and the dome of Filippo Brunelleschi, no matter what holiday rental accommodation you will choose, Tuscany will always and continuously positively astound you and fill your body and mind with inspiration and bliss.
Body healing, fitness and pleasure in Tuscany
Pleasant green hills where Chianti tasty grapes are kissed by the sun, historical ancient cittadelle hidden behind their mighty medieval walls sporting high towers on the top of each hill, proud and fiery symbols of the strength and power of local noble families, Tuscany is indeed the land for body healing and fitness. You will be simply amazed to discover the large number of cascine and cascinali, local ancient farms recently converted into high class holistic spa and body therapy centers, Tuscany offersto its visitors unlimited possibilities for an exclusive stay which you are not ready to forget. Most of these farms offer also lavish bed and breakfast service and rooms for rent, ideal holiday accommodation opportunity for enjoying Tuscany pleasant natural landscape, and be very close to its historical towns which are only few miles afar from your accommodation, such as Pistoia, Pisa, Lucca or Prato.
Whether you reach your destinations on a horse, by car or on a bike, all opportunities are good to exercise your body and combine cultural pleasures with fitness and healthy activities. Try yourself at a yoga retreat in the middle of the countryside at San Miniato al Monte where you will be hosted by the most nurturing natural environment you can dream of, whilst your body healing sessions are accompanied by the only sound of birds and leave trees shaken by the mild and soothing wind of Tuscany hills. Fresh and healthy organic products will fill your dish with tasty and light meals, a food tradition based on olive oil and no fats diet which will allow you to stay fit and enjoy eating all through your holiday in Tuscany. Wine tasting tours are available all over Tuscany where you can spend entire days visiting old farms producers of Chianti and Montalcino wines and try local delicacies to go with.
The mystery of Etruscan civilization
Less known than Egyptian civilization and somewhat similar to Phoenician traditions discover Etruscan people and their incredible cemetery towns and tombs all across Tuscany and more particularly in the areas of Grosseto, Siena and Arezzo. Discover all the Etruscan Necropoli of Tuscany spread over the hills by the sea and rent a holiday apartment in Tuscany or a villa with swimming pool on the sea in Forte dei Marmi or Castiglione della Pescaia, lavish seaside resorts crowded with VIP and with beautiful people from all over the world. Nobody knows why this mysterious civilization has left us only its funerary traditions and sites whilst we basically lack any grounded information on their towns and every day traditions and manners. But what we know is the passionate feeling and emotion we feel when we stare at the painted Sarcofagi meant to receive the bodies of a wife and a husband together. The eternal smile of the Etruscan funerary statues speaks through the centuries like a wonderful promise of eternal peace and infinity.
Living Italian Renaissance from one town to the other in Tuscany
Medieval and Renaissance Tuscany will bewitch you. This land offers you an unlimited path between one town and the other and between one masterpiece and the other. Giotto, Botticelli, Masaccio, Beato Angelico enter into the legend of Italian art and fall in love with the exquisite architecture of its churches, palaces and towns. Rent a holiday house in Tuscany, the best way to prepare your vacation tour and to organize all your visits in the cradle of art. No wonder why Tuscany offers such a huge display of art masterpieces, it is simply the result of centuries and centuries of internal fights between local noble families, the historical enemies Guelfi and Ghibellini, respectively supporting Roman Catholic Popes and the Empire, the aim of each family being to have the global political and financial control over the country and this by all means possible, including financing artists and architects to build the most beautiful Palazzi and the highest towers.