Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. A trip to this land is like spiritual healing. The region has hills, mountains and a snow collar on the high peaks, spectacular cypresses and rib pads on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The people are beautifies and never look worried, as the landscape is a perfect setting for a relaxing and calming trip. In order to truly enter the local atmosphere and admire the site-specific architecture masterpieces, there is one trick all avid travelers know: rent a traditional holiday home! This allows you to enjoy the modern day, luxurious facilities of a perfectly magnificent holiday villa, but with the special touch of uniqueness and local color that no large scale hotel can ever match. Once you have chosen your accommodation, the adventure begins!
In Tuscany there are natural geysers that spring out clouds and water vapors. There are several public outdoor pools with sulfurous thermal waters renowned for their therapeutic qualities. In summer, these ancient bathrooms can get crowded, but if you don’t have enough space there do not forget that a state of the art vakantiehuis Toscane has to offer comes with the most beautiful private outdoor pools. Montecatini Terme, situated about 50 km from Florence, was the first Italian thermal waters renowned for their healing powers. There are buildings in the Art Nouveau style built in the early century XX. A building of this type was Tettuccio Terme, a neoclassical building with columns. Water gushing from wells on slabs of marble, the walls decorated with ceramic tiles depicting bucolic scenes and the morning orchestra singing arrangements under a dome decorated with frescoes, what could be better? To continue your trip in style, traditional Tuscan vineyards make a great place to search for wine tasting. Excellent cuisine and impressive restaurants are of abundance here.
Dedicate the next day to Florence. After going back to your gorgeous vakantiewoning Toscane has provided, you can start the city visit. Start in P-za Santa Maria Novella, across the street from the train station. The market takes its name from the imposing Basilica, whose construction began in 1246, ending in 1360. Santa Maria Novella, the main church of the Dominican da Firenze name, is also the name of the city’s largest railway station. In Italian Firenze SMN, it is not to be confused with the next station Firenze Rifredi, a noteworthy detail for those using their train trips through Tuscany. After a short orientation, continue the journey to the main attraction of the city, passing through Piazza San Giovanni to P-za dell Domo, where the famous and breathtaking Duomo is located. Alongside it, tourists can admire the gorgeous Baptistery and Tower. This architectural triptych was declared an UESCO World Heritage site. The Dome, officially named Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, and cathedral are just huge, expressing the greatness of God towards man. Being 114.5 m high, 153 m long and 38 m wide, it had to be built in years since 1296 using the Gothic-Renaissance style. And if gazing at this gigantic monument in all its splendor and going to miracle working geysers was too much, you can always return to your cozy and luxurious holiday house and simply enjoy the view!