If you are looking for a European tourist destination, consider visiting the eastern part of the famous Tuscany region in central Italy. Depending on your interests, this beautiful area might be an ideal vacation spot. You can get classic Italian food, and wash it down with world-famous and other local wine. Many of its sites are very popular, especially in high season, but are well worth the visit. Be sure to read the companion articles in this series that present western Tuscany and the Chianti region.
Since the old times, living in Italy included at least three basic things that are specific for their culture – art, great food and endless types of wine. From August till November, in all parts of the land, from the northern hills of Italy to the sunny southern areas, grape harvesting is underway. One of those Italian regions that are a perfect place for escaping the city buzz, relaxing in the untouched nature and tasting some of the finest wines is most definitely Tuscany.
Italy is a home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The country is famous for its high art and monuments, delicious cuisine, trendy fashions, luxury sports cars and motorcycles. Its nickname is Bel Paese meaning The Beautiful Country with diverse cultures and dialects as for its many beautiful coasts, alpine lakes and mountains.