Tuscany Journals

Two Weeks in Transcendent Tuscany

A May 2005 trip to Tuscany by francelvr

View over the rooftops of Florence. Photo, Florence, Italy More Photos
Quote: Whether your passion is great art, great food, or great scenery, Tuscany exceeds all expectations. A 16-day stay here left us anxious to return soon.

Two Weeks in Transcendent Tuscany

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Overview

View over the rooftops of Florence. Photo, Florence, Italy
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For most of us, Tuscany needs little introduction. After all, much of what we call Western civilization was either invented or rediscovered here. A land where shades of verdant green and warm ochre tint the landscape, Tuscany inspired geniuses of art like Michaelangelo, Brunelleschi, and Fra Angelico to copy and even outdo nature. Today, it is remains a sensual feast of art, cuisine, history, and natural beauty.Though Tuscany's glory peaked in the 1500s, visitors can time-travel back to those days in stunning Renaissance cities like Florence or San Gimignano, Italy's best-preserved medieval town, which is famous for its defensive towers. Three years ago, my husband and I did just this over two...Read More