Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Tuscany harbours, the classic landscapes of Italy, are the artistic heritage and stand-out cities, that make of Tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of international tourism.
Like a fine wine, Tuscany, has been some time in the making… Nowadays Tuscany is among Italy’s wealthiest regions, but it remains predominantly rural, with great tracts of land still looking much as they did half a millennium ago. From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscany is possibly the greatest repository of art in the world. It’s fresh air and dazzling colors contributed to stimulating the creative spirit of Giotto, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci… to name a few.
Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside. From extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces, from its wonderful cuisine and wine to its mountain paths and rolling hills, to the sea coast. Everything can be found on one unique spot.
The true delight in Tuscany is that you will find something even when you are just wandering around the many panoramic back roads by car or find special little towns by train. There is a lot to see and do in Tuscany, the difficulty is where to start. Certainly most should start with Florence as a base point. That’s why we propose you to start with an Italian Language Course, because learning the language helps you to learn part of the culture. Our language courses also include activities that will introduce you to the extraordinary world of paintings and sculpture, frescoes and architectural masterpieces.
Make of Florence your starting point to discover Tuscany, and remember, the more you come to know the region, the more extraordinary Tuscany appears.