Art and Culture

Tuscany, more then only Renaissance and Chianti

Tuscany appeals to everybody’s imagination. Tuscany is perhaps the most beautiful and best-known part of Italy. The unforgettable hilly landscape, the wonderful wines from the Chianti or the famous Brunello, the cultural wealth, the magnificent medieval towns and villages and the beautiful beaches. But also the Italian way of living, enjoying good and authentic food, the nature, the hospitality of the Italians, in short “La Dolce Vita”. Tuscany offers a wealth of ancient culture that begins with the Etruscans, before the Romans over 2000 years ago. Many a painter and writer was inspired by the fascinating scenery of Tuscany. Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Dante Alighieri, the famous Renaissance artists. The source of the Renaissance is located in Tuscany. Many cities in Tuscany belong to the must-see list, like Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano and Arezzo. And do not forget the many picturesque little red-brick hill towns.

Umbria, the green heart of Italy

Umbria is also called the “green heart” of Italy. A magical green region of central Italy without a coastline, which is bounded on the east by the mountains of the Apennines that gradually turn into a lovely hilly landscape largely bordering Tuscany. Experience Umbria from the many medieval terracotta colored towns and villages that lie on top of the hills. You will have beautiful views of rolling hills covered with pastures, vineyards, olive groves, sometimes a small lake and forest, occasionally interrupted by the valleys. It forms a picturesque scenery with a clean and clear air, the presence of many thermal and mineral springs, lakes and rivers teeming with fish. The many hill towns with their magnificent views are one of the most titillating throughout Italy. They spread out over the slopes of the hills, away from the crowds, medieval, romantic and mystical. Towns and villages inhabited with kind and welcoming people who care a lot of their ancient traditions. Ancient tradition revived in the village festivals that take place every year.


Lago Maggiore, the fascinating lake district of Nord Italy

Northern Italy beautiful lakes and mountains and the sea at the Riviera of Flowers have always been appealing to many tourist from all over the world. This is the area of ​​the mountains with the arguably most beautiful lakes in Europe, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Lake d’Orta and Lago di Garda. Picturesque villages and towns surrounded these lakes and offer a variety of entertainment, from water sports to strolling on the boulevards along the lake or a boat trip to one of the islands in the lakes. And as elsewhere in Italy there are many restaurants serving delicious Italian food. Northern Italy, however, offers also a seaside holiday. The long coastline that extends from the Cote d’Azur and Genoa beyond, to the fabulous area of ​​the Cinque Terre. Besides sun, sea, lake and beach Northern Italy is characterized by a wealth of culture with beautiful cities such as Turin, Milan, Genoa, Padua, Parma and Verona or the resorts of Portofino and San Remo.