Pistoia it’s a small city located in beetwen Florence and Pisa and that’s why you probably never heard about it!
In Pistoia the Tuscany tradition it’s in its purest form: medieval and modern art, ski resort in winter, endless countryside with Chianti wine and extra virgin olive oil production. The thermal baths of Montecatini and Monsummano, in Pistoia province, can boast of waters with beneficial health effects as well as treat themselves to spa treatments. These are the thermal baths which hosted nobilty and royalty, as well as more recent movie stars
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became a destination due to the “Under the Tuscan Sun” movie.
You can’t find a better exemple of Tuscany village. The city, surrounded by stone walls from Etruscan and Roman times, sits on the top of a hill. This position over the valley offers an amazing view of the surrounding valley pleanty of vineyards and olive grooves.
Small shops on the main streets of Cortona offer local handmade items and gourmet products. Great red wines are made in the area from Syrah grapes. Most of the restaurants in town offers traditional local and Tuscan cuisine, the main dish is the steak from Chianina cattle, one of Italy’s high quality bovine breeds is bred near Cortona.
is a beach town very popular as italian summer destination in Feniglia and Giannella, the two sandy beaches with shallow water, very suitable for families with children.
The most pictured in Orbetello is the old mill of the dam but just few steps away you can find the point where the Etruscan walls are best preserved with large blocks of the fourth century BC. Plebiscito Square with the Town Hall, and Piazza Garibaldi with the Spanish Governor’s Palace are the heart of the village.
Castellina in Chianti
is located in the midle of wild and unspoiled nature, to discover the beauty of this picturesque town in the province of Siena. Walking through the narrow streets of the medieval village you will be able to see the church, the fortress and the archaeological sites dating back to 2000 years ago. Climb the crenellated fourteenth-century tower, a privileged point to admire the spectacular view of the Chianti landscape. Another symbol of Castellina is the famous Via delle Volte, an ancient basement walkway today lined with shops and restaurants.
The English Patient (1997) and Romeo and Juliet by Zeffirelli (1968) were filmed in Pienza’s village. The town of Pienza, UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s famous around the world for its amazing pecorino cheese and the surrounded are of Val d’Orcia. Built of local yellow-ochre and white travertine stone, the pedestrian town of Pienza was designed by one of the most famous Florentine architects of his time, the Rossellino.