May-June 2014. : HOLIDAY in TUSCANY : NATURE & FLAVOURS
The farm of San Gimignano , in the province of Siena, is waiting for you with your holiday apartments in the heart of Tuscany .
There are lots of travel itineraries to experience the most fragrant season of the year in Tuscany, between landscapes evocative and exciting , typical and ancient villages .
The Chianti countryside is the ideal destination to enjoy the colors and scents of spring. Come wander through geometric landscapes covered with vineyards , where wine is produced doc most famous in the world, and trails that will take you to abbeys, monasteries , castles and villages perched .
Come and discover the charm of the medieval villages that still tell their thousand-year history . The square , the heart of town, where people meet and where the visitor can find the most important monuments , between March and June becomes the frame of the more typical markets . Wine, oil, honey, fruits and vegetables, cheeses and even sheep , cow and goat's milk , jams and preserves, are genuine products of this land , the work of the farmers who have preserved the tradition of their ancient crafts.
From Chianti to the Val d'Orcia , through the Val di Chiana, there is plenty of choice , in every city you can enjoy a holiday full of culture and nature. The roads that wind through the hills are ideal for walking or cycling tour , discovering fascinating landscapes .
A short distance take a dip into the past in Volterra with its Etruscan jewels or Fiesole, with its precious archaeological finds, or even in Cortona , where they are on display until July Etruscan collections exhibited at the Louvre .
Those who prefer to relax in the Terre di Siena will find hot springs with beneficial healing properties : Bagni Vignoni , baths oldest known since the Etruscans , Bagni San Filippo , from calcareous deposits that unfold in magical green routes , Saturnia and finally Rapolano for an immersion in wellbeing and nature.
Another attractive alternative is the Mugello , the birthplace of Giotto and Fra Angelico, where visitarele Medici Villas Cafaggiolo and Trebbio . Lovers of the outdoors will be able to windsurf on the lake Sling, then taste the typical dishes of the area, from the rosticcianna potato ravioli . Shoppers can visit the Barberino Designer Outlet is a paradise of international fashion and special prices .
The mountains and natural parks instead offer pleasant walks immersed in nature awakening from the Park of Casentino Forests, Vallombrosa and the National Park of the Tuscan- Emilian Apennines, trails for hiking and trekking are numerous, but also in parks closer to the coast , such as those of the Val di Cornia and the Maremma and the Tuscan Archipelago National Park dell'Arcipalego .
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