My Tours in Rome believe that, to better understand the Italian culture, visitors going to Italy should join our Tuscan Tour. There are many reasons why Italy is not only Rome and its treasures, and Tuscany can be a paradigm of how, in its recent history, our nation was formed on the legacy that comes from the Tuscan civilization. Just to give an example, as the Italian peninsula was split in seven separated countries from the end of the Roman Empire, at the moment of the Unification Period (1848-1870) the newly settled Italian Parliament decided that the Tuscan Dialect should become the official Italian language. There are many other examples to enumerate about the primacy of the Tuscan power throughout the centuries but in this article we want to give you a hint on what you are going to visit with us.
– THE STRATEGIC GEOLOCATION OF SIENA
Siena is not only the town of the popular Palio, but also an energetic hub of banking and wine activities. The popular Monte dei Paschi di Siena was created in the Middle Ages and the Chianti region occupies the environs of Siena. In addition, the noble family of Chigi in the seventeenth century claimed its Sienese origins and one of its members became pope with the name of Alexander VII.
– THE FAMED PISAN SAILORMEN
Nobody was better than the Pisan in terms of bravery and curiosity for the outer world. Pisa in the Middle Ages was a powerful country and had a strong fleet that was able to compete with the Venetian trade. The beautiful Romanesque architecture that adorn Pisa’s main monuments stems from the eclectic relationships that Pisa had with the South Mediterranean areas and the Islamic world.
– FLORENCE THE CAPITAL OF THE RENAISSANCE WORLD
In the fifteenth and sixteethn century Florence became the capital of the Renaissance civilization. Poets, artists and sculptors engaged in competitions to show what craft could be the best to serve the town’s main programs. Imagine what a kind of busy laboratory Florence was 500 years ago, with Botticelli painting his famous Primavera and Michelangelo carving his David. An unbelievable team of natural talents provided the basis for understanding what today means ” being a self made man”.
– LUCCA AS PRE-ROMAN SITE
Lucca has Etruscan origins and claims to be founded in the fifth century before Christ. If you have never seen a medieval town, go to Lucca and realize how its towers were the expression of the rich Tuscan families who once ran the city. Its Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro was built on top of the Roman ruins and its elliptical shape is a reminder of the underlying Roman structure.
These are only few of the reasons why you should visit Tuscany and its treasures. Especially if you come from other continents and have flown thousands of miles, you should understand that Rome is far from Tuscany only a couple of hundred miles and that with our comfortable buses you can really have a beautiful experience about the diversity of the Italian territory and people.