The Cities of the Culture
The numerous art cities of Tuscany make the region a one of a kind gem, chosen by millions of people for their holidays.
Florence, Lucca, Siena, Pisa, to quote the most famous ones, tell unique historical eras, from the Roman age to Renaissance, with their buildings, villages, ruins and artworks.
The Versilia is an area with a great vocation for tourism: it is characterized by a long sandy coast with small renowned towns, such as Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Camaiore, Viareggio and, inland, Torre del Lago Puccini.
It is the destination for illustrious politicians, sportsmen, cinema and TV celebrities not only for their summer vacations, thanks also to the presence of numerous restaurants, stores of the most sought-after brands and discos.
The Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre are five villages along the rocky coast, with many small coves, beaches and hills overlooking the sea. Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore and Monterosso al Mare, the five lands indeed, have been declared UNESCO World Hertiage site at the end of the 20th century,
The Golfo dei Poeti (or Gulf of La Spezia) is named after Lord Byron and the Shelley spouses who lived in the village of Lerici, on the eastern shore of the Gulf, for a long time. On the opposite side, the western one, there is the enchanting Portovenere, very close to the Palmaria island.