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The Acqua Village in Follonica is just that - a village dedicated to water fun!
Spend a day at an amusement park, enjoying the roller coasters and more.
Near Capalbio is a WWF refuge that covers 410 hectares (1,013 acres) with a lake an a medieval tower.
A regional nature park that encompasses 25 miles of coast, a chain of tree-covered hills, and the Uccellina mountains, taking in 9,000 hectares (22,239acres) of undisturbed nature.
Stepping inside the gates of the Tarot Gardens is like leaving Tuscany and walking into an artistic kaleidoscope.
Villa Cetinale is one of Siena's grand historic residences, located in the beautiful countryside outside the city.
The "Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia", was founded in 1970 for want of Raffaello Galardini.
A lovely landmark at the upper edge of Arezzo is the graceful old aqueduct called Vasariano.
An historic hamlet built around a castle is a magical place for a stroll and a picnic.
An interesting garden concept with paths and contemporary art, using native Mediterranean species and little water.
A slick tramway takes you from Cutigliano to Doganaccia, from 700 meters to 1,546 meters in a matter of minutes.
The Castello di Brolio is a living piece of history, a castle that has been in the Ricasoli family since 1141!
Capalbio on its hill with the old town encircled in its protective walls, looks like a jewelry box.
The castle was built around 1170, when the nobles of Montauto were mentioned for the first time.
Poppiano has been inhabited since the Roman Age as probable residence of a Roman family belonging to the gens Papia or Poppeia.
The town of Collodi receives some fame despite its miniscule size.
A fun attraction kids and adults alike is the water park at Torre Mozza Beach.
The Gulf of Talamone is a calm, natural oasis on the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Tuscany's Lago di Bilancino is a fresh-water oasis where you can cool down and enjoy a day at the lake.
A fancy freestanding bell tower that leans precariously towards the ground is one of Italy's most famous tourist attractions.
The long, official name is Riserva Naturale Popolamento Animale Marsiliana; what that means is a nature park dedicated to the breeding and habitat of indigenous animals.
The stone storybook-looking Meleto Castle enjoys an idyllic setting among vines and olive groves, surrounded by woods.
Fun for kids and adults alike, the mini-golf course is set under shady umbrella pines with sea breezes wafting in.
The world renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli draws a massive audience and has a faithful following, so true fans will want to visit his hometown and the museum dedicated to him.
One of the defining monuments of Arezzo is the graceful portico that highlights the higher end of Piazza Grande.
Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza was commissioned by Cosimo I Medici, between 1561 and 1569.
The imposing castle greets you when you arrive in Pitigliano, a massive building with crenellations and towers.
The nature preserve Parco di Montioni comprises more than 17,000 acres, stretching across forested hills between the Cornia and Pecora Rivers.
The heart and soul of the hill town of Arezzo is the large Piazza Grande.
The center of civic and social life in Montepulciano is the beautiful monumental square known as Piazza Grande.
An unusual theme park in Tuscany brings the puppet Pinocchio to life.
The pretty town of Pitigliano is perched dramatically on a cliff, and is known as "Little Jerusalem" for its Jewish heritage.
The Planetarium Observatory near San Marcello Pistoiese is at 980 meters above sea level (3,215 feet), with no light pollution to interfere with the celestial sightings.
The Riserva Naturale Statale Poggio Tre Cancelli is a long name for a nature park in the Maremma region of Tuscany.
A bridge with history, and which also served as a backdrop in the world's most famous painting is certainly something to see!
Punta Ala is a wooded promontory that juts into the Mediterranean sea.
The remains of the castle at the top of Suvereto offers not only a glimpse into the past, but a splendid panorama, as well.
A fanciful sculpture garden will make you smile as you walk among the variety of works in a natural setting.
The Etruscans left more than just burial chambers in southern Tuscany, they also left a fascinating network of pathways called the Vie Cave.
An opulent Renaissance villa on the outskirts of Florence with manicured Italian garden, this is a place worth visiting for a view of Renaissance life.
Lucca is a gem of a city in Tuscany with many beautiful villas, but one of its most prestigious is Villa Marlia.
One of the most elegant gardens in Italy is found in the heart of Florence.
Outside Bagni di Lucca is a beautiful gorge that will feed your sense of adventure as well as your craving for nature.
Arezzo's most famous home-town artist is Giorgio Vasari, a noted painter, architect and writer.
Outdoors fun for the whole family can be had at the Cielo Verde Adventure Park.
The heart of Cortona is its beautiful Piazza della Repubblica.
One of the defining monuments of Arezzo is the massive fortress that sits at the top of town on Colle San Donato.
On the highest point of Cortona, the ancient castle still stands as a reminder of stormier days- and a panoramic point for tourists.
The freestanding Giotto’s bell tower, also called Torre Campanaria di Santa Maria del Fiore, is located in Piazza del Duomo – Firenze.
When Saint Francis and his followers came to Cortona in 1211, they restored a couple of peasant cottages and chapel as a place of retreat.
Go for a horse ride through the Tuscan countryside and enjoy a day in beautiful landscapes.
Outside the medieval hamlet of Chianni, there is a series of cascades along the stream known as torrente Carbonaia.
Galleria 3 Punti d'Arte is in the historic center in the Palazzo Carletti.
The Oceania Water Park isn't your normal park of pools and slides; it's a blow-up playground right on the water!
That fanciful palace on the banks of the Arno with its roofline studded with statues is one of the rare Baroque buildings in the Renaissance city of Florence.
The Pitti Palace is grand in every sense - the largest palazzo, the largest museum complex, and the largest park in Florence.
Palazzo Vecchio is the symbol of Florence, its town hall, that is a monument to history, with Roman ruins, Medieval fortress, Renaissance splendor and enduring civic power all under one roof.
This unusual and one-of-a-kind park is open in WINTER after dark, and brings delight to adults and children alike with the fanciful illuminations.
The Piazza del Campo is one of the most representative and celebrated medieval squares of the Italian Peninsula.
Spanning the Ombrone River leading from Asciano towards Siena is a historic bridge.
The antique bridge was built in 1317, the same period as the Torre di Popiglio, at a spot where three mule paths converged.
A thrilling pedestrian bridge for some, a fear-inducing sight for others, the Suspension Bridge at San Marcello Pistoiese is a marvel.
The unmistakable castle of Castelnuovo in Garfagnana is the symbol of the town.
Halfway between Montaione and Castelfalfi is the hamlet of San Vivaldo, where a holy site sits in the woods of the Sacro Monte di San Vivaldo.
What could be better than a day outing that takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Tuscany?
One of Florence's oldest monuments is the charming octagonal Baptistery of St John.
While the Boboli Gardens are famous and draw international crowds, its next-door neighbor offers romantic pathways, rare species and fabulous views of Florence with relative solitude.
The basilica of Santa Croce is one of Florence's most famous churches and the destination of millions of visitors annually.
The elegant loggia at the corner of Piazza Signoria where it runs into the Uffizi is an open-air art gallery.
The splendid Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens are popular places in Florence, but overlooked is the addition to the south called Palazzina della Meridiana.
Palazzo Rucellai is one of the first examples of Renaissance architecture in Florence.
The monumental square, Piazza della Signoria, is the central focal point of Florence.
It's not called "the old bridge" for nothing!
This stunning monument was founded in the XIII century and enlarged in 1437, when the Dominican monks moved there from Fiesole, coming at Cosimo il Vecchio's invitation, who called Michelozzo (his favourite architect) to finish the works, in 1444.
This incredible work of art and humanity got the name from the biblical episode of "the slaughter of the innocents", and was instituted just to welcome abandoned children.
The lovely town of San Miniato near Pisa is full of Medieval charm, but also has a distinctive high-rise landmark, a tower built by Frederick II.
Just ten kilometers north of Siena is a natural landscape dotted with sculptures.
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