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Nourished by the best Tuscany can offer you: immerse yourself in culture, breathe the same air as the brilliant minds who have found inspiration from within this land over the centuries. Visit our museums, the famous ones in Florence as well as smaller, local ones and give yourself over to the drama of the paintings, get lost in the history all around. Some world-famous spots are just a few kilometers from us: Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Bologna, and the beautiful Cinque Terre.

  • Florence

    Florence is rightly known as the cradle of the Renaissance, home of the powerful Medici family and source of inspiration for artists over centuries. Start your tour anywhere you like: art and culture ooze from each corner. You must stop at the Uffizi gallery, as well as the majestic Duomo, the Accademia gallery and elegant Boboli and Bardini Gardens. Among the many historic palaces (palazzi) you might visit are Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti, to gain a little taste of Medici life.

  • Pisa

    This is of course where you’ll find the famous Leaning Tower, located in the impressive Pizza dei Miracoli which has plenty to see. Feel the full effect by climbing up inside the tower and take in the complete panorama. There are many treasures to explore next to it within this piazza, the Baptistry, Duomo, and a unique sense of artistic magic balanced between Romanesque and Gothic art.

  • Siena

    The home of the famous Palio horse race in the impressive Piazza del Campo, in the pulsing heart of this city. Amongst its noble palazzi, cobblestoned streets and artisanal shops, you’ll be led back into the past. Enjoy it: visit the Civic Museum, admire the Torre del Mangia, taste some of the classic local treats like panforte and ricciarelli. Lose yourself in the impressive cathedral, the Duomo di Siena.

  • Lucca

    Once you cross the ancient city gates, you’ll be in another era. In Lucca you breathe a special air, one steeped in history, art, and nature: the medieval walls are intact so walk along them and you’ll enjoy the charming gardens and picnic spots. In the historic center, you can get lost among the crenellated towers, ancient basilicas, and majestic squares – especially Piazza dell'Anfiteatro and Piazza di San Michele. You might even forget the way home.

  • Bologna

    It might lie just beyond Tuscany’s borders but there’s much to enjoy in Bologna, home to one of the world’s oldest universities. Between a walk under the arcades and a lunch to discover the world-famous flavors of the province of Emilia Romagna, visit the central Piazza Maggiore. It’s not much further to the Basilica of San Petronio, the fifth largest church in the world. Before leaving, go up the Torre degli Asinelli and admire its “twin”, the Torre Garisenda, together they are powerful symbols of medieval power.

  • Ferrari Museum

    If you love speed, you’ll definitely appreciate how easily you can get from the Monsignor della Casa Country Resort & Spa to the home of Italian Formula One. As well as housing some excellent exhibitions, the Ferrari Museum in Maranello lets you experience the thrill of Formula 1 first-hand with semi-professional simulators just like in a real race. You can also take a guided tour of the Maranello factory

  • Lamborghini Museum

    The Lamborghini Museum is in Bologna, in the heart of Motor Valley. A variety of entry options let you explore the world of Lamborghini at different levels of depth. As well as the museum, with its legendary cars from the 1960s to today, you can join an exciting guided tour of the Lamborghini factory.

  • Ducati Museum

    Get the most out of one of the busiest motoring firms in Italy today, with a tour of the Ducati Museum in Bologna. Renovated and expanded in 2016, the space hosts historic models, including some iconic ones. Be amazed by the stories of the men and bikes behind this proudly Emilian firm

  • Cinque Terre

    On the most unspoiled stretch of the Ligurian coast, the villages of Cinque Terre are suspended between land and sea: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Monterosso and Vernazza. Each village is a world unto itself, immersed in a natural landscape somewhere between dream and reality. Venture out onto the pristine trails, choose from easy strolls or more serious trekking routes. Lead your loved one along the famous Via dell'Amore.

  • Beato Angelico Museum of Sacred Art

    This Museum of Sacred Art (Museo di Arte Sacra Beato Angelico) in Vicchio is a unique collection of discovered treasures: all works belonging to the traditional Mugello convent, all maintained in excellent condition. This unique museum – dedicated to local son, known as Fra Angelico – was created to save this art from oblivion when the local countryside underwent huge social changes. Not to be missed.

  • Giotto’s House at Vicchio

    Come and meet one of the most famous Tuscan painters of all, an innovator in art and in the vision of man: Giotto, who grew up in Vicchio, part of Vespignano. A museum now stands where his home was: discover how he lived, immerse yourself in the air he breathed, touch the memories of his existence. In Vicchio, retrace the traces of the painter Fra Angelico, also thought to have born here. Immerse yourself in Art.

  • Palazzo dei Vicari a Scarperia

    Scarperia, seat of the Vicariate of the Florentine Republic in 1400, is still affected by the overpowering presence of the Medici family. If you visit the Palazzo dei Vicari you’ll feel at the center of power in Florence, many centuries later. Within these walls the fate of Italian cities was decided, including plots, agreements, and strategies. Make sure to leave space in your luggage to bring home a locally-made knife, handcrafted, and very valuable to the heritage of Scarperia.

  • Mugello Circuit

    You don’t have to go too far from our peaceful resort to experience the thrills of high speed: the famous Mugello Circuit is just 5 minutes away. Make the most of your stay in Tuscany and enjoy the tests on the Moto GP circuit, curve after curve.

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  • Acqua Panna Nature reserve

    One of Italy’s best known global brands, synonymous with purity and quality: the water of Acqua Panna comes from a source in an unspoilt area just a few kilometers from Florence. If you want a trip into real Tuscan nature, visit the reserve, populated by streams and flourishing forests where you might well see wild boar, fallow deer, foxes, crows, or wolves. 

  • Bosco ai Frati

    The convent of Bosco ai Frati in San Piero a Sieve is an ideal place to escape the noise of the city and to restore body and soul through silence. The building, erected before the year 1,000, owes part of its current charm to the reconstruction carried out by Michelozzo for Cosimo Il, Vecchio de 'Medici. Inside, in the Sala de 'Medici, there is a precious crucifix attributed to Donatello.

  • Medici Villas

    The Medici family had a very soft spot for the Mugello area, where they loved to relax in contact with nature. Villa Schifanoia, with its annexed reserve, belonged to the lords of Florence who converted the tower into a dovecote. A few steps away is the majestic Fortress of San Martino, built by the Medici in 1569. Then, from the top of the Trebbio Castle you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the Mugello valley. Finish your tour with the Castle of Cafaggiolo, the favorite residence of Lorenzo the Magnificent and the family's summer residence from the mid-14th century.

“A wonderful place. A trip into the past. The ideal place for a relaxing vacation.”

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