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City break in Tuscany. Active leisure ideas for Tuscany - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Palazzo dell Orologio Tuscany is associated with beautiful beaches of the Tyrrhenian coast and fabulous forests, world- famous thermal spas and large-scale entertainment venues. This beautiful region is a perfect place for a family vacation. It offers broad prospects for an active and relaxing pastime. There are more than a hundred wildlife sanctuaries and two large national parks in Tuscany, where many tour itineraries are laid.
The best way to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of Tuscany is to visit the picturesque town of Montepulciano at the end of September. For the last few years it has been a … Open
Those preferring to spend much of their time on the sunny beach are recommended to visit Forte dei Marmi. It is the very picturesque and quiet resort, which has won the recognition of travelers in the early 20th century. Dense pine forests are close to charming beaches; the town of Forte dei Marmi is considered one of the most beautiful in the region.
Viareggio is also famous for its stunning beaches; the waterfront is considered to be the center of the resort. There are all sorts of entertainment and dining places, as well as many interesting shops. Tirrenia is more suitable for those who wish to spend time in a more relaxed ambience. There are beautiful parks and charming beaches that are ideal for sports entertainment. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Tuscany doesn’t cease to attract tourists with its rich cultural heritage, scenic nature and historical sites striking by their beauty and grandeur. Fans of painting know Tuscany as … Open
Tuscany is famous for its large-scale amusement parks; there are dozens of them in the region. Attractive places for families can be found in virtually every area of the city. Near Lucca there is Parco Avventura Fosdinovo amusement park; it will be a wonderful place to relax with older children. The park will appeal to those who like thrill rides and sports entertainment.
Baptistery Pisa In the vicinity of Tirrenia there is a very interesting nature park, Monkeys Park Adventure. As you might guess from the name, monkeys are main inhabitants of this natural reserve; very interesting and informative tours around the park are arranged for visitors. There are also very interesting rides in tops of trees. Il Giardino Sospeso located in the immediate vicinity of Livorno is ready to offer its guests a lot of interesting entertainment options. There are rides for both little ones and for thrill-seekers in it.
1. The most favorable time to visit Tuscany is late spring and early autumn. At this time, it’s not so hot, so nothing would spoil numerous excursions. Beach lovers will like to rest … Open
There is another well-known entertainment center, Acqua Village water park, in Livorno. High hills and huge swimming pools, spacious terraces and cozy cafes would help you to relax all day long. Horseback riding is very popular among guests of Tuscany; Marrema area is ideal for riding. There are several equestrian centers and great riding schools; everyone can use their services.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Tuscany and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Tuscany
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna' , 74.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 106 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’ Arcipelago Toscano' , 109.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Cinque Terre' , 119.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Tuscany
♥   Amusement park 'Cavallino Matto' Castagneto Carducci, 55.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Mirabilandia' Ravenna, 133.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Tuscany
♥   Water park 'Acquavillage' Cecina, Livorno, 48.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Sunpark' Tirrenia, Pisa, 55.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Acquavillage' Follonica, Livorno, 73.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Mirabilandia Beach' Savio, Ravenna, 133.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Tuscany
♥   Restaurant 'Dorandò' SAN GIMIGNANO. Type - Regional cuisine. 12.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Paese dei Campanelli' PETROGNANO. Type - Tuscan. 13.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Da Pode' SAN GIMIGNANO. Type - Tuscan. 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Osteria La Gramola' TAVARNELLE VAL DI PESA. Type - Regional cuisine. 15.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Papaveri e Papere' San Miniato. Type - Regional cuisine. 15.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Tuscany from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Ponte Vecchio

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
According to the historical data, the first bridge has appeared on this site much earlier, in the 10th century. In 1117, the brittle wooden bridge was completely destroyed during the heavy flooding. The reconstituted bridge has also existed for a short time, the flood has destroyed it in 1333. The third bridge charms the city dwellers and guests Florence for more than 600 years. Remarkable that the name of the architect who developed their design remains unknown. According to one of the versions, it was Taddeo Gaddi, according to the others - Neri de Fioravanti. … Read further

San Gimignano

From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
The first settlement has placed there in the third century BC. Hundreds of years this town was the centre of numerous battles. In the medieval times there appeared the robust fieldworks. Today we can see 14 beautiful medieval towers. Earlier there lived rich and well-known townsmen. According to the historical records, in the medieval time, there were about seventy towers. That means that eighty percent of all towers didn’t save till now. … Read further

Old Town of San Gimignano

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
So, the well-off locals tried to underline their crucial finance and social status. That’s why it was spent a lot of money for the building. According to the historical data, in the Medieval time, there were built about 60 towers but only 14 were saved until today. Torre Grossa is the tallest tower in San Gimignano, with 54 meters high. Torre del Diavolo is the most mysterious, twin towers Torri Dei Salvucci are the most beautiful. … Read further
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City break ideas for neighbours of Tuscany

Guide to your best city break in Tuscany - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Tuscany - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Tuscany?' disappears immediately.
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