Tuscany: Open-air Museum Plus Villas "Lux" -, Italy – Tourist Blog
Unforgettable Florence, Rich Siena Stories, Luxury Vineyards Chianti. Such is Tuscany – the region in the very center of Italy with its best tourist destinations that I offer to your attention in my way note.
Annually, Tuscany manits thousands of tourists who attract not only art galleries, monuments, churches, sophisticated kitchen and sophisticated fragrance of wines, but also the opportunity for some time to become the inhabitant of one of the local villas known for its elitism and the highest level.
In all the Tuscany, do not find more picturesque landscapes than those who are famous for Chianti, at the same time the most famous and visible tourists area not only Central Italy, but also the whole country.
It is difficult to tell where Chianti ends, however, without going into details, it includes Florence and Siena, as well as all lands between both cities. In the east, Chianti rests on Valdarno, in the West, his neighbor is Val Dalza. As for the winemaking Chianti, in addition to these cities, it includes suburbs of both until Arezzo, Pistoia and Montepulcian.
Here, there are often such definitions as "Florentine Chianti" and "Siena Chianti", meaning the territory adjacent to one of two cities. However, it should be remembered that the authors of these terms are most often the winemakers, similarly establishing more accurate origins of their wines within the borders of the Chianti region. Chianti is famous for its unique landscapes decorated with evergreen hills. According to their gentle slopes, the endless, like a carpet, vineyards and olive groves, crossed by villagers in stone buildings and churches of local parishes, without which these edges are generally unthinkable.
Florence – Renaissance cradle
Museums, palaces and churches of Florence are decorated with the greatest artistic and historical works, many of which are included in the world cultural treasury. Speaking of Florence, we, above all, meaning her masterpieces such as Cathedral, Baptistery, Gallery Uffizi, National Museum Bargello and Academy. The Florentine Churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce (Holy Cross), as well as the San Lorenzo library – a powerful testimony of the architectural genius of Michelangelo, are replete.
Vintage streets of Tuscany sooner or later will lead you to the Arno River Embankment. Go to Ponte Vecchyo (old bridge), and you will find yourself in Otrotranno, where the newest history of the city is represented. Be sure to schedule a visit to Pitti Palace in your tourist schedule to lay the immense diversity of painting presented here. No matter how good museums and monuments were good, but they are bored. Then go out on the promenade. You can spend a whole day in Boboli gardens, and you can climb the hill, where there is a church of San Miniato al Monte, from where the fascinating imagination of the Panorama of Florence opens. Like the rest of Italy, the city has a magnificently developed infrastructure of tourist properties, including cozy hotels and elite Tuscan villas, and to them a wide range of restaurants offering a classic local cuisine.
Siena: Tuscany of the Middle Ages
Of all the cities of Italy, Siena, perhaps, better than others retained an amazing repurch of the medieval era. So, even if Florence and Tuscany in your tourist schedule, just a few days are allocated, one of them, without any doubt, dedicate Siena. To begin with, discover Ile Campo, the name of the heart of Siena and its central part, known for the world’s famous festivals "Palio" with the contest of horse riders, who can be observed on the square twice during each summer period. By the way, kinomans can see the match of Palio di Siena, as they say, without leaving the house, namely in the newest series "Bondians" "Kvant Mercy".
According to one of the legends, the founder of Siena was the Siena, the son of one of the two famous founding fathers of Rome Rama. That is why the Wolf, who focused Romulus and Rama, is considered the emblem of the city, and its statuettes can be found throughout the city. And the city is worth three hills, the central part occupies a giant square (Il Campo is called). They say, it was here that the forum of the era of ancient Rome was. During the Board of the Council of Nine (1287-1355), the stone bridges were completely rebuilt here. In memory of the legendary board of "Pseudo-Democrats", today it represents a fan-shaped design of nine sections and symbolizes the folds of the Mother of the Virgin, shelting Siena as a sign of special patronage.
Above Campo Roses Red Color Palazzo Publiko with Torre Del ******. Just like Duomo (Cathedral), Palazzo Pubbleko was built in the era of the Board of the Council of Nine. Municipal structure that appeared here in the period from 1297 to 1310., And today is the headquarters of the city rulers on the manner of Palazzo Vecchyu in Florence. From the courtyard you can get in Torre Del ****** and in the museum of urban history.
If your enthusiasm is not yet dried (and it is unlikely), take climbing five hundred steps long, and the reward will be an amazing panorama of Siena and its surroundings. And do not forget to go to the museum, where the greatest works of Siena artists are presented. Sala Del Kindystoro will surprise you with one of the outstanding masterpieces of Domenico Baccuphum. We are talking about the famous ceiling frescoes, which in an allegorical form narrow about the virtues of the medieval rulers of Siena. However, the top of perfection reaches works that are presented in Sala Del ********** and the sala of the case. The key figure is, of course, Mary’s Virgin on the huge mural of Maesta’s hands Simone Martini. Another epicenter hall – the horse-horse portrait of Gvidoricho and Follyano and Ambrogo Lorentzetti, in an allegorical form the narrative of the rulers of virtuous and inglorious. At the same time, it was this topic that was considered the most important direction of secular painting of the Middle Ages.