Travel and Culture in Tuscany
If you are interested in attending an Italian language course in Tuscany, we are glad to help you in your decision, giving you some useful information:
WHERE IS TUSCANY
The region Toscana
is situated in central Italy and it is washed by the Tyrrhenian
sea to the West.
Moreover, it borders with the region Emilia Romagna to the North, with Marches and Umbria to the East and with Latium to the South.
WHAT IS THE TUSCAN TERRITORY LIKE
The Tuscan territory
is pleasantly varied and is constituted by hills (67%), mountains
(25%) and, in a few areas to the West and along the coast, by plains.
All the ones who love the mountains should know that the highest peak, in the Apuane Alps, is Mount Pisanino (1946 mt), while the most important river is the Arno, that flows through Firenze and Pisa.
On the contrary, if your destination is the seaside, you can go to the Elba Island, near the Tuscan coast, that is the third most extended island in Italy.
If you like visiting new towns, the regional capital of Tuscany, and the biggest town of the region, is Firenze, a worldwide famous artistic place, which characterizes this area, together with other important centres, like Pisa, Siena and Arezzo.
HOW CAN YOU REACH TUSCANY
It is easy to
reach Tuscany, as well as travelling through it.
If you fly, the reference airports are: A. Vespucci airport, 5 Km away from Florence and the G.Galilei airport, 2 Km away from Pisa.
If you travel by car, you can take the motorway that connects Milan to Rome (A1) and runs through Florence. From Florence you can also take the motorway that leads to Livorno (A11). Finally, the motorway A 32 runs along the coast and connects Viareggio with Pisa and Livorno.
If you take the train, the Santa Maria Novella Station is directly connected with Milan, Bologna and Rome. But if you want to travel through the region, you can use the railway network that connects Firenze Santa Maria Novella with Pisa, Livorno and Grosseto.
Then if you decide to travel by boat, the principal ports of the region are in Livorno and Piombino, from which you can easily reach Sardinia, Elba and Corsica.
WHAT DOES TUSCANY OFFER YOU
the Italian language in the numerous towns that offer you this possibility,
you will be able to enjoy the variety of the treasures of this wonderful
In fact, Tuscany is renowed for its art, it is rich in history and evocative landscapes, in which the past and the present melt in a perfect harmony.
Glorious towns as Florence, Pisa, Siena and medieval villages as S.Giminiano and Pienza are, still today, a sign of the beauty, of the millenary culture and of the richness of this region. Moreover, if you choose some itineraries that are not included in the usual touristic routes, you can come in touch with places that are as pleasant and culturally rich as the already famous ones.
Culture combines perfectly with the beautiful and varied Tuscan naturalistic heritage: you can visit the Chianti hills, the beaches along the Tyrrhenian Coast, the peaks of the Apuane Alps and the Montecatini and Chianciano thermal zones.