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Not only Florence! Peace and beauty in Southern Tuscany

Florence is a fantastic jewel in the crown of Tuscany, but it is not its only gem. The southern part of this Italian region is rich in history and charm.......

Near the town of Grosseto, the countryside of Tuscany winds through the hills and olive groves, offering to its guest corners of peace and great beauty.

Tuscany hills

Many small villages in this area, as Scansano, Montemerano and Saturnia, can give the traveler a step back in time, with their historic centers remained unchanged for hundreds of years.

Historic Centre of Montemerano (Tuscany)

The countryside surrounding the city are beautiful, and the rhythms of rural life still mark the day of the locals. In some rivers you can still swim, and the town of Saturnia is famous for its hot springs.

Cows grazing

Another beautiful city in this area is Pitigliano, with its houses built on a sheer mountain of tuff. Through steep paths that lead to the top of the village, from which you can enjoy a splendid view.

Historic center of Pitigliano, the tuff city, Tusc

In short, it is worth spending a few days to visist this wonderful part of Tuscany, to enjoy moments of peace and relaxation that it can give, perhaps on a bench in a shady olive grove.

Italy - Peace in Tuscany

Photo credits: Andrea Mangoni.

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August 11, 2015

Elifranssens

Been there and liked it. The whole of Italy is great and southern Tuscany is no exception.

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