Tuscany is one of the most famous regions within Italy, offering a variety of touristic attractions, such as the largest European Marine Park, some of the country’s most beautiful cities as well as some of the most famous red wines in the World.
National Park of Tuscan Archipelago
It is the largest marine Park in Europe, with 56,766 hectares of sea and 17,887 hectares of land. It includes the seven main islands of the Archipelago (Elba, Capraia, Giglio, Giannutri, Gorgona, Pianosa, Montecristo), as well as some minor islands and rocks. Each island preserves traces of its unique history, but with a common feature represented by the beauty of the nature (www.islepark.gov.it/, http://www.parks.it/parco.nazionale.arcip.toscano/Eindex.php).
Elba and Capraia Islands can be easily reached from Pisa, by getting a ferryboat from Piombino and Livorno, respectively (http://www.toremar.it/en/, http://www.mobylines.com/). In particular, Capraia Island offers the opportunity for excellent diving, discovering the beauties of the Mediterranean temperate reefs biodiversity (http://www.isoladicapraia.com/en.html).
Pisa represents a perfect departure point to visit some of the world’s famous Italian cities, such as Florence, Lucca or Siena. The easiest way to reach them is by getting a train from Pisa Centrale or Pisa S.Rossore stations (http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en).
Tuscany wine tasting tour
Tuscany is home of some of the world’s most notable wine regions: Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano. If you want to have a taste of the famous reds Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Bolgheri, you can join wine and food experts who live in Tuscany, which organize personal or group wine tours (http://www.tuscany-wine.com/).