Under the Tuscan Sun, Life is Beautiful - two of many movies filmed in this romantic geographical area, they portray so well this unique special location, bringing to life every vineyard, rolling green hill, medieval towns and hay bail...
Tuscany and its countless manicured fields, rustic farms, cypress-lined driveways, hill-top town could be best termed as 'Italy's romantic village'.
As you pedal graciously from valley to valley, Tuscany will tantalize you, grab something deep inside of you, give you some fever that wants you coming back for more.
"I am a product of my native land,
(Born in Lajatico, Tuscany)
Best time to ride: April, May, June, September and October.
Have plenty of water on you, it can be dry!
Those rolling hills can be tough, hence be sure to observe your destined altitude gain for the day, not you overall distance. Up and down 20 small hills can be more taxing than a 20km climb up a mountain!
Leonardo da Vinci
Paolo Bettini !!
Birthplace of Italian Language
There are many leaning towers, not just Pisa
Marble Arch is of Tuscan origin
Tuscany has a ski resort
Tuscany has 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Known as a ‘Nation within a Nation’
Pinocchio is from Tuscany!!
You may have heard of the term 'Machiavellian' - meaning someone sneaky, cunning, & lacking a moral code. It derives from the Italian philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli, born in Florence in 1469 - he wrote the political treatise The Prince in the 1500s, that encourages “the end justifies the means” behavior, especially among politicians.
"Everything worked like clockwork. There was flexibility so we did not feel too restricted.
The routes, the meals, the places and support were all excellent."
MAGLIA NERA TOURS PTY LTD
PO Box 207,
Freshwater NSW 2096
ABN: 73 623 773 884