Spring is approaching and it’s already time to start at least thinking about where you going to spend your next vacation. So to inspire you a little, I’m going to show you an amazing place in Tuscany, because I know Tuscany is a dream to many travellers.
Since I like to give a little edge to the travel experience, combine art most of the times and so on, I picked Residenza D’Arte as a perfect place in Tuscany. It’s located in Torrita di Siena, 14th century village near Siena and other interesting towns close by. But even better, you have entire Tuscany to explore…Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Arezzo… The best way to get here is to take a flight to Florence, maybe spend a day there, if for no other reason than to be stunned by the complex of Florence cathedral; a combination of romanesque, gothic and reneissance architecture which was built by great artists like Arnolfo di Cambio, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti and Giotto. And then take an hour drive to Residenza D’Arte.
There isn’t much I can say…the pictures speak for themselves. The amazing views of nature, the park around this retreat and the colours! Residenza D’Arte was completely restored into a modern stay but with stone walls, arches and wooden beams continues to capture the tradition of Tuscany. All suites and rooms are furnished and decorated with contemporary art and design.
Each suite is unique and specially decorated. You can choose from Suite, Superior room and Junior room, which are all very spacious and comfortable. They are accessible from that park which is also decorated with sculptures by Anna Izzo, as is the rest of Residenza D’Arte.
While you’re there, you can switch from just being and observer and participate in painting and cooking classes, explore local places and savour the best Tuscan wines, enjoy in thermal center of Montepulciano, go horse riding, rent a bike or a car. And what’s Italy without shopping?! The perks of staying here extend to having an outlet center that houses big designer names like Gucci, Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo etc. You can hire a driver or rent a private car.
This is my perception of an ideal place to relax and enjoy, to renew yourself…amazing art, stunning scenery, quietness.
What do you think? Is it already on your list?
What is your idea of perfect, relaxing vacation?
Stella – European Travelling Advisor