Golfing holidays in Tuscany
Tuscany instantly evokes images of rolling hills, rows of poplar trees, rugged earthy rural landscapes and vineyards, and for the most part, the region lives up to its reputation. In addition to the beautiful countryside, Tuscany’s cities embody both tradition and style. Florence itself is the world capital of Renaissance art, Siena is famous for its Gothic architecture, and Pisa is about much more than just its Leaning Tower, while the hill-top village of San Gimignano affords a view of Tuscany’s true charm from above.
The intrepid golfer obviously has cultural and historical attractions to visit, and will also be well fed; Tuscany’s rural, slow-cooked cuisine is the stuff of legend, especially when washed down with a bottle of Chianti. If that is not enough, there’s the tournament course and fantastic resort at UNA Poggio Dei Medici near Florence, and excellent golf and spa escapes around Pisa, all of which show why Tuscany has emerged as a golf holiday destination with considerable added value.