TUSCANY, Italy’s foremost center for the ARTs, THEATER, MUSIC, and SITES is inviting this Spring-Summer-Fall. With more World Heritage Sites,7( UNESCO ),and with 13 Medici Villas and Gardens,
the region is a repository of discovery like no other.
If you’re driving west after visiting the MILAN 2015 EXPO which starts April 30-through Oct.2015, take A1/ Autostrada southeast to Bologna, then due south to Florence, the region’s capital
city, a brisk three-hour ride.Not to be undone you’ll be able to visit the historic sites of the Piazza del Duomo in Pisa (UNESCO, 1987 ), the historic center of San Gimignano ( UNESCO, 1990 ), Siena ( UNESCO, 1995 ), the historic center of Pienza (UNESCO, 1996 ), and Val d’Orca ( UNESCO, 2004 ). The region includes 13 Medici Villas and Gardens. These sites include
Villa di Cafaggiolo in Barberino di Mugello,a suburb of Florence, Castello del Trebbio in San Piero a Sieve, Villa di Careggi in Florence, Giardino di Boboli in Florence,
Villa La Petraia,in Florence, Villa di Poggio Imperiale,in Florence, Villa Castello, in Florence, Villa di Fiesole, in Fiesole, Giardino di Pratolino, in Vaglia, Villa di Artimino, in Carmignano,Villa di Poggio a Caiano, in Poggio a Caiano, Villa di Cerreto Guidi in Cerreto Guidi, Villa di Seravezza, in Seravezza, and Villa La Magia, in Quarrata. These are all located in the region and are open to the public. A suggested map of the region may be had from TUSCANY’s tourist bureau titled Via Francigena Toscana. You’ll find it at: www.turismo.intoscana.it. And starting June 1, Emirates Airlines
introduces its new wide-body 380, daily non-stop to Milan from NYC’s JFK Airport/www.emirates.com. Wow!