It has some of the most famous art cities in the world, its shoreline beaches and water always merit the Blue Banner of quality, its rolling hills are of extraordinary beauty, its food magnificent, its wines some of the greatest known and it can be reached easily from both north and south. To these by-themselves extraordinary features, Tuscany has also known – thanks to its renowned entrepreneurship and the innate inventiveness of its inhabitants – how to develop its hospitality sector to meet the needs of a truly wide range of travellers and visitors: hotels of all types, but also activities to fill the day with interesting things and help visitors relax and get away from the stress of every day life and work. Event organisers can take their pick of a wide selection of venues – from large congress centres to the more intimate meeting destinations with elegant halls and meeting rooms, in historical residences or temples of art and culture. And then there is the location to decide – the hills and mountains, ancient villages or the seaside… But it does not end here, there is also the free time activity schedule to establish – or team building sessions to organise. The almost 400 km of Tuscan coastline offer breathtaking views and all the activities connected to the sea, while the Apennines and spectacular marble quarries offer the chance to open minds to new ideas. There are innumerable sports which can be enjoyed: ample golf courses, boating outings or sailing, even gourmet food & wine itineraries. Whatever you do, it will be exhilarating. Then there are the great health and wellness centres at the thermal spas for pure relaxation, such as the Grotta Giusti Natural Spa Resort – a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World – with a well equipped gym near the Monsummano Terme thermal baths. There is also the elegant 5 star Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort established near a Medicean portico at San Casciano dei Bagni, an ancient village which gives onto the fabulous landscape of the hills of the Val d’Orcia, an area famous for its ages old springs that give forth mineral-rich thermal water for bathing as the ancient Romans did. At the noble thermal baths of the Hapsburg Lorena is the Pisa Medical Spa & Resort where you will find the perfect blending of modern and oriental medicine, a stone’s throw from the famed city of the leaning tower. Back inside the enchanting Tuscan countryside you will also find Borgo San Luigi, a relais nestled in a 7 hectare park just outside of Siena. Here the charms of the historical residence are enhanced with all the modern comforts of today. If it is the sea you seek, a perfect location could be the Hotel Marinetta in Marina di Bibbona, nestled in a pine grove that gives onto the islands of the Tuscan archipelago and it too equipped with a modern wellness centre.

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