Tuscany, Italy.¬†One of the most beautiful regions in central Italy is known for its gorgeous valleys, ancient villas, wine and cuisine. Cypress Tree, although is found everywhere in Italy, definitely defines and is a signature feature of the Tuscan landscape.
The tree was brought to Italy by the Phoenicians and Greeks, meanwhile the Etruscan brought it to Tuscany. Its wood is extremely fragrant and good for making essential oil. In fact, Italians plant these trees around their houses, churches, cemeteries or roads, so that the scent would guard against the demons.
Why to go there?
Tuscany is indeed a wonderful place in Italy. Its mild climate, relaxed pace and unspoiled nature offer a great holiday. Staying at a historic villa also adds an extra excitement to the experience.
When to go there?
All year round ‚Äď the region drops into a Mediterranean climate zone, which is mild and pleasant anytime of the year.
How to get there?
By plane to Pisa or Florence. By train from various cities in Italy, including Milan and Rome. Get around by bus, train or rent a car.
Lead photo by Giuseppe Peppoloni