San Gervasio holiday villas in Tuscany, Italy
San Gervasio is a commune on a hill overlooking the surrounding valley, offering a unique rural perspective of the Italian experience. Found in the Pisa region of Tuscany the tiny commune offers a rare chance to totally escape modern city and town life and get a glimpse into quieter country living in a beautiful setting. San Gervasio is ideal if you like picturesque and tranquil surroundings during your holidays with family run restaurants nearby and also wish to visit the major cities such as Florence, Pisa and the coastal city of Livorno, San Gervasio is a lovely place to rent your holiday home!
Experience the regional identity of Tuscany
One of the most distinctive parts of the Italian experience is the proud regional identity of almost anywhere that you visit. While regional identity is paramount to all Italians, the further away you get from the cities, you are able to immerse yourself in a sub-strata of regional identity, where families proudly present their recipes, distilled from generations of perfecting what was already perfect and a reliance on produce sourced in the local area. San Gervasio offers its own vineyards supplying 9 of its own wines and the 6 different tours with satisfy any wine aficionado. Similarly, at the Ristoro they will serve you dishes made of the finest local produce and the Al Pachino restaurant will even provide you with set meals made with or served with the local wines. Here in San Gervasio, the classic Italian hospitality will leave you feeling affectionate towards the village, having had an entertainment evening filled with the finest foods and wines.
Livorno was one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean and has therefore had a distinctly international character over the centuries before the counter reformation, which aimed at countering the spread of Protestantism. Today it is a beautiful coastal metropolis and wandering the streets you will be greeted with classic Italian architecture and the finest seafood on the Italian coast. The Terrazza Mascagni by the coast is a lovely paved seafront and the Fortezza Vecchia displays a rugged look at the City’s former importance as a port. Inside the Sanctuary of Montenero you can find beautiful devotional artwork and the basilica lends the place an impressive atmosphere.
Florence is an altogether more grand city to visit and as one of the key cities of the Renaissance, it is also arguably the most beautiful in Italy. The influence of Florence extends across the whole of Europe, from fashion, to art and literature and todays Italian language is based on the dialect of Florence. Florentine bankers financed the kings of Europe and the papacy in their elaborate projects and wars and the profits reaped have been sowed across this amazing city, in the form of the Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio, a bridge with shops across it that was spared destruction by the Nazi’s during their retreat due to its historical importance. The esteemed Uffizi gallery displays the famous works of Da Vinci and other great Italian artists and San Lorenzo remains to this day a vibrant and colourful market, making Florence an all-encompassing city of wonders which is a pleasure to explore by foot and simply become engrossed in.
San Gervasio offers an intimate setting for your stay in the Tuscany region and is well located so that day excursions to other areas of interest are easily within driving distance. A holiday home in San Gervasio will offer you a rustic retreat in the earth of the Tuscan countryside contrasting with rugged hilly terrain and is a great choice of destination for your holiday in Italy!
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