Tuscany & Umbria

An Overseas Adventure Travel trip through northern Italian regions of Tuscany and Umbria. We visited Lucca, Florence, Siena, Pienza, Trevi and Rome. A true adventure. 

Lucca

Duomo San Martino
Duomo San Martino

Lucca is an ancient and medieval city founded by the Etruscans.  The rectangular grid of its historical center preserves the Roman street plan, and the Piazza San Michele occupies the site of the ancient forum. Traces of the amphitheater still may be seen in the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro.

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Florence

Florence
Florence

Florence was a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages".

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Siena

Duomo
Duomo

A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.

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Pienza

Duomo
Duomo

The Duomo (Cathedral), which dominates the center of the piazza, has a facade that is one of the earliest designed in the Renaissance manner.

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Trevi

Trevi
Trevi

Trevi is an ancient town in Umbria, Italy, on the lower flank of Monte Serano overlooking the wide plain of the Clitunno river system.

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Rome

Rome
Rome

While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans and Sabines.

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