Pistoia and Province
A few kilometres from the more famous destinations in Tuscany, a little off the usual tourist track, the province of Pistoia, with its beautiful scenery and its rich artistic and cultural heritage, is a real discovery. Wherever they look the visitors will find the beauty of nature and masterpieces of art side by side in harmony.
Pistoia is accessible and visitor-friendly. Anybody can easily visit it, people with disabilities, families with young children or elderly people.
Montevecchio, City of Guspini
Guspini is a beautiful Mediterranean town situated on the south-west coast of Sardinia. It is a fascinating town with an immaculate landscape, warm climate and ancient architecture. The Monte Linas, Sa Punta de se Mesa and Mount Maiori mountains dominate the landscape. Dunes, woodlands and the Mediterranean Sea add to the beautiful scenery. The coastline is impressive, stretching 46 km, with stunning sandy beaches. There are waterfalls dotted around the town and several forests surrounding it, such as: Gentilis (Guspini) park and Perd’e Pibera (Gonnosfanadiga) park, the latter being the largest park in the municipality. There are also several interesting places worth visiting just outside Guspini, such as Montevecchio, a small village 10 km away from the city. It is one of the oldest mining sites in Italy, and galena was the main mineral. Today, there is an eco-museum in Montevecchio which exhibits the history of the region, its main activities and the everyday life for the locals. Exploring Guspini and its surrounding areas is truly rewarding.
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Municipality of Monte Isola
Monte Isola is the largest inhabited island of the European lakes, in the province of Brescia, Northern Italy. Monte Isola rises in the middle of the blue lake Iseo giving to the lake its impressive and nearly mystically dramatic appearance at all seasons. Monte Isola has joined the "Club of Italy's most beautiful villages". These quaint villages really are worth exploring and can be done so on foot or bicycle along the stunning coastal paths or by boat cruises between the islands.
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Protected Marine Area Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre
The Protected Marine Area Penisola del Sinis is located on the Italian island of Sardinia. In 2009, it was awarded the title of European Tourist Destination of Excellence in protected areas. Located in the central western coast of Sardinia, an ancient island in the warm Mediterranean sea, the Protected Marine Area Penisola del Sinis is an area of contrasting landscapes that reveals a new treasure around every corner. From the spectacular coastlines to the imposing cliff formations, the peninsula is home to thriving vegetation and a unique wildlife population. For centuries, the area has been intrinsically linked to the sea and the ancient craft of fishing and farming.
Corinaldo is located in the eastern part of Italy. In 2008, it was awarded the title of European Tourist Destination of Excellence in Intangible Heritage. Historic theatres, rich collections of art works, religious monuments, spectacular garden scenery, artistic local handcraft and its historical centre surrounded by mountains, make a visit to the city with a medieval and renaissance origin an unforgettable experience.
Specchia is located in the south-east of Italy. In 2007, it was awarded the title of Best Emerging European Rural Destination of Excellence. Specchia in southern Italy is an outstanding location with its local gastronomy, spoiling visitors with traditional Mediterranean recipes and original products and at the same time providing an insight into the production of their local delicacies.