The Karma Group’s Karma Borgo di Colleoli resort is slated to reopen this July!(regulations permitting). In anticipation, we’ve rounded up must-do places to visit that are located within a few hours from our Tuscany villa resort.
Pack your hiking gear – just a couple of hours away is the legendary Cinque Terre (five lands) set along the coastlines of the Italian Riviera. Enjoy mountain vistas, villages full of colorful houses, vineyards and regional cuisine. Feeling fit? It takes at least eight hours to explore these coastal villages by foot.
An hour’s drive from the Karma Borgo di Colleoli is Florence, the enchanting capital city of Tuscany – Michelangelo’s sculptures, Renaissance art and all! Make sure you wear your walking shoes as this city is best explored by foot. Treat yourself to a gelato and venture up to the streets above the city. Florence (Firenze) offers the best of Italian culture – art, food, and UNESCO historical sites.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Just a forty-minute drive from the resort is the most famous tilted building in the world. At a nearly four-degree lean, one may think it could topple over, but it’s the center of gravity that keeps the bell tower grounded. A must-see for the whole family!
Make sure you add San Gimignano into your Italian itinerary. This medieval Tuscan town situated southwest of Florence is best known as the Town of Fine Towers. Lovers of architecture will appreciate the medieval towers that surround this historic hilltop town. The center of San Gimignano is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The romantic city of Venice is located around 3.5 hours away from the Karma Borgo di Colleoli resort and is a must-visit when this city reopens to visitors. Explore incredible architecture and marvel the famous glass creations at the Murano Glass Museum. Do touristy things such as a gondola ride down the canal – if there’s one thing we will take away from the 2020 pandemic, it’s to make the most of this life we’ve been gifted.