Tuscany presents the classic image of Italy, with cities unrivalled in Europe for their beauty and spectacular countryside of rolling hills covered in vines, olives and cypresses.

When you add to this seductive landscape a seemingly endless supply of Renaissance frescoes in every town and village, the allure is irresistible. The area has long been the favourite haunt of the British, and with good reason.

However, it is surprising how much there is still to discover. If you are worried that you will spend your holiday jostling with fellow tourists, let Bellini help you avoid the crowd.