Tuscany a la Deutsch

The holiday company TUI has paid 250 million euro to purchase the crumbling medieval Tuscan village of Tenuta de Castelfalfi. TUI plan to transform the village to offer “an authentic rural experience” for German tourists. Temporary residents of the village will enjoy a spa, golf courses and an all inclusive resort serving locally produced wine and food in the company of another 3,200 Germans.

Tuscan landscape by sergie melki

I think it’s a fallacy, if you want to enjoy Italy then there is absolutely no point in staying in what amounts to a purpose built resort even if it used to be a “real” place. alongside compatriots. What are your thoughts on this?

[tags]Tuscany, authentic travel, TUI, resort holidays, resort vacations[/tags]