Tuscany

Artistic Treasures

A gentle, hilly region in central Italy, that is blessed with natural beauty, artistic heritage, medieval towns, olive groves, vineyards, and amazing sunflower fields.

Tuscany, with its spectacular cities, towns, and scenery, is one of Italy’s top vacation destinations. The region’s diverse natural landscape encompasses the rugged, snow-capped Apennine Mountains, the island of Elba’s beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea and Chianti’s olive groves and vineyards.

Italy’s central region has many medieval and Renaissance architecture, art-filled museums and churches, Tuscan cuisine and excellent local wines, medieval and historic towns, beaches, and beautiful countryside. Among Tuscany’s many attractions are: the famous Boboli Gardens, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. But each part of the Tuscany region has its own unique personality and attractions.

Florence, the capital, is one of Italy’s top cities, considered as one of the best historical center in the world and the birthplace of Italian Renaissance. It is home to some of the world’s artistic treasures of Renaissance art, architecture and science, which include: Michelangelo’s ‘David’ statue, Botticelli’s works in the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo basilica.

Siena is a classic medieval hill town is famous for its large fan-shaped piazza the Piazza del Campo, dominated by its bell tower, the Torre del Mangia. The city of Lucca is famous for its Renaissance-era wall, histoic cathedrals and its cobblestone streets. The Chianti Classico wine region, with picturesque villages like Greve, is famous for its many fine wineries.

DetailsLanguage:   Italian
Population:   3.8 million (2018)
Capital:   Florence
Currency:   Euro
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