Tuscany

Overview

Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 km² and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze). Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic… [Read more]

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Marina di Alberese (1)
Marina di Alberese (1)

Alberese

Coordinates: 42° 38′ 55″ N, 11° 2′ 6″ E

Alberese is a rural town in southern Tuscany. It is situated 20 km south-east of Grosseto, in the heart of the Natural Park of Maremma. The area includes the surrounding rural territories which begin with the first foot-hills of the… [Read more]

Arezzo (1)
Arezzo (1)

Arezzo

Coordinates: 43° 27′ 53″ N, 11° 53′ 3″ E

Arezzo is a city in Central Italy, located in Tuscany. Arezzo is about 80 km south-east of Florence, at an elevation of 296 m above sea level. Arezzo is set on a steep hill rising from the floodplain of the Arno River. In the upper part… [Read more]

Artimino (003)
Artimino (003)

Artimino

Coordinates: 43° 46′ 56″ N, 11° 2′ 35″ E

The Medicean Villa di Artimino, also called “La Ferdinanda” or “Villa dei cento Camini” (“Villa of the hundred chimneys”), is situated in the landscape of Artimino, part of the medieval town of Carmignano in province Prato. It now… [Read more]

Capalbio (1)
Capalbio (1)

Capalbio

Coordinates: 42° 27′ 17″ N, 11° 25′ 11″ E

Capalbio is a village in Tuscany, located about 150 km south of Florence and about 45 km south-east of Grosseto. Capalbio is known for the first time in 805AD, when it was donated to the Abbey of the Tre Fontane, near Rome, by [Read more]

Castiglion Fiorentino (002)
Castiglion Fiorentino (002)

Castiglion Fiorentino

Coordinates: 43° 20′ 29″ N, 11° 55′ 23″ E

Castiglion Fiorentino is a small, walled city in eastern Tuscany, between the cities of Arezzo and Cortona. It is well known for its annual festivals and Etruscan archaeological site. Castiglion Fiorentino lies at the centre of a… [Read more]

Collodi (1)
Collodi (1)

Collodi

Coordinates: 43° 53′ 59″ N, 10° 39′ 12″ E

Collodi is a village in Tuscany that has become famous thanks to “The Adventures of Pinocchio”, the most famous and printed non-religious book of all times. Its writer was Carlo Lorenzini, who chose the pen name of “Collodi”. His mother… [Read more]

Cortona (1)
Cortona (1)

Cortona

Coordinates: 43° 16′ 30″ N, 11° 59′ 7″ E

Cortona is a town in the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany. It is the main cultural and artistic centre of the Val di Chiana after Arezzo. The narrow streets medieval city of Cortona, was founded by the Etruscans and kept its importance… [Read more]

Florence (1)
Florence (1)

Florence

Coordinates: 43° 46′ 11″ N, 11° 15′ 19″ E

Florence (Firenze) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the [Read more]

Garden of Tarot (1)
Garden of Tarot (1)

Garden of Tarot

Coordinates: 42° 25′ 26″ N, 11° 28′ 11″ E

Il Giardino dei Tarocchi or The Garden of Tarot is a sculpture garden based on the esoteric tarot created during the late 1970s by Niki de Saint Phalle in Garavicchio, province of Grosseto, Tuscany. Influenced by Gaudí’s Parc Güell in [Read more]

Isola del Giglio (1)
Isola del Giglio (1)

Isola del Giglio

Coordinates: 42° 21′ 34″ N, 10° 55′ 15″ E

Isola del Giglio is an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea (one of seven that form the Tuscan Archipelago, lying within the Arcipelago Toscano National Park), and is part of the province of Grosseto. The island is separated by a 16 km… [Read more]

Lucca (1)
Lucca (1)

Lucca

Coordinates: 43° 50′ 43″ N, 10° 30′ 22″ E

Lucca is a city and municipality in Tuscany, the north-west of Italy, situated on the Serchio River in a fertile plain near the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Lucca. Among other reasons, it is famous for its… [Read more]

Monteriggioni (1)
Monteriggioni (1)

Monteriggioni

Coordinates: 43° 23′ 22″ N, 11° 13′ 28″ E

Monteriggioni is a municipality in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. It borders on the communes of Casole d’Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Poggibonsi, Siena and Sovicille.… [Read more]

Pisa (1)
Pisa (1)

Pisa

Coordinates: 43° 43′ 22″ N, 10° 23′ 46″ E

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, on the right bank of the mouth of the Arno River on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city’s cathedral), the city contains more than 20 other… [Read more]

Pitigliano (1)
Pitigliano (1)

Pitigliano

Coordinates: 42° 38′ 4″ N, 11° 40′ 4″ E

Pitigliano is a town located about 80 km south-east of Grosseto. The quaint old town is known as the little Jerusalem, for the historical presence of a Jewish community has always been well integrated into the social context that here… [Read more]

Prato (1)
Prato (1)

Prato

Coordinates: 43° 52′ 55″ N, 11° 5′ 50″ E

Prato is Tuscany’s second largest city after Florence and is a centre of the slow food movement, with many local specialities, including cantucci, a type of biscotti, sold by local speciality bakers.

San Galgano (1)
San Galgano (1)

San Galgano

Coordinates: 43° 8′ 58″ N, 11° 9′ 21″ E

The abbey of Saint Galgano rise in the valley of the Merse River, between the medieval villages of Chiusdino and Monticiano, in the province of Siena. The original nucleus of the monastic complex Cistercian of Saint Galgano (Galgano[Read more]

San Gimignano (1)
San Gimignano (1)

San Gimignano

Coordinates: 43° 28′ 4″ N, 11° 2′ 36″ E

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometres outside the town. The town also is… [Read more]

Sant'Antimo (1)
Sant'Antimo (1)

Sant’Antimo

Coordinates: 42° 59′ 59″ N, 11° 30′ 55″ E

Sant Antimo Abbey (Abbazia di Sant’Antimo) is a former Benedictine monastery, now inhabited by Canons Regular, situated in the province of Siena, near Montalcino, Tuscany. Its name refers to Saint Anthimus of Rome, whose relics were… [Read more]

Siena (1)
Siena (1)

Siena

Coordinates: 43° 19′ 7″ N, 11° 19′ 54″ E

Siena, in English also spelled Sienna, is a city in Tuscany. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (900-400 BC)… [Read more]

Sorano (1)
Sorano (1)

Sorano

Coordinates: 42° 40′ 54″ N, 11° 42′ 50″ E

Sorano is a town in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany. It has an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River. Sorano was probably inhabited by Villanovan culture, but the first historical mentions… [Read more]

Sovana (1)
Sovana (1)

Sovana

Coordinates: 42° 39′ 25″ N, 11° 38′ 45″ E

Sovana is a small town in southern Tuscany, in the province of Grosseto. Etruscan by origin, Sovana became a Roman municipium. Conquered by Lombards in 592-605, it was chosen as their administrative centre in the area. Later, when [Read more]

Tuscan Tuscany (1)
Tuscan Tuscany (1)

Tuscan Landscapes

Coordinates: 0° 0′ 0″ N, 0° 0′ 0″ E

Roughly triangular in shape, Tuscany borders the regions of Liguria to the north-west, Emilia-Romagna to the north and east, Umbria to the east and Lazio to the south-east. Tuscany has a western coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea,… [Read more]

Val d’Orcia (1)
Val d’Orcia (1)

Val d’Orcia

Coordinates: 43° 0′ 22″ N, 11° 36′ 57″ E

The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. It is characterised by gentle, carefully cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and… [Read more]

Volterra (1)
Volterra (1)

Volterra

Coordinates: 43° 24′ 13″ N, 10° 51′ 36″ E

Volterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri, to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and municipality in the Tuscany region of Italy.

Description

Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 km² and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze). Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace.

Tuscany produces wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino. Seven Tuscan localities have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Site: the historic centre of Florence (1982); the historical centre of Siena (1995); the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987); the historical centre of San Gimignano (1990); the historical centre of Pienza (1996); the Val d’Orcia (2004), and Medici Villas and Gardens (2013).

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