Florence (231) Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
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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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Marina di Alberese (13)
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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 …

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Arezzo (38) Santi Pietro e Donato (Duomo)
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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 …

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The Medicean Villa di Artimino, also called “La Ferdinanda” or “Villa dei cento Camini” (“Villa of the hundred chimneys”), is situated in the landscape …

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Capalbio (3)
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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 …

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Collodi (70)
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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. …

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Cortona (23)
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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 …

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Florence (235) Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
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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 …

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Garden of Tarot (736) The Emperor
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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

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Isola del Giglio (96) Costa Concordia
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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

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Monteriggioni (23)
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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

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Pitigliano (101)
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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 …

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Prato (119)
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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 …

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San Galgano (35)
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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 …

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San Gimignano (100)
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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 …

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Sant’Antimo (45)
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Sant Antimo Abbey (Abbazia di Sant’Antimo) is a former Benedictine monastery, now inhabited by Canons Regular, situated in the province of Siena, near …

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Siena (153)
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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 …

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Sorano (22)
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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

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Sovana (54)
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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 …

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Tuscan Landscapes (30)
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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

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Castiglione d’Orcia (25)
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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 …

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Volterra (26)
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Volterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri, to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and municipality in the Tuscany region of Italy.

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