Tuscany

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TuscanyItaly

Description

Florence (235)
Florence (235)

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.

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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).

List of sights

Alberese33 photos

Arezzo29 photos

Artimino2 photos

Capalbio49 photos

Collodi45 photos

Cortona26 photos

Florence131 photos

Garden of Tarot207 photos

Isola del Giglio117 photos

Monteriggioni18 photos

Pitigliano68 photos

Prato86 photos

San Galgano44 photos

San Gimignano73 photos

Sant’Antimo104 photos

Siena90 photos

Sorano30 photos

Sovana46 photos

Tuscan Landscapes18 photos

Val d’Orcia22 photos

Volterra24 photos

Map

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