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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

Alberese

Arezzo

Artimino

Capalbio

Collodi

Cortona

Florence

Garden of Tarot

Isola del Giglio

Monteriggioni

Pitigliano

Prato

San Galgano

San Gimignano

Sant’Antimo

Siena

Sorano

Sovana

Tuscan Landscapes

Val d’Orcia

Volterra

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