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Tuscany, Italy

 

Tuscany, Italy represents  8,900 square miles of pure cultural phenomenon. It is considered to be  the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to some of the most  influential artistic icons such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.  It is also home to Galileo, an Italian mathematician, physicist,  philosopher and astronomer who was a huge influence in the Scientific  Revolution and is thought by some to be responsible for the beginning of modern science. Very well known for its arts, culinary delights and  exemplary Tuscan wine forte, Tuscany is history personified, and the  ability to be able to sample even a small part of its architecture,  landscapes and overall beauty truly makes it worthy of consideration.
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This region of Italy is filled with many stunning attractions and educational sites. These  tourist jewels are located in some very popular cities in Tuscany. The  city of Pisa is a university town and is known for its Leaning Tower.  Visitors can visit the Piazza dei Miracoli which means”Square of  Miracle” where the tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistery make up the  city's main lure. You can also visit the Opera del Duomo museum as well  as the Camposanto and the Museum of the Sinopie.

 

The city of Florence, which is the regional Capital of Tuscany, houses some of the most well  known works of art in the world. The Accademia museum houses  Michelangelo‚Ä™s David. The Uffizi Gallery is one of the worlds greatest  museums housing some of the most famous works of the Renaissance. The  Bargello is mainly a sculpture museum. It displays Giambologna’s  bronzes, famous works by Donatello, considered to be the "greatest  sculpture since antiquity", and Michelangelo’s marbles.

Siena is referred to as the medieval city. Its famed central piazza  called Il Campo is world renowned for the Palio, which is a festival and horse race that occurs twice a year during the summer months. The  Island of Elba is the third largest island in Italy, the biggest island  of the Tuscan Archipelago and when grouped with eight other islands, it  is part of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago. This is the  largest marine park in Europe. From a historical standpoint, the Island of Elba is famous for its role in harboring the French Emperor Napoleon in the year 1814 during his exile. It is also  frequented for its azure seas and striking beaches as well as its  outdoor water activities such as snorkeling and diving.

Map of Tuscany mdMontecantini, ItalyAs for other things to do in the breath-taking region of Italy,  hiking to the Monte Forato located in the Garfagnana area of Tuscany is  definitely an option. Bike riding is encouraged and wine tasting of the  great Tuscan wines is available to pleasure your palette. For culinary  lovers, cooking classes are accessible to learn to make that fabulous  pasta from scratch, and for those who just want to relax, check out the  thermal baths. The sulfurous waters have healing properties and  massages and spa treatments are usually a part of that overall package  of rejuvenation.

Thinking of spending some time is this part  of Italy? Travelers will find a wide range of hotels, Bed and Breakfast  Inns and even Tuscany Villas that will fit all budgets. Sit back, sip a glass of one of Italy's many fine wines and enjoy the scenery of the Tuscany region.

Cities of Tuscany Italy

Arezzo

Borgo San Lorenzo

Carrara

Castellina

Chianciano

Cortona

Empoli

Florence

Greve

Grosseto

Livorno

Lucca

Massa

Montalcino

Montecantini

Montepulciano

Monteriggioni

Montevarchi

Orbetello

Pienza

Piombino

Pisa

Pistoia

Pitigiliano

Poggibonsi

Ponzano

Prato

Radda

Roccastrada

Sansepolcro

San Casciano

San Gimignano

Siena

Viareggio

Volterra

 

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