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Tuscany

Overview

Tuscany is a famous destination for many reasons, it could be for the fine art, beautiful countryside, cuisine and wine. Hikers love its mountain paths, the rolling hills are great for cyclists, beach lovers come for the sea and islands and the language and culture attracts students. Tuscany is located in Central Italy with Florence as its regional capital and is known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. It is home to museums like the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace and produces some of the best wines.

The main popular tourist destinations in Tuscany are Florence, Pisa, Montecatini Terme, Castiglioni della Pescaia and Grosseto. Seaside tourism accounts for 40% of travellers who visit Tuscany. Other popular tourist spots include the Chianti region, Versilia and Val d’orca. Many of its localities have been named World Heritage Sites, including the historic centers of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza, the square at the Cathedral of Pisa, the Val d’Orcia and the Medici Villa and Gardens. There are 120 protected nature reserves and it is number 89 on the list of most visited cities in the world.

Tuscany’s climate is mild in the coastal areas but much harsher and rainy when you move towards the interior. These climatic conditions do fluctuate in temperature during the winter and summer. The Tuscan food scene is all about simplicity. A usual Tuscan dish will include bread, cheese, vegetables, mushrooms and fresh fruit. Tuscany has much to offer, the only problem seems to be where to start your adventure here. Once here you will realize that the more you know the region the more extraordinary it will appear. 

 

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