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Holiday destinations: Tuscany

Tuscany

The central Italian region Tuscany, with its capital city Florence (Firenze), borders, resembling a triangle, with Liguria and the Emilia-Romagna to the north, Umbria and Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. The 328 km long west coast is on the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Tuscan archipelago and includes Italy's third largest island, Elba.
The beaches of the Etruscan Coast (also called Etruscan Riviera), the "Leaning Tower of Pisa” and other World Heritage Sites such as the historic old towns of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano attract millions of visitors to Tuscany each year.
Many of the larger Tuscan cities are situated on the banks of the River Arno, including the capital Florence, Empoli and Pisa.

Tuscan Climate

The climate is fairly mild in the coastal areas, but harder and rainy inland with significant variations in temperature between winter and summer.

Beach and sea lovers go to the Etruscan Riviera, the Maremma coast and to the island of Elba. The coast of Tuscany is very diverse: the Versilia in the north has long, wide and mainly sandy beaches. At the subsequent Etruscan coast offers many secluded coves that are only accessible on foot or by boat. Popular beaches are Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.

Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Tuscany has a large number of historical and art-historically significant cities, most of Etruscan origin, and has numerous museums and galleries with some of the world's most valuable works of art.

To the World Heritage sites the following places were appointed:
The historic center of Florence (1982)
The historic center of Siena (1995)
The "Piazza del Duomo" with the "Leaning Tower" of Pisa (1987)
The historic town of San Gimignano (1990)
The historic center of Pienza in Renaissance style (1996)
The valley "Val d'Orcia" with its fascinating landscape (2004)

Additional points of interest in Tuscany:
The cities of Arezzo, Prato, Grosseto and Lucca.
The thermal sources for example, Montecatini Terme, Gambassi Terme, San Casciano dei Bagni, Bagno Vignoni, Rapolano Terme Saturnia and the small town of Bagni San Filippo.

Attractions in Florence:
The palace "Palazzo Vecchio"
The Uffizi Gallery - The gallery on the upper floor is considered one of the most famous art museums in the world
The palace "Palazzo Pitti"
The palace "Bargello"
Ponte Vecchio - the oldest bridge over the river Arno
The "Via de'Tornabuoni" - top fashion and shopping street with some of the world's most luxurious clothing and jewelry stores such as Cartier, Ferragamo, Gucci, Versace and Bulgari.

Culinary Journey:
The Tuscany produces wines, for example : the world famous Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino.
The Tuscan cuisine is very diverse due to the geographical location of Tuscany - it ranges from seafood to traditional bean and chestnut dishes to game and mushroom specialities. Another key feature is the salt-free bread "pane sciocco" with its historical background.
Approximately 14 million olive trees provide 17 varieties of particularly high-quality olive oil. The four most common varieties are Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino and Pendolino. DOP oils are Chianti, Lucca, Siena and Terre di Toscano.

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