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Tuscany lies in the heart of central Italy; it has one of the most important Italian historical and cultural heritage, as well as its own particular landscape. Tuscan history spans a long period of time, going from prehistory to the present days, It has been a crucial region since the Middle Ages when and is where Italian language was born. The Tuscan territory includes vast plains and important massifs and the climate varies greatly from area to area.
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Tuscany has for centuries been considered a land of tourism and holidays, It has many centers of attraction, from classic beach holiday to city art tour, from wellness and spa tourism to wine and gastronomy tourism. Florence holidays, Pisa, Luca and Siena holidays are worldwide known. Less known but not least for their art and monument wealth are Arezzo, Grosseto, Pistoia and Prato. Tuscany excursion is definitely one of a kind in a land of art culture and traditions. Also to be seen and discovered are the archipelago islands, formed from a group of seven major islands, the largest of which is the island of Elba.
Tuscany’s coast has an amazing variety of landscapes, such as the long sandy beaches of Versilia and the Etruschi coast, the rocky promontory of Piombino and Argentario, and the uncontaminated nature of Maremma and of the islands.
The abundance of local products is undoubtedly the main characteristic of Tuscany’s traditional gastronomy. Very famous are the Tuscan ham, strictly hand cut. The sausage and lard of “Colonnata”. When thinking about Tuscany cuisine the Florentine steak comes to mind as well as all kinds of roasted meats and skewer. To finish your meal try, the inimitable traditional desserts the”cantucci”, to be tasted with a glass of wine “Vin Santo”, the gingerbread biscuit of Prato and the cookies of Siena or the“buccellato” di Lucca. Tuscany is worldwide known for its great red wines such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Morellino di Scansano and exceptional Sassicaia. Accommodation Chianti: where to stay during your wine route discovery.
Tuscany has some amazing hotels located in historical houses, castles and elegant buildings of great charm. Tourism flows especially in the cities of art, many hotels are in Florence, on the coast and on the islands, this region also offers the opportunity to stay in the countryside for a relaxing holiday in perfectly restored cottages, in pure farming tradition.
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Tuscany has also a strong handcraft back ground with ceramic, marble, jewelry, hand-woven fabrics, leather goods and antiques, in addition to fashion design.
Tuscany offers a wide variety of entertainment, there are many places where you can listen to live music, often played by local bands, pubs and other trendy bars and clubs spread in all the main cities.
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