TUSCANY

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▲Kathy Kiefer

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Tuscany

firenze-vista-dallalto-Tuscany is a region in central Italy that has an area of 23,000 square kilometers and has a population of about 3.8 million.   The capital of the Tuscan Region is Florence.

Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its permanent influence on high culture,  is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and is home to many influential figures in the world of art and science.   Thus Tuscany boasts world renowned museums such as Uffizi and Pitti Palace and its famous wines (such as  Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and others) .  There are also several localities in Tuscany designated World Heritage Sites, these include the historical centers of  Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, the Cathedral of Pisa, Val d’Orcia as well as the Medici Villas and Gardens.  Tuscany also boasts over 120 protected nature reserves.

Surrounded and crossed by major mountain chains, and with…

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