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Destinations in Tuscany
Attractions in Tuscany
Discover the region
Tuscany, a place of passions
Tuscany is known all over the world, a place that perhaps has few equals, strong in traditions, culture, history and unique landscapes. Forged by a changing and pugnacious past with thousand intrigues, mysteries and passions, this land is capable of speaking through its landscapes, its perfumes, its legends.
The region is located in central Italy, bordering Liguria and Emilia Romagna to the north, Umbria and Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. To the west, Tuscany is bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea which cradles the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago in its waters, offering magnificent Mediterranean views and dream coves. The inland territory is occupied by the Tuscan Apennines, a wildland that offers trails and paths immersed in the heart of dense forests and incredible valleys. However, the geography is varied, becoming less fraught and contemptuous at times with emblematic hilly and flat landscapes.
Tuscany can almost be defined as a land saturated with culture and heritage. Each city has characteristic features, with historical monuments from different historical periods, to which are added villages and hamlets framed in a unique setting. Get lost in the historic centers of Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, in the settings of Volterra, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and other highlights that refer to the power of feuds and noble families such as De Medici and Borgia.
Exploring this land, it is possible to combine a variety of breathtaking natural landscapes, ranging from the Garfagnana valleys to the Terme di Saturnia, Siena hills, Certaldo, similar other villages, and maritime pine forests close to an unmistakably Mediterranean sea. All this is accompanied by an incredible gastronomic variety, which is based on the traditions and values of the land. Wines and traditional dishes will be a perfect accompaniment for walks and excursions, to discover a territory that does not disappoint in terms of emotions.
The gently rolling hills of central Tuscany with their vineyards and cypress groves especially attract long-distance hikers. Elba, the third largest island in Italy, offers a wealth of opportunities for hikers and bikers.
The old towns of Florence, Siena or Arezzo inspire those interested in culture. Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and at the same time the capital of the region, impresses with its cultural wealth and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
Significant builders and scholars such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei shape the cityscape to this day and give the city that magical shine that the educational travelers of the early modern era raved about.