Travel & Holidays in Tuscany

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Tuscany is the land of great picturesque landscapes and green locations. It is one of the 20 regions of Italy and is situated in Central Italy roughly having an area of 22,933 sq kms. Its regional capital is Florence which is named as the “art city’ of Italy. It is the birthplace of Renaissance of Europe.

The Divine Comedy of Dante was written here. The great navigator Amerigo Vesupucci after whom America was named was born here too. It is also the birthplace of Galileo Galilei, and has been home to some prominent people like the great Renaissance painter, Michelangelo, poet and literary figure, Petrarch, painter and sculptor Leonardo Da Vinci who painted the famous Mona Lisa, the great musician Puccini and another famous painter Botticelli who created the masterpieces Pirmavera and Birth of Venus.

Therefore there are several museums and art galleries with paintings and sculptures here which store some of the most precious works of art. The region has many piazzas named after these famous legends. There are numerous churches and Cathedrals in this region. Italian and Tuscan dialect are spoken here.

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Other important towns of Tuscany are Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, Livorno, and Lucca and San Gimignang. Many villas and castles speak of the old glory of Italy.  The great poets Shelly and Lord Byron were from Pisa. The most famous red wines of Italy come from Tuscany. They are Chianti, Morellino di Scansano, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobili di Montelpulciano.

The Italian cuisine includes cheese, vegetables, bread, and legumes. Olive oil remains the most important ingredient; Beef and Pork is also produced. Agriculture is the principal contributor to the economy. Potatoes, cereals, rice, vegetables and different kinds of olives are grown here.

The soil is rich for growing grapes which are used to make the world famous wines. The industrial sector comprises of the marble, timber and paper industries. Most activities are centered on Tourism which generates revenue and provides livelihood to many people. Many Chinese immigrated here in the 1980’s.

It is the land of abundant beauty and visitors flock here from all corners of the world thus making it one of the most visited sites. The six World heritage sites of Tuscany are the square of the Cathedral of Pisa, the historical centre of Seina, the historical centre of Florenza, the historical centre of Pienza, the historical centre of Val d’Orcia and the historical centre of San Gimignano.

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