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Tuscany

Tuscany (Italian "Toscana") is a region in central Italy, bordering on Latium to the south, Umbria to the east, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria to the north, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. It is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of Italy.

It was perhaps the region in which the Italian Renaissance produced its best results. The unique artistic patrimony of this region includes architecture, painting and sculpture, collected in dozens of famous museums like the Uffizi in Florence.

Tuscany is also known for its wines (most famous of which are Chianti, Morellino di Scansano[?] and Brunello di Montalcino[?]) and has 120 protected regions (nature reserves).

Notable tourist destinations in Tuscany include Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Maremma (in the Grosseto district), Crete Senesi, and (Siena). Tuscany is currently promoting "agritourism" (Agriturismo), in which visitors stay on working farms.


Provinces of Tuscany

Florence (Firenze), capital town of the region
Siena
Grosseto, principal town of Maremma
Pistoia
Arezzo
Lucca
Massa Carrara
Livorno
Pisa
Prato[?]

Other cities of Tuscany

Empoli[?]
Castiglione della Pescaia[?]
Collodi[?]
San Gimignano[?]
Montalcino
Orbetello[?]
Capalbio[?]
Piombino

Minor islands

Elba
Montecristo[?]
Giannutri
Giglio[?]



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