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Tuscany or Toscana

Tuscany, known as Toscana in Italian, is extended over the heart of central Italy. It is roughly triangular in shape and touches the northern part of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Situated near the central Apennines, Tuscany is surrounded by mountain ranges and few plains. Florence is the regional capital of Tuscany and also its historical center. The population of Tuscany is 3.6 million people and it has an area of 8,876 sq. miles. This region is known as the greatest repository of art in the whole world as it contains masterpieces of paintings, sculptures and architecture. Some of the important cities of Tuscany, other than Florence, are Siena, Pisa, Pistoia, Lucca, Massa, Prato, Arezzo, Grosseto and Livorno.
Tuscany or Toscana…

TOSCANA – Opera Unica video


Tuscany – Truly the Garden of Eden – where the sunflowers bloom, the aubergines glisten, the salamis are aromatic and the wine is fruity. Touristy but glorious, Tuscany offers fabulous art and architecture especially in Florence and Siena where the dramatic Palio horse race is held in the main square twice every summer. Spectacular medieval pageants like Arezzo’s Joust remember the days of the Saracens while other extraordinary events abound, such as Pisa’s Festa de San Ranieri when 70,000 candles illuminate the Leaning Tower and a boat race on the Arno.


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