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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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