Arezzo is a beautiful city that is situated in the south-east of Tuscany in Central Italy. Being about 296 meters above sea level, Arezzo is located on the hill rising from the floodplains of the river Arno, which is the second largest and an important river of Italy after the River Tiber. The town of Arezzo contains beautiful pastures and woodland as well as it contains beautiful sceneries and landscapes with monastic settlements. There are many parishes from the Roman times as well as old trees that might be more than a century old adorn the place with great magnificence.
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…
Pisa is one of those places everyone has heard of – and the Leaning Tower is without doubt its most famous feature.
Near the Ligurian coast, just north of Livorno, Pisa is a perfect day trip from Florence. I took the train, enjoying every inch of the hour and half journey across the Tuscan countryside, breathing in the landscape, the villages and towns along the track, the cypress stands, the farmland shrouded in an eerie winter December mist.
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.