Tuscany

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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.

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Tuscany was the region in which the Italian Renaissance produced its first results. The unique artistic patrimony of this region includes architecture, painting and sculpture, collected in dozens of famous museums like the Uffizi in Florence and in situ in even quite small cities.

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 Grosseto province), Crete Senesi, and Siena. Though it is famous for its villas, Tuscany is currently promoting "agritourism" (Agriturismo), in which visitors stay on working farms.

Regione Toscana
Image:Toscana-Bandiera.png
Capital Florence
President Claudio Martini
(Olive Tree)
Provinces Arezzo
Firenze
Grosseto
Livorno
Lucca
Massa-Carrara
Pisa
Pistoia
Prato
Siena
Municipalities 287
Area 22,990 km²
 - Ranked 5th (7.6 %)
Population (2001)
 - Total

 - Ranked
 - Density


3,497,806
9th (6.1 %)
152/km²
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Italy_Regions_Tuscany_Map.png
Image:Italy Regions Tuscany Map.png

Map higlighting the location of Toscana in Italy

History

See main article: History of Tuscany

Provinces of Tuscany

Other notable cities and towns in alphabetical order

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Toscana_2.jpg
Tuscany, Italy


Islands

Geographical data

Area: 22,992 km2

Population (2000): 3,536,392

Population density: 163/km2

Number of administrative areas: 278

Notable personalities born in Tuscany



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