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The importance and richness of the cultural heritage of Tuscany is huge. This is indicated by the 6 World Heritage Sites you can find in this area: the historical centre of Florence (1982), the historical centre of Siena (1995), the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987), the historical centre of San Gimignano (1990), the historical centre of Pienza (1996) and the Val d’Orcia (2004).
Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes. It is characterised by gentle, carefully-cultivated hills, picturesque towns and villages. Typical are also the cypress trees along the roads. It is a landscape which has become familiar through its depiction in works of art from the Renaissance painting to the modern photograph.
Tuscany is the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. It’s the home of famous writers, philosophers, scientists and artists. Here are just a few: Petrarch, Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci, Puccini,...
The famous wines Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino are all coming from within Tuscany.
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The area of Tuscany covers about 23 000 km², and has about 3,6 million inhabitants.
The regional capital of Tuscany is Florence.
This region is the Tuscany in Italy
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