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The western coastal region of Tuscany is known primarily for its delicious Italian cuisine, spectacular landscape, flourishing vineyards, and especially, the wines that originate in this region. There is much to do and explore in Tuscany including its beaches, monuments, museums, and parks. As a result, Tuscany is one of Italy’s favorite and most popular tourist destinations. Many regions in Italy today hold numerous cuisine and wine-oriented celebrations, events, and festivals throughout the year

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Located by the Tyrrhenian Sea along the west coast of Italy is the famous region of Tuscany. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country while Italy is a favorite of international travelers as well. There are 20 regions in the country, but Tuscany ranks in the top echelon of those that travelers prefer to visit the most. The major draw is the many wineries that can be found here which is primarily why this area attracts so many connoisseurs from all over the world.

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Hitting the beach in Italy is probably not what you had in mind when planning your vacation, but with 7,600 km of coastline, a day at the beach is a great alternative to spending the day in a Piazza. Tuscany alone has plenty of fabulous beaches, a little something for everyone and all fairly easy to get to.

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In Northern Tuscany, about an hour from Florence, you will find Versilla, where there are several different beaches to choose from, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietransanta and Viareggio. read full article

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1. The art capital of Italy

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Known as the cradle of the Renaissance era (la culla del Rinascimento), the historic center of Florence was declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1982. In fact, the centro storico is home to some of the most beautiful monuments, churches and museums of the world and attracts millons of tourists to the city each year. The historic city lies within medeival walls built around it in the 14th century after Florence began to grow due to its economic growth. Some of its most prominent sights include the Duomo, the Uffizi museum, the Galleria dell’Accademia where the statue of David is held and the Ponte Vecchio. read full article

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Recipe Tagliolini Funghi

It’s Harvest Time in Italy! Autumn is the season to forage the forests for Porcinis and Truffles; to pick and gather the grapes and the olives…from the top to the tip of the boot and on the Islands, the forests and fields are teaming with activity. Hard work, yes! But, the fruits of the harvesting bring boundless pleasure to all. Fresh porcinis, so succulent and earthy add their velvety texture to soups and sautés. The exquisite truffle, magical and sensuous used in honey, oil and compound butters! So lovely shaved over salads and pastas. Just harvested wine grapes are perfect for the traditional Tuscan Grape Cakes and Breads. read full article

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Known as the cradle of the Renaissance (la culla del Rinascimento), due to its abundance of art and architecture, Florence attracts millions of tourists every year. However, the city’s river valley location and its surrounding hills make for extremely hot and humid summer weather, with average temperatures ranging from 27 to 31°C from June to September.

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Tuscany is one of the most beautiful and rich regions in Italy. It is well known for gorgeous landscapes and high culture. Travellers can admire medieval towns, the Renaissance art but also wine from the Chianti region and typical tuscan dishes. read full article

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In many ways Siena, Tuscany is the most perfect Italian city.

Siena looks exactly how you imagine a beautiful ancient Italian city to look, and has been expertly preserved over the years. It has sumptuous weather for most… read full article

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If you go nowhere else extravagant in Florence but these three sights, you can relax and enjoy the views.

1. Piazza della Signoria

I can’t not mention this gorgeous meeting place. My heart really resides in this piazza… read full article

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Offering the traveler excellent wines, fine cuisine, and spectacular natural beauty, Chianti is located in the Tuscany region of Italy and is famous for the red wine called by the same name.

There are numerous wineries in the region and many… read full article

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Torre del Lago Beach Located in the northern Tuscany region between the Cinquale River and the Lake of Massaciuccoli is Versilia, Italy.  The area is one of the more popular destinations along the Italian Riviera and is well known for its fine sandy beaches, as well as being served… read full article

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We all know what Tuscany looks like when we shut out eyes but are we limited to only seeing the touristic northern half of the region?

Saturnia Hot Springs

The likes Florence, Lucca, San Gimignano are beautiful, but is there more to this wonderful area of… read full article

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Napoleon once said, “Able was I ere I saw Elba”, and is a historical quote that reads the same backwards as it does when you read it normally. Elba is an island that is part of the Tuscany archipelago situated off the western shores of Italy

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Ah, Italy! The most romantic destination of the world. If you happen to visit with your partner, you’d better plan a stay in a Florence romantic hotel as well, if you don’t want her to hold it against you for the rest of your life.. And don’t… read full article

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Touring Florence and the rest of Italy, is for art-lovers. But while they are enjoying the richness of Italian history, modern artist are struggling for survival in Michelangelo’s favorite digging place: Carrara.

Visiting Carrara is like going back in time. Where right and left all… read full article

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