Tuscany is an administrative region located in the central part of Italy. It consists of 10 provinces and islands of the Tuscan archipelago. The capital of the region is Florence, and other cities (provinces) are: Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Livorno, Arezzo, Pistoia, Grosseto, Massa Carrara, Prato. Smaller town, whose presence is marked in all the guide books this Volterra. Tuscany is known primarily from the production of Chianti wine. Traveling through the region every step you can meet local wineries with a large area planted with vines. Travel by car through the Tuscan countryside is the best way to sense the climate of the area and visiting the most interesting parts. The injection of adrenaline will provide maneuvering by the Tuscan mountains and highlands. Surely you'll want to stop every now and then to capture the pictures breathtaking views - the Apennines mountain range covered with pine trees, hills, olive groves, flowing river Arno, and for that single houses and vineyards on the tops. Tuscany history dates back to the third century BC, when it was called Etruria and was inhabited by the Etruscans. Then it took over control of the Roman Empire. In the middle of the first century AD came under the rule of Byzantium, then the Lombards. As early as the tenth century began to create centers of announcing subsequent provinces. Since the fifteenth century the Medicis settled in Florence and from there ruled the entire region. In 1569 they established the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In the early nineteenth century Tuscany belonged to France. In the end, March 22, 1860 was among the unified country of Italy. A long tourist season, which lasts Tuscany from March to October makes it one of the most visited places in the world. Visitors can choose from a variety of leisure. The coastal towns that are holiday activities that the resorts of Marina di Massa, Viareggio and the island of Elba. Staying there can be some beautiful weather, sandy beaches and typical tourist attractions. For those who like to explore, we roadshow tour of the major cities. The best time to stay overnight in one of the smaller towns where tourism is highly developed. This allows you to save money, be a short distance from the city center, and to explore the local vineyards. Each city is the capital of the province has to offer many attractions and thousands of monuments. It is impossible to list them all. We can only point out that Florence's Cathedral of Our Lady of Flowers with Giotto's famous bell tower, built in the thirteenth century. Siena is famous for its original layout of the ancient city, and most of all shell-shaped market. I think anyone needs to be reminded of the extraordinary, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is the most photographed monument in the whole of Italy. To take a fun souvenir photo with the tower, you better show up at Campo dei Miracoli early to avoid the crowds of tourists. Moreover, Tuscany is famous for its delicious, regional cuisine. For dinner it is necessary to enjoy local wine, and for dessert, ice cream. The region has so much to see that it is impossible to be bored!
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