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Tuscany travel guide, tourist information, countryside

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Midway between Milan and Rome, Tuscany is bordered on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Apennines mountain range on the east. Tuscany is a land rich in artistic treasures, where both cities and countryside seem to have been harmonized according to the Renaissance principles. Tuscany developed into a center of the Arts and Learning under the control of the Medici clan.

Tuscany is a beautiful and fascinating region, with the most varied landscape in Italy, from the hills and mountains in the northern Lunigiana, to the seaside Maremma, Tuscany should be savored slowly. Tuscany wonderful location are Siena, with its Palio, Pienza, with its enchanting historic center, San Gimignano, with its towers, and the authentic rural universe of Val d'Orcia. This territory is rich in typical landscapes, such as the Crete, the clayey and marly soils of hills and knolls upon which erosion has formed crevices, chasms and rifts, or the characteristic medieval villages, immersed in the Tuscan country quiet.

All'ombra dei Papaveri

Candida Pax

Do not miss to taste, among the specialties of Senese cuisine, the pici (a form of hand-made spaghetti), the ribollita (a typical local vegetable soup), mixed roasts and game, cacio pecorino cheese, the mushrooms, the tripefrom Val d'Elsa and the wild boar from Monticiano.

Tuscany is one of the most dynamic wine-producing regions of Italy, comprising many of the country's most famous wine appellations. Chianti is one of the most beautiful areas in Tuscany. Breathtaking landscapes and good wine makes Chianti a must for your holidays in Tuscany Brunello di Montalcino is made from the grape of variety of Sangiovese, the red grape of Tuscany.

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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, another area and another name for the Sangiovese grape. Prugnolo sometimes found blended with small amounts of Canaiolo and/or Mammolo. When good, it can combine the depth and backbone of a Brunello di Montalcino with the finesse of a fin Chianti. Rosso di Montepulciano, the �second' wine to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano , in much the same way as Rosso di Montalcino is the second wine to Brunello di Montalcino. Here too, a lighter juicy wine may be bottled and sold young, as opposed to being aged in wood and left to brood for a while. Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a typical tuscan white wine produced in the province of Siena

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TUSCANY LINKS

Tuscany Outlet Barberino Constructed as if it were a renaissance town around the Sieve river, Barberino Designer Outlet, with more than 100 designer brand stores
Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort gives you the opportunity to regenerate all senses
Bagno Vignoni Spa Since ancient times they are famous for their anti-inflammatory and anti-pain properties and the soldiers of Siena used to come to Bagno Vignoni to help restoring their bones after the battles