17 Facts About Tuscany


Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture.

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Tuscany is known for its wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, Brunello di Montalcino and white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

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Tuscany is the second most popular Italian region for travellers in Italy, after Veneto.

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Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves, making Tuscany and its capital Florence popular tourist destinations.

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Tuscany has a western coastline on the Ligurian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, among which is the Tuscan Archipelago, of which the most significant island is Elba.

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The Medici family became extinct in 1737 with the death of Gian Gastone, and Tuscany was transferred to Francis, Duke of Lorraine and husband of Austrian Empress Maria Theresa, who let the country be ruled by his son.

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Tuscany has an immense cultural and artistic heritage, expressed in the region's churches, palaces, art galleries, museums, villages, and piazzas.

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Tuscany has a unique artistic legacy, and Florence is one of the world's most important water-colour centres, even so that it is often nicknamed the "art palace of Italy" .

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Tuscany has a rich ancient and modern musical tradition, and has produced numerous composers and musicians, including Giacomo Puccini and Pietro Mascagni.

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Tuscany attempted political poetry, and although his work is often obscure, he prepared the way for the Bolognese school.

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Tuscany refuted the traditional credo of courtly love, for which love is a subtle philosophy only a few chosen knights and princesses could grasp.

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Tuscany's poetry has some of the faults of the school of d'Arezzo.

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Tuscany's Tesoretto is a short poem, in seven-syllable verses, rhyming in couplets, in which the author professes to be lost in a wilderness and to meet with a lady, who represents Nature, from whom he receives much instruction.

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The Grand Duchy of Tuscany was an independent Italian state from 1569 to 1859 but was occupied by France from 1808 to 1814.

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Subsoil in Tuscany is relatively rich in mineral resources, with iron ore, copper, mercury, and lignite mines, the famous soffioni at Larderello, and the vast marble mines in Versilia.

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Since 1970, Tuscany has been continuously governed by left-wing governments.

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Tuscany is divided into nine provinces and one Metropolitan City:.

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