Situated in central Italy, extending from the Apennine to the Tyrrhenian Sea, Tuscany is the undisputed protagonist in the world’s tourist landscape. Landscapes, artistic heritage and important cities, first of all Florence, make this region unique in the world.
In this region, nature has many different faces, beginning with the coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, such as the Versilia, with rocky cliffs and steep promontories.
Unmatched are the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, crystal clear sea and rich seabed.
Panoramas of uncontaminated nature can be admired on the Apuan Alps and in many protected areas, including the Orbetello lagoon that hosts numerous species of migratory birds, including the pink herons.
But the most characteristic landscapes in the region are those that harmoniously blend the beauty of nature with the millennial presence of man.
The splendid Gulf of Baratti and the sites of Vetulonia and Pitigliano preserve necropolises and testimonies of Etruscan civilization, while Roselle and Cosa return the memories of the Roman age.
And then, medieval villages, towns rich in history, castles and fortification systems, rural churches (so-called “pievi”) and suggestive abbeys, such as Sant’Antimo, are present throughout the territory and their profiles stand out in the landscapes of Crete Senesi, Val d’Orcia, Garfagnana, Chianti and Maremma.
There are also numerous sources of well-being: Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano and Bagno Vignoni, which, thanks to the thermal waters and the centers equipped for every kind of treatment, offer relaxation holidays.
The provinces are: Florence (capital), Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.