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TUSCANY – “Dolce Vita” in an Old Land

From Wikipedia

Tuscany (Italian: Toscana, pronounced [tosˈka(ː)na]) is a region in Central Italy. It has an area of 22,990 square kilometres (8,880 sq mi) and a population of about 3.6 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence.

Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture. Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and has been home to some of the most influential people in the history of arts and science, such as Petrarch, Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci and Puccini. Due to this, the region has several museums, most of which (such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace) are found in Florence, but others in towns and smaller villages. Tuscany has a unique culinary tradition, and is famous for its wines (most famous of which are Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino).

Six Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Florence (1982), the historical centre of Siena (1995), the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987), the historical centre of San Gimignano (1990), the historical centre of Pienza (1996) and the Val d’Orcia (2004). Furthermore, Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves. This makes Tuscany and its capital city Florence very popular tourist destinations, attracting millions of tourists every year. Florence itself receives an average of 10 million tourists a year by placing the city as one of the most visited in the world (in 2007, the city became the world’s 46th most visited city, with over 1.715 million arrivals).

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hills, green, italy, landscapes, tuscany, toscana

Comments

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Denis love the depth and colours

  • Thank you Steven!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Denis, great views.

  • Thanks a lot mate!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Thank you Kathy!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful view and very well captured Denis :))

  • Thanks a lot!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • primo masotti
    primo masottiabout 4 years ago

    molto bella

  • Grazie molte!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowabout 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness Denis — this is superb! Straight into my favs!

  • Hundred thanks Harry, murch appreciated!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 4 years ago

    What an immense panorama Denis….well captured

  • Thank you so much!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Babbler
    Babblerabout 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you a lot & for the fave!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 4 years ago

    kakay krasota! Dream shot

  • Spasibo Luda!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Ianua
    Ianuaabout 4 years ago

    beautiful view!! very well done! :)

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

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