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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

  • linaji
    linajiabout 4 years ago

    WOW … now that is just pain incredible!

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully done Denis,love the vibrant green

  • Thank you so much!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Robert C Richmond
    Robert C Richmondabout 4 years ago

    “Dolce Vita” indeed. Looking at this beautiful photo confirms your title.

  • Thank you so much Robert!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Cat Perkinton
    Cat Perkintonabout 4 years ago

    so typically tuscan, great shot

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleabout 4 years ago

    My favourite of the series. Sitting out on its own surrounded by valleys!

  • Thanks a lot Steve, glad you like it!

    – Denis Molodkin

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

    magnificent capture, so beautiful and a great view

  • Thank you Kathy!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • MsCAgius
    MsCAgiusabout 4 years ago

    Truly a stand out capture

  • Thanks a lot for your comment & fav!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Pascale Baud
    Pascale Baudabout 4 years ago

    really great landscape !! Toscana like a dream !!!

  • Thanks for kind words Pascale!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    TUSCANY – “Dolce Vita” in an Old Land

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