Italian Pearl – Charming Tuscany

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Tuscany is the historical region in Italy. More than half of Italian landmarks designating World Heritage Sites are located in Tuscany. This region is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany produces wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino. Having a strong linguistic and cultural identity, it is sometimes considered “a nation within a nation”.

Beaches in Tuscany

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The region is very famous for its beaches. Versilia is a popular holiday resort with the luxury beaches. However, there are so many tourists, especially in Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi that even for 35 EUR a day it is very difficult to find a free space.

Livorno and Monte Argentario are less prestigious, but also beautiful. Rosignano is the only beach in Europe that has such white sand like the Caribbean.

The fans of crystal clear water prefer to rest on Elba. This is a little a Mediterranean island in Tuscany. Beaches of Elba are famous for colourful sand and free access.

Diving

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Due to the long continental coast and island bays of the Tuscan Archipelago this region is very popular among the divers. Most of the holiday resorts have their own diving centres. Here can dive both beginners and experienced divers.

Elba and Isola del Giglio attract mostly professionals by crystal clear water, original nature and the rich underwater world.

Entertainment and places of interest

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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. Many ancient landmarks persisted very well until now, for example, the amphitheatre in Fiesole or city of the ancient skyscrapers San Gimignano. In Pisa the most famous tower is situated that attracts thousands of tourists every year.

The countryside is also a landmark in Tuscany. During the centuries it almost has not changed and original nature with groves and vineyards amaze people from the whole world.

The fans of art, history and literature should visit Florence, the capital of the region. The gallery of Uffizi has one of the biggest art collections in the world. Florence is known as the “cradle of the Renaissance” for its monuments, churches, and buildings. The best-known site of Florence is the domed cathedral of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore, known as The Duomo.

Siena is a city, which is famous for its authentic medieval look and Livorno attracts with its marine colour.

Weather in Tuscany

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If you want to visit Tuscany, you should come during the periods May-June and September-October. This time is great because of the pleasant temperature.

During summers, the weather can be hot. From June until August the temperature rises to +30 °С. In autumn the rainy season begins, which lasts until January. Winters are cold, but the temperature does not fall below zero.

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