Tuscany

Tuscany is a region in central Italy. The regional capital is Florence. Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It 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". Tuscany is traditionally a popular destination in Italy, and the main tourist destinations by number of tourist arrivals are Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Arezzo. Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Florence (1982); the Cathedral square of Pisa (1987); the historical centre of San Gimignano (1990); the historical centre of Siena (1995); the historical centre of Pienza (1996); the Val d'Orcia (2004), and the Medici Villas and Gardens (2013).

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Properties for sale in Tuscany

Fractional ownership in Florence
179000
Villa in Poppi
495000
Country Home - Restored in Cortona
52000
in Montecatini Val di Cecina
175000
Villa in Montecatini Val di Cecina
595000
Villa in Montecatini Val di Cecina
790000
Apartment in Cecina
260000
Semi-detached in Lajatico
245000

Recipes From Tuscany

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Castagnaccio is a traditional sweet treat from Tuscany, made with chestnut flour and marvelous for fall.

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The first chilly fall evenings call for a satisfyingly hearty grain and legume soup.

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Pappa al pomodoro---a piatto povero, “poor-man’s dish,” is another such creation by Tuscan farmers to make use of stale bread and bumper crops of tomatoes, a New World food introduced into Italy in the 16thc.

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Made with an olive oil-enrichened bread dough and studded with fresh rosemary and sweet sultanas, these delightfully sticky, criss-crossed buns were traditionally served on giovedì santo or Holy Thursday in the Renaissance city.

What others are saying about Tuscany

@Catriona M asks:

I’ve recently bought a property in the Coreglia Antelminelli area. I need a strong person to help to clear the garden. Is there an equivalent of gumtree (which I use in the UK) where I can find a labourer to help with this? 

@Catriona M asks:

I’m looking for a local builder in the Barga or Coreglia Antelminelli area, preferably one who speaks a bit of English. Any recommendations would be great. 

@linmuir asks:

Can anyone give some advice or insight into a shock tax bill I've received 2 years and 11 months after purchasing my house in Tuscany? I've received, out of the blue, a brief email from the estate agents that the sale of my property was made through.