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).

Tuscany Highlights

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Back to Your Italian Roots

What you can't miss in Tuscany

Where is Tuscany

Top Experiences in Tuscany

Best places to stay in Tuscany

Properties for sale in Tuscany

Apartment in Lajatico
255000
Villa in Camporgiano
250000
Country Home - Restored in Chianti
645000
Country Home - Restored in Cortona
52000
Detached House in Crespina
595000
Villa in Montecatini Val di Cecina
595000
Country Home - Restored in Pergine Valdarno
1250000
Villa in Impruneta
1950000

Recipes From Tuscany

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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.
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Amy Gulick shares another recipe from the Italian cucina povera tradition— with simple, ‘poor’ ingredients invariably found in the pantry.
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Our food writer Amy Gulick shares a bit of local history in her area of Tuscany along with this tasty recipe for ricotta and rosemary schiacciata
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Our latest recipe is Crespelle alla Fiorentina (Baked Florentine Savory Crepes with Bechamel) by writer Coral Sisk

What others are saying about Tuscany

I have a house in Tuscany in the mountains, I hope to retire here next April, I would like to take my elderly horse with me, does anybody know if you need a licence or and specific local permissions? Thanks for any advice

@Nagasaki asks:

Hello there. New to the magazine and community and have just purchased our countryside home in North East Tuscany. My wife and I intend to move from the U.K.

@linmuir asks:

Hi Everyone