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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What you can't miss in Tuscany

Where is Tuscany

Top Experiences in Tuscany

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Properties for sale in Tuscany

Detached House in Pisa
490000
Country Home - Restored in Chianti
645000
Country Home - Restored in Cortona
52000
Country Home - Restored in San Gimignano
990000
Apartment in Florence
1300000
Apartment in San Gimignano
260000
Country Home - Restored in San Gimignano
750000
Apartment in San Gimignano
220000

Recipes From Tuscany

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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.
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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

What others are saying about Tuscany

@Coral asks:

I am planning on living in Florence for a year. Can anyone recommend a good agency for a long-term rental?

Thanks.

Anyone know of a good Notaio in the Pescaglia/Bagni di Lucca area of Tuscany?

@gillken asks:

I have a property in Italy.  I am not resident in Italy.  I am a UK resident and pay UK taxes.  I am considering renting the property for self catering holidays.  What tax will I expect to pay?