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What To See In Tuscany

April 10, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Tourist Attractions

Tuscany is known not only for its mild climate and beautiful countryside, but also for its long and storied history. Aspects of this past can be illuminated by a visit to any of the multitudes of historical sites within the region. Some sites are located in easily accessible urban areas, while others are tucked away in rural districts. Most importantly, each one brings a visitor into close contact with a wide spectrum of history. When it comes to the question of what to see in Tuscany, a visitor is confronted with a vast number of answers.

Certain Tuscany landmarks and attractions – the leaning tower of Pisa or Michelangelo’s David, for example – are world-renowned for their magnificence and beauty. These are absolutely worth a visit. Due to their fame, however, expect to battle crowds of tourists. There are many other attractions, that provide similar enrichment without the crowds. The Renaissance style of the Medici Chapels of Florence pay tribute to the artistic and cultural legacy of one of Italy’s most famous dynasties. Florence is also home to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s oldest art museums.

For those looking for a little more fresh air with their sightseeing, Tuscany provides a wealth of options. The island of Elba is best known for being the site of Napoleon Bonaparte’s exile. It lies a short distance from the Tuscan coast, and is home to a charming port town surrounded by rolling hillsides. For visitors seeking scenic coastlines and isolated beaches, areas such as Pitigliano and Maremma are ideal.

When deciding what to see in Tuscany, your experience is only limited by your imagination. From isolated beaches to some of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, the region offers options tailored to suit a variety of interests. You’ll find that you probably won’t have time to see everything, so make sure to do a little planning before you arrive for your holiday!

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