Widely thought of as one of Europe’s most beautiful regions; Tuscany really has it all. Gorgeous Renaissance cities, pristine sandy beaches, fantastic local produce and a whole lot more. Florence, Pisa, Livorno and more beautiful towns are central to this region. Outside of the cities is one of Italy’s most famous wine and olive oil producing regions, with row upon row of manicured vineyards and olive groves stretching across the rolling, hilly landscape.
Tuscany has been populated for more than a millennium, its countryside is dotted with buildings and ruins dating from the Roman period, and even before this to the Etruscan civilisation.
- Leonardo Da Vinci was born in Tuscany in 1452.
- Pisa actually has more than one leaning tower, as the entire city is built on unstable marshland.