Tuscany—a place of sweet wine

CastiglioncelloIn continuation of “Travel Italy” ,Tuscany is said to be one of the most visited places in Italy, known for its vineyards and winery.

There are six localities in Tuscany that have been made UNESCO protected sites. UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) protected sites are places in the world, such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or cities that are regarded to be of culturally or naturally important to the common heritage of humanity. The regions in Tuscany that are UNESCO protected are: the historical center of Florence, the historical center of Siena, the square of the Cathedral of Pisa, the historical center of San Gimignano , the historical center of Pienza and the Val d’Orcia.

Because Tuscany is the exact birthplace of renaissance period, it has a rich heritage that includes painting, architecture, and sculpture. There are many museums in this region that showcases the rich historic and cultural past of its people.

The region is known for its agricultural products such as Chianina cattle, and its wide varieties of olive oil. Tuscany is the birthplace of Dante Alighiere, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci, famous renaissance men that have been regarded, even in this modern day, as the world’s greatest thinkers.

Image: The Florence Cathedral in the evening sun.

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