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Tuscany Region - Regione Toscana

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Region of Tuscany

Tuscany (/ˈtʌskəni/; Italian: Toscana, pronounced [tosˈkaːna]) is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 sq mi) and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze).

Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the 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". Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Florence (1982); the historical centre of Siena (1995); the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987); the historical centre of San Gimignano (1990); the historical centre of Pienza (1996); the Val d'Orcia (2004), and Medici Villas and Gardens (2013). Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves, making Tuscany and its capital Florence popular tourist destinations that attract millions of tourists every year. In 2012, the city of Florence became the world's 89th most visited city, with over 1.834 million arrivals.[1]

Provinces (Province)

Tuscany consists of ten provinces and one metropolitan city, as follows[2]:

Locations of provinces of Tuscany.
Province Number of Comuni Population Area
(km²)
Web site
Province of Arezzo 37 350,707 3,235 Arezzo
Metropolitan City of Florence 42 991,862 3,514 Firenze
Province of Grosseto 28 228,512 4,504 Grosseto
Province of Livorno 20 341,453 1,211 Livorno
Province of Lucca 34 392,182 1,773 Lucca
Province of Massa and Cararra 17 203,642 1,156 Massa e Cararra
Province of Pisa 37 414,154 2,444 Pisa
Province of Pistoia 22 292,108 965 Pistoia
Province of Prato 7 248,174 365 Prato
Province of Siena 36 271,365 3,821 Siena

History (Storia)

Sources (Fonti)

  1. Tuscany
  2. Italian Wikipedia on Regione Toscana




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