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Tuscany Information
The Tuscany is a part in Italy region and the capital is Florence and it is known as Toscana. Its area is 8,900 sq mi and a population is 3.75 million permanent residents. Tuscany is recognized for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and its attraction on high culture. Tuscany is viewed as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and has been residence to some many influential people in the history of arts and science, such as Michelangelo, Amerigo Vespucci, Luca Pacioli, Petrarch, Dante, Botticelli, Puccini, Niccolo Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei. Because of this reason, the Tuscany has some museums. The museums are Pitti Palace, the Chianciano Museum of Art and Uffizi. Tuscany has a single culinary tradition, and is famous for its wines. The World Heritage Sites are designated by Six Tuscan localities. The localities are the Val d'Orcia in2004, the historical centre of Pienza in 1996, the historical centre of Siena in 1995, the historical centre of San Gimignano in 1990, the square of the Cathedral of Pisa in 1987 and the historic centre of Florence in 1982. Tuscany is one of the most tourist city in the world, the rank in the world visited city 46th. Every year Florence assume the approximately tourists are 10 millions.

Tuscany Recreation, Culture and Attractions
Tuscany has a tremendous cultural and artistic heritage. Tuscany has specified in the region's churches, palaces, art galleries, museums, villages and piazzas. Tuscany has a incomparable artistic heritage, and Florence is one of the world's important water-color centers, the nicknamed as "art palace of Italy". In Florence and Tuscany have so many painters the fathers of Italian painting, Cimabue and Giotto like as Arnolfo and Andrea Pisano. Tuscany has museums and art galleries, many housing some of the world's most Valuable works of art. Tuscany is most famous and visited of all Italian regions. Tuscany's main attractions are Florence and its monuments. Tuscany is wealth not only in cities of art, like Lucca, Siena and Pisa. Folkloric events are famous in Tuscany from the Gioco del Ponte to the Giostra del Saracino, from Florence's Calcio Storico to the famous Palio of Siena, Tuscany hold out many occasions to take a leap into the past. Tuscany tasty dishes are Tuscan savoury dishes accompanied by some Chianti or Brunello di Montalcino. Tuscany is an ideal place of Italian culture since it is lavish in Architecture, Art and Music. Tuscany is the birthplace of the Italian language. Far back Latin was the only written language in middle Ages. Tuscany has a rich of Art of Florence being at its centre. Reasonably the most powerful period was in Tuscany where the renascence artists were born.

Tuscany Demographics
Tuscany total population - 3,750,000
Tuscany Italian population - 93%
Tuscany Albanian population - 2%
Tuscany Romanian population - 1%

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Tuscany History
Tuscany is home after its pre-Roman resident, the Etruscans was appending by Rome in 351 BC. Tuscany was ruled so many centuries by Rome. After Roman Empire, the region is became known as Tuscany. Though, the Etruscans are not the first people to grace this land. It was in prehistoric times that man left evidence of his presence and there is indication of small tribal settlements up to the Iron Age. In pre-Etruscan the Tuscany people inhabited by the Apennine culture in the late second millennium BC, dealing relationships with the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations in the Aegean Sea. In Etruscan period first major civilization in the region, arrangement down transport infrastructure, improving agriculture and mining and produce vivid art. >From the eighth century the civilization grow to fill the area between the Arno River and Tiber River, reaching their peak during the 7th century BC and 6th century BC, finally yield to the Romans by the first century. The Rome recognized the cities of Lucca, Pisa, Siena, and Florence developed the area with new technologies and ensured peace. Mainly the developments are introduction of aqueducts and sewers, construction of many buildings, both public and private and the extensions of existing roads. In fifth century the Roman civilization in the West was collapsed. The Longobards arrived and modeled Lucca the capital of their Duchy of Tuscia in the sixth century. After the end of the Western Roman Empire the region go under the Ostrogoth and Byzantine dominations, before the Lombard conquest in 569. Tuscany is cultural capital of the region. In the head city of Florence, the republic was from 1434 onward dominated by the monarchical Medici family. After 16th century the Medici ruled Florence and Tuscany successfully, increasing the state's territory greatly by acquiring Siena. As time went on, Tuscany was reconstructed in a number of ways, not always positively.Tuscany became part of modern Italy in 1860.

Tuscany Tourism
The capital city of Tuscany has many tourist attractions. In Tuscany of many towns and cities have glorious natural and architectural beauty. There are so many people visit Tuscany throughout the year. Tourism industry is playing a major role in Tuscany economy, are wide-ranging and well-organized. Tuscany, the fabricated land home to the famous mediaeval towns like as Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Siena and Arezzo prosperous in tourism resources and a center, that preserves renascence art and culture. Stretching from Pisa in the north to Grosseto and the Island of Elba in the south, Tuscany is an ultra tourism middle attracting travelers with all kinds of interest. The soothing hills, mediaeval towns, glittering blue sea and sweeping valleys invite you to traverse the pleasures and pastime the sapphire waters and the golden land extend. In Tuscany for an art buff, Uffizi Gallery alone is greatly a travel. Tuscany land itself is the scenario of a perfect coalition of green mountains and the deep blue sea.

Tuscany Parks
Regional Park of the Maremma
Sienese Natural Reserves
Val di Cornia Parks
Park of the Valdorcia
Pinocchio's Park
Tuscan Archipelago National Park
Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park
Casentino Forest National Park
Monte Amiata Fauna Park
Regional Park of the Apuan Alps
Wetlands in Northern Tuscany
Zoo Park of Poppi

Tuscany Museums
Accademia Gallery
Alberto della Ragione Collection
Alessandro Malaspina Centre of Studies
Ambrosi caves museum
Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi
Archaeological Museum
Archaeology Antiquarium
Archiepiscopal Archives
Art and archaeology museum
Art Collection of the Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa
Audiovisual Museum of the Resistance
Cassero - Museo Comunale - Monte San Savino
Castiglioncello National Archaeological Museum
Castle and City Museum
Cecina Archaeological Museum
Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci
Centro di Scienze Naturali
Children's Museum
Contemporary Art Collection of the Teseco Foundation
Costume Gallery
Domus Galilaeana
Domus Mazziniana
Ecomuseo dell'Alabastro - Volterra
Egyptological Collections
Ethnographical Museum of Lunigiana
Etruscan Museum - San Gimignano
Fantiscritti Quarry
Galleria degli Alberti
Gasparri Collection
Historical Museum of Liberation
Jacopo da Fivizzano Museum of Printing
Mediterranean Natural History Museum
Mining Museum Park
Modern Art Gallery

Tuscany Government
The city of Tuscany major politics were formed by the center-left Democratic Party. Mainly Tuscany was divided into two administrative districts the former Republic of Siena, the old Republic of Florence and her dependencies. The two areas were organized by separate laws. The Tuscany Politics of Italy, takes place in the framework of a semi-presidential democracy, whereby the President of the Region is the head of government, and a multi-party system. The Italian Socialist Party is formed in the eastern and northern provinces of the region. The Italian Communist Party (PCI), was strong in rural areas after II World War. In the region Democratic Party IS the largest party. In Tuscany the Regional Council has 55 members. Using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists 34 councilors are elected, 20 councilors from a "regional list".

Tuscany Economy
Tuscany economy is mainly based on agriculture, Industry, Tourism. In Tuscany the subsoil is comparably rich in mineral resources, with copper, mercury, iron ore and lignite mines. In Tuscany region areas cereals, olives, potatoes and grapes are grown up the swamplands now produce vegetables, beets, rice, sunflowers and tobacco. The industrial sector mainly based on the chemicals/pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass and ceramics, metalworking and steel, clothing and printing/publishing. In Tuscany and its towns and cities have grace landscapes. Tuscany also manufactures cotton, wool, silk, motor vehicles, refined petroleum and machinery. The economy mainly based on important industry is tourism.

Tuscany Geography
Tuscany is a region of central Italy. In Tuscany coastal areas climate is very mild. Tuscany is triangular in shape and located between the northern part of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with some islands Tuscan Archipelago, and the central Apennines. The temperature is variations between winter and summer. In Tuscany Spring and autumn seasons are very dry. January is the coldest month. The temperature in the mountains can obtain below freezing. From April to June and from September to October the weather is good. The weather is warm for beach visits in most of the country from June to September but during August weather is very warm.

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