Millions of people each year are attracted to Italy, and not just because of the beauty of the natural landscapes of green and rolling hills that dot this peninsular country. Many individuals flock here to take in the man-made beauty of its artisans, both historical and present-day.
Tuscany is one such region considered by many to be the most culturally significant. It is just north of the center of the country, and the immensity of history and artistic attractions is unrivaled. Cities such as Pisa, Florence, and Siena are known around the world for their various works of art and the many monuments, such as the Piazzo del Campo (Siena), The Tower of Pisa, and the Florence Cathedral.
Aside from the artistic nature of Tuscany, the villages and towns of the region bear witness to the great medieval past of the area. The Tuscan region was an advanced part of Western Civilization for many centuries.
The land of Tuscany is one that remains mostly unspoiled; natural landscapes that range from rocky mountains to rolling countryside and unending views of the sea. The variety of different landscapes seems neverending, especially along the Tyrrhenian sea, the Versilia River, and the reefs of Monte Argentario.
The rural areas especially offer beauty and the opportunity to explore the remains of ancient villages. One such prestigious area is the Chianti region. Located near Florence, this hilly region is known for its vineyards and its virtually untouched landscapes. Well-tended and continuously cultivated, these lands produce some of the best wines in the world.
In both winter and summer, Tuscany has something for everyone. Summertime yields the opportunity for sun-kissed strolls through a virtually untouched backdrop, while winter offer various outdoor sporting activities, such as skiing and snowboarding for all experience levels.
Once you visit Tuscany you’ll fall in love, and many people after visiting choose to purchase a home in this area. In fact, you may just catch a glimpse of George Clooney, Helen Mirren, George Lucas, or Sting when you visit, as these celebrities chose to purchase properties here also.