This region on Italy's west coast is renowned for its art, history, beautiful landscapes, and charming villas.
Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture. It is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and has been home to some of the most influential people in history, such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci and Puccini. Due to this, the region has several museums, most of which (such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace) are found in Florence, but others in towns and smaller villages. Tuscany has a unique culinary tradition, and is famous for its wines (most famous of which are Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino).