"…If it is difficult to be Italian, being Tuscan is more difficult: much more than being from Abruzzo, Piedmont, Naples, or French, German, Spanish, English … because thank God, we are different from any other nation… "
This is the incipit of the essay Maledetti Toscani by Curzio Malaparte, published in 1956. The writer, highlighting the main characteristics of the Tuscans, almost attributes to them a certain superiority, which derives from the fact that Tuscany is a unique region. A free region, unlike others subject to monarchies and empires, makes it a "home" for free minds, arts and crafts.
The great poet Dante Alighieri, father of the Italian language, was born in Tuscany, and later Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Filippo Brunelleschi and many many others, whose works, numerous preserved here, make it an exceptional heritage for humanity whole.
Tuscany, the cradle of the Renaissance, is known throughout the world for its immense artistic and cultural heritage.
A trip to Tuscany is an overdose of art and culture, there are so many places and monuments to visit!
In Florence: Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and Michelangelo's famous David. A visit to the Uffizi museum is mandatory in this city!
Between Florence and Siena the towns of Pienza and San Gimignano, the latter famous for its countless tower-houses.
In Pisa the Leaning Tower is famous and in the center of Siena the beautiful Piazza del Campo, shell-shaped, where
every year the Palio di Siena is held, attracts tourists from all over the world.
Not far from Siena, there are some of the most characteristic places in the region: the ancient Monteriggioni, on top of a hill, surrounded by medieval walls, and, in Chiusdino, the Abbey of San Galgano, a ruined hermitage that preserves a mysterious sword in the stone.
In addition to its rich artistic offer, present in every city, Tuscany enjoys a varied territory, which includes sea and mountains!
The splendid sea of the Maremma, the islands of Giglio, and Elba, the thermal baths of Saturnia, a spectacle of nature! And the Chianti hills… everything for an unforgettable stay!
Even in the food and wine field, Tuscany is full of surprises!
Excellent oil and superb wines are known all over the world, two fundamental ingredients in Tuscan cuisine, simple cuisine, inspired by the Mediterranean diet.
Only here, you can taste the famous Florentine steak dish!
Studying the Italian language in the Florentine capital, in the delightful city of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance where the beautiful language is spoken is a real privilege, an unforgettable stay, enriching in every sense! Why not? Becoming a little Tuscan… free and ironic!
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