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Toscana lies in the center region of Italy and overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its capital city is Florence, the wonderful gem wich gave birth to the most important exponent of Italian literature (and father of the Italian Language:) Dante Alighieri.
Toscana's history and antiquity is also home to museums, historic monuments and numerous cultural events. Carnevale di Viareggio and Palio di Siena are remarkable experiences hard to forget.
In Toscana, food and wine are an integral part of culture and everyday life. Toscana's fertile soil lends itself to the cultivation of grape cultivars, creating an incredible repertoire of Tuscan wines. Toscana is home to notable wines, such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Chianti, and Brunello di Montalcino.
Toscana's rich culinary tradition was formally codified in the 19th century during the period of the Lorena dynasty. During the Renaissance, Florentine gastronomic was expressed through lavish banquets, which were an elegant expression of Tuscan culture amidst aristocracy of that era.
Today, despite the apparent formality, Tuscany cuisine places greater importance on substance rather than form, embracing a rustic appeal. It is largely based on the excellent quality of the raw materials and the genuine personality of the Tuscan people.
Toscana shares with Lazio some kinds of Cowboys. They are called “butteri”. The name buttero derives from the ancient latin “b?torus”, which means “to prod cows”. In 1890, when Buffalo Bill took his Wild West show to Rome, one of the Butteri, Augusto Imperiali from Lazio, proved to be that skilled to beat him in a challenge that remains legendary.
It’s interesting that…
The historical centers of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, the square of the Cathedral of Pisa, the Val d'Orcia and Medici Villas and Gardens have all been protected by the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Did you know…
The famous composer Giacomo Puccini, author of Madama Butterfly, La Tosca, and La Boheme was from Toscana.