Tuscany

tuscany

Many people who have seen Tuscany hope that Heaven will be as beautiful. The region has been described as possessing the most perfect landscapes - rolling hills and picturesque villages and fields - with just the right climate: It is certainly hot in Tuscany, but usually not exceedingly so, and its dryness, together with a refreshing sea breeze, make being in Tuscany extremely pleasant most of the time. Then it comes with a great amount of culture, and this is just the perfect addition to its landscape: The buildings in the cities, towns, and villages - or the mansions in the fields - are in wonderful harmony with the hills and trees and complement them in the most fitting way. Tuscany is known for its Renaissance architecture, but one could go one step further: The region really is the birthplace, more than any other region or country in the world, of the Renaissance.

It is hard to imagine just how big the number of monuments from that period really is. But then, of course, you'll also find a significant stock of remains from antiquity, as well as medieval and Baroque buildings, then there is classicism - and the modern period, which in Tuscany comes with a lot more charm than anywhere else.

The region is about as big as Sicily, though its population is smaller: It has about 3.7 million inhabitants. In Tuscany you'll find such famous cities as Pisa, Siena, and, of course, - Florence. This is Tuscany's capital, but as well its biggest city and its cultural and economic hub. With a population of just 367 thousand people, it is far from being too large to be comfortable. It has such an amazing variety of old buildings that it literally will take you days to even get some orientation. Especially its cathedral, called "il Duomo", is world famous.

Tuscany can comfortably be reached by car within a day's drive from France, Holland, Germany, or Austria. When people from those countries talk about visiting Italy, more often than not it is Tuscany they have in mind. The same goes for county houses: The people in the cold and rainy center and North of Europe love having one of them in Italy, and the location they most often choose is of course Tuscany. Despite all those "migrating birds", the region has managed to stay distinctly Italian, but it may nevertheless be the country's most cosmopolitan and tolerant part. Perhaps this has to do with its intellectual traditions. Modern Italian is not based on the dialect of Rome, Naples, or Turin, but, almost entirely, on that of Tuscany. This fact reflects the region's cultural hegemony within Italy. One more thing needs mentioning: Tuscany's wines. They taste in your mouth just like the landscapes look in your eyes, together forming a perfect harmony.



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Tuscany, Italy

Property type: villa

Added on: 2010/04/06

Tri-level Unit - Villa for sale - Tuscany, Italy

Tuscan Villa for sale in Italy Located in the center of a lovely rural village, this village house sits in a hidden valley surrounded by olive tree orchards and a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. House is approximately 125 years old with 65cm stone walls. Improvements include a new roof, 2 new bathrooms, new windows, doors, new wiring, water pipes, heating system, boiler, kitchen, tiles and terra cotta flooring in 4 rooms. This is a tri-level unit with approximately 210 sq. meters total.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 289 000
Size: 210.00 m²
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/09/14

Small villa near the pebble beach - Tuscany, Italy

ARGENTARIO villa near the sea with passage that arrives directly on the beach of Pozzarello, luxurious property, very elegant, perfected, particularly only for real experts [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: N/A
Size: 170 m²
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/09/14

Luxury villa on the rocky hillside - Tuscany, Italy

ARGENTARIO in one of the most charming and prestigious Argentario's creek, protected by a wild and luxuriant vegetation, located in the west side in a much sought-after area, luxury villa situated on the rocky hillside and overlooks the sea towards the island of Giglio. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: N/A
Size: 500 m²
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/09/14

Enchanting villa on a sheer cliff - Tuscany, Italy

Villa overlooking the cliffs with stunning sea views, very beautiful garden with pool, close to the center of Porto S. Stefano. This elegant property contains some rare examples of ancient walls dating from the XVIIth century, where an old fort sighting. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: N/A
Size: 980 m²
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/09/14

The best sea view of Tuscany South - Tuscany, Italy

Elegant property in the upper part of the country, with private swimming pool and garden, with an amazing sea view. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: N/A
Size: 720 m²
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/07/08

Luxury Villa in Casole Val d’Elsa for sale - Tuscany, Italy

This is a high quality conversion of a large farmhouse complex near the attractive town of Casole Val d’Elsa in Tuscany west of Siena. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 2 995 000
Size: 1026 m²
Location: Tuscany, Italy

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