Unspoiled nature can be enjoyed on the Apuan Alps, along with many preserved areas like the Orbetello lagoon, which hosts several species of migratory birds, including pink flamingos. However, the most typical landscapes are the ones in which nature’s beauty and the thousand-year history of human civilization merge, such as the enchanting Gulf of Baratti and the sites of Vetulonia and Pitigliano, which hold necropolises and records of the Etruscan civilization, while Roselle and Cosa memorialize the Roman one.
All throughout the region are medieval burgs, cities full of history, castles and forts, rural churches, the so-called “pievi,” and awesome abbeys, like the Sant’Antimo Abbey, outlining their profiles on the Creste Senesi, Val d’Orcia, Garfagnana, Chianti, and Maremma.
Rejuvenating thermal baths can also be found in Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano, and Bagno Vignoni, providing relaxing getaways in their thermal waters and comprehensive spas.
Tuscany, in central Italy, spans from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea, and is one of the largest centers for tourism in the world.
Tuscany is unmatched in the entire world for the beauty of its landscapes, the richness of its artistic heritage, and the historical importance of its cities, among which Florence stands out from the rest. Throughout the region, nature shows itself in many different forms.
Long and sandy shores, such as in Versilia, give way to rocky cliffs and steep promontories. The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, clear sea, and lively coral reefs, are like no other.
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