"Toscana, terra dei vini" Top 5 Page for this destination Tuscany by croisbeauty
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When thinking of Tuscany the very first thing that crosses our minds is probably Firenze or Palio di Siena. Towns are the places where people live, people makes towns and we all identify certain territory or region by its towns. Following it, when thinking of Spain it is Madrid, Barcelona or Granada, when Hungary it is Budapest, when France it is Paris, and so on. Have you ever think of an specific country or territory by puting in the first place its natural beauty? If not, try to do so when tkinking of Tuscany, it deserve it by all means.
The last part of my 2005 holidays I spend in Toscana (Tuscany), exploring Firenze, the area of Chianti, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and Pisa. I've spend ten immemorable days in the area which is also known as the heart of Italy and the region where people speak the most beautiful Italian you can hear. It is so-called Toscaniggare way of speaking. Since I speak Italian fluently, it was great pleasure for me to speak with the locals and hearing their beautiful dialect.
No metter how long do you stay here, it's never enough to visit all the places you've put in your itinerary. I was short in time to visit southmost part of Toscana, Moltancino in particularly, and exiting Lucca. The landscapes of Chianti were too beautiful and I stayed there much more then I have planned it.
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Besides the history and historic sights, eversince the prehistoric times, Toscana has much more to offer. It is famous for its slow-food, which is among the best in Italy, for Toscana sheep cheese, which is of exceptional quality and taste, but above all for Toscana wines, which are among the best in the world. As far as I am concerned, Brunello red wine is the king of the wines. The most precious Brunello is originated from Montalcino, small town south of Siena. Brunello is very expensive wine, a bottle of it costs from 25 to 150 euros, but it worth every euro you spend on it.
The next sort of wine, wide world famous, is Chianti Classico which is originated from the region of Chianti, a tiny part of Toscana situated in between the towns of Firenze and Siena.
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