"Tuscany" Italy Things to Do Tip by gabriellefox

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  Tuscany Manor
by gabriellefox
 
 

Tuscany is a charmed land, equally blessed by the genius of man and nature, and often by the combined efforts of both. The vineyards manage somehow to march in arrow-straight formation up the gently rolling hillsides, bounded by single files of darker green cypress trees, snaking sandy roads leading to rust-colored farmhouses and moss-coated castles, symmetrically rounded hilltops surmounted by towns. Every inch of land has been sculpted, first by the elements and then by generations of inhabitants whose goals were always twofold: make the land produce as much as possible, make the land as beautiful as possible.

Tuscany enchants us today because it holds together as a region, from the tiniest hamlet , to Florence the Magnificent. Take a short walk along the sides of the Belvedere in Florence: leave behind the traffic and suddenly find yourself strolling down quiet lanes bounded by tall stone walls, cypress trees and creamy-colored villas.

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  • Updated Feb 12, 2005
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