Tuscany has an area of 22,990 km ².
The most popular section at the sea in Tuscany is Versilia. Here, the beach stretches along the Apuan Alps, from Viareggio to Marina di Massa. The beaches are mostly divided into the so-called "Bagni", or relaxed beach bars with beach chairs and umbrellas.
The capital of Tuscany is Florence, it is also the largest city of Tuscany and has about half a million inhabitants.
Tuscany has a Mediterranean climate. Winter in Tuscany is temperate, warm in summer and spring and autumn is rainy. The region benefits from the gentle air that enters from the Tyrrhenian Sea and the protection of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.
The Italian cuisine is world famous. As an appetizer is often served pasta. Each region has its own specialties. Dinner is at our notions quite late, from 20:00. In Tuscany you will find dozens of restaurants, from simple and cheap to very exclusive.
Tuscany has just 9 percent flat land, while the rest consists of hills and mountains. The main agricultural products are corn, olives, pears and wine. A large part of the coastal area of Maremma, a swampy region, is drained and cultured. Most industrial activity takes place in small factories. One-third of industrial workers are employed in the wool and textile industry around Prato, Empoli, Florence, Arezzo and Montevarchi. Tuscany is one of the most important mining regions of Italy. Livorno is a major trading center and is the largest port in Tuscany. Obviously tourism is also an important source of income in Tuscany.
Tuscany has 120 nature reserves and is often seen as one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. Tuscany has beautiful cities like Florence, Pisa, Siena and Lucca. In addition, the region offers so much more, consider also the farmhouses where you can stay on a farm surrounded by the beautiful landscape. The other accomodations are also often located in picturesque areas. Add to that the wonderful, gentle climate and you have almost the perfect holiday.
Tuscany has about 3,692,828 inhabitants.
Off the coast of Tuscany there is the Tuscan Archipelago (archipelago toscano), Elba (223 km2) is the largest and most famous island.
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