Tuscany was first inhabited by the Etrusks who lost the control of the area to the Romans. However, it’s the Renaissance period which is the highlight of the Tuscan history. Writers such as Macchiavelli, Baccacio, Dante and Patrarca all originate from Tuscany.
Let us also not forget the many Tuscan painters who have dominated the art world for decades.
Since 2004, Val d’Orcia has been awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Status.
Whenever Tuscany comes to mind, picture small cities perched atop hills, surrounded by “vignoni” (vineyards) and cypress trees as far as the eye goes.
Last, but certainly not least, Italy is also famous for its high quality olive oil, which is totally justified.
Some of the best olive oils originate from Tuscany, of which certain bottled olive oils are among the highest rated.
Just thinking of it make one’s mouth water !