TUSCANY IN 3 WORDS
LANDSCAPES – RENAISSANCE – TRADITIONS
Landscapes – The Tuscan landscape was created by generations of peasants who brought together usefulness and beauty in a variety of shapes and colors. The first were the Etruscans, whodevoted themselves to agriculture, planted grapevines and olive trees and reclaimed marshes. The hills are the main feature of the landscape and, for the cure with which they have been cultivated over time, they form one of the most humanized landscapes in the world, defined by Unesco example of “Cultural Landscape”.
Renaissance – In Tuscany Michelangelo and Leonardo left traces of their artistic genius almost everywhere, leading way, in Florence, to the artistic and cultural movement that brought great innovations in every field of life at the time: the Renaissance.
Traditions – The popular traditions have always guided the customs of the inhabitants of Tuscany. While in the past centuries they represented elements in everyday life, nowadays they are mostly memories of a time gone by, but they still have great importance for the people, just think about the Palio in Siena, the Calcio Storico in Florence or the Palio marinaro in Livorno.
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