Tuscany is the most beautiful and richest cultural monuments region of Italy. Part of its western region extends along the coast of the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian Seas to the east deepened in central Italy, from the north closes the marble tops of mountains and hills to the south stretches.
In the area of a little more than twenty thousand square kilometers centered around half of all the cultural heritage of Italy – a country known worldwide as a treasure of art. A huge contribution was made the capital of Tuscany – Florence. Due to the cultural richness, the softness of the climate and the charm of Tuscany is a favorite place for tourist trips. Among all the regions of Tuscany in Italy is recognized as the best destination for ecotourism.
The total length of the Tuscan coast is more than five hundred kilometers. Of these, the most glory enjoys Versilia – thirty-kilometer chain of resort towns, located on the boundary of the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian seas. Climate Versilia is ideal for spa holidays. Resorts Versilia: Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Marina di Pietrasanta , Forte dei Marmi , Marina di Massa and many others – have no clear boundaries between themselves, but different characteristics. Paramount is Viareggio, famous not only a carnival, but a well-developed infrastructure. One of the most fashionable seaside resorts in Tuscany, Viareggio attracts a wealthy audience. On the streets of the town located hotels (7 of them have four stars), fashion boutiques, shops. Along the waterfront is more than a hundred beach bars, cafes and restaurants. Great park for via Michelangelo Buonarotti invites lovers of sport: here are located tennis courts, paved bike paths and even a golf course.
Among the attractions of the town – is Napoleon’s sister Villa, who had helped him escape from captivity on the island of Elba.
Olive Oil in Tuscany
Tuscany is famous for magnificent views of olive groves in the gentle curves of the hills. However, not only the beauty of the landscape can cause true admiration, but also the benefits accruing from the fruits of these trees. Olive oil produced in Tuscany, is considered one of the best in the world. The high quality of the delicacy of the product provided a favorable climate and soil characteristics. In several places in Tuscany kept the company in which oil is produced by old-fashioned way: olives picked by hand and is cold pressed by mechanical pressom.Ne accidentally olive oil in Tuscany, called “Tuscan” gold.
Olive oil is dominant in the Tuscan kitchen. Before the main meal often offer a snack: a plate filled with oil, add sea salt and herbs (eg dried thyme), and in this refueling dipping fresh bread. Oil is added into the salads and used in frying. It also serves as a seasoning, Enhances the taste of the main ingredient.