Tuscany

Monuments and museums

monuments and museums
David
Italia

Michelangelo's masterpiece is in the Galleria dell'Accademia delle Bella Arti in Florence (http://www.accademia.fire...). Copies in the same city on Piazza della Signoria and Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Cathedrals

Every Tuscan city has a cathedral duomo, each one prettier than the other.

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Leaning tower

The instantly recognizable landmark is in Pisa on the square of miracles, Piazza dei miracoli.

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Uffizi Gallery

The best collection of Renaissance art in the world is in Florence.

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Museo Galileo (formally named Institute and Museum of History of Science)
Florence, Piazza dei Giudici,1

Located in Florence the museum contains 5000 items from the Medici collection of apparatus and scientific instruments and the Lorenese collection of instruments and didactic and experimental devices.

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Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
Castello dei Conti Guidi, 50053 VINCI - FI - Italy
+39-0571-56055
the Museum is open every day from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Located in the medieval Castello Guidi 11-12 cen., the Leonardo's Museum dominates the small city of Vinci. View Da Vinci's works, browse through the library, and more (http://www.museoleonardo.com/).

Parks

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The Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli

(http://www.parcosanrossore.it/): the Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli was established in 1975 and covers 24,000 hectares between Pisa, Viareggio, San Giuliano Terme, Vecchiano and Massarossa. What makes this park so special is what lies around its borders: the Tirrenian Sea, Lake Massaciuccoli and the rivers Arno, Serchio, Canale dei Navicelli and Morto e Burlamacca.

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The National Park of the Tusco-Emilian Apennines

(http://www.parcoappennino...): extends lengthwise for about 60 km from the high valleys of the mountain torrents of Parma and Baganza up to the Passo delle Forbici, opening up to include on the Tuscan side the calcareous massif of the Pania di Corfino, and in Emilia the chain of the Alps of Succiso, of Monte Cusna, the valley of the river Secchia and the isolated range of the Pietra di Bismantova.

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The National Park of the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna

(http://www.parcoforesteca...): Following the Arno upstream you enter the district of Casentino surrounded by mountains to the north and the east. Here the National Park of the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna offers a uniquely moving and unforgettable experience: that of discovering one of the oldest forests in Europe.

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The Maremma Regional Park

(http://www.parco-maremma....): the Maremma Regional Park Parco Regionale della Maremma, also known as Uccellina Park Parco dell’Uccellina covers a coastal area between Principina a Mare and Talamone near Grosseto, Magliano in Toscana and Orbetello, right up to the Livorno – Roma train line.

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The Park of the Apuan Alps

(http://www.parcapuane.tos...).

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The Orecchiella park

brief guide of the park

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The National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago

(http://www.islepark.it/in...): the Park was established in 1996 and it covers an area of over 18,000 hectares in addition to 40,000 hectares of sea. It is managed by an organization with the same name, that has its headquarters in Portoferraio on Elba Island. The Park falls under the jurisdiction of the Province of Livorno and that of Grosseto.

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The Montioni nature park

(http://www.parcodimontion...): managed by the Municipale Administrations of Grosseto and Livorno. Park status from 1998. The park extends over 7000 hectares and rises to 300m at Poggio al Checco, its highest point. The territory has a large artistic and culture heritage, from ancient archeological finds to Etruscan and Roman remains which have been found under medieval constructions such as the Pievaccia, the ruins of Montioni Vecchio Castle and Montioni Thermal Baths.

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The Livorno Hills Park

(http://www.parks.it/parco...): the Livorno Hills Park encompasses a vast area between the districts of Livorno, Collesalvetti and Rosignano Marittimo. It’s nickname is ‘the lost island’ due to the fact that this stretch of land was an island until it attached itself to the mainland thousands of years ago. The park has not only areas of outstanding natural beauty but also but has also been subject to interesting archeological, artistic and cultural discoveries.

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The Archaeological Park of Poggibonsi

(http://www.paesaggimediev...): the visit starts with a short documentary film that illustrates the results of twelve years of excavation and the most important archaeological, architectonical and naturalistic aspects of the Poggio Imperiale site ...

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The Parks of the Val di Cornia

(http://www.parchivaldicor...): the Parks of the Val di Cornia, in Tuscany, tell a thousand-year-old story which begins with the Etruscan people and bears witness to centuries of extraction and working on metals, proposing also splendid natural, coastal and hilly environments. The system includes 2 Archaeological Parks, Natural Parks, 3 Museums, 1 Documentation Centre, included in the area of the five municipalities at the extreme south of the province of Livorno, opposite the Island of Elba.

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The Zoological Park of European Fauna in Poppi

(http://www.parcozoopoppi.it/): this is the first and only park dedicated to European Fauna open in the municipality of Poppi Arezzo.

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The Pinocchio's Park

(http://www.pinocchio.it/e...): Pinocchio’s Park is located in Collodi, lovely ancient village that has remained virtually unchanged since the last century. Its charming collection of houses, nestled among the hills, leads the way to Villa Garzoni and its lovely 19th century garden, often considered among the most beautiful in Europe.