Tuscany & Liguria

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Tuscany & Liguria

The region that reinvented literature, art and science continues to enchant and enlighten – and the beaches aren’t too shabby either.

Tuscany and Liguria are two of Italy’s 20 administrative regions. Their respective capital cities, Florence and Genoa, are home to regional parliaments.

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The combined population of these two provinces is just over five million. Italy gets more than 45 million tourists a year, placing it fifth after France, the USA, China and Spain. Rome is the most visited city; Florence leads in Tuscany and Liguria. map-rome-genoa



Genoa; The Ligurian city is known for its seafaring ways – it’s Italy’s largest port and Christopher Columbus is its favourite son. The historic centre offers numerous monuments, churches and fortresses.

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Portofino; Portofino may be the last word in see-andbe- seen Italian resorts, but non-billionaires are also welcome in this colourful fishing village, with mid-range hotels and low-key eateries easy to find.

Cycling in rural Tuscany is a treat. The landscape is stunning, the roads are generally excellent. Tuscany isn’t known for its islands, the Seven Sisters – seven islands situated between the Tuscan coast and Corsica.Tuscany is the birthplace of the Renaissance, a cultural and scientific movement that started in Florence in the 14th century and then spread throughout Europe.

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Florence While Tuscany’s capital is renowned for its peerless cultural treasures, it has one foot in the future, too. A spate of new nightclub and bar openings has made it the region’s most vibrant city.


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