From the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea, Tuscany is the undisputed protagonist in the world tourism scene. The landscapes (the Mugello territory should be mentioned), the artistic heritage and the important cities, first of all Florence, make this region unique in the world. The region has a coastline that alternates long, sandy beaches with rocky cliffs and steep promontories. The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago are incomparable, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, crystal clear sea and rich seabed. Views of unspoiled nature can be admired in the Apuan Alps and in numerous protected areas, which are home to numerous species of migratory birds, including pink herons. And then, medieval villages, towns rich in history, castles and fortification systems and evocative abbeys are present throughout the Chianti and Maremma area.
Among the most important places is Florence, considered the place of origin of the Renaissance and is universally recognized as one of the cradles of art and architecture thanks to its numerous monuments and museums, including the Duomo, Santa Croce, the Uffizi , Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Pitti. Very well known, especially for the carnival, is the municipality of Viareggio also known as a seaside resort.
Tuscany is made up of 10 provinces and 276 municipalities. The provinces are Florence, Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa and Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.