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Italy stretches from the Alps and the famous lakes in the north to the island of Sicily in the south. Italy is full of culture, history, special scenery, making it one of the most favorite destinations of tourists from around the world. Situated in Mediterranean, in Europe, Italy is bordered by France in the north-west, by Switzerland and Austria in the north and by Slovenia in the north-eastern. Crossing the Alps and the Apennines, Italy is among the most popular destinations known as the boot-shaped peninsula. Today Italy is a democratic republic, a developed country and a founding member of the European Union. Italy is divided into 20 regions. It is well known for its art, for its culture, monuments and for its food (pizza, pasta, etc.), wine, lifestyle, elegance, design, cinema, theater, literature, poetry, visual arts, music (especially opera)and holidays. The Italian history is probably the most important in the development of cultural and social development in the Mediterranean. The country was host to important activities since prehistoric times. Italy was a founding member of NATO and the European Union, and joined the growing political and economic unification of Western Europe, including the introduction of Euro in 1999. It has an area of: 301,323 sq km.
The most famous and most interesting tourist region of Italy is Tuscany. Tuscany is a region in central Italy, with the southern border with Lazio, Umbria to the east, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria to the north and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west. Tuscany has often been regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. Tuscany has an area of 22,992 km ² and it is located in the middle of Italy, between the Apennines and the Mediterranean Sea, with a maritime climate along the continental coast and within the region. Florence, the Italian Renaissance city - city of art, is the capital region. Big names like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Donatello made Tuscan Renaissance a cultural center, and their masterpieces are famous worldwide. Poets and writers such as Dante, Machiavelli and Boccacio have left their mark on these places. Tuscany is considered the cradle of the Italian language and culture. Objectives of visit: Tuscany Coast offers a relaxing environment with sandy beaches and forests of spruce. The most important tourist resorts Viareggio, Marina di Massa Marina di Pietrasanta, Tirrenia, Livorno, Cecina Mare, Punta Ala, della Pescaia Castiglione, Marina di Grosseto and Principina Mare. Viareggio is a city with style and charm. It is located on the north coast of Tuscany, called "Riviera della Versilia", which is visited annually by millions of tourists. Viareggio is famous for carnival held every year, and for opera festival "Giacomo Puccini". The city is located at only 20 km from the Pisa international airport. Opening to the Ligurian Sea, the Lake of this city offers many opportunities for water sports. Numerous cinemas, discos, theaters, restaurants, bars, outdoor theater "Puccini" offer as many opportunities for leisure (tennis, golf, swimming and equestrian clubs). Italy enjoys the largest carnival in Europe and known, held annually in February or March. The carnival of Viareggio has a long tradition, starting in 1873, and it is known for the impressive parade of floats, each numbering more than 200 people dressed in giant doll top which is to be found and satirical characters (representing figures from political and public life) made from paper (handled internally, by weights and counter weights, 10 men), accompanied by band music and animation. Medieval attractions worth visiting in Tuscany are: Lucca - the birthplace of composer Puccini, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Piazza del Campo built in a spiral from Siena. Other attractions are the ancient Etruscan and the medieval cities as Arezzo, Cortona, Volterra, Gimiguano or near Grosetto Rosella. Worth visiting resorts to cure and treatment are San Carlo Terme, Montecatini Terme, Saturnia, San Cassciano dei Bagni and Chianciano Terme. Also, you can make excursions to the nearby islands (Elba, Montecristo, Giannutri, Giglio, Pianosa), and nature reserves. Here are the most beautiful villas which you can rent and feel the ecstasy of life. Tuscany, regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of Italy, offers an insight both into the world of art, history, good taste, traditions, and in a world of enchanting holiday, with its beaches and landscapes.