The region stretches over the slopes of the Apennines,
in front of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The Tuscan landscape is mainly mountainous and hilly, with a flat area beside the sea (the Maremma).
In front of the coast there are the small enchanting islands of the Tuscan archipelago.
Florence is the capital of Tuscany. Other important cities are Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, Pistoia, Lucca, Livorno,Grosseto, Massa Carrara.
In addition to art, Tuscany offers outstanding nature sceneries, such as the National Park of the Argentario and the Isola of Elba.
Generally mild climate, particularly along the coast
with fresh summers and mild winters.
In the inner areas summers can be very hot and winters very cold with some snow.
In spring and autumn we suggest a visit to the art cities whilst in summer the coast is really pretty.