Midway down the Italian peninsula, Tuscany (Toscana in Italian) is distinguished by rolling hills, snowcapped mountains, dramatic cypress trees, and miles of coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea — which all adds up to gorgeous views at practically every turn. The beauty of the landscape proves a perfect foil for the region's abundance of superlative art and architecture. It also produces some of Italy's finest wines and olive oils. The combination of unforgettable art, sumptuous landscapes, and eminently drinkable wines that pair beautifully with its simple food makes a trip to Tuscany something beyond special. - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Lucca, in the foothills of the Alps, is renowned for its music festivals. Rent a bike and ride La Mura, the promenade on the ancient ramparts.
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This medieval town with that famous tower has a daily market dating from the Middle Ages, where you’ll find perfect picnic food.
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A train or boat takes you along this string of quiet coastal villages. But hike the dramatic seven-mile trail, and you can eat more pasta afterward.
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In summer the famous Palio horse races, following parades with residents in medieval costumes, draw thousands to Il Campo, the pedestrian-friendly main square.
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