Last Updated: 3rd Jan 2014

<p>Tuscany (Italian: Toscana) is a region of north-western <a href="/contikipedia/articles/italy">Italy</a> famous for it&#8217;s food, beautiful rolling hills, wine and relaxed liberal lifestyle. The famed Tuscan lifestyle is famed in books and movies like &#8216;Under the Tuscan Sun&#8217; and has a reputation as being one of the most beautiful and romantic parts of not only Italy, but the world.</p> <p><img src="https://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/mattyvcontiki/Tuscan_Hills.JPG" class="rightwise" alt="" /></p> <h2>Places Contiki Visits in Tuscany:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/florence">Florence</a> &#8211; capital of the region, the home and capital of the Renascence.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/pisa">Pisa</a> &#8211; home to the iconic Leaning Tower.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Sienna &#8211; beautiful medieval city famous for its festivals and horse racing.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/san-gimignano">San Gimignano</a> &#8211; the most well know of all the villages in the Tuscan hills.</li> </ul>