Fun Facts About Tuscany You Might Not Know

Europe, Italy

Tuscany is one of the most beautiful areas of Italy with stunning landscapes that draw millions of visitors every year. It’s home to some fantastic wineries and has some good restaurants and interesting museums. Before considering whether or not you should vacate here, you should check out these fun facts which you might not know about the area of Tuscany.

There is a film based on it

You might not have heard of the move Under the Tuscan Sun which was released back in 2003, and is situated in the area of the Tuscany. Diane Lane plays Frances, a lady who buys a villa in Tuscany and moves to the area to restart her life. The film showcases some of Tuscany’s beautiful landscapes. In fact, it was one of five films which inspired me to travel around the world! You should take a look at this flick if you want to see more of Tuscany.

It has a ski resort

Another thing people don’t know about Tuscany is that it has a ski resort for adrenaline junkies to visit. As discussed here, a lot of individuals think of Tuscany as more of a summer resort with its beautiful rolling countryside. However, Mount Amiata in Tuscany is now a popular choice for skiers and snowboards to stay, who want to enjoy the winter weather. Therefore, if you are looking for a more active holiday, you should consider staying here in colder months.  

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Celebrities own properties here

Tuscany is also a popular place with celebrities, with many owning properties in the area. Pretty Woman actor Richard Gere has a place here as well as famous musician Sting. A lot of celebrities also visit here every year. Therefore, if you stay in Tuscany to see the beautiful Tuscan landscapes, you may see a celebrity or two while you’re vacating in the area.

There is more than one leaning tower

A lot of people know that the leaning tower of Pisa is situated in the area of Tuscany and is a unique sight to behold. In fact, it draws lots of tourists every year who want a picture with the unusual tower. However, a lot of people don’t know that there is more than one leaning tower in Tuscany. As revealed here, there are several churches which are also leaning, including the church of St. Michele dei Scalzi. So don’t forget to check these out too when staying in Tuscany!

It’s the home of Pinocchio

Another thing you might not realize about Tuscany is that it’s the home of Disney character Pinocchio. Before it was a Disney film, the story was written by Carlo Collodi back in the 1800’s. And according to World Travel Net, Pinocchio actually means pine eyes in Italian. Therefore, if you are visiting Tuscany with children, you can tell them all about the character being born here.

Tuscany is one of the most popular areas of Italy, and worth considering visiting if you are traveling in Italy.

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