Tuscany North & South is a photographic introduction to one of Italy’s most treasured regions.
Like the English and their Cotswolds, Italians jealously preserve Tuscany’s historic rural character. Picture sprawling vineyards, medieval towns, and rustic villas on rolling hills - the ultimate "la dolce vita" daydream. The region has a rich history. Three centuries ago, Etruscans brought olives and grapes and a love of Greek art. Two centuries ago, Romans added road systems and cities. When the empire fell, five centuries passed before the rising city-states revived urban and rural life, culminating in the Medici-financed renaissance. Today, art lovers find Italy’s greatest masterpieces in its museums and churches. Gourmets savor exceptional wines, cheeses, breads and sweets. And visitors marvel at the stunning pastoral landscapes.