Tuscany is the region with the largest wild boar population in Europe. The species are currently estimated at 200.000 and the Italian government wants to reduce that number to 50.000. Each autumn and winter, across the woods and hills of Tuscany, wild boar driven hunting season is open for about 3 months, but still it’s not enough to keep the wild boar population under control.
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The Island of Elba has 147 kilometres of coastline and about 132 beaches of various types and sizes, long beaches of golden sands or tiny stones, equally beautiful beaches of black sand, white pebbles or cliff bases of smooth granite rocks.
Spectacular panorama and crystal clear water make these beaches similar to ones in the Caribbean. The depth of most of the waters increases rather rapidly, with the exception of la Biodola, Marina di Campo, Lacona and Procchio where the water remains shallow for up to 30-40 metres. Most of the island’s beaches are classifiable as "free". On the main beaches however, bathers will find privately run establishments that offer changing rooms, sun lounges and beach umbrellas on a rental basis. Furthermore, many of these establishments rent a range of equipment for various water sports.
|Boboli Gardens in Florence|
Tuscany has many popular and beautiful natural hot springs which are definitely worth a visit. Access to many of these hot springs are free so you can go and enjoy them all year round. Tuscany also has the biggest number of private spa resorts of all Italy. These resorts are known for their thermal treatments which are aimed to treat vascular, rheumatic, respiratory, and urinary diseases.
Lying on a panoramic hill, the historical town centre of Massa Marittima, enclosed within a well-preserved city wall, represents one of the most important urban and architectural complexes in Tuscany.
|Massa Marittima, Cathedral|
Tuscany is a region rich in authentic, local dishes and ingredients and in addition to the most famous there are hundreds of lesser-known specialities that are no less important. From the Apuan Alps to the seaside, from the Casentino to the Val d'Orcia, Tuscany boasts numerous 'taste' itineraries that unite good food with centuries-old art and culture. The natural landscape in Tuscany is also a great way to explore the more authentic aspects of the region's culinary culture, like its food, wine and locally sourced ingredients.