Tuscany

Battalions of books, postcards and lifestyle TV shows try to capture the essence of the enchanting Italian region of Tuscany, but nothing can match experiencing it for yourself. Here, monumental art cities and picture-perfect towns, including its magnificent capital Florence, as well as tower-famed Pisa and medieval Siena, are filled with Renaissance treasures. They vie for visitors' attention with medieval monasteries and rolling hills ribboned by ancient vineyards bathed in golden light. Also vying for attention is some of Italy's finest food and wine.