An extraordinary villa in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy is one of the most famous places in Europe because of its rich and well-known history, arts, scenic landscapes and its wine. Florence, the capital of the region is one of the most recognizable symbol of Tuscany, it is the place where Renaissance was born. It is a place that most people would love to travel to and visit for a vacation. Tuscany is also a place for many beautiful and extraordinary villas. One of these villas, is the Villa Montaione. It is a beautiful and very comfortable country house located between Florence and Pisa on a hilltop where you can enjoy magnificent views of the rolling Tuscan hills.

Tuscany is named after its pre-Roman inhabitants, the Etruscans. It was ruled by Rome for many centuries. In the Middle Ages, it saw many invasions, but in the Renaissance period it helped lead Europe back to civilisation. Later, it settled down as a grand duchy. It was conquered by Napoleonic France in the late 18th century and became part of the Italian Republic in the 19th century.

With the disintegration of the Holy Roman Empire, the urban centres of northern and central Italy emerged as independent merchant city republics, the 'communes'. These high-achieving statelets gave birth to the Renaissance. Of particular significance to Tuscany are the communes of Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Livorno. In 1860 Tuscany became part of modern Italy. From Wikipedia

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