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Florence, the capital of Tuscany region, Italy
Florence (Firenze in Italian) is nestled within the Tuscan region of northern Italy and surrounded by rolling vineyards and olive groves. Visitors are just as beguiled by the beauty of the city itself as they are by the paintings and sculptures found in its many museums. The city was home to many well-known artists, writers, explorers, and scientists. Amongst its most famous residents were Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and Galileo. Famous for its rich history and considered as the birthplace of Renaissance the city is nowadays a popular tourist destination and is ranked as a UNESCO World heritage site. Many of Florence’s churches are works of art in themselves. The most famous of the city’s churches is the Santa Maria del Fiore, known simply as the Duomo.
Pisa, world-famous Italian city located in Tuscany
Pisa is city which is world known for its leaning tower – The Leaning Tower of Pisa. The city is also a knowledge hub, with approximately 40,000 students for a population of 100,000 inhabitants. Located in Tuscany region, Pisa was an important naval base in the Roman times. The historic city centre is surrounded by 12th century walls. Pisa is now well known for its art and architectural treasures. The city is the birthplace of Galileo Galilei and seat of a prestigious university, founded in 1343. Other notable landmarks included the buildings in the ‘‘Piazza dei Miracoli’’ (Square of Miracles).