Tuscany is perhaps Italy’s most famous region. In ancient times, it was home to the Etruscans; in the Renaissance, it was Europe’s largest artistic and cultural hub. Florence, Tuscany’s capital, is an exceptional city that boasts a wealth of architectural treasures, many of which attest to the classical revival that began in Italy in the 14th century. A maze of streets leads to the famous Piazza della Signoria, home to the Palazzo Vecchio, the political nerve centre of Florence under the Medici.

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Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Signoria. Equestrian sculpture of Cosimo I and the Fountain of Neptune.
Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Sketch, felt pen, sketchbook page (bound)
Credit: Frédéric Back
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