Tuscany. One word conjures images of passion and romance. Thus is the reason for the setting of romance novels, and major motion picture movies. Possibly the greatest repository of art in the world, from the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscany is a masterpiece of painting and frescoes, and sculptors and architecture. Step back in time visiting outstanding museums, and marvel at the creative genius that developed the region. Gourmets and wine connoisseurs will be brimming with excitement, as the flavors of the countryside are sure to please. Chianti, as well as other wine regions in the area welcome you, and are eager to share their labor of love. From the west coast to the center of the Italian peninsula, surrounded by Tuscany’s signature sienna-colored hills, cypress trees and sinuous rows of hilltop villages, you will fall in love with Italy.