Tuscany


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Tus·ca·ny

 (tŭs′kə-nē′)
A region of west-central Italy between the northern Apennines and the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas. Inhabited in ancient times by the Etruscans, it fell to Rome in the mid-fourth century bc. Tuscany was a grand duchy under the Medicis and Habsburgs (1569-1860) and subsequently became united with the kingdom of Sardinia.

Tuscany

(ˈtʌskənɪ)
n
(Placename) a region of central Italy, on the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas: corresponds roughly to ancient Etruria; a region of numerous small states in medieval times; united in the 15th and 16th centuries under Florence; united with the rest of Italy in 1861. Capital: Florence. Pop: 3 516 296 (2003 est). Area: 22 990 sq km (8876 sq miles). Italian name: Toscana

Tus•ca•ny

(ˈtʌs kə ni)

n.
a region in W central Italy: formerly a grand duchy. 3,578,814; 8879 sq. mi. (22,995 sq. km). Italian, Toscana.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tuscany - a region in central ItalyTuscany - a region in central Italy    
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Pisa - a city in Tuscany; site of the famous Leaning Tower
Firenze, Florence - a city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany; center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries
Tuscan - a resident of Tuscany
Translations
Toskana
Toszkána
Toskania
Toscana

Tuscany

[ˈtʌskənɪ] Nla Toscana

Tuscany

[ˈtʌskəni] nToscane f

Tuscany

ndie Toskana

Tuscany

[ˈtʌskənɪ] nla Toscana
References in classic literature ?
In Tuscany the spring was scattering flowers through the land, and Philip was nineteen; let him come and they could wander through the mountain towns of Umbria.
At this moment he will have left Elba, to go whither I know not, but assuredly to attempt a landing either at Naples, or on the coast of Tuscany, or perhaps on the shores of France.
If Bonaparte landed at Naples, the whole coalition would be on foot before he could even reach Piomoino; if he land in Tuscany, he will be in an unfriendly territory; if he land in France, it must be with a handful of men, and the result of that is easily foretold, execrated as he is by the population.
And having committed this prime error, he was obliged to follow it up, so much so that, to put an end to the ambition of Alexander, and to prevent his becoming the master of Tuscany, he was himself forced to come into Italy.
That we had such weather here as they had at Udolpho, or at least in Tuscany and the south of France
She has but one thing left to boast of, and that is not much, viz: she is the second city of Tuscany.
Spring had come, clad in no classical garb, yet fairer than all springs; fairer even than she who walks through the myrtles of Tuscany with the graces before her and the zephyr behind.
Neither the Ages of Faith nor the Age of Doubt had touched him; he was Phaethon in Tuscany driving a cab.
He thought of a story he had read, of some peasant children in Tuscany lighting a bunch of straw in a wayside cavern, and revealing old silent images in their painted tomb .
In Florence, a rich and famous city of Italy in the province called Tuscany, there lived two gentlemen of wealth and quality, Anselmo and Lothario, such great friends that by way of distinction they were called by all that knew them "The Two Friends.
A one-week stay with To Tuscany at La Stalla, Hamlet Montebuoni, starts at pounds 375 this autumn, rising to pounds 788 next August (sleeps five).
Geordie rock star Sting could become an ambassador for the Italian region of Tuscany.