Tuscany, originally the Etruscan homeland, still impresses visitors with its delightful landscape and its wealth of cultural treasures. Churches, monasteries and palaces dominate the heart of historic cities such as Florence, Pisa and Sienna. Tuscany was home to Giotto, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. It brings to mind palio and Puccini, too, not to mention exquisite wines and vigorous modern cultural life. This art travel guide provides a combination of practical orientation for travelers with deeper insight into the art history of the region. It includes: Comprehensive guide to all major places of interest; illustration of each work of art or architecture discussed; numerous essays on relevant historical and cultural topics; city maps and ground plans with accompanying pictures; illustrated time chart; guide to Tuscan architectural styles; glossary; artists' biographies and a detailed index.