American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region of northwest 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 B.C. Tuscany was a grand duchy under the Medicis (1569-1860) and subsequently became united with the kingdom of Sardinia.
- n. a region in central Italy
“Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy.”
“What I realized early on while scouting in Verona and Tuscany is that we had to make (the movie) look not so unreal, because it's such a fairy-tale postcard kind of place," says director Gary Winick (Bride Wars, Charlotte's Web).”
“Toward the end, I also sneaked away to a medieval house in Tuscany, where the kind owner let me imagine I was one of the original inhabitants.”
“Tuscany is particularly attractive with hilly and mountainous terrain in much of the area.”
“Although I see that Tuscany is only 1/200th of the amount of land needed to keep up with population growth in the U.S. over the next 40 years.”
“I was able to taste not only the Millbrook wines but also the wines from owner John Dyson's other ventures (Villa Pillo in Tuscany and Williams Selyem in the Russian River Valley).”
“I was excited because 2001 was considered a wonderful vintage in Tuscany and Col D'Orcia makes more old-school, rustic Brunellos.”
“We went to about 12 different hilltop towns in Tuscany, which was both delightful and exhausting, because it had to be done relatively quickly.”
“Tuscany is physically very like California, only less environmentally exploited and overdeveloped.”
“Based in Tuscany, James Suckling has nothing to say about snow, but offers his (“false”?) opinion about Harlan in re: this epic thread.”
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