There are 453 museums and galleries in ten provinces of Tuscany which makes it the leader among other regions of Italy. Many museums have got archeological profile because of the Etruscans who assimilated with Romans. Both highly developed cultures left a great number of traces of their settlements. Now these samples are exhibited in museums of Maremma, Florence, Volterra, Arezzo, Siena, Chiusi, Piombino, Cortona which also present art exhibits of ancient Egyptians and Longbeards (Langobards). Besides, there are numerous archeological parks in Tuscany where the most important excavations are being protected from climate and people by the Italian government. The spots of archeological historical monuments illustrating B.C. period cover practically the whole coast of the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian Seas (provinces of Grosseto, Livorno, Pisa, Lucca).
Mediaeval era and the Renaissance is the epoch which also left the enormous quantity of art masterpieces in Tuscany. The list of the famous Renaissance artists is practically similar to the list of the best world’s artists. Tuscany gave birth to Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio, Sandro Botticelli, Raffaello Santi, Giotto, Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgio Vazari and many others who were creating magnificent pieces of art here. The results of their amazing work are exhibited in the cultural centers in Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca. Not only museums but also the streets, squares and palaces may give you the opportunity to get acquainted with masterpieces of the great Tuscan artists.
Tuscan cities themselves are amazing cultural values. The city San Gimignano and cathedral complex in Pisa has been awarded with world legacy status.