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We do not know exactly who the first inhabitants of Tuscany were. The first reliable traces of man's presence in the region go as far back as the second Millenium B.C., better known as the "Bronze and Iron" age. Ruins of villages belonging to the above-mentioned historical period have been discovered in various parts of Tuscany, together with a number of utensils and archaeological findings that confirm the existence of a reasonably weil organized civilization.
Between the 10th and the 8th Century B,C., the "Iron Age" reached its climax in the civilization of Villanova, whose name is derived from the Villanova settlement, that has nowadays acquired great archaeological value thanks to the numerous spears, swords, combs and all kinds of jewelry that have been found there. Towards the 8th Century B,C. traces of a mysterious and extraordinary population started to appear all over Italy: the Etruscans, Etruria got its name from them. Under the Romans the name was transformed into Tuscia, then changed again into Tuscania and finally into Toscana. The historians still question the origins of this population. The most credible hypothesis is that they came from Lydia in Asia Minor, as the traditions and the artistic expressions reveal evident traces of an oriental civilization.
Tuscany signifies simple and friendly hospitality, able to offer a large variety of: hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.