Tuscany

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They built roads, reclaimed swamps and marshes and built great cities such as Tarquinia, Chiusi, Vulci, Vetulonia, Veio, Volsini and Volterra. The exceptional archaeological findings, scattered over an extremely vast territory and found in tombs of all kinds and dimensions in the extraordinary and almost incredible necropolises or "the cities of the dead", testify to the degree of civilization that this population reached. During the third Century B.C. the Etruscans were beaten by the Roman military power. Consequently, after an initial period of prosperity - achieved by means of a series of thriving activities, such as manufacturing, quarrying, mining, iron processing, trade and commerce - the whole region declined economically, culturally and socially. During the Longobard domination, Lucca became the most important centre, and the whole of Tuscany was turned, at first, into a Duchy, then into a County and then again into the Marquesate of Lucca. During the 11th Century, the Marquesate was acquired by the Attonis, a large feudal family that already owned the areas of Canossa, Modena, Reggio and Mantova. The famous Countess Matilde from Canossa belonged to this powerful family, and it was inside her castle that the historical meeting between Pope Gregory VII and the German Emperor Henry IV took place.
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.