Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Reason the Leaning Tower of Pisa Leans Is the Same Reason It’s Never Fallen   The Tower of Pisa has been leaning for more than 800 years, but it has never fallen.   For more than 20 years, researchers have been trying to figure out what makes the Leaning of Tower of Pisa such […]

Tuscany Without the Crowds

By DANIELLE PERGAMENTMARCH 2, 2010 – The New York Times A view of the Val d’Orcia, known for the cypress trees that line its winding roads, in January. Credit Chris Warde-Jones for The New York Times IT was a cold, foggy morning in Tuscany, and La Foce, a 15th-century villa that sits on 2,000 acres […]


Tuscany, Italian Toscana, regione (region), west-central Italy. It lies along the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian seas and comprises the province (provinces) of Massa-Carrara, Lucca, Pistoia, Prato, Firenze, Livorno, Pisa, Arezzo, Siena, and Grosseto.   Tuscany is a transitional region occupying much of the former grand duchy of that name near the base of the Italian peninsula. […]