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Photo: Beautiful Tuscan Villa Landscape Siena Tuscany Italy

An old villa compliments the beautiful Tuscan landscape which surrounds it, with rows of Cypress Trees and lush green fields in the Province of Siena, in the Tuscany Region of Italy.

The Tuscany is home to many different kinds of villas, some dating as far back as the time of the Romans. Many villas that are still inhabitable today however, date from the time of the Renaissance, starting in the 14th century.

In the Renaissance, villas were built to provide seasonal pleasures, an escape into the country from the stifling heat of the concrete Roman streets.

The first examples of Renaissance Tuscan villas date back to the time of Lorenzo de' Medici, the ruler of the Florentine Republic. His were the first villas to create vineyards that merged seamlessly with olive groves, fantastic gardens and then finally with the villas themselves, making everything appear as if it all belonged together and became one with the landscape. The more elaborate these components, the grander the family became, so many of the gardens contained rare and exotic plants, elaborate sculptures and statues, and grand water works. ... continue below the picture...


Beautiful Tuscan Villa Landscape Siena Tuscany Italy

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Beautiful Tuscan Villa Landscape Siena Tuscany Italy
Photo of a villa in the Tuscan countryside, in the Siena Province, Tuscany Italy.

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During the 16th century the Medici family built a number of grand villas in and around the Tuscan countryside, many of which can still be visited, toured, or stayed in today.

Villa in the Tuscan countryside, Province of Siena, Region of Tuscany, Italy, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 85mm.

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Beautiful Tuscan Villa Landscape Siena Tuscany Italy
An old villa compliments the beautiful Tuscan landscape which surrounds it, with rows of Cypress Trees and lush green fields in the Province of Siena, in the Tuscany Region of Italy.
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Rolf Hicker
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