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Idiom of the Day
on par with (someone or something)
equal to someone or something
The new French restaurant is on par with the best restaurants in Paris.
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Tuscany (Italian: Toscana pronounced [toska?na]) is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23000 square kilometres (8900 sq mi) and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze).Tuscany is known for its landscapes traditions history artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science and contain well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany produces wines including Chianti Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino. Having a strong linguistic and cultural identity it is sometimes considered a nation within a nation. Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Florence (1982) the historical centre of Siena (1995) the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987) the historical centre of San Gimignano (1990) the historical centre of Pienza (1996) the Val dOrcia (2004) and Medici Villas and Gardens (2013). Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves making Tuscany and its capital Florence popular tourist destinations that attract millions of tourists every year. (In 2007 the city became the worlds 46th most visited city with over 1.715 million arrivals).