Tuscany lies in west-central Italy, along the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian seas. It has an area of 22,992 km². From the sea shore with fine beaches and also numerous cliffs the hills soon rise to high mountains of the Apennine. The central part of the state around Siena is the part which most foreigners think of when they hear the name, farmland, fertile with isolated estates. This state has many karst areas, but both show caves are located to the north in the provincie of Massa-Carrara and Lucca. This area is famous for its limestone, or better for its marble: the marble of Carrara is the finest of the World! Grotta del Vento is a famous tourist destination, managed by a long year caver. Antro del Corchia is the youngest show cave in Italy, opened to the public in 2002.
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