Why is it called ‘Tuscany Village’?

The name of a tourist attraction is nothing to sneeze at.

But why are the villages named Tuscany and Villaglia?

In Italian, “Tuscana” means ‘river’ or ‘river-river’, and is also the name of one of Italy’s oldest villages, which is still referred to as a ‘river village’ by the locals.

“Villa Pediatricia” means “Pediatric hospital” in Italian.

Villaglia is located in the Italian port city of Tuscania, where the island of Sardinia is located.

The island’s name derives from the city’s name and, according to legend, the island was first inhabited by humans before it was conquered by the Romans.

In this episode of The Tuscana Village, we explore the history of the towns names and why the names have stuck.

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