autumn in tuscany

5 good reasons to visit Tuscany in Autumn

Autumn officially starts on September 22nd and lasts until December 21st. To celebrate this season I did a list of 5 good reasons to be in Tuscany in autumn. Let's go:

It’s harvest time in Tuscany

There are several wine tastings and wine festivals in Tuscany. September is the wine month, while October and November means olive harvest, truffle hunting and chestnuts. Take note of these 10 festivals for foodies in Tuscany and don’t forget to taste the Chianti Classico or one of the Top 11 Tuscan wine denominations!

It’s time to delight yourself with truffles and mushrooms

If you love a risotto ai porcini this is the right time to order it at restaurants because it’s fresh. In November you shouldn’t miss the Festival of Truffles in San Miniato! It’s one of the most popular festivals in Tuscany (truffles-related) and the town of San Miniato becomes really crowd.

Truffle hunting in San Miniato
Truffle hunting in San Miniato - Credit: Massimo Cucchiara
Beautiful colors

It’s the time to appreciate a mix of colours from green to yellow to red and of course we expect always the blue sky and sunny day. The picture has been taken in Castelnuovo Berardenga, one of the 32 charming small towns of Tuscany.

Vineyards in Castelnuovo Berardenga
Vineyards in Castelnuovo Berardenga - Credit: Francesco Cavoto
Mild weather

Visiting small towns, cities of art, do sports… everything is a pleasure with a warm weather. Bring some warm clothes for the night, some t-shirts and a windbreaker for the day and have fun!

The temperature normally varies from 17°C to 24°C (60 F to 75 F). If you are packing right now, don’t forget to check out the weather forecast for Tuscany!

Less tourists

In October and November tourist numbers decrease and you’ll easily find yourself alone wandering in the most beautiful Tuscan villages.

Autumn is a great time to explore Tuscany if you prefer to avoid the crowds and meet locals, giving yourself an authentic experience.

 

 

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