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Autumn: the perfect season to experience Tuscany

Art, nature and wellness make for the vacation of your dreams

Tuscany is amazing in every season. In Autumn the region offers plenty of activities and great options for an unforgettable vacation. You can indulge in relaxation at some of the most famous spas in the world, discover the Chianti countryside or visit the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy, where time seems to stand still.

Chianti roads
Chianti
Chianti - Credit: Shutterstock.com / Emily Marie Wilson

If you love nature-based vacations, you should definitely spend a few days visiting Chianti: this postcard-like landscape in the hills and vineyards can be explored by bike. But if you prefer driving, take the Chiantigiana road. Along the paths and tiny streets, there’s always something that will catch your attention: abbeys, churches, castles and villas immersed in a vast greenery. We recommend checking out the Wine and Olive Oil roads to enjoy the traditional Tuscan taste. 

Ancient villages
Anghiari
Anghiari - Credit: Monica Arellano

In the incredible Tuscan countryside you’ll find amazing gems, from the medieval Anghiari, one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, to the evocative San Gimignano, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s also Volterra, fascinating for its medieval characteristics juxtaposed with traces of the Etruscan age, and Cortona in the Arezzo area, which offers an exciting chance to explore both artistic heritage sites and elegant noble villas.

Check out the unmissable events in places like San Miniato or Abbadia San Salvatore to taste mushroom, truffle and chestnut specialities.

Spas and Resorts
Excelsior Thermal baths in Montecatini
Excelsior Thermal baths in Montecatini - Credit: Terme di Montecatini Spa Facebook page

An Autumn itinerary in Tuscany should also involve the fascinating and peaceful spots dedicated to relaxation and wellness. The Tuscan spas and hot springs are famous for their curative waters and for mixing ancient traditions to new methods, in their elegant and evocative buildings.

Visit Montecatini Terme, highly frequented by the nineteenth century artists and writers. You’ll fall in love with its spas and hot springs. The three complexes Tettuccio, Redi and Excelsior Wellness Center offer a comprehensive system of treatments, overseen by experts and qualified, well-equipped medical professionals.

You should also check out Chianciano Terme and its thermal baths. This is a true paradise and its surrounding landscape will wow you. There are 4 kinds of water used for treatments and treatments: Holy Water, Acqua Fucoli, Acqua Sillene and Acqua Santissima, all rich in bicarbonate, sulphate and calcium.

Finally, don’t miss the thermal springs in Bagni di Lucca. In its grottos, natural jewels of rare beauty, you’ll experience some unforgettable moments. At just a half hour’s distance from Abetone, the beach town Viareggio and the beautiful region of Versilia, at just 30 kilometers from Lucca, exploring the area gives you a chance to enjoy both the mountain and seaside climates and a diverse range of attractions.

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