After the Chianti, head to the Val d'Orcia, passing through the Valdichiana along the way: this is where you'll find a number of places to breathe in the atmosphere of spring in Tuscany. Enjoy an art show, go to the theatre, shop at an antiques or flower market or relax in the area's many thermal spas. You can tour this part of Tuscany on foot, by bike or on horseback: hundreds of itineraries and paths await you!
Volterra is located nearby, the land of alabaster. Once in the city, you can admire Etruscan jewellery and much more. In Fiesole, with its important archeological artefacts, you'll learn more about Etruscan life and culture. If that's not enough, head to Cortona, where you can visit an exhibition featuring Etruscan artefacts.
If you're looking for a bit of relaxation, you'll want to head to the Siena territory, where warm, healthy waters flow in abundance. You can visit Bagno Vignoni, the oldest thermal springs, even used by the Etruscans, Bagni San Filippo, Saturnia or Rapolano. Each place offers an unforgettable wellness experience!
A charming alternative is the Mugello. The countryside surrounding Florence was beloved by the Medici family and this is where they built their country homes, the villas of Cafaggiolo and Trebbio being two perfect examples. The Mugello is also where the artists Giotto and Fra Angelico, two geniuses of art and culture, were born - though many centuries ago!
And for those who love the outdoors? You can spend a day windsurfing at Lake Bilancino, home to lakefront beaches. Local restaurants in the area serve traditional dishes like tortelli and roasted meats, shopaholics can check out the Barberino Outlet Mall, where they can find great deals on clothes, shoes, books and more, and racing and motor enthusiasts can stop by the Mugello Racetrack to watch the Italian Moto GP.
The mountains and parks in Tuscany also boast a wealth of treasures: take a walk through some of the region's many national parks and green areas. The Casentinesi National Park is great for hiking and bike riding, while the seaside Maremma area and the Val di Cornia are perfect for beach goers. A curious treat might be the Walking Festival in the Tuscan Archipelago!
Enchanting landscapes, charming medieval villages, Renaissance masterpieces, flowers in bloom and streets filled with the scents and colours of spring: it's impossible to resist Tuscany this time of year!