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Easter in Tuscany: some ideas

Tips to make the most of your Easter holidays in Tuscany

As the weather warms up and the days get longer, there are many events for all tastes that will fill the days of those who want to spend Easter in Tuscany! Whether you love the mountains or the seaside; whether you appreciate art or social life; whether you want to eat good food or drink quality wines; Tuscany is an excellent choice for your next vacation. Here are some suggestions for you. Enjoy! 

If you like eating

Foodies from all over the world can take part in many activities dedicated to good food and wine. There are a host of taste tours you can join, more than 20 wine trails to follow and countless special wineries and farms open to the public that offer fun educational activities for children and families.

If you like culture

Spring and Easter is a great combination and a perfect excuse to spend a few days (or more) in Tuscany: flowers are blooming and in addition to traditional attractions there is a wide range of art exhibitions to help you make the most of your Easter holidays. Get ready to discover the many historical villas and gardens nestled in the tuscan landscape.


If you like nature

Tuscany is blooming at Easter and it's the perfect time of the year to enjoy the countryside and the rolling hills. Hop onto the Nature Train and explore the Siena countryside: on April 2, for example, there will be a journey that will cross the Val d’Orcia, the hills of the Brunello di Montalcino wine and the Crete Senesi.  If you just want to relax and be immersed in nature, you can organize a Tuscan picnic: remember that we usually celebrate Easter Monday by spending the day outdoors. Sport lovers will find a perfect weather for long hikes along the Via Francigena or in the Tuscan Archipelago. 

If you like thermal spas

Tuscany has about a hundred different places to enjoy the hot springs. If you want to relax and re-charge your batteries, a trip to a Tuscan spa would be a perfect option during your holiday. Some of them are outdoors; others are indoors. Some have an entry fee; others are free!  

If you like folklore

Easter in Tuscany offers a variety of traditions and celebrations. In Florence, there is the traditional “Explosion of the Cart” (“Scoppio del Carro” in Italian) in front of the Duomo; while in Prato the Virgin Mary’s Sacred Girdle will be put on public display. On Easter Monday, in Bibbona, there will be the traditional barrel-rolling competition, called the “Palio delle Botti”, and in Grassina (Bagno a Ripoli), on Good Friday, there will be a re-enactment of the Passion of Christ, involving around 600 participants. At Piteglio, on Easter Monday, there will be the Festival of Sweet Flour, where visitors can taste chestnuts, sweet “polenta” and many other traditional Tuscan foods.

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