On Easter Monday, known as Pasquetta in Italy, Italians usually go out with their families or friends and spend a day in the open air (assuming the weather is warm!).
Perhaps you’ll be spending Easter with your friends or family in one of the many farmhouses scattered around the Tuscan countryside, relaxing and hanging out in the small villages, or simply strolling along the region’s many walking paths. There are tons of villas or agriturismi in Tuscany nestled in excellent areas, boasting panoramic views over the hills, large parks, gazebos, swimming pools, pizzerias and restaurants offering delicious meals made using organic and local products.
These are the perfect bases for exploring the endless nature or enjoying a picnic with loved ones. The countryside between Volterra and San Gimignano, the Pisan hills, the Mugello, the Val d’Orcia, the Tyrrhenian coast… they’re all excellent for a day outside! Then there are Tuscany’s many villages, which are interesting, simple and unforgettable. Pack a lunch for a picnic – or pranzo al sacco in Italian – under the Tuscan sun!