The awakening of nature coincides with the opportunity to return to explore nature reserves and many outdoor itineraries, but also to taste local flavors, starting with Chianti wine.
Spring is, in fact, the perfect opportunity to visit Montespertoli, one of the capitals of Chianti. Crossed by the Wine Route, Montespertoli has linked its history to the production of Chianti Montespertoli: do not miss a visit to the Museum of Vine and Wine but, above all, the Chianti Exhibition, the great spring fair in which some of the most important producers of Tuscany participate.
If Montespertoli is the home of wine, Montelupo Fiorentino is the home of artistic ceramics, to which the Ceramics Festival is dedicated in early June. However, the manufacture of ceramics is also linked to the production of a special local dessert, Pan Bistugio. Made from sourdough with pine nuts and lemon peel, the dough for this cake is baked twice, like the ceramic dough.
Finally, you cannot miss a stop in Empoli, a city full of important museums and home of the artichoke. Known since the 1800s, the Sagra del carciofo Empolese (Empoli Artichoke Festival) is dedicated to it, and is held between April and May with food stands and special menus.