One of the more magical aspects of Tuscany in autumn are the colours. They change incredibly over the months: while in September and October the countryside is still dry and with all the shades of yellow, in October and November temperatures drop, the rain begins to fall more often and the landscapes turn red and orange. In December, the last month of autumn, many trees as well as vineyards lose all the leaves and the dominant colour is green again.
The Casentino National Park offers one of the finest natural spectacles in autumn: for a few weeks, the colours of the forest light up in infinite shades of yellow, red, green and orange. The best time to admire the colours of the forest is during the last two weeks of October and the first two of November. In this period there are many organised tours for you to discover and admire the colours of the forest. Every year there are hiking trails, walking tours, exhibitions, photography workshops, festivals, tastings and many special events to experience the magic of autumn leaves in the forests.
This is a special occasion to savour local recipes based on local products of the season, like mushrooms, chestnuts, pumpkin, honey and cheese.