Autumn is definitely one of the best times for foodies to come to Tuscany. September is the wine month, while October and November mean olive harvest, truffle hunting, mushrooms and chestnuts.
In September, Piazza Buondelmonti in Impruneta becomes the setting of one of the most famous wine festivals of the Region. Festa dell’Uva, founded in 1926, is a collection of music, ballet and spectacular floats. The grape festival is one of the longest-running Italian festivals and much loved by locals.
The Expo del Chianti Classico in Greve in Chianti offers visitors a full program of artistic and cultural events in one of the most beautiful squares of Tuscany. Find out here more about the wine festivals in Tuscany.
Every year in November, San Miniato hosts the White Truffle Fair, the most famous truffle festival in Tuscany. The best opportunity to taste traditional recipes made with the precious white truffle, buy traditional Tuscan products and take part in a truffle hunting.
If you are a bike lover you must take part in L’Eroica, the most important cycling event in Tuscany. It’s held in Gaiole in Chianti in October and recreates the heroic age of the “Giants of the Road”. Participants ride on vintage racing bicycles some of the most beautiful gravel roads of the Chianti area.