When to go to Tuscany? Weather, temperatures … The best time to travel by season

With its vineyards, its typical villages (here San Gimignano), its lively towns and its gentle lifestyle, Tuscany is considered to be one of the most beautiful regions in Italy. And of the world. Freesurfing

From the rolling hills of Chianti to the beaches of Versilia, passing through the museums of Florence and the medieval villages … Discover all the details of the climate of Tuscany, season by season, to choose your travel dates according to your wishes and calendar. festivities.

Located in the center west of Italy, bordered by mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, Tuscany is suitable for tourism in all seasons. If the summer heat can make it difficult to discover the art cities, the food and wine routes are more pleasant in the fall, while the coast and islands are a little paradise on earth from May to October.

Visit Tuscany in the spring

In Florence, the Ponte Vecchio is reflected by the dawn of darkness in the waters of the Arno. The beginning of spring is the ideal time to discover Tuscany with sunshine and reasonable temperatures combined with a little less tourist influx.
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Spring is the perfect time for a trip to Tuscany, both in the countryside and in the city. The thermometer shows 25 ° C in May at Florence , the cradle of the Renaissance, where art jumps from palaces to squares to find its most prestigious surroundings in the spaces of the Uffizi, Bargello and Palazzo Pitti museums. The town is also full of gardens and green areas, which are adorned with flowers this season, like the lavish Boboli garden. In May, the roses from the Giardino delle Rose bloom and color the landscape, giving a stunning visual and fragrant sight. Spring also attracts classical music lovers who come to admire performances by world-renowned artists under the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Pisa is known for its Leaning Tower, located on the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli, while His stands out for the beauty of its Gothic churches and monuments. The town’s surroundings are also home to charming medieval villages, such as Montepulciano, Montalcino, brunello, San Gimignano or Pienza which will be especially pleasant to explore at this time, neither too hot nor too cool, and perfectly sunny.

Experience Tuscany in the summer

During the summer period, the island of Elba is the ideal destination for travelers who want to combine lazing on the beach and hiking. sansa55

With temperatures of 35 ° C, the summer in Tuscany is spent particularly pleasantly by the water in Argentario or at Forte dei Marmi, provided you do not fear the many travelers who have also come to enjoy the beauty and gentleness of the region. Beyond its sublime beaches, Elba ø is an ideal destination for people looking for an active holiday, thanks to its impressive hills that will delight cyclists. The summer season is also suitable for trekking and hiking in the mountains. Among the main routes are the peaks of the Apuan Alps, the trails of the Apennines or, closer to the city, trekking along the medieval ring around Florence. The region is home to various parts of Via Francigena, a 380 km long route to be traveled on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. The Palio di Siena, which takes place on July 2 (and is repeated on August 16) in the charming Piazza del Campo, is the highlight of summer in Tuscany.

Visit Tuscany in the fall

A 140 km long route connecting Florence with Siena, the Chianti Valley is best visited in the autumn during the harvest. stevanzz / stock.adobe.com

The area changes colors in the fall. Temperatures are still high and comfortable in September, while falling in October and November, months when the maximum rarely exceeds 16 ° C. This season, the landscape offers various experiences, such as food and wine tours. Autumn in the Tuscan countryside is also synonymous with the grape harvest that you can witness while exploring a land of expertise like Chianti. The rain is not uncommon in the first days of October and becomes more persistent during the weeks, associated with occasional gusts.

Visit Tuscany in the winter

In winter, Tuscany is prized for its many thermal baths and hot springs. Here the thermal basin Bagno Vignoni, a small village south of Siena. Dusan Zidar

In winter, the major art cities are pleasant to visit because they are less crowded. However, there is a risk that museums and churches will reduce their opening hours. Temperatures fall, with altitudes fluctuating between 10 ° C and 13 ° C from December to February, but Tuscany’s magic retains all its splendor. Winter is perfect for relaxing in the many thermal baths and hot springs in the area, such as the San Filippo and Bagno Vignoni baths. Near Siena you can take a hot bath in the middle of the wild nature of the Val d’Orcia, a valley famous for its natural thermal water and live a unique experience. Since 1873, between February and March, the famous Carnival of Viareggio has been held, with its parade of allegorical floats that must not be missed.

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