The region of Tuscany is located just west of the centre of Italy. Though the summer months are the most popular time to visit, the Tuscan hills are arguably the most beautiful during autumn and are conveniently less crowded in winter. Depending on the type of holiday you are interested in, Tuscany is a wonderful place to visit any time of year.
April and May are the best months to beat the summer tourists but enjoy many days of sunshine. Springtime in Tuscany has a wide range of temperatures, which will provide variety for even a short holiday. Some days will be sunny and nearly 30 degrees, though other days will require a light sweater. Either way, the sun is likely to be shining as summer gets closer and rainy days become less frequent.
The spring months are also a wonderful time to enjoy wildflowers throughout the Tuscan hills and make perfect hiking weather to venture towards the mountains. In March or April, keep an eye out for the Easter holiday to participate in an all-day social event full of festivals, feasts, and fun.
June through August is typically the most popular time to visit Tuscany due to the absence of rain and ever-present sunshine. However, sunny days bring temperatures of nearly thirty degrees along with dense crowds of other tourists. If visiting Tuscany in the summer, book a luxury villa equipped with a pool to escape the masses and the heat.
The summer months in Tuscany offer the most events. All over the region, there are medieval festivals complete with costumes, dancing, feasts, and re-enactments of historical battles. Most towns also have a variety of summer concerts to enjoy under the cooler, evening sun.
Autumn is another great time to visit Tuscany due to the light crowds and pleasant weather. The days are sunny and warm, though nights may require a light cover up. It’s also one of the most beautiful times to visit Tuscany to witness the rolling hills as the leaves change colour.
During this time of year, vineyards begin to pick their grapes, so it’s a brilliant time to attend harvest festivals around the region and sample local wines. As the grapes ripen, truffles, mushrooms, and chestnuts will also become available in local markets and will make appearances on restaurant menus. It’s a delicious time of year for this region, full of food and wine.
Winter is not a typical time to visit Tuscany due to the cold temperatures and many rainy days. However, the major benefit to visiting between November and March is the extremely low number of tourists. With fewer tourists, it’s possible to find great deals on accommodation and tourist activities while getting more familiar with the locals’ way of life.
Even during winter, Tuscany is filled with fun activities. Rent a villa near the mountains to hit the slopes, then get cosy next to a fire to sample the famous red wine of the region. And of course, there are always more museums and galleries to explore whilst taking shelter from the wet weather.
No matter what your interests are, Tuscany is a wonderful region of Italy to explore, no matter the time of year. To book your dream Tuscany holiday, get in touch with us today.