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When is the best time to travel to Tuscany?

Everyone has heard of Tuscany; and would like to visit it at least once in their life. The most beautiful and surprising feature of this incredible region is its extreme variety in terms of climate and landscapes! So today, we have prepared a post talking about how Tuscany works in summer and winter!

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When is the best time to travel to Tuscany?

Some of the questions we receive the most here have to do with the time of year when people travel to Italy. Some are afraid to face the cold of the North in the winter, others want to make the most of the beaches in the summer, while there are also those who want a little of everything. As you could see, the climatic conditions in this very diverse country change a lot according to the region and the time of year. For this reason, we decided to speak today in the post: what is the best time to travel to Tuscany? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

About Tuscany

First of all, it is important that you understand a little more about Tuscany and its main characteristics. Tuscany is a region of central Italy and is bathed by the Ligurian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is a region that contains many hills and mountains, and its flat area is a minority both in cities and on roads. In addition, Tuscany also has several islands, with Elba being the best known of all. Some of the best-known cities in the Tuscany region are:

In addition to having beautiful beaches and some of the most important museums and monuments in all of Italy, Tuscany is also known as a region that produces excellent wines, especially in the regions of Montalcino, Chianti and Montepulciano. We can not fail to mention the delicious cuisine of the region, which features dishes like Papa al Pomodoro and Ribollita, as well as sweets like Brigidini. Discover our section on Food in Italy!

Of course, there is still much more to talk about in this region and you can find lots of other information about Tuscany here on the blog. Now that you are more situated on Tuscany and its main attractions, we can finally talk about what the region is like at each time of the year. Find out here How to bring wines from Italy!

Period to Visit Wineries

The best time to visit wineries is between April and October (to find out more click here). Therefore, visiting wineries in different periods is not the same, however, every winery has its charm; I advise you to visit a winery in any time of the year, after all, we are in Italy and we have a great list of options with attractions even outside that period. For example, do a tasting and get to know a little about the region you are visiting. Super important to know: choose the winery and make a reservation beforehand. Learn more about the Tuscan Wine Route by clicking here!

1) What is the best time to travel to Tuscany? IN THE SUMMER

Tuscany summer is its peak season. There is no denying it is the season attracting more tourists. The high temperatures make the beaches and islands full of people wanting to enjoy every second of sun and warm temperatures. However, not only the coast gains more people. In large cities as Florence, for example, the flow of people is also much higher, especially in the most historic and tourist areas. This means that you have to be prepared to travel in places that are more crowded, but with a pleasant climate and longer days, that is, days that you can enjoy much more.

Main advantages:

  • High temperatures – Although they are sometimes very high, it is nothing that good hydration, sunscreen and rest will not solve. Walking through the cities in Tuscany by the heat is an incredible experience, as you can see everything the city can offer without worrying too much about your clothes.
  • Longer days – In the European summer, it gets dark very late, which is great for those who travel to Italy and want to make the most of it.

Main disadvantages:

  • Tiredness – Very high temperatures can make you tired faster. Therefore, usually on summer trips, it is recommended that you rest a little longer at the hotel.
  • Fuller cities – If you do not like places with a lot of people, visiting Tuscany in the summer may not be the best experience. In addition, due to the high number of tourists, prices tend to rise as well.

2) What is the best time to travel to Tuscany? IN THE WINTER

Tuscany in winter takes on another shape. The trees lose their green and give way to more brown landscapes. The shorter clothes give way to elegant jackets and boots. As the season is not so high, there are considerably less tourists, although there will always be tourism in that region. In addition, the cold weather makes the beaches more deserted and this type of tourism practically does not exist at this time of year. Find out here where to ski in Tuscany?

Main advantages:

  • Fewer people – If a quieter tour and without long lines is what you expect on your trip to Tuscany, this can be a great time to visit the region. In addition, it is important to remember that prices are more affordable in winter.
  • Winter tours – If you like winter sports and skiing, Tuscany offers some mountains with an incredible snow landscape. Another incredible option for the cold are the thermal baths that exist in the region, which contrast with the climate and make you feel really good. Discover the Saturnia Thermal Spa in Tuscany here!

Main disadvantages:

  • Cold – The cold for many people is a great disadvantage, not least because at that time you cannot enjoy some of the main attractions of Tuscany, which are the beaches. Even if it is not one of the coldest places in Europe, for those who are not used to it, Tuscany can be freezing.
  • Smaller days – If in summer the days are very long, in winter they are very short. This makes you enjoy the sun less, but allows other activities that do not require daylight to be done. Discover our section on Climate in Italy!

Consulting on Travel to Italy

Now you know what is the best time to travel to Tuscany for you, but I am sure that was not your only question about traveling to Italy, is it? Do not worry; with our consulting on travel to Italy, we can help you with all the main aspects. We help you put together a script according to your tastes, your budget and, of course, your expectations for this wonderful country. No matter what your doubts are, I am sure we can help you make your dream trip the best it can be.

Do you want to know more about the consulting? Then contact the site and find out how we can help you on your journey! With our Consulting on Travel to Italy (Find out more by clicking here!), you not only get a specific itinerary according to your tastes, your budget and your wishes, but you also receive many tips on how to enjoy each of these places in the best way and make your trip to Italy really unforgettable. Do you want to know more about this service? Contact us and have the best experience! Get in touch with us now and let’s talk!


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Conclusion

When is the best time to travel to Tuscany? Everyone has heard of Tuscany; and would like to visit it at least once in their life. The most beautiful and surprising feature of this incredible region is its extreme variety in terms of climate and landscapes! And if you feel insecure or have no time, and need help to organize your trip, do not hesitate to look for me! I will love to help you make your dream trip to Italy. And how can I do that? Continue reading this post until the end and you will understand how can we make your life and journey easier.

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