Where to find sunflower fields in Tuscany?
Who does not like flowers? What about sunflowers? They look like jewels that tint the landscape with gold when seen in piles and, in Tuscany, the fields of these splendid flowers present us with true works of art that nature seems to sculpt delicately, by hand! Shall we find out where to find sunflower fields in 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!”
The first indications that the sunflower fields in Tuscany are ready for the show are visible in the middle of June. It is at that moment that the flowers begin to indicate that they are almost ready to bloom. The fields take on a darker green color and from here until their bright yellow, it does not take long: July is the peak of sunflowers and, if the weather helps, the fields are beautiful until the beginning of September! Discover the Tuscan Wine Route here!
It is worth reminding that, due to the drastic changes in the global climate, the fields may undergo some change in their times, this does not mean that you will not see them, nor that you will see them “destroyed”, but it is good to warn, isn’t it? Several regions present us with these fields, however, those of Tuscany deserve A LOT of prominence, as they are the most beautiful and in greater quantity, with more options to see them up close! Visit our section on Climate in Italy!
1) Where to find sunflower fields in Tuscany? MASSA MARITIMA
In this area of Tuscany, the fields of sunflowers are very antique! It is almost a tradition to grow sunflowers here and, therefore, it is an almost sure place for those who are “hunting sunflower fields”! To get here, head to Follonica via SP73bis and the subsequent SR439. The whole way offers us fantastic panoramas, as wheat and pine trees are also cultivated in this area. Discover also the 5 castles to sleep in Tuscany!
2) Where to find sunflower fields in Tuscany? VIA CASSIA TRA MONTALCINO AND SIENA
Via Cassia connects Montalcino and Siena and offers incredible sunflower fields along the road! To strike the most beautiful spot exactly, here goes the “little secret”: head south and stop just after the roundabout in Monteroni d’Arbia. I will not even try to describe what your eyes will see, but I can guarantee you it will be unforgettable!
3) Where to find sunflower fields in Tuscany? CASENTINO
Known for its cultivation of cereals and tobacco, the city is home to several flowering fields along its paths! Nearby, in the cities of Subbiano and Poppi, you will find several fields of sunflowers visible, the most beautiful are just off the main road.
4) Where to find sunflower fields in Tuscany? VALDICHIANA
If, by chance, you are on the “Highway of the Sun” (Autostrada del Sole) coming from Rome, I will give you a suggestion: at the exit of Chiusi / Chianciano Terme and Sinalunga there is a field of sunflowers on the right, and it is right in the middle of the way these cities. Evidently, if you are going down, coming from the north, you will see it on your left, just after the exit for Sinalunga. If you can, of course, make a strategic stop over there! You will come across a beautiful place and, I guarantee you, you will not mind “losing” about 15 minutes there! ; )
5) Where to find sunflower fields in Tuscany? VAL D´ORCIA
One of the most famous areas of Tuscany presents us with its cinematic landscape! Val d’Orcia is composed of a succession of hills designed by nature in an extremely harmonic way. If you visit this area in all seasons, you will see that the landscape changes as if it were magic, offering our eyes a bright green during spring and a golden and bright yellow in summer.
In winter and fall, it mixes earth colors with violet tones and a pink sky at sunset that mesmerizes! Do you know those movie scenes with the round bales of hay? Here you can find them too. What is the way? Any road that connects Val d’Orcia to nearby cities like Castiglion d’Orcia, Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena… Just choose!
6) Where to find sunflower fields in Tuscany? MUGELLO
Famous for its MotoGP Grand Prix, Mugello also offers beautiful golden fields! Little known for its sunflower fields, the fields here are incredible! From here, just a few kilometers, heading towards Florence, at Villa Medici di Cafaggiolo, you will find beautiful fields! In fact, many houses are in the middle of these yellow carpets along the way. It is all very beautiful! Find out here where to ski in Tuscany!
7) Where to find sunflower fields in Tuscany? PISA
Yes! An area that is a little away from Pisa, also gives us incredible views of sunflower fields! Are you traveling towards the coast? Great! Take the SCG FI-PI-LI road, which is the main road that connects Florence, Pisa and Livorno and, between the exits of Lavoria and Vicarello, you will have splendid examples of beautiful fields!
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It is worth reminding that, along the paths mentioned, there are several other beauties and incredible fields of other flowers, as well as plantations of grapes, wheat, tobacco, etc. In fact, in Chianti, close to a famous restaurant called Taverna di Bibbiano, if you are leaving the medieval towers of San Gimignano, you can see not only sunflowers, but also a lavender crop! The scent will serve as a guide for you to observe a beautiful lavender field!
Did you know that there is a legend about the sunflower?
The sunflower is one of the most beautiful and cheerful flowers! Its incredible yellow contrasts with the green stem and its broad leaves and it seems that it inebriated us with an unparalleled joy! Did you know that there is a legend about the sunflower? Well, according to Greek mythology, Clytie was a nymph who was in love with Helio, the god of the Sun, however, when he fell in love and left her to be with Leucothoe, Clytie began to lose her strength, such her pain. She kept herself alive by hydrating herself with her own tears. Still in love, when dawn came, Clytie looked at the sun, trying to catch up on old times, but at night, without the golden light, she again cried and lowered her head.
As she did not have the strength to move, her feet ended up taking root and her face was transformed into a flower, which only followed the sun, wherever it was, and thus the first sunflower was born. The name of the phenomenon is heliotropism and there are several species; some reach up to 4 meters in height! In addition to the beauty of the flower, the sunflower is widely used to make oils and its seeds have great nutritional power. Its scientific name, Helianthus annuus, means “the flower of the sun” and it is originally from North America. Despite its sad history, popularly, the sunflower means happiness, positive energy, enthusiasm and vitality.
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