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Spring in Tuscany: what to do and what to see

Spring in Tuscany: what to do and what to see

Spring in Tuscany is a perfect season for discovering small villages, visiting art cities and experiencing fun outdoor activities. In fact, the weather is getting milder, the days are getting longer and it’s the perfect time to spend a weekend away discovering the beauty of Tuscany.

Here are some tips on where to go and what to do in spring in Tuscany.

Where to go in spring in Tuscany?

Spring is the perfect season to go just about anywhere!

Here are our top 3 destinations to go to in spring in Tuscany.

  • Medieval Villages. Tuscany is literally full of small villages dating back to medieval times so you are spoiled for choice. In this article you’ll find lots of ideas for organizing a tour to discover medieval Tuscany.
  • Art cities. This region is home to some of the most splendid art cities in the world: Florence, Siena and Arezzo are some of the destinations you should definitely put on your agenda if you’re in Tuscany, but Lucca and Pisa also have plenty of beauty to offer.
  • Mountains. From the Apennines to the Apuan Alps and the Casentino forests, spring in Tuscany is the best season to enjoy the pure mountain air and devote a day to trekking or hiking.

5 things to do in spring in Tuscany

Depending on your passions and the type of vacation, whether it is with a couple, friends or family, there are many different activities you can organize.

Visiting a winery

Wine is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of Tuscany! Tuscan wines are famous all over the world, and if you are a wine lover, it will be a pleasure to let yourself be guided on a tasting tour to one of the wineries in Chianti or Nobile di Montepulciano, or in the Val di Chiana, particularly in the Cortona area to taste the Cortona DOC Syrah wines. Often, in combination with the wines, you will also be served typical Tuscan products and can take a tour of the vineyards and winery.

In this article we give you some ideas on the best Chianti wineries to visit.

Going on a trek or a walk

LSpring in Tuscany is also the perfect time to spend a day outdoors hiking or walking. From the Via Francigena to the Via degli Etruschi, there are trails of all durations and levels of difficulty so you will have no trouble finding one suitable for you.

In addition, there are also organized treks in several mountain locations that will take you to discover some very impressive woods and forests.

At Castello di Gargonza, in Val di Chiana, you can take advantage of a hiking trail for some beautiful walks, starting right from the village.

Relaxing at the spa

Tuscany is full of spas where you can spend a day of relaxation and wellness. From Rapolano to Chianciano, you only have to choose the best place to pamper yourself among springs, mud baths and beneficial hot waterfalls.

Read our article dedicated to spas in Tuscany to find the ideal place for your relaxing weekend getaway.

Taking a tour of festivals and village fairs

One of the most authentic traditions you will find in Tuscany are the village festivals and celebrations. You will have no trouble finding any because, during the spring, any village or town in Tuscany organizes some. The focus of village festivals is, of course, food: there are festivals dedicated to virtually any typical food, from tortelli to truffles.

Often the festivals are also accompanied by stands with games for children and sales of typical products.

Discovering villas and gardens

Another pride of Tuscany is its splendid villas, usually surrounded by wonderful gardens. The majority of these buildings date back to the Renaissance or Baroque period and were built for the noble families of the time, so they have truly architecturally and artistically beautiful rooms.

Noble villas can be found in every area of Tuscany.

Spring in Tuscany: where to stay?

Castello di Gargonza is strategically located in Tuscany so you can explore the region in the spring season. Halfway between Siena and Arezzo, it will allow you to visit medieval villages, go on outdoor excursions and enjoy the festive atmosphere of village festivals.

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