Tuscany in October – Taste, colours, best events

If you are headed to Tuscany in October, you’re in for a treat. Temperatures are mild, truffles and mushrooms make an appearance on the menu, and the vineyards and woods are alive with rich reds, burnt oranges and yellows. October is a delicious month in Tuscany. And because all table-related things are taken very seriously… Read more »

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Chianti Wine Festivals in September 2018

September is the most intoxicating month in the Chianti region. While the vines are heavy with ripe grapes and the farmers are getting ready for the harvest, all around the region the air is filled with sweet smells and a festive feel for the annual “vendemmia“. Every year the Chianti put a lot of effort… Read more »

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September in Florence. Events, festivals and more!

September in Florence is a joy. As the month that rounds off the Summer, it brings balmy days, plenty of sunshine and deliciously cool evenings. It’s also the time of the vendemmia, or grape harvest, when Florence celebrates the new wine with its very own festival. It’s a time for taking long relaxing walks along… Read more »

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Volto Santo Festival, Lucca- Luminara Santa Croce

Every year on the evening of the 13th September the streets of Lucca are adorned with thousands of candles on the occasion of the Luminara di Santa Croce, one of Italy’s most significant religious festivals. This historic procession celebrates the legendary Volto Santo crucifix, bringing a mystical atmosphere to the town. Luminara di Santa Croce… Read more »

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3 Special trip ideas around Tuscany in September

September is a perfect time to visit Tuscany. The heat of the summer has eased off, the farmers are busy with the grape harvest, and the countryside invites you to explore its wonders. The towns are filled with traditional events like the Luminara in Lucca and the Rificolona in Florence. It’s the perfect time to… Read more »

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3 Medieval Festivals of the Summer in Tuscany

Want to go back to the Middle Ages? In Tuscany you can. If you visit the region in the Summer you’ll find many festivals to choose from, where the present gets forgotten and people crave ancient stories and magic. All the colour and feeling of Medieval times is brought back in special events that bring… Read more »

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Summer in Tuscany – Best way to enjoy Summer in Tuscany

Summer in Tuscany means colours, brilliant light and long hot days. Summer in Tuscany is when people live the long warm evenings and fill the seaside resorts, where the countryside turns gold and the towns come alive with fairs and music. It’s a season of freedom, fresh fruit and unlimited ice cream. But there’s a… Read more »

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Tuscany in May – Top events, festivals and trip ideas in Tuscany

Tuscany in May has everything you could wish for, and more. The countryside is alive with colour, temperatures are ideal, and throughout the region festivals and events are celebrating spring, and one of Tuscany’s best loved products, its wine. Florence offers some amazing spectacles too, starting with the flag throwing competition in Piazza Signoria on… Read more »

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Florence in May – Festivals, events and best gardens to visit

Florence in May offer up some colourful possibilities to the curious visitor. There are beautiful gardens and villas to explore, flower festivals and a flag-throwing competition to be seen, and a whole event dedicated to the humble cricket. The temperatures are rising in May, so you can enjoy the chance to spend some time outside…. Read more »

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Easter in Florence – Experience a traditional Easter in Florence

Easter is special in Florence, and if you’re visiting during the Easter holidays you can enjoy some special Florentine traditions and treats. The king of the show is the spectacular Explosion of the Cart in Piazza Duomo on Easter morning, a centuries old folkloristic show that offers plenty of excitement and adds colour to this already… Read more »

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