What makes Autumn in the Tuscan countryside so memorable? Is it the leaves changing their colours against a clear blue sky? The fields shivering with frost in the morning? Maybe it’s the olive groves and cypresses, or that solitary castle emerging from the mist.

At Love from Tuscany, this is our favourite time of year for all these reasons. We love it with a passion that borders on obsession. So for those of you who can’t be here to see it, we’re taking you on a photographic journey to celebrate Autumn’s glory with you.

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All the colours of Autumn in the Tuscan countryside

The magic of Autumn has seized Tuscany. The vineyards in the Chianti area are splashed with every shade of yellow and orange before getting ready for their long winter sleep.

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A fairytale Autumn landscape. Morning mist hangs over the valley. The olive trees are preparing for the next harvest in November, when they’ll offer their fruit to the press and the palate.

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Trees that seem to be on fire. Long shadows. A touch of frost over the countryside.

The vineyards play with colours, illuminating the fields after September’s grape harvest.

And nature surprises us with small and precious gifts, hidden in the undergrowth.

It’s the time of mushrooms and chestnuts that flavour the woods with their scent. And fill every Tuscan menu and table.

If you’ve enjoyed this journey, find out more good reasons to travel to Tuscany in Autumn.

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