TUSCANY IN WINTER
HIDDEN JEWEL OF WINTER HOLIDAYS
Forget the crowds and enjoy Tuscany in peace
The gorgeous Tuscany with all its romantic landscape, the antique and middle-age sights and locally produced delicacies. All that but without the merciless sun and the crowds. Chill weather, only little people and so many things to do and events to visit - none of them you could enjoy in summer.
UNKNOWN PERKS OF WINTER TUSCANY
Take advantage of them & make them count
Tuscany in summer, that means tourists. But only very few take the advantage of visiting the famous cities and sights in other seasons. With no crowds and no queues. All the landscape views are really so much better when no humans disrupt the moments.
With the end of summer, the sun starts to relax more and rain comes to irrigate the soil that gives Tuscany its iconic wines and olives. The rains can get heavy and temperatures chilly. So better bring your hats and gloves. January and February are the coldest. But it’s nothing a proper glass of hot Bombardino with cream can’t fix.
It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that when the peak season passes, prices go down. At least for plane tickets and accommodation. For instance, plane tickets from Prague to Pisa can get as low as 17 eur. So you can fly to Tuscany for the price of large pizza! And boy, you should see Villa Boccaccio surrounded by snow. You'll have a problem to top that view.
Lots to do
Winter mountains are great not only if you enjoy skiing. The views and atmosphere are just splendid even if you spend your days on your own feet. From September to May, the list of what you can do in Tuscany, is nothing but short. From visiting wine and olive farms during the harvest season across truffle hunting to visiting hot nature springs. Rain or cold can’t stop you.
Lots to see
Though snowy landscape can look sleepy, Tuscanians keep celebrating their la dolce vita. Come visit the 10 day long Chocolate festival in Florence or the festival of white truffles in San Miniato. The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino that starts in April and lasts till June. And the carnivals! Do you already know what will your costume be like?
January and February are the months of sales. So when better to do some shopping of Italian fashion and accessories than now? Italian leather. That’s something you should treat yourself with at least once in your life. And while in Tuscany, bring home the famous delicacies all your family will love you for.
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT TUSCANY IN WINTER
Autumn and winter in Tuscany are rainy seasons. As everywhere in Europe, the days get shorter and winter can get really cold. Better bring your warm clothes so you stay comfortable.
FLIGHTS AND TICKETS
Though the tickets are generally cheap, mostly you have to count with transfers when flying to Pisa or Florence. Except for Ryanair that flies directly to Pisa from several places. If you’re used to flying first class, the prices in winter tend to jump quite high.
Due to lower number of tourists, some businesses install shorter opening hours and some sights like churches are closed over winter. Generally speaking, business adjust their opening hours in line with customer (tourist) influx.