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Discover spring in Tuscany

Enchanting landscapes and top-notch art

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Evocative panoramas and intense emotions are what await those who are planning a spring holiday in Tuscany this year. The Chianti countryside is the ideal destination to take in the incredible scents and colours of the season. Harmonious landscapes covered in geometric vineyards, where some of the world's best grapes are grown and wines are produced. But there's more: medieval hamlets, castles, churches and abbeys, hermitages and valleys bursting with green and colour.

Discover Tuscany in the spring: you won't be disappointed! Medieval hamlets will enchant you with their centuries-old history and culture. Town squares all have stories to tell as the places where townspeople meet and socialize, do their vegetable and food shopping at markets selling locally grown and produced foods, like wine, honey, olive oil, cheese and more.

From Chianti head for the Val d'Orcia, passing through the Valdichiana: here there are myriad chances to breathe in the spring in Tuscany. Enjoy an art show, go to the theatre, shop at an antique or flower market, relax at the thermal springs. Tour the area on foot, by bike or on horseback: hundreds of itineraries and paths await you!

Close by is Volterra, the land of alabaster. There you can admire Etruscan jewellery and much more. In Fiesole, with its important archaeological artefacts and areas, you'll learn more about Etruscan life and culture. If that's not enough, head to Cortona, where you can catch a new exhibition featuring Etruscan artefacts.   
 
If it's relaxation you seek go to the Terre di Siena, where warm waters with health benefits flow: go to Bagno Vignoni, the oldest thermal springs used by the Etruscans; Bagni San Filippo; Saturnia or Rapolano. Each place offers an unforgettable experience of wellness!

A charming alternative is the Mugello. The Florentine countryside was much loved by the Medici and their country residences: the Villas of Cafaggiolo and Trebbio are perfect examples of this. The Mugello is also home of artists Giotto and Beato Angelico, geniuses of art and culture.

Nature excursions and outdoor activities: spend a day windsurfing at Bilancino Lake, with its lakefront beaches. Local eateries serve traditional dishes like tortelli pasta and roasted meats. Shopaholics can go to the Barberino Outlet Mall to find great deals on clothes, shoes, books and more. Those who love racing and motors can make a stop at the Mugello Racetrack to watch the Italian Moto GP. 

Tuscany's mountains and parks also boast a host of treasures: take a walk through the region's many national parks and areas immersed in green. The Casentinesi Park is great for trekking and cycling, while the seaside Maremma and Val di Cornia park is for those who love the sea. Don't miss the Walking Festival in the Tuscan Archipelago!

Enchanting landscapes, charming medieval hamlets, Renaissance masterworks, and flowers in bloom and streets filled with the scents and colours of spring: it's impossible to resist Tuscany this spring!