Tuscany, Italy Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Tuscany, Italy

The best times to visit Tuscany are between late September and October and between April and May. During these months, travelers will find comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds at the major sights. As expected, summer ushers in high temperatures and heavy crowds. If you want Tuscany all to yourself, visit during the winter low season, but expect the cold and lots of rain. 

June-Early September

In the summertime, the sun glares down on Tuscany and the warm rays are accompanied by average highs in the upper 80s. This is the busiest time for tourism, so Tuscany's top things to do will be crowded with visitors. You should also keep in mind that many restaurateurs, hoteliers and shopkeepers go on vacation in August, closing their doors to tourists. 

Late September-October

The crowds thin and the temperatures drop into the low 70s, making fall an ideal time to visit the Tuscan region. Just picture Tuscany's rolling hills aflame with changing leaves. This is also when many vineyards begin harvesting their grapes: Can anyone say, harvest festival?

November-March

This is Tuscany's low season when average temperatures drop into the 30s at worst and the lower 50s at best. You also have to watch out for property closures: Many restaurants and hotels tend to close for a month or two. But on the flip side, you could steal some pretty sweet deals if you book a winter trip. 

April-May

Early spring is another sweet time to visit Tuscany. You'll beat all the summertime visitors and you'll enjoy kind temperatures in the 70s. Plus, you'll wait in shorter lines at places like Florence's Uffizi Gallery or Siena's Torre del Mangia (the city's tallest tower). 

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