Holiday Villas and Small Hotels in Tuscany

Tuscany in Spring: the hidden gems

Dear Friends,

Spring is nearing its peak and in my opinion, the month of May is the best time of the year to visit Tuscany. The days are long, the temperature is perfect and the colors of countryside are stunning.

As a result, I'd like to recommend the 3 places that I think offer the best view at this time of year.

La Foce (Val'Orcia)
La Foce is just a few kilometres from Montepulciano and it´s where the Origo Family (famous nobles of the region) has a luxurious villa. From La Foce, you can take in the best views of the Val'Orcia and also one of the most popular images of Tuscany: the photo of the cypresses that continues to be published.

Crete Senesi (Sur de Siena)
To the south of the province of Siena, I advise driving along the road that leads to Asciano after exiting the Siena-Bettolle motorway at Taverne d'Arbia. This stretch of road is one of the most spectacular in Tuscany. This particular part of the countryside is called Crete Lunari (due to its similarity to the surface of the moon). During this period of the year, it is simply breathtaking. The cultivated wheat fields are full of poppies and multi-coloured flowers.

Tenuta le Capezzine (Chiana Valley)
In the Avignonesi family's Tenuta le Capezzine, not only can you enjoy one of the finest wines of Tuscany, you can revel in the incredible views of the best part of the Chiana Valley. From Tenuta, there is a spectacular view of Cortona and its rolling hills. As with La Foce and Crete Senesi, you will enjoy a truly idyllic landscape that is dominated by a huge variety of flowers including poppies.

Piazzale Michelangelo (Florence)
If you make a trip to the capital of Tuscany, visiting the Piazzale Michelangelo is a must. Due to the fact that it isn't too far from the city, you can get there by taxi, or even on foot if you are feeling courageous. From Piazzale Michelangelo, you can enjoy a view of Florence that makes the front of many a postcard.

Kind regards,


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