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What to do in Tuscany in September

When summer is over

It's pretty much Pulcinella's secret, but the weather in Tuscany in September is almost better than in August. Consequently, visiting it in this period is probably the best choice you could make, perhaps choosing more particular itineraries without risking to find crowds. In addition, in the seaside resorts, the sea water at least until mid-September should still be at the right temperature for a nice bath.


These are unusual times and the state of affairs can change quickly, so inform yourself before embarking on a trip.

One of the main attractions of Tuscany is that it can propose, for each traveler, a different place and, in fact, you can really create an all-round itinerary depending on your needs.

Here is our guide to the best things to do in Tuscany in September, from cycling along the classic country roads to the search for new oil, or discovering the local markets or the best wines.


Discovering wine, in a modernist key

Enjoy a cultural experience linked to wine combined with a love of modernist architecture. This last type of architecture is not something that is seen very often, particularly in Tuscany, which makes the Cantina Antinori really an innovative showcase for wines: a complex of steel and light, located in Bargino,about 20 minutes drive from Florence, designed by the Archea architecture studio.

Inside the structure, which took seven years of design and construction, this magnificent place is a mixture of cellar, bar, restaurant and museum, all dedicated to the famous Antinori wines.


Go to the hills on a bike tour


Although Tuscany is more appreciated for eating and drinking, sportsmen will find plenty to have fun with thanks to our famous hilly landscape.

Cycling in Tuscany is almost a religion, and a particularly intriguing diversion on the days no longer very hot in September: there are many specialized tour operators who offer this type of activity through our region (renting a bike even for just one day). In September, hikers will find paradise; there are hundreds of roads that lead to beautiful villages ... are you not the sportsman par excellence? Don't worry, you can make the same journeys by choosing to do it on a Vespa: often the same tour operators also offer this alternative.


Explore the markets of Tuscan cities


Destinations sometimes snubbed but that instead, especially for those interested in buying organic, are the various central or local markets that you find in Tuscany.

In addition to Florence in Sant'Ambrogio, we recommend the Central Market of Livorno, where many stalls are housed in an imposing building of the nineteenth century - not surprising, considering the location, the wide choice of fish, really excellent. Even Carrara, known for its beautiful white marble, has a famous market, the Organic Market, which is held 2 Saturdays a month and which is highly appreciated for its focus on organic food.

The extra tip: if antiques is your passion, why not make a stop in Arezzo?

The famous antiques market takes place on the first weekend of the month.


Visit of the farms


Visiting a farm in Tuscany is really an experience that we recommend: you will be taught maybe some typical dishes combined with a slightly bohemian atmosphere while some animals wander around in the nearby farmyenry. We advise you to stay to sleep and dine inside the farmhouses: the proposal of the menus are sustainable and seasonal ... How wonderful!



Image sources: first class mag, studio immedia, boschetto di montiano, mercato centrale livorno