April 29th, 2016


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Warm spring days are bringing the bright and bold hues of Mother Nature’s color palette back to the rolling landscape of the Tuscan hillsides, ready for those travelling to warm and welcoming Tuscany in the next few weeks.

This region in central Italy is known for its stunning scenery, charming hill towns, and internationally celebrated wineries. And as the temperature rises everyone wants to spend more time outdoors ⎼ locals as much as visitors enjoying Italy tours!

Here are our top five ideas for enjoying Tuscany in spring:

Journey off the beaten track

Milder days, gently rolling hills, and fields in bloom make this time of year a spectacular time to enjoy the rural areas and small medieval towns. There are many beautiful destinations in Tuscany but our Brunello di Montalcino wine tour from Florence takes you south from Florence to witness the impressive Val d’Orcia.

These are the same breathtaking views of expansive vistas, carefully tended olive groves, and noble estates that inspired Renaissance painters (and it has been carefully safeguarded over the centuries because Val d’Orcia is one of Italy’s many desinations on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites).

Travelers will enjoy walking the ancient streets of towns like Montalcino, taking time to poke around local shops, admire the architecture from earlier generations, and visit select fine wineries to sample the famous wines produced here. Spring and summer is also a great time to stroll through the well manicured gardens or enjoy village festivals or market fairs.

Immerse yourself in fine art

Everywhere in Italy you’ll find fine art in galleries, museums, castles, and churches and Tuscany is no exception. Our Small Group Renaissance & David Walk and Florence tour offers skip-the line tickets to see Michelangelo’s David, one of the world’s greatest sculptures.

Travelers will also get to see the Ponte Vecchio, and many other wonderful examples of the Renaissance genius that have endured here. Another popular destination for art enthusiasts is the City of Pisa, with its famous leaning tower and well preserved examples of work from the Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance periods.

Raise a glass - of fine Tuscan wine

Combining your sightseeing with a little Italian wine appreciation is a winning combination in Tuscany. When you book tours like our popular Tuscany Small Group Day Tour from Rome or our exclusive Private Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany Wine Tour from Florence you’ll enjoy seeing the countryside, stopping to visit medieval and Renaissance landmarks, and get to sample some of Italy’s best wines. Perhaps a longer wine vacation in Italy with stops in other wine regions would be your dream holiday?

Make the most of each day

Adventure awaits in Tuscany and you can easily fill a day with all sorts of interesting excursions. Our exceptional tour guides can help you see a lot of the Tuscan countryside in just 12 hours without feeling hurried or rushed. Our Small Group Rome Day Tours to Tuscany take you through the undulating countryside to visit Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza and the Brunello wine region.

Not only do you get to explore these charming country towns but you also get to enjoy fine wine accompanied by delectable local culinary specialities and learn about the area’s history and rich culture.

Use Tuscany as a base from which to enjoy other Italy day trips

Beautiful Florence is in close proximity to other popular Italian destinations. One of our most popular day tours takes you on a Small Group Cinque Terre Trip from Florence to see the five charming fishing villages nestled along the coast overlooking the Mediterranean Ocean.

Chipgay of Minnesota wrote on TripAdvisor last fall that their “day trip to Cinque Terre was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy.” They said the long drive was “worth it” and praised the driver guide as “great and informative.” Another option is enjoying Rome Tours or day trips (we’ll take you to where gladiators once walked on our extremely popular Small Group Classic Ancient Rome day tours and make sure you don’t miss the most incredible sights at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel).

Sophm1234 of the UK gave us five stars on TripAdvisor for her three tours with Avventure Bellissime, which she proclaimed “All Fabulous.” She says they enjoyed the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, the Monuments Tour by Minibus, and the Ancient Rome Tour. She raves about our amazing tour guides for “detailed and so varied” knowledge, enthusiasm that “was infectious” and for “giving such excellent tours with humour and passion.”

Adventure awaits in Tuscany and it all starts when you visit Avventure Bellissime online now to build your Italy vacation package. Get in touch today!