Fascinating, silent, snow-covered medieval villages, wine tastings and local delicacies, romantic relaxation in charming hot springs: there is no shortage of things to do and visit in Tuscany in winter. The region acquires a very special charm in the cold months and, without the crowding typical of the other seasons, dedicating yourself to art, nature and wellness will be even more enjoyable.
Here are some tips on things to do in Tuscany in winter, as a family, as a couple or with friends.
Visiting Tuscany in winter offers several advantages. Seasonal flavours to discover, less crowded places, no queues to enter museums and the possibility to admire nature in its suggestive winter colours. Temperatures never are too low so you only need to dress a little heavier to enjoy the timeless charm of villages and landscapes without problems.
Moreover, Tuscany in winter has more affordable prices because we are in a period of low season so, in addition to find peace and relaxation, you can also save some money.
One of the most beautiful things to see in Tuscany in winter are the characteristic medieval villages overlooking the snowy woods and silent valleys. Wherever you are there are places to visit.
Among the most beautiful villages in Italy to visit in Tuscany, we find Poppi, which with its castle has become the symbol of the Casentino countryside, but also Anghiari, a few kilometers from Arezzo, rich in religious and civil architectural works, and San Giovanni Valdarno, which has maintained a typically medieval old town.
January and February are also months of sales and it will be an excellent opportunity to dedicate a day to shopping. In Tuscany you will find not only small shops, boutiques and artisan shops, but also large centers where the big brands are sold at low prices: the most famous shopping outlet in Tuscany is certainly The Mall, where the bargains in the sales period are even more advantageous.
Not to be missed is the Space Prada Outlet, in Valdarno, where you can find some of the most prestigious luxury brands.
After a day of shopping or walking to discover art, there is nothing better than a little relaxation.
In Tuscany there are a lot of spa and thermal baths. In winter they can be even more pleasant and relaxing: one of the most famous hot springs is Rapolano Terme, near Siena, which offers several thermal pools and a wellness center.
If you prefer to relax while sipping a good glass of wine and tasting excellent local products, there are also wineries and farms that organize tastings of all kinds and that will certainly be less crowded than usual. At Villa Cassia di Baccano, for instance, it is possible to book a dinner based on local products and fine wines.
The place to stay is very important to allow you to enjoy the beauty of Tuscany in winter.
One of the most important things is that it is in a strategic position, to reach in a short time the points of interest: Villa Cassia di Baccano is located a few kilometers from Siena and Florence, in one of the most fascinating countryside of Tuscany. The property is surrounded by nature and allows you to stay in a magical and relaxing atmosphere, perfect to live the suggestive Tuscany in winter.
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