Autumnal strolls through crisp golden leaves of varying hues have to be among the greatest pleasures of the season. Tuscany is adorned with a radiance that can only be enjoyed at this time of year, and many head outdoors and to the countryside to make the most of the glorious fall foliage. Here, we’ve put together a few ideas to immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere.
Picnic in Tuscan countryside
Admire the Tuscan countryside at your leisure while enjoying a picnic for two at Fattoria di Maiano in picturesque Fiesole. With a basket packed with local products and a bottle of Chianti wine to be savoured, take your pick of the trees in their autumnal attire, whether it’s an olive tree by the banks or nestled up close to the woodland. Brush off the crumbs before ambling about Italy’s largest botanic garden and the farm’s romantic park.
Alternatively, if you’re on the lookout for a family-fun activity, you could enjoy Fattoria di Maiano’s Green Weekend, bringing you and your little ones to discover the educational farm and botanic garden, with dinner and an overnight stay included. Settle into the park in all its autumnal glory, with the magnificent English Garden wonderful for a post-breakfast exploration before heading to feed the animals.
Out and about in nature
Take your pick of the many hiking itineraries outlined on Destination Florence for either an adrenaline-pumping excursion or a more relaxed walk through nature, breathing in the scents of the season. The leaf-lined Arno is particularly glorious at this time of year, with the autumnal hues reflected in the waters mesmerizing walkers. Florence isn’t short of nature routes just moments from the historic city centre, giving you plenty of opportunities to see the city and surroundings in its seasonal dress. Destination Florence has plenty of outdoor options with activities to suit all, whether it’s golfing while surrounded by golden-tinted trees or taking a wine tour among the endless rolling hills of Tuscany.
Take off on a Tuscan e-bike tour
If you’re more focused on a leisurely adventure than getting your steps in, a still-active option that takes a little less effort is a Tuscany e-bike tour. Taking you through the Chianti wine area and Florence, saddle up for a 30-kilometre journey through Tuscan tastes and landscapes, with an olive oil experience, visit to a boutique winery, and a traditional meal all adding to the unforgettable experience that’s made all the more magical with the myriad colours of autumn. Don’t forget your camera, you’ll be needing it to capture the incredible views from piazzale Michelangelo!