Tuscany in the summertime means endless blue skies, taking in gorgeous views while eating gelato and sunbathing on some of Italy’s finest beaches. What more could you ask for? Here are a few things to expect in the summer months and activities to do!
The best time to travel to Tuscany is in the beginning part of the summer from mid-April to June. This time of year offers great weather and fewer crowds. If you want to spend the end of your summer in Italy, July and August make for the perfect beach weather or hanging out by the pool. We won’t deny that it can be sweltering hot in July and August, so avoid the cities if you can’t bear the heat.
If you are looking for a beach getaway, Tuscany offers some of the finest beaches in Italy. The Versilia coast offers scenic and lively beaches and plenty of entertainment for kids and adults. The Maremma coast with its teal blue Mediterranean waters, pine forests, and long stretches of sand are any beach-goer’s dream. If you are a beach and nature lover, the Uccellina Nature Reserve is a protected area that has both the beach and wildlife!
Wanting to see a bit of Italy’s history in action? Summertime in Tuscany is a great for history buffs or anyone who enjoys the medieval era. Medieval festivals and games flourish during the summer months as towns relive their colorful and competitive past. These medieval games and fairs are popular amongst the locals and tourists. Be sure to catch the Monteriggioni Medieval fair and the Palio of Siena, a horse race around la Piazza del Campo. Both festivals take place in July.
For music lovers, Tuscany has endless opportunities to listen to music. It is almost impossible to not find a concert to go to while visiting Tuscany in the summer. The Roman Amphitheater in Fiesole packs its seats for concerts. If you love old-world opera, head to the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, where singers performer in the open-air theater overseeing the Massacciuccolo Lake.
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