Spring in Tuscany – Insider Tips; Nick Stropko; Context Travel Blog

Italy – Val d’Orcia

Avoid the crowds at the beginning of tourist season with our guide to spring in Tuscany, featuring rolling hills, revered traditions, and excellent food.

With rolling, verdant hillsides lush with blossoming flowers and a mild climate, spring is an ideal time to venture around Tuscany. It is, however, also the beginning of tourist season. Fortunately, at 8,875 square miles, it’s also large enough to find hidden enclaves, local favorites, and a few surprises away from the crowds. To make the most of spring in Tuscany, see our guide below, featuring Florentine tradition, a seaside escape, and the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.

Piazza Duomo

The most dramatic Easter commemoration in Tuscany, the Scoppio del Carro, takes place in Florence’s Piazza Duomo. A tradition dating back to the Middle Ages, this ritual is said to have originated when a member of the noble Pazzi family returned from First Crusade.

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