Top 6 Places To Visit in Tuscany During Spring

Visti Tuscany Nonni in Massa Marittima

Ah, there’s something about Springtime in Tuscany. The colors are turning, the nonni are out, the cuisine is shifting and the weather is nice and warm during the day with cool bursts at night.

Spring is a great time to visit Tuscany because there are less tourists and cheaper fares compared to Summer. There are also so many amazing events going on like the Florence Music Festival. For more events check out these Top Tasty Spring Events in Tuscany written by Tuscanycious.

If you’re interested in more tips, then join me for a Twitter chat on Tuesday April 14th at 12.00 EST / 18.00 GMT+2. The hashtag is #FKSpringVaca and it’s hosted by Flip Key. The topic is “Favorite Spring Destinations” and many other co-hosts are Tuscany experts, so get your questions ready. As for now, here are my top choices for spring in one of my favorite places on earth, Tuscany!

Top 6 Places To Visit in Tuscany During Spring

1. Elba Island

Why wait until Summer to hit the beach? Check out the 5o shades of aqua while exploring Elba. This is Napoleon’s old stopping ground filled with beautiful beaches, forts and incredible seafood!

Visit Tuscany in Spring Elba Island

2. Pitigliano

I love the Southern area of Tuscany called Maremma. Please, please, please make your way down to Pitigliano. This town is built on volcanic ash—tufo—and has amazing ruins and some of the best restaurants. You’ll thank me.

Visit Tuscany Pitigliano in Maremma

3. Massa Marittima

Another absolute favorite city in Maremma, Tuscany is Massa Marittima. It reminds me of a mini Siena and has so many amazing things to see like their very seductive fertility tree mural, amazing piazza on the hill top, a mining museum, romantic restaurants and incredible views from any bedroom.

Visit Tuscany Massa Marittima in Maremma

4. Viareggio

The Italian Riviera has lots to offer, and in Viareggio you’ll find a great boardwalk filled with shops, beach clubs (which are private in Italy with a daily rate), fried fish and nightclubs. FYI it’s a famous Tuscan destination for bachelor/bachelorette parties. This place is a zoo in August since the country shuts down and Italians swarm the beaches, so check this place out when it’s less crowded and not as hot!

Visit Tuscany in Spring, Viareggio

5. Colle Val d’Elsa

This is a charmer, so get prepared to never want to leave. A favorite food blogger of mine Juls’ Kitchen is from Colle Val d’Elsa and I can see why she loves it so much. There is a Michelin restaurant in town, incredible walls that seem to have a lot to say and a bakery with a pistacchio cannoli that will remind you why you traveled all this way.

Streets of Colle Val d'Elsa, Tuscnay

6. Your turn to visit Tuscany…

Visit Tuscany in Spring, Rose Garden Boboli

Boboli Rose Garden in Florence

It’s hard to limit the list down because there is also Carrara and Montemerano to name a few others. I have so many more amazing places to visit in Tuscany—I have a running travel list. What would you add and why?

*Check this link out for more information about the #FKSpringVaca Twitter chat, see you then!

What Tuscan city would you most likely visit?

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Tiana Kai

Life in Florence for three years has made quite an impression! I'm so grateful for living in Europe and getting to experience as much as possible. I'm currently traveling around Jackson Hole, Wyoming since I tend to hit the mountains every winter! LIKE what you read? Great, head over to your right and subscribe!

  • I didn’t realize Elba was in Tuscany! It’s been on my bucket list since I moved to Italy. And, in recent months so has Maremma. Now I know where to go there.

    So many destinations, so little time! Ciao ciao!

  • Christina

    Two of my favorite, more off the beaten path, spots for a spring weekend in Tuscany are Rapolano Terme for a relaxing day at the spa/hot springs, and Castello di Verrazzano for a tour of the winery and vineyards, followed by a glass of Chianti! If you want to make a whole weekend of it, the lovely Tuscan town of Siena is in between the two.

  • Sounds like great ideas Christina, I have not been to either of those two towns. I love how much of Tuscany I have yet to see.

  • Ya Elba was so fun, lots of little areas on the island to check out!

  • Oh will have to bookmark this, visiting (on a press trip) in the summer 🙂 Can’t wait!

  • Oh how great, hope I’m around to meet you!

  • Neno Predragovic

    Great post. I have to admit I missed all places you mention here. People usually focus only on Florence, Pisa and Siena.
    Neno
    Neno

  • Beatrice

    Lovely old streets of Tuscany,,,,,Vivid pics!

  • Thank you, it’s such an amazing part of the world.

  • And that’s why I wanted to share something different, you should see these places next time.

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  • Tuscany is really beautiful. Thank you! It’s a great pleasure to read such detailed and well-written guide.