Most people think of vacation as a time to go soak up sun in the summertime. This is a great idea for most people, as who doesn’t love beach weather and fun summer activities? But when winter rolls around, some people want to try something different. Tuscany, one of Italy’s most famous locations, is a popular destination in summer, but in winter, it’s a whole new place altogether. You’ll see that a trip to one of the Tuscany villas during the winter will be a whole new experience compared to Tuscany in summer.
In summer, Tuscany is hot, almost to the point of being unpleasant, but in winter, it’s cool and refreshing. Winter is the time of rainy season in Tuscany, but the rain doesn’t have to drown out the fun you can have. Tuscany still holds just as much fun during winter, if not more, and a trip to one of the holiday villas will certainly not be wasted.
Most of Tuscany may be too warm to experience snow, but not all of it. There are many areas of Tuscany where the snow does fall and people start to strap on their snow sporting gear. You can go to Abetone in the Apennines and hit the slopes there with as much gusto as if you were in Switzerland. There are quite a few holiday villas in areas like this with direct access to ski facilities. The skiing and snowboarding is great, and not much is as beautiful as the white clean views of a land covered with snow. Tuscany might be great in the summer, but it’s nothing compared to a Tuscany winter.
Visit Indoor Locations
The rain in Tuscany definitely has a very good effect on your vacation: it makes everything greener. You can still enjoy much of the beauty of Italy, and enjoy it even more after the rain has refreshed everything. When it isn’t raining, which is often, you can get out into nature and see it at the peak of its beauty. When rain falls, you can enjoy it from covered locations.
Think of winter in Tuscany as a time to enjoy the indoor wonders of Italy—and there are many. You can visit art galleries, museums, historical sites and other incredible Italian wonders that you may have missed otherwise. Not only that, but the already delicious Italian food somehow tastes even better when it’s cold out.