The magic of foliage: autumn in the forests of Tuscany, Italy

The best places to admire falling leaves, from Casentino to the Garfagnana

Foliage, or falling leaves, is one of the most beautiful aspects of autumn in Tuscany: strolling through the region's colorful forests is an incredible experience, made even better if you top off your excursion with a hearty lunch. Two of the best ingredients? Porcini mushrooms and chestnuts, two of Tuscany's most delicious “forest fruits," around which many regional specialties are based, like the Castagnaccio and the Pappardelle pasta with mushrooms.

The National Nature Reserve of the Casentinesi Forests, home to Italy's most colorful forests: from electric yellows to violet reds, from forest greens to bright oranges, the shades lighting up these forests are simply amazing.

Among the most captivating spots to visit is the peak of Mount Penna above the Lama Forest. You reach it via the same road that takes you to both the Hermitage at Camaldoli and the Campigna Forest.

Autumn is spectacular in the Garfagnana mountains, too: see an incredible panoramic view at the medieval Verrucole Fortressin the municipality of San Romano, but don't miss the leaves falling at the Hermitage at Calomini, which is perched on a sheer rock face. In autumn, even the towns themselves are also a sight to see: there are numerous festivals dedicated to chestnut flour, used to make delicious desserts.

If you are looking for a rental or sale properties in Tuscany or other parts of Italy, contact ECSM Property Ltd- we have a large database of Italian properties. Our multilingual staff is on hand to assist with finding you a new, luxury or bargain residence in this absolutely beautiful Mediterranean country. For more information and detailed guidance about the Italian Real Estate market, buying procedures, move and mortgage advice, management of your home in Italy- refer to our website www.ecsmproperty.uk.com or drop us a note on ec@ecsmproperty.uk.com We look forward hearing from you.

1 Oct 2016

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