Easter in Tuscany: a few ideas
Tips to make the most of your Easter holidays in Tuscany
As the weather warms up and the days get longer, those spending their Easter holidays in Tuscany are sure to find an event to suit even the most varied tastes! Whether you love the mountains or the seaside, appreciate art or social life, or want to eat good food or drink quality wines, Tuscany is an excellent choice.
Spring and Easter is a great combination and a perfect excuse to spend a few days (or more) in Tuscany: flowers are blooming, traditional attractions are calling and there's a wide range of art exhibitions to help you make the most of your Easter holidays. Not to mention, it's the best time to discover the many historical villas and gardens nestled in the Tuscan landscape.
Easter in Tuscany offers a variety of traditions and celebrations. In Florence, you'll find the traditional “Explosion of the Cart" (Scoppio del Carro) in front of the Duomo; while in Prato, the Virgin Mary's Holy Girdle is put on public display. On Easter Monday, in Bibbona, you can witness the traditional barrel-rolling competition, called the “Palio delle Botti", while Piteglio hosts the Sweet Flour Festival, where visitors can taste chestnuts, sweet “polenta" and many other traditional Tuscan foods.
Tuscany is in full bloom during Easter and it's the perfect time of the year to enjoy the countryside and the rolling hills. Hop on the Nature Train and explore the Siena territory: on April 2, for example, the train will wind through the Val d'Orcia, the hills where the Brunello di Montalcino wine comes from.