Every season has its own charm, but Autumn is definitely one of the best times to come to Tuscany. September is the wine month, while October and November mean olive harvest, truffle hunting, mushrooms, chestnuts and ... squids! The weather is perfect for long walks and also for great tastings.
In October, Marradi celebrates the king of Autumn. The chestnut festival is a great opportunity to taste local delicacies such as ravioli, cakes, jams, marrons glacés, roasted chestnuts and traditional products deriving from the forest too. Street artists and wandering musicians will enliven Sundays during the festival.
San Miniato (Pisa) gears up to host the annual white truffle fair in San Miniato in November and December. The best opportunity to taste traditional recipes made with the precious white truffle, buy Tuscan products and take part in a truffle hunting.
Have you ever tasted fresh extra virgin olive oil? Every year, in Montemurlo (Prato) in November, a big feast to celebrate the olive harvestis is held. Here you can enjoy good music, join organized excursions and taste fresh extra virgin olive oil.
In Capraia island the summer season ends in November with the squid fest which is traditionally held on 1-2. November The squid fest of Capraia consists of two different events, the fishing competition and then the food festival.