It’s no wonder it’s so popular to visit Tuscany in the summer. Just imagine the golden
sunlight on the vineyards and charming towns. For many, it’s the classic “under the
Tuscan sun” experience.
This also means that the most famous places, like Florence and Siena, get very
crowded during peak months.
To make the most of your summer trip to Tuscany, you’ll need to navigate the crowds
and venture off the beaten path.
Read on for the best ways to escape the summer crowds in Tuscany.
Visit boutique vineyards on a Tuscany wine tour
You can quickly leave the hordes of tourists behind by joining a small group wine tour
from Florence to the Chianti region.
How can we be so sure?
Most Tuscan wineries don’t accept drop-in visitors. You have to contact the winery in
advance to reserve a visit and tasting. That way, the numbers are always limited.
At Tuscany Tour Time, we take extra steps to treat our guests to a special experience.
We’ve built exclusive relationships with select winemakers. On our tours, we make all
the arrangements for you at small, family-run wineries. We chose them because of their
beautiful settings, genuine people, and, of course, excellent wines.
On our most popular tour to three organic wineries in Chianti, you can chat with the
winemakers and learn about their craft and traditions. You’ll be able to taste their
passion for their work in their wines. You can even cool off in a wine cellar or take a
walk in crowd-free vineyards under the Tuscan sun.
If you have a craving for local sweet specialties, you’ll like this Chianti tasting tour with a
twist. You’ll visit two small wineries to taste Chianti and Super Tuscan wines. But you’ll
also have a chance to visit a specialty shop to try Tuscan cookies, limoncello and
delicious gelato. No lineups!
Take a private Chianti and Castle tour
Another way to avoid the crowds is to go on a private wine tour. We’ll take you and
your traveling companion(s) to an incredible castle in Chianti for a tasting and lunch.
After that, you’ll have a chance to wander in a medieval village before sampling more
luscious wines. This is just one of the exclusive private tours you can choose from.
Planning your Tuscany wine tasting tour
If you want to visit Tuscan wineries in the summer, you should know that it’s best to
avoid the second and third weeks of August. Most of the wineries close during that time
for their own holidays. But we’d be happy to help you escape the crowds (and sip wine)
at any other time.