Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano is the perfect region to spend your autumn holidays in Tuscany surrounded by art, flavours and nature: the warm colours of the woods of the Carfalo Valley and the Padule di Fucecchio, the crisp air you breathe through the streets of the historic villages and the scents of typical products such as truffles and Chianti Classico wine.
WINE, OLIVE OIL AND TRUFFLE ROUTES: TRADITIONAL FLAVOURS
The hilly routes of the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano area offer a stunning view over the villages, changing day by day due to the different colours of vineyards, from Montelupo Fiorentino to Montespertoli. It is the harvest time for Chianti Classico grape, so don’t miss the chance to learn something about the history of this ancient tradition visiting the Museum of Vine and Wine in Montespertoli, and tasting local products at the many wineries and farms of the region. Autumn is also the perfect period to taste the truffle of Montaione, in a local restaurant or during the Tartufesta festival. All dishes you will taste are prepared with the precious extra virgin olive oil.
VILLAGES AND MUSEUMS: THE FOG TO THE STEEP HILLS
Autumn colours transform the villages of the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region into enchanted places: Vinci, Certaldo, Gambassi Terme and Montaione, are just some of them. It will be so pleasant visit and discover their hidden places and traditions or just simply admiring the landscapes of the surrounding hills. Have fun retracing the history of the Lands of a Genius and visiting some museums of the region: Casa di Boccaccio in Certaldo, the Museo Leonardiano, dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, the Museo Bego in Castelfiorentino, dedicated to Benozzo Gozzoli, the Casa di Pontormo in Empoli. If you are a tradition enthusiast, take advantage of it to visit real gems such as the Mumeloc (the Museum of local memory), the Museum of Ceramics in Montelupo, the Glass Museum in Empoli.
NATURE AMD ROUTES BY FOOD OR BIKE
The crisp autumn air is also ideal for excursions and walks along roads and paths: from the Via Francigena to the Romea Strata, from the paths of Montaione to the Via Castiglioni, up to the woods of Montalbano and the Upper Valley of Carfalo. Lose yourself among the many paths and itineraries, by foot or by bicycle, admiring the landscapes of Leonardo da Vinci, to be immortalized in a splendid picture.
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Come and live your autumn holidays in Tuscany in the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region!