Fall in Florence brings a welcome drop in daytime temperatures and in the size of tourist crowds. It’s also a chance to savor the bounty of Tuscany’s harvest season, when olives and grapes are ripe for the picking. Enjoy a Florentine-style autumn with these ideas.
Marvel at Michelangelo’s David statue in relative peace with smaller crowds at the Accademia Gallery.
Soak up crisp fall weather and colorful foliage on a day trip to Siena, San Gimignano, and other medieval Tuscan towns.
Celebrate harvest season with a small-group wine tour through the famed Chianti wine region.
Skip the line to climb the Leaning Tower on a day trip to Pisa.
Explore the scenic backroads of Tuscany on a 4-wheel-drive wine- and olive oil-tasting tour.
Whip up regional recipes with a cooking class at a Tuscan farmhouse.
Browse seasonal Tuscan produce at the San Lorenzo Market on a Florence food tour.
Take advantage of less crowded streets crowds on a walking tour of Florentine highlights like the duomo and Ponte Vecchio.
Admire The Birth of Venus and other Renaissance masterpieces without the wait using skip-the-line tickets to the Uffizi Gallery.