Adventuring internationally has become more accessible than ever with the recent influx of airfare sales, so why not go under the Tuscan sun? Just a short drive from Florence or a train ride from Venice or Rome, the Tuscan region thrives during the months of September-November. During this time, known officially as the "Fall Harvest," almost every town in the region celebrates the ripening of its grapes, featuring an abundance of food and cultural events. Additionally, since the high heat and tourist traps have mainly disappeared, villas and transportation are much more affordable and available than during the peak Summer months. Tenuta Torciano, founded in 1720, is a family-owned winery located in the gorgeous medieval town of San Gimignano in Tuscany. Pierluigi Giachi, the owner of the property, says this is a great time to take advantage of the visceral vegetation and get outside! The Fall Harvest is great for finding truffles and mushrooms, an activity offered at the winery.
Try exploring the region by scooter! Fall means warm days and cooler evenings in the region, and there's no better way to live "la dolce vita" than traveling off the beaten path by scooter and seeing the Tuscan countryside covered in Fall foliage. The region is also full of natural springs (most of which have free admission!), where you can find groups of people spending their evenings and weekends soaking in all of the water's many health benefits.