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    Feb 2012

    Default Visit Tuscany on 12-17 Jul 2014


    I have been to Tuscany in Spring few years ago. I went to San Gimignano, Volterra and Siena.

    This time in July I will stay at Pienza for 3 nights and 2 nights in Florence. I will travel by car.
    My Itinerary
    12Jul - Visit Lucca and Monterrigioni
    13Jul - Sightseeing around Val d'Orcia
    14Jul - Sightseeing around Val d'Orcia or Visit Arezzo & Cortona
    15Jul - Travel to Florence via Chianti
    16-17 - Sightseeing in Florence

    Is it possible to see the blooming Sunflower Fields and Lavender Fields in these area? If yes, please advice where to go?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Lourdes is offline Administrator - DiscoverTuscany Team
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    Jul 2008
    Florence, Italy


    Ciao Mex,

    Your itinerary looks good in general, but staying in Pienza and going all the way to Lucca on the other side of the region is the only part that looks a bit off. I'd take it off and enjoy what's closer. If you absolutely want to include Lucca, I'd do it at the end.

    I'd propose something more like this:
    day 1 - val d'orcia
    day 2- arezzo and cortona
    day 3 - monteriggioni, san galgano, colle val d'elsa
    day 4 - drive through Chianti on way to Florence
    day 5 - Florence
    day 6 - morning and afternon in Lucca, evening back in Florence

    There are no lavender fields in Tuscany, just sunflowers. It is likely you'll see them as you drive around on day 2 and day 3 for sure, with likely more sightings on day 4. July will be the perfect month to catch them in bloom, we're getting some feedback that they're just starting to come out now.
    In the beginning stages of planning to come to Tuscany? Make sure to read Where to Stay in Tuscany WITH a car and Where to Stay in Tuscany WITHOUT a car for ideas on where to stay in Tuscany. Also read When to Visit Tuscany to decide when is the best times for your visit.

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    Feb 2012


    Ciao Lourdes,

    Thank you for your information. Glad to hear that I will be able to see Sunflowers in many areas.


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