Spring Flowers of Tuscany
In spring, you’ll find an explosion of colorful flowers and fragrances in Tuscany. The season starts in March, when you’ll begin to see individual shoots of flower buds dot the landscape. However, it is during the months of April and May when you’ll see roadside stopping, jaw-dropping fields and gardens painted with red poppies, purple wisteria and shades of roses. If you love flowers, we recommend getting up-close and personal with a stay at one of our luxury villas in Tuscany.
Here are some of the spring flowers you will see on your Tuscan vacation:
Vivid Red Tuscan Poppies
The most popular of Tuscany’s wildflowers, the Tuscan poppy, turns its fields a vivid red in late spring. Stunning is the only word to describe its beauty. These flowers typically bloom a little later in the season, such as late May or early June. We recommend Pienza as the best place to see them and have a beautiful countryside villa for you to stay at. There’s nothing more enchanting than going on a lovely local walk past the old stone walls, olive groves, vineyards and of course, poppy fields. We highly recommend taking these walks in the morning, when the lighting is perfect for taking photos.
Wisteria Gardens of Florence
Nothing says spring is here like the blossoming of wisteria in Florence. The sweet-smelling flower bursts into shades of lavender and indigo and will stop you in your tracks all across the city. A favorite place to enjoy its beauty are the gardens of Villa Bardini which will host a “wisteria festival” until May 1 with 25 different guided tours, 7 of which are in English. Looking for a place to stay in Florence near the gardens? The Appartamento Bastioni is within walking distance.
Six Thousand Varieties of Roses
The Roseto di Cavriglia is one of the most beautiful rose gardens in the world. It is the result of more than 30 years of work by Professor Gianfranco Finesci and continues to carry out cultural and scientific activities in collaboration with universities and institutions all over the world. With over 6,500 varieties you will experience an astonishing range of colors and fragrances. It is located about halfway between Florence and Siena and is only open from May to June. The gardens are run by a non-profit, so a suggested tip of 6 euros is greatly appreciated! We have two convenient properties to stay at, Casa dell’Arte and the larger Casa Agnese, both of which are located in the town of Impruneta, near the main road towards the rose garden.
We hope you have the chance to enjoy the spring flowers of Tuscany!