Tuscany
Tuscany is one of Italy’s top tourist destinations, so it’s never really out of season—but there are times when it’s quieter. Though it can be humid, July and August draw the most tourists, both to cities like Florence and to the coast, as many Italians head to the sea for their August holidays. April to early June, September, and October are idyllic, with the sun shining well into the fall months. Foodies should stop by during the October and November harvest season to take in festivals celebrating things like wine, truffles, and chestnuts. Locals love February: The New Year’s Day crowds have thinned, the weather is crisp, and you might be the only ones exploring the sites.