Holiday in Autumn in Tuskany

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Tuscany Farmhouse accommodation in Autumn is a wonderful time of year to come to Tuscany, the countryside is golden, the sun still deliciously warm, and perhaps best of all, the crowds have left and a peacefulness settles over the countryside. Following the timeless rhythms of the seasons, life in the countryside is centred around preparing for the harvests of grapes and olives and throughout Tuscany villages and towns celebrate the abundance of the land in sagres or festivals open to all. Many of the farms on Traditional Tuscany are produce wine and offer a very special experience of a stay in Autumn in Tuscany.

Vendemmia: Tradition Tuscany

There is no specific date for the start of the Vendemmia - it depends on the climate and varies from province to province, but generally it starts in September when the winegrowers start to think about their annual harvest. For a closer look at the Vendemmia you can always take up a pair of clippers and join the grape pickers for a day, and the Unione Italiana Vini is predicting a bumper crop for 2005.

The harvest starts early in the morning when the valleys are wreathed with fingers of mist until the sun gets high enough to burn it off. The tools of the trade are a pair of clippers, and a tub. Lunch is a serious affair when the hard work is rewarded by a generous lunch of the very best of the year's produce; prosciutto ham, cheeses and of course the wine!

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