Dawn breaking in Tuscany
A shift in the work schedule allowed me to take a short break in southern Tuscany with some friends.
To my mind, late September is the best time to visit this part of Italy. The majority of the tourists are gone, and the slopping valleys are quiet.
The hunters are actively seeking 'cingiale', the grapes and the olives are starting to be harvested, which means you can relax while others endeavour to source your evening meal.
Difficult to beat.