Ochre, terracotta and any existing shade of burnt sienna are the colours that come to mind when thinking of the famous rolling hills. However, for a few months each year, the Tuscan landscape doesn't look like something coming out of a pottery workshop, but like Ireland in summer. Minus the rain. And the Guinness. TUSCANY IN SPRING It won't last though. Unless Tuscany's warm season is unusally wet like the incredibly rainy summer 2014 , the landscape will look like this by the end of spring.
Tuscan olive trees waiting for adoption... Dreaming of an olive grove in Tuscany? Forget the grove, it's going to break your back - I speak from first-hand experience - but adopt a tree instead. Or twenty. Or more. Olive trees in the park nearly ready for the harvest in October and November A group of farmers in southern Tuscany are reclaiming 30'000 abandoned olive trees (yes, that's a lot of trees). These are all located in beautiful groves close to or right in Maremma's nature park . Also known as Parco dell'Uccellina, the nature reserve is a wonderful place to visit in person. As an adoptive parent, you'll be taken for a private tour to the groves. However, you won't have to learn how to properly position a ladder to harvest or prune the trees. Instead, you can hug your adoptee and then spend the rest of the day hiking or swimming at my favourite Tuscan beach . Souvenir shop in Marina di Alberese The project is under the helm of