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Weather In Tuscany Jan-Mar

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Weather In Tuscany Jan-Mar

Thinking about visiting in 2014. What's the weather like during these months?

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1. Re: Weather In Tuscany Jan-Mar

Nobody can predict the weather but we have had a lot of snow these last few years during those months...And rain. It is definitely cold (and surely colder than what you are used to)...However, how cold and how much snow will depend greatly on where you are in Tuscany and what elevation. If you are renting a car, make sure you request snow chains for the tires and learn how to put them on. Most roads require the chains until late April/May.

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You will also find the commerce greatly reduced at that time, particularly in smaller villages. Some hotels, restaurants and shops will be closed.

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I second all the above and echo the comment "who knows?". Mid Jan 2012 we were basking in 19 degs C but two weeks later there was a metre of snow on the ground and overnight lows plummeted to -12C. We've sometimes gone to the coast on February weekends and sat in shirt sleeves wishing we'd packed shorts. This year I don't think there was a single day in February when it didn't bucket down with rain. So you take your chances but if you catch a spell of good weather it's glorious, and by good I mean even very cold but sunny and bright days. Many hotels and B&Bs do close from the second week of Jan until late March but you still shouldn't have a problem finding somewhere to stay as there's so much accommodation available now, though I would urge you to pre-book. And ditto restaurants. They tend to take it turns to close during the winter but in the more popular villages around here - Montepulciano, Pienza, etc - you'll still find you are spoilt for choice for places to eat at lunch and dinner. Also, although it's winter, cafes continue to keep their terraces open and a growing number nowadays have those heating contraptions, which make a huge difference on a cold day. One bar in Il Campo in Siena even offers customers sitting on the terrace blankets in winter - so life goes on and it is a truly great time to visit as you'll have most places (including galleries and cathedrals) virtually all to yourselves.

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