September has always been one of my favorite months to be in Italy. Although it's a little warm at the moment, you can usually count on September to start cooling down to wonderful temperatures that allow you to wear pants, light sweaters and (gasp!) closed-toe shoes. The crowds start to thin out and things get a little more comfortable and quiet.
We spent Saturday in Greve and had a great time (even with a subpar lunch and oh-so-reliable-bus-transportation). The Chianti Festival in Greve is so well done. I find that wine festivals here in Florence can be hit or miss, and often really expensive. In Greve, it was a good ol' fashioned 10euro for 10 tastings type of gig. Amazing. I actually discovered a rosé produced by Castello di Verrazzano that I really liked. I'm not typically a rosé type of gal, but it was so good we actually bought a bottle. It's light and summery -- perfect for a cool September night.
When mid-September starts sneaking up I usually start going through my closet and reorganizing for fall. I can't wait to bust out these three pieces. How about you?