If you are in Tuscany in the summer, you can't miss witnessing sunflower fields. You'll see them driving from Florence to Sienna, or anywhere you go.
Sunflowers are symbolic of the Maremma region. You can spot huge picturesque fields when driving along the coast—to Pian d'Alma or Castiglione Della Pescaia.
The first green growth starts to appear at the beginning of June. And this is the only indication of where these fields will be sprouting up. But the fields start to turn yellow towards late June, and suddenly everything turns yellow. It continues well into August.
Massa Marittima has been flaunting sunflowers since time out of mind, and your head will definitely go round when you see fields of unbelievable yellow flowers in full bloom in between driveways lined with the picturesque Mediterranean pines.
Except for unique views of naked hills changing its colors depending on a season, Val d’Orcia is also known for numerous sunflower fields. The round bales of hay mixed up with unbelievable sunflowers are just a pure delight to an eye.
Casentino area is mostly known for its grain and tobacco harvest, but you can also find several sunflower fields around many small towns there. Large yellow "blots" can be visible right off the main road.