Have you ever considered visiting Italy in autumn? If you have not already done so, we will show you why you should start planning your trip now. Warm and still sunny days, multicolored trees, not to mention that large queues are no more and prices are lower. Lately, autumn has been one of the most favorite seasons by tourists to explore the most beautiful places in Italy. In the Tuscan area is the period of grape harvest for wine production and Venice is the place where a romantic Gondola ride can be enjoyed more under the melody of serenades. If you really enjoy traveling, you should consider reading this blog post until the end! Find out why visiting Italy in the fall is a perfect choice!
It is no coincidence that we will start our autumn journey with the Tuscany and specifically with Chianti. Situated in the heart of the Tuscany region, between tall pine trees and winding roads, Chianti is one of the most popular tourist attractions. During the autumn here you will see how the large fields get the golden color. Here you can visit the old wineries and enjoy wine tasting. Beyond the good food, Chianti, full of monasteries, churches, and villas, gives the opportunity to enjoy this trip even to the lovers of history and art, because hey we are in the heart of Tuscany!
If we mention Italian art or the Renaissance period, it definitely reminds everyone of Florence, one of the most famous cities in Italy. This city is full of history and museums, which welcomes every year thousands of visitors from all over the world to admire the works of art. The reason we have included it in the list of the cities to visit during fall is quite clear, without long queues you can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy having places to yourself. The Accademia Gallery, the Uffizi Gallery, the Cupola di Brunelleschi which this year celebrates its 600th anniversary, and many other museums which you can find in our previous blog, give you the opportunity to explore without having to pass the long queues.
During summer, Milan is one of the cities where most of the shops are closed due to summer holidays, during winter, it is filled with thousands of people who want to take advantage of shopping with discounts and low Christmas prices. What period remains the ideal? Of course fall season! September is the month of Fashion Week, where you can meet models from around the world, and after the calm of summer, the shops and restaurants start to reopen! This is the season that allows you to discover in the best way the museums and art that surrounds this famous city all over the world! Even October, with pleasant temperatures and thinner crowds, continues to be convenient to enable you to explore Milan with a walking tour.
If you are dreaming of a short vacation away from the crowds of people, between nature and fresh air, you definitely should consider a visit to Lake Como. We will bring you a brief description of one of the most visited places. With an indescribable beauty and an impressive nature, this place will remain long in your memories. Less touristy in autumn this place it is like a sweet escape. Beyond the beauty it offers during the fall, your pocket will also thank you later, as prices for transport, accommodation, and restaurants are cheaper than during the summer.
Venice is always a good idea and it doesn’t matter the season but there are some good reasons to consider visiting it in autumn. If you really want to get to know Venice then you should better do it without the crowds. Doing so, you can avoid having to be continuously in long lines for everything, public transport, museum line even restaurants. So take advantage of autumn to discover every angle of the city and enjoy its best! In summer, it’s quite impossible to climb the San Marco bell tower, but in autumn you can do it without having to wait all day. You can enjoy the gondola ride through the canals of Venice accompanied by serenades and have one of those experiences which can stay in your mind forever.
Verona is among the most visited places in Italy. You may be wondering what makes Verona to be listed in the top-visited in the country? Well, this city is rich in history and its Roman roots are still evident today. Visiting Verona during autumn can give you the opportunity to explore the city in peace. Its architecture and incredible art can take you in time travel from antiquity, the Renaissance period to modern times. If you are wondering where to go and what to visit during autumn, our previous blog about Verona will help to organize your trip even better!
What can you ask more than visiting the best attractions without having to wait in long lines? Alberobello with its Trulli is one of the most interesting sights in Italy. It is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage sites. During autumn, you can watch the landscape changing colors! Walking in Alberobello’s narrow streets can be one of the most special walks. This place is adored by adults and children, and we can surely say that the view here is truly unique. You can explore the most famous Trulli and learn the history hidden behind their construction. All area of Puglia counts about 1500 Trullis spread in all town.
Built from a characteristic light yellow stone, present only here, and called ‘la pietra leccese’ we can say that Lecce is a must-visit place during autumn. This city has so much to offer, and we can list from the restaurants and theaters to the Roman remains. Lecce has a Baroque architecture and you can get the best of it in the autumn light. In the heel of Italy’s boot summers are hot so the best way to explore the city is when the heat of summer leaves! And well if you are a food lover, Lecce offers so many restaurants with traditional and delicious food.
No matter which is your favorite season, no one can’t deny that visiting Rome in autumn is the best choice you can make! Known as the center of the world ‘Caput Mundi’ of course the number of visitors during the summer months is high. The hot summer days are accompanied by long queues to admire the Colosseum or for a photo at the Trevi Fountain, so the autumn months remain the most favorable to explore the most beautiful places of this ancient city. The Mediterranean climate gives you this good opportunity where even in autumn the temperatures are pleasant and you can move without worrying about the summer heat. From the delicious autumnal food to festivals we assure you that this period is perfect to enjoy Rome like a local.
Last but not least, the Vatican. It has one of the largest museums in the world but also ranked as one of the most visited. And when could it be the perfect time to avoid large crowds of people than in the fall? In your tranquility, you can take the time you need to admire works of art and some of the most important religious buildings. No matter how many times you may have heard of the Vatican, the only way to experience is to see it with your own eyes. The Vatican is a mix of art, culture, and faith and a once-in-a-lifetime place to visit.
Where to take the best photos
During the fall, Italy has plenty of wonderful sights where you can take some Instagrammable pictures. Below we will list some of the most famous spots:
- Gondola in Venezia
- Juliet house Verona