What do you do from 21st September to 21st December? You should consider the Italian foliage. Why? To explain it I wrote this post, 8 enjoy Autumn in Italy. Yes, there are 8 good reasons, but in the meantime, the 8 one is also to enjoy the country during that season. About Autumn I can be partial because I love it, but despite I am Italian, I am objective to tell you to see it. At the end of the article, I posted some pictures and videos realized by me to convince you if my words will fail. Well, I guess text and photos together will be effective, I bet on this.
Why traveling to Italy in Autumn
Summer is so popular, most of the people visit the country in the hot season. That’s good, there are many chances to enjoy beautiful weather, cool entertainment, and so on. But if you want to get the maximum from nature and also from weather, food, and events, well, traveling to Italy in Autumn will be the best solution. Let’s start the journey to explore 8 enjoy Autumn in Italy. You are scared of temperatures, storms, and so on. So give me the chance to let you know a few things before seeing the reasons.
Weather in Italy in Autumn
The climate is different from North to South, but the average temperature in the northern part of the country is between 15°C and 20°C, while in the southern part it is between 20°C and 26°C. These numbers are the seasonal average ones. What about rain? It depends on the area, but in 3 months we can count an average of 10 days of rain. I will be back on these aspects telling you the reasons to visit Italy during Autumn.
Here all the reasons.
1. Less tourist
The dream of a traveler is to arrive at a spot and be the only one there. In the summertime, queues are the common thing people see in front of any attraction and they need to wait for hours. And the worst thing is to stay in the very hot sun. This doesn’t happen in Autumn. From the middle of September, everything changes. Attractions, streets, restaurants, and shops are less crowded. If you like to avoid stress and enjoy each place, monument, and museum, you should consider traveling to Italy in Autumn. You will be definitely happy about your choice, you will be smiling all the time. While you go around you save time and live better experiences.
2. Harvest season
Around Italy, you can see marvelous landscapes made of vineyards. In Autumn they harvest and produce the wine. Actually, it happens from the beginning of September, but during the season the landscapes are great and also you can taste the wines. There are festivals where to drink the best ones. Our vendemmia, as we call harvest, is a tradition and it is not only about picking grapes and make wine. It is a start for cool local events. In all regions there are typical vines, we count over 35o different types. It’s a way of expression because in each glass you will have there is all the meaning of the place from where the wine comes.
3. Food festivals
5. The best weather
I have already mentioned the weather according to temperature and rain. I want to add some considerations because this is a good reason to see the country. It is less hot in Autumn, but still warm so you can do many activities without problems. You can go around to visit attractions, but also taste the food without being stressed by hot temperatures. Even walk is more pleasant, it looks like the ideal time for travelers who want to deeply explore Italy.
7. Fashion and shopping
In Autumn in Milan, there is the Fashion Week, it is the proper moment to see the new collections presented by the best brands. Why not combine a tour and fashion shows?! And also, you can do some shopping, taking advantage of better prices and less crowded shops. It’s not only about fashion and it concerns all types of items. You will find a lot of courtesy because people in shops, like in restaurants and hotels are less stressed.
8 enjoy autumn in Italy on beaches and mountains
Well, the 8th reason is sure to enjoy Italy, but there is something more you should consider. Early Autumn is perfect to go to the beach, found it almost empty, and have a great time over there. You will have almost a private beach because most of the tourists go back home at the end of summer and locals have to work. In late Autumn you find snow on the highest mountains, it is the beginning of the ski season. If you like snow, catch the chance. How to benefit from both? Stay longer in Italy!
Tips to plan a trip
Now you know that traveling to Italy in Autumn is an excellent idea. May I suggest you think about the train to move inside the country? We have high-speed trains that connect the main cities so you can go fast and enjoy the landscapes on the way. Thanks to the offers you can catch very low prices. Search for connections and tickets on ItaliaRail, there are the best rates online you can find.
You may need a plane to reach the country and the best platform to reserve a seat and to save money is Skyscanner. I wrote a brief guide on how to get all the benefits from it. Meanwhile, for hotels, I use HotelsCombined, a great platform with many different solutions. If you want to know more about it, read my review.
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In the luggage, you will need a couple of sweaters, but don’t be afraid of the cold. Except you come to Italy in late Autumn or you want to go to the mountains to ski, you won’t need anything too heavy. Especially in the south of Italy.
You got the reasons why see Italy from September to December. Plus you have my tips to organize your trip. I know, now you want to see Autumn in Italy images, so I won’t write more. Just I ask you to share this post if you like it. And now, enjoy my pictures and videos.