In order to fall in love with Italian autumn, we recommend you to follow these tips.
- Choose your temperature. Autumn means that there won’t be extremely hot temperatures and the cold won’t be arriving right away. Late September in Italy means that it is warm enough to swim in the sea. If you are visiting the country in autumn, you can choose the temperature you like. Go to the north for cooler and more traditional autumn temperatures. The middle Italy stays a few degrees warmer than the northern part of the country and the south typically stays mild year round.
- Harvest time. Harvest time in Italy means that all the veggies apart, Italy’s harvest include truffles, olives and world-famous wines. It is a good idea to participate in a wine or olive harvest. Take a tour on the Tuscany‘s countryside for some wine-tasting or visit a vineyard to enjoy some of the best wines.
- Visit local sagra. Sagra is a festival celebrating the harvest of the each town’s local food. In nearly every town in Italy You can find a sagra where you can try incredible food.
- Enjoy the beach. Autumn in Italy doesn’t mean you shouldn’t swim. In some parts of the country, like Sicily, the weather stays warm well into fall and is likely to stay warm enough to swim through December.
- Start the ski season. Ski season in Italian Alps is long, usually starting the first week of December and going until early April. The not-yet freezing temperatures makes a trip for skiing and snowboarding unforgettable.
- Enjoy the colours. Autumn in Italy means a colour explosion. It is a good idea to escape the cities and tour Italy’s parks and trails. If you don’t want to leave the city, head to a park such as Florence’s Boboli Gardens.