As the end of summer draws upon us, it may seem natural to feel a bit melancholy. All around the world, and especially in Italy, summertime epitomizes everything beautiful and bountiful in life. However, as the long summer days turn to crisp autumn nights, there is plenty in Italy to keep us happy. Fall in Italy is a colorful and flavorful time of year. As the summer sun glistens less and less on the waters of the coastal towns, the rolling hills and lush trees of Tuscany become vibrant reds and oranges that coat the terrain.
If you’re planning a trip to Italy in the Fall, there are many aspects that make it an even better time to visit than in summer. The majority of international tourists visit in the summer months. This means that as the entrance lines thin and the crowds abate, you have more opportunity to explore the most famous places with ease. Take this opportunity to do the quintessential Italian things that you might actually avoid in times of mass tourism. Take the traditional Leaning Tower of Pisa photo with a much smaller crowd in the photo, for instance.
As green hues shift to tones of orange, red, and brown, take advantage of this phenomenon with a Tuscan wine tour. Sip on the vineyard’s harvest and feast your eyes upon the changing natural wonders all around you.
Another advantage to Italy travel in Fall is the significantly reduced rates for attractions and accommodation. The smaller tourist crowds not only means shorter lines but often, more affordable prices. If you’ll be in Italy during the magnificent Autumn time, use this opportunity to book yourself a five-star experience. Opt for this Ferrari Tour through Italy and treat yourself to a truly spectacular experience that you otherwise might not.
For many, Italian cuisine is a main catalyst for visiting Italy in the first place! And this is rightly founded! Italian cuisine is among the most incredible, inspiring in the world. Since the Italians are so passionate about using fresh, in season ingredients, Fall time offers visitors a whole new palette to explore. Truffles, for instance, which are in season during the crisp fall months, offer some of the most complex, delicate favors in Italy. Try your hand at hunting these delicacies with this guided Truffle Hunting Tour. Italians take full advantage of their environment. As such, expect tables to be filled with late harvest fruits and vegetables, delectable mushrooms and fungi, and hearty fall flavors.
Have you ever visited a popular destination in what is considered an ‘off-season’? Have you visited Italy in any other seasons than summer? In what ways do you imagine you’d take advantage of Italy without the hordes of tourists?