Autumn, or fall, is a wonderful time to travel in Italy. Tourist crowds are thinning, prices and temperatures are dropping, and the food is fantastic.Cities often clear out and restaurants and shops close during August when most Italians take their vacations. In fall, restaurants and shops in cities are open. Here’s a look at what Italy has to offer in fall.
1) Find lower airfares and accommodation prices
While you’ll find smaller crowds and lower hotel prices most places, Florence and Rome are highly popular in September and October.
2) Enjoy fall foods like truffles and wild mushrooms
Autumn is the best time for gourmet food lovers. What can be better than fresh truffles?
3) Attend fall festivals and cultural events.
Highlights of fall are All Saints Day, music festivals, and food festivals including truffles, chestnuts, mushrooms, grapes (and wine), chocolate, and even torrone.4) Travel and walk without the heat of summer
October generally brings crisp, cool mornings and evenings but many sunny days. November is one of Italy’s rainiest months, but there are usually still a good number of sunny days.
5) Visit tourist attractions and towns without big crowds
If you’re away from major tourist areas, you’ll find museums and attractions have shorter hours than in summer.6) Experience the dramatic beauty of Italy in fall
If you’re away from major tourist areas, you’ll find museums and attractions have shorter hours than in summer. Some things may only be open on weekends.