Autumn in Italy: 20+ Best Places for Fall Escape 2023

Embracing Autumn Wanderlust, Flavours and Traditions Across Regions

Are you planning a trip to Italy during its golden season or looking for the best destinations to visit during autumn? If so, you’ve landed on the ultimate guide for fall in Italy! This guide will provide you with helpful information and recommendations, including tips to explore to ensure you have the best experiences. Italy’s regions offer beautiful landscapes, delicious flavours, and rich traditions during the autumn season, ensuring timeless memories as you explore Italy in the fall.

Italy’s golden season

Enchanted by the mesmerising beauty of Italy in the fall season, I travelled through the captivating regions of Italy. From the romantic streets of Verona to the cosmopolitan city of Milan, and from the serene shores of Lake Como and Lake Garda to the enchanting beauty of Venice , I discovered that the country has a timeless allure in the embrace of autumn. Though I had not yet explored all of Italy’s 20 or so regions, I was determined to capture the essence of this breathtaking season.

For an encompassing view and to bring my readers a comprehensive perspective, I reached out to my fellow travel bloggers, eager to share their own experiences and travel stories. Together, we embarked on a collective journey, weaving together the tales of our adventures and compiling them into a single blog post. This article covers 15 out of the 20 regions in Italy, brimming with inspiration and wanderlust over 24 destinations. From the rolling vineyards of Tuscany to the dramatic cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, and from the cultural riches of Florence to the hidden gems of Sicily, these diverse accounts illuminate the many facets of Italy’s autumnal charm. Each story paints a picture, and the unique experiences awaiting those who dare to explore its lesser-known corners. So, pour yourself an aperitivo and enjoy the virtual journey.

While autumn holds a special place in our hearts as a favourite season to visit Italy, it’s important to note that there truly is no bad season for exploring this captivating country. Each season in Italy offers its own distinct beauty and allure, inviting you to embark on remarkable journeys regardless of the time of year.

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If you are wondering what Italy is like in autumn, well, as September arrives, the crisp air carries whispers of a season in transition from summer to fall. The days are shorter, and a hint of chill lingers in the mornings and evenings. A gentle shift, as the landscape transforms into a breathtaking tapestry of warm hues. Nature’s paintbrush gently brushed the trees, turning them into fiery masterpieces that seemed to dance against the backdrop of ancient architecture and picturesque countryside. It is the time of year that creates unforgettable memories for all who venture to explore its captivating landscape.

Italy offers fascinating experiences during the autumn season. As the summer heat subsides and the leaves begin to change their hues, Italy’s charm takes on a new dimension, inviting visitors to explore its picturesque towns, sample delicious seasonal dishes, and immerse themselves in cultural festivities. From the rustic countryside to the enchanting cities, autumn in Italy presents a delightful tapestry of colours, flavours, and traditions. If you’re still debating if autumn is the season for you, here are some compelling reasons to consider:

Mild Weather

The autumn season in Italy offers wonderfully pleasant temperatures. Milder and more comfortable weather along with plenty of sunshine, compared to the scorching summer months or chilly winters. Yes, it rains sometimes but it clears so quickly, leaving only misty freshness with its own kind of charm.

Autumn in Italy spans from September to November, temperatures across Italy generally range from mild to comfortably cool.

In September, average temperatures can vary between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit), gradually cooling down to around 15 to 20 degrees Celsius (59 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit) in November.

Sunshine in the fall varies across regions, but overall, Italy enjoys a good amount of sunshine during this season. Expect around 5 to 7 hours of sunshine per day, with southern regions often experiencing slightly sunnier days compared to the north. 

This mild weather makes it ideal for exploring outdoor attractions, walking through cities, exploring the Italian lakes regions, traverse some hiking trails and indulging in various activities without the discomfort of extreme temperatures. 

PRO TIP: I’d suggest that it is most comfortable when dressed in base layers and a light hooded jacket. It’s advisable to pack layers to accommodate temperature fluctuations throughout the day. Bring along a coat for autumn weather, scarf, hat and gloves as it might get chilly late into the evening

Additionally, you’ll also enjoy…

  • Vibrant Fall Foliage: Italy’s landscapes transform into a breathtaking display of colours during autumn. The countryside, hills, and vineyards are adorned with vibrant shades of red, orange, and gold, creating picturesque scenery for nature walks and photography.
  • Reduced Crowds: Autumn is considered the shoulder season, meaning fewer tourists compared to the peak summer months. This allows for a more relaxed and intimate travel experience, with less crowded attractions, museums, and cities.
  • Festivals and Cultural Events: Italy comes alive with vibrant festivals and cultural celebrations during autumn. From harvest festivals to wine tastings, truffle fairs, and historic reenactments, there are ample opportunities to immerse yourself in local traditions and festivities.
  • Culinary Delights: Autumn is a gastronomic delight in Italy, with the harvest season bringing an abundance of fresh produce. From grapes for winemaking to seasonal fruits, vegetables, truffles, and chestnuts, it’s a perfect time to indulge in Italy’s renowned cuisine at its peak freshness.
  • Wine Harvest and Tastings: Autumn offers wine enthusiasts the opportunity to witness the grape harvest, known as Vendemmia in Italian and participate in wine tastings at renowned wineries throughout the country. The grape harvest takes place from the end of August right through to early October.
  • Lower Prices and Accommodation Availability: With lower prices and greater accommodation availability, autumn provides the chance to experience Italy with better deals and a more personalised level of service.
  • Limited Attraction Closures: Autumn in Italy generally sees fewer closures compared to the winter season. Most major attractions and landmarks, remain open during this time with some adjustments for maintenance or special events.

These reasons collectively make autumn the best time to travel to Italy. Cultural immersion, culinary delights, or a more authentic and serene experience, autumn provides the perfect blend of favourable weather, reduced crowds, and unique opportunities for you to enjoy Italy at your own pace, in your own way.

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Here is a compilation of unique and captivating tales, a mosaic of words and imagery that aims to transport you into the heart and soul of Italy in autumn. It reflects the everlasting allure of this enchanting season and a celebration of the rich tapestry of experiences that Italy offers to the intrepid traveller.

From the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Dolomites to the charming villages of Cinque Terre, and from the culinary delights of Emilia-Romagna to the cultural celebrations in Naples, my fellow travel bloggers and I bring to you the best places to visit during your fall wanderlust, for a timeless experience of Italy’s autumn tapestry. 

AUTUMN IN APULIA, better known as PUGLIA

If you are considering where to go in southern Italy, Apulia, more popularly known as Puglia, is a captivating region nestled in the heel of Italy’s boot-shaped peninsula that should top your list. With its sun-kissed beaches, ancient olive groves, and charming whitewashed towns, Puglia offers a quintessentially Mediterranean experience.

This picturesque region of Italy beckons visitors with its rich cultural heritage, unique architectural marvels like trulli houses, and a culinary scene that tantalises the taste buds. Explore the enchanting streets of Lecce, indulge in the region’s renowned olive oil and seafood, or bask in the warmth of the Adriatic and Ionian seas, Puglia promises an unforgettable journey filled with breathtaking landscapes, warm hospitality, and a true taste of la dolce vita. Here’s what our experienced fellow travellers say:

Monopoli, Apulia in the fall season

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Located in the northern half of Puglia, Monopoli is a hidden gem offering tourists a unique blend of history, natural beauty, and authentic Italian charm. This pastel-coloured city is famous for its romantic Old Town, picturesque harbour and breathtaking beaches. In autumn, Monopoli blossoms into the perfect off-the-beaten-path coastal destination.

Monopoli’s autumnal highlights:

  • The olive harvest, a momentous event in Puglia’s agricultural calendar. Join the locals as they gather to collect the ripe olives, an integral part of the region’s world-famous extra virgin olive oil production.
  • Stop by the beach to read a book, relax, and dip your toes in the water. Monopoli is home to some of Puglia’s best beaches, and many of them are still at their prime, well into the autumn months.
  • The Festa della Madonna della Madia, a captivating religious festival held in September. Immerse yourself in traditional music, captivating dance performances, and indulge in the delicious flavours of Puglian cuisine.

Thanks to the region’s southern location, autumn in Puglia is sunny and warm. Stroll through the city’s colourful streets, rent a bike to explore the coastline and experience the town’s rich heritage and delicious local cuisine.

Lecce, Apulia in the autumn season

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Known as the Florence of the South, and located in Puglia, Lecce is easy to include in most Puglia and Southern Italy itineraries — in fact, you can also easily visit from the more famous Valle d’Itria, where Alberobello is located, as it’s just over one-hour drive.

Lecce is a wonderful destination year round and a perfect place to visit in the autumn, when the colours of the region start changing, giving it a romantic vibe. This is the best time to visit if you want to experience things such as wine tasting and — even more unique to this part of Italy — olive oil tasting, as that’s just about when the locals start stocking on this local delicacy and the best extra virgin olive oil is produced.

A quick look will have you fall in love with Lecce. This is a wonderful mid-sized city, where the entire historic center is built in white stone and follows a beautiful baroque architectural style that you will be able to observe in the city’s many churches, squares and historic buildings.

Speaking of things to do in Lecce, here is a quick overview of what to do in autumn:

  • Visit the gorgeous Cathedral — located in the Duomo Square, it is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture and art.
  • Gorge on pasticciotto sweets — these traditional sweets of Lecce are pastries made of shortcrust pastry filled with vanilla custard, but the most modern bakeries fill them with other ingredients too. It’s what the locals enjoy for breakfast instead of having a cornetto.
  • Visit Lecce’s Roman Amphitheatre — located in Piazza Sant’Oronzo, this was only discovered in 1901 during renovation works at the Banco di Napoli. The theatre dates back to the 2nd century and back then it could hold up to 15,000 spectators.

Visiting Lecce in the fall will allow you to make the most of everything the region has to offer. The milder weather means you may be able to spend a day at a nearby beach, yet, this is the best time to visit if you want to explore the local vineyards and olive groves.


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Basilicata, a hidden gem tucked away in southern Italy. This off-the-beaten-path region captivates visitors with its rugged landscapes, ancient towns, and rich cultural heritage. Basilicata offers a unique blend of natural wonders, including the UNESCO-listed Sassi di Matera, a complex of cave dwellings dating back thousands of years. Explore picturesque hilltop villages like Castelmezzano and Tursi, hike through the stunning Pollino National Park, and indulge in the region’s rustic cuisine.

As our travel blogger says, Basilicata offers you a glimpse into ancient history, breathtaking vistas, or a slower pace of life. Discover its timeless charm and experience a side of Italy that is truly authentic.

Autumn in Matera, Basilicata

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With a history dating back thousands of years, Matera is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the world. Its unique charm lies in its ancient cave dwellings, known as “Sassi,” which have earned its place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. 

One of the most remarkable sights in Matera are the cave dwellings that line the cliffsides. These dwellings, with their white stone facades, create a striking contrast against the rugged landscape. Today, many of these caves have been converted into cosy boutique hotels, restaurants, and shops, allowing visitors to experience the unique ambience of Matera firsthand. 

Autumn is the perfect season in Italy for plenty of things to do in Matera, such as: 

  • Explore the fascinating Sassi di Matera – it is the heart of Matera and is famous for its cave dwellings, known as “Sassi.” Take a walk through the winding alleys and marvel at the ancient architecture. Take advantage of the panoramic viewpoints that offer breathtaking views of the city.
  • Church of Saint Mary of Idris – perched on Monterrone, admire its fascinating interiors and do not miss out on the breathtaking viewpoints from the terrace of the rock church where you see the panoramic view of Matera Sassi. 
  • Wander through Piazza Vittorio Veneto- This lively square is a great place to relax and soak up the atmosphere. Enjoy a coffee at one of the al frescoe cafes and people-watch, and admire the surrounding architecture.

Matera offers captivating landscapes that beckon outdoor enthusiasts. From its panoramic viewpoints, visitors can admire the rugged beauty of Matera’s surroundings of the town’s ancient dwellings. Wandering through its historical streets, you can’t help but be captivated by Matera’s allure—a true hidden gem that deserves a place on every traveller’s bucket list. That makes Matera worth visiting in Autumn.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The region Campania, in southern Italy is home to iconic sites such as Naples, Pompeii, and the stunning Amalfi Coast, offering a vibrant mix of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Here in Campania, you can explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, stand in awe of the majestic Mount Vesuvius, and indulge in the mouthwatering Neapolitan cuisine, known for its pizza and seafood. Discover the colourful cliffside towns of Positano and Ravello along the Amalfi Coast, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Naples, with its bustling streets and rich artistic heritage.

As you’ll discover from the contributions below, Campania promises an unforgettable journey filled with awe-inspiring landmarks, delectable flavours, and the warmth of southern Italian hospitality: A region that holds widespread allure and is a must-visit destination for travellers.

Positano, Campania in fall

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Positano, located on the stunning Amalfi Coast of Italy, is a picturesque village that captivates visitors with its charm and natural beauty. While it is often associated with sunny summer days and bustling beach activities, Positano in the fall offers a unique and enchanting experience.

As the summer crowds disperse, a sense of tranquility envelops this coastal paradise. The weather in Positano during fall is mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from comfortable to slightly cool. By September, the water has been warmed up by the summer sun and stays warm for most of Autumn.

You can definitely explore Positano in two days, but add a few more in, to be able to see the surrounding villages on the Amalfi Coast.

Things to do in Positano in the fall season:

  • Spend the day at Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo Beach going for a dip in the warm crystal blue waters. Rent chairs and an umbrella for the day, or throw out your towel on the free beach section and soak in the last of the sunny days for the year.
  • Catch a musical performance along the Path of the Gods during September or October. It’s part of “I Suoni degli Dei”, a concert series along the Amalfi Coast during the fall.
  • While you’re on the trail, go for a hike on the Path of the Gods and take in the stunning views over Positano and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Book a tour for a boat ride along the coast, soaking up the gorgeous scenery and making a stop at the stunning nearby island of Capri.

There’s many great reasons to visit Positano, but the super unique concert series located high up on the cliffs looking over the Mediterranean is the best reason to plan your trip for the fall. It’s an experience unlike no other, and you’ll be so glad you skipped the hustle and bustle of the summer season to get a more authentic experience along the Amalfi Coast.

Autumn in Naples, Campania

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Naples, the capital of Italy’s Campania region, is a city filled with incredible history, food, and culture.  It’s famous for being the birthplace of pizza, and you’ll want to sample its culinary delights from pizza to pastries to dishes made with the freshest seafood. 

Known for its proximity to Mount Vesuvius and the ill-fated cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Naples is a great city from which to tour these iconic sites. Naples is located on Italy’s Mediterranean coast, making for gorgeous views of the coastline and romantic fall sunsets over the sea.  Autumn is a great time to visit Naples to be able to participate in the many festivals that are held in the region during these months.

Autumnal things to do in Naples:

  • Some of the top things to do in Naples Italy include exploring its historic fortresses, especially if you’re a history buff.  Take the funicular and tour the hilltop Castel Sant’Elmo.  The highlight is the panoramic views of Naples and the coast, with Mount Vesuvius in the background.  Or wander through the seaside Castel Dell’Ovo, the oldest of Naples’ forts.
  • See the famous sights in the historic center of Naples, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Tour the opulent Royal Palace of Naples and marvel at the artwork, tapestries, and royal furnishings. After visiting the palace, stroll across the Piazza del Plebiscito and admire the stunning architecture of the San Francesco di Paola Basilica. 

Autumn is an excellent time to visit Naples to participate in unique local festivals.  Experience Naples’ most important religious festival:  the Feast of San Gennaro, which honours one of the patron saints of Naples.  Savour food and music at BufalaFest, a culinary feast and celebration of all things buffalo (particularly cheese).  Or journey to nearby Scala and enjoy the Festa della Castagna, the annual chestnut festival.


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Emilia-Romagna, a region in northern Italy is renowned for its culinary excellence, cultural heritage, and stunning landscapes. The gastronomic delights of Bologna, the region’s capital, known for its rich pasta dishes and cured meats like prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

Explore the vibrant music scene of cities like Modena and Parma, which are also famous for their opera and classical music heritage. Discover the charming coastal towns of Rimini and Ravenna, with their beautiful beaches and historical sites. From the rolling hills of the countryside to the bustling cities, Emilia-Romagna offers a delightful blend of flavours, arts, and captivating experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. Here’s what our expert travel blogger has to say about Bologna, the capital city of Emilia-Romagna.

Autumn in Bologna, Italy

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With the seasonal harvest in full swing, Bologna, is a fabulous Italian destination to visit during autumn. visitors can enjoy the best of what the area has to offer, as well as take part in celebrations to mark the start of a new season.

Bologna is not only famous and revered for its food, like bolognese sauce, tortellini, green lasagna, Parmigiano Reggiano, and mortadella (just to name a few!) but also for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, rich cultural, historical, and artistic heritage.

Visiting Bologna in autumn is one of the best times to visit. Aside from a quieter historic city centre, there are a variety of food and wine festivals to add to your list, plus some of the best seasonal produce is available, like the favoured mushrooms and truffles!

Some of the best things to do in Bologna during autumn include:

  • TartuFesta: This famous truffle festival in October and November is dedicated to the prized white truffle of the Bolognese Hills. Taking place in various towns neighbouring Bologna, it’s free to visit and you can sample dishes from various food stands, as well as browse local markets, and watch truffle dog competitions!
  • Cioccoshow: Over a special few days in November, in the heart of Bologna, is the famous Chocolate Show. It’s the most important event for artisanal chocolate in all of Italy. It’s free to visit and you can sample all types of chocolate in various forms!
  • Climb Le Due Torri: See Bologna from above a medieval tower! Bologna’s Two Towers date back to the 12th century and you can climb 498 steps up to the top of the 97 metre Asinelli Tower for 360 views of Bologna and the changing colours of trees on the surrounding hills.

Bologna is a worthy destination to visit in Italy during the autumn. Never a city to steal the limelight from more popular towns, Bologna has a local and relaxed vibe and is a great place to immerse yourself in Italian culture. With endless food and wine celebrations to mark the season, in addition to the rich history and scenic views of fall foliage in the surrounding hills, Bologna is one of the best towns to embrace autumn in Italy.

Parma, Emilia Romagna, Italy in Autumn

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Parma is a wonderful city to visit during autumn. With its rolling hills and vineyards, you will get to enjoy some of the most stunning fall scenery in all of Italy here. 

This region is famous for its food and it’s actually nicknamed “Italy’s Food Valley.” Unsurprisingly, Parma is known for two of the most famous Italian food products: Parmesan cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano) and Parma ham (prosciutto). You may recognize these? 

In addition to the amazing food scene, Parma boasts some incredible historical sights and art that are well-worth seeing. Here are a couple top things to do in Parma, Italy: 

  • Go on a food tour – One of the best things to do in Parma is to go on a food tour and visit the local producers directly. You’ll get to see how the cheese masters produce freshly made Parmigiano Reggiano every morning, or visit a cave to learn about the process of making Prosciutto. 
  • Visit the Parma cathedral and baptistery: These two sites are located in the center of Parma and feature stunning frescoes from the 11th and 13th centuries. 
  • Tour the Pilotta Palace: This palace features a stunning art gallery, a 17th century baroque theater, and a 17th century library featuring thousands of books. It’s definitely worth a visit. 

The autumn season is one of the best times to visit Parma because, well, the food. During the fall season, the region has an abundance of delicious products like pumpkin and mushrooms, which make for fantastic pasta. 

One of the region’s specialties is stuffed pumpkin tortelli topped with fresh butter and Parmesan sauce. Perhaps one of the region’s best autumnal dishes is anolini in broth, a small meat-stuffed pasta served in a warm broth. A perfect dish for a cosy fall day!  


Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Friuli Venezia Giulia, a fascinating region set in northeastern Italy. Known for its diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and gastronomic delights, Friuli Venezia Giulia offers a unique blend of influences from Italy, Austria, and Slovenia.

In this remarkable region, explore the charming cities of Trieste and Udine, with their elegant architecture and vibrant atmosphere or the off-beat seaside charm, Grado, a delightful ancient town. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Julian Alps and the pristine beaches of the Adriatic Sea. Indulge in the region’s renowned wines, such as the white wines of Collio and the sparkling Prosecco.

No matter if you’re seeking outdoor adventures, cultural exploration, or culinary delights, Friuli Venezia Giulia is a destination where charm, authenticity, and a warm welcome awaits.

Autumn in Grado, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

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Grado is definitely a wonderful destination in Italy for visiting in autumn! This resort scores then not only with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists, but also with numerous cool activities that you can do especially well in autumn.

In general, Grado is most famous for its endlessly long, velvety sandy beaches, but also for its historic old town, which is considered one of the most beautiful in the upper Adriatic. In addition, Grado can look back on over 100 years of tradition as a vacation resort.

As early as June 25, 1892, Emperor Franz Joseph granted Grado the title of health resort. And so Grado went from being a fishing village to a noble imperial health resort. During a walk through the center and along the promenade, one is still amazed by the numerous villas from the imperial period and the sophisticated ambience.

Things to do in Grado in the autumn season:

  • Boreto a la graisan: In autumn you can try in the old town of Grado the local specialty Boreto a la graisan, a delicious fish dish made with a unique fish from the lagoon. It is a culinary experience not to be missed during your visit.
  • Swimming and sand baths: Autumn is still a good time to swim in the sea, and Grado offers the opportunity to take a traditional and healthy sand bath. The temperatures are just right for this invigorating experience offered by the thermal baths.
  • Cycling and Nature Park: Autumn is the ideal time for cycling in Grado. The destination offers numerous bike paths where you can explore the beautiful landscapes of the region and enjoy the pleasant weather. You can also visit the nearby natural park, where you can observe a variety of bird species at this time of year.

Grado in autumn is an insider tip. It offers unique experiences, such as the culinary delights of Boreto a la graisan, and numerous outdoor activities to enjoy, with cycling tours being particularly popular. Additionally, Grado has a thermal spa with warm medicinal waters and healing sand baths, which are particularly beneficial in the autumn temperatures.


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Lazio, a captivating region in central Italy blends ancient history with modern allure. Best known as the home of Rome, the eternal city that showcases iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum.

Explore the historic center of Rome with its labyrinthine streets, marvel at the grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage that surrounds every corner. Beyond Rome, Lazio offers charming towns like Tivoli and Frascati, breathtaking lakes like Lake Bolsena, and serene countryside dotted with vineyards and olive groves. Experience classic Roman cuisine, from amazing pastas to delicious gelato.

Lazio offers you a captivating blend of history, culture and gastronomy in the heart of Italy.  

Autumn in Rome, Italy

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Rome, the eternal city, is the capital of Italy and the seat of Vatican City. Not only is this ancient city worth a visit, it’s especially worth visiting in autumn.

Visiting Rome in autumn will give you a unique view into the city’s preparations for the holiday season, as the central Christmas tree and seasonal city lights are slowly unveiled. What’s more, there are specific foods you can indulge in during the fall season in particular, like panettone and stewed artichokes.

In autumn, you’ll also have the opportunity to experience several unique festivals. These include the Roma Europa Festival in November. This cultural event consists of plays, musical performances, dances and more held across several different venues throughout the city.

If you’re in Rome in early November, you’ll be able to join in the celebration of Italy’s WW1 victory on November 4th. Events to commemorate this occasion include a changing of the guard ceremony and aerial displays by the Italian army.

Additional autumnal things to do in Rome include:

  • Celebrate All Saints’ Day on November 1 with a visit to the Catacombs
  • Attend the Rome film fest from the end of October into early November
  • Stroll through Trastevere to see the celebration of Saint Cecilia

Rome is certainly worth visiting in autumn due to all of the many celebrations held across the city at this time. You’ll get a unique glimpse into what Romans hold important in their daily lives and through their annual celebrations. Rome in the autumn season is actually one of the best times of year to visit this renowned city.


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