Located in the middle of Europe, soaked by the sea and kissed by the sun, Italy is right in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, specifically in a corner of paradise. A wonderful country to live in, thanks to its mild climate, excellent cuisine and sensational landscapes.
Italian culture is ready to be discovered and in autumn, when the leaves begin to fall from the trees, Italy is good at remaining flourishing in all its splendor, giving its visitors unique and priceless experiences!
Whether it’s a short romantic escape or a holiday with the whole family, Italy is a perfect destination during the autumn period: there are so many activities to do and places to visit. We could decide to visit an important city or a small village located in a high mountains or maybe get lost in the wonderful green landscapes of the Tuscan countryside.
The opportunities are endless, leaving the tourist spoiled for choice! Let’s do a little bit of order and find out what’s the best places to visit in Italy in autumn:
Somebody said that few things, in the whole world, are as beautiful as Verona in autumn and we would like to confirm it! Verona blooms like a peach flower with the arrival of the first cold. The city of Romeo and Juliet is colored with lights and markets and its streets light up full of life. It’s a city waiting to be visited: you cannot help but be romantic, you can sit next to the Verona Arena to enjoy an excellent Valpolicella and then go to Piazza delle Erbe, a beautiful and unique square in the center of the town. Verona has always been the city of love and miracles, a real must for the Italian autumn.
Genoa is a port city with a great history behind it. A story that changed the world! Here the scent of the sea merges and becomes an intrinsic part of the city, of its streets and his life halfway between the productive rush of the North and the cordiality of Central Italy. Here you can book in the luxurious Hotel Bristol Palace for a holiday that will make you discover magnificent places such as the Cinque Terre and Portofino. The cuisine is always good! You can eat the world-famous trenette al pesto, with basil sauce, or one of the best fish you could eat in your entire life.
First city of the wonderful Emilia-Romagna, Bologna has the charm of a small metropolis that extends over a very large area. Bologna has always been a quiet town that makes cuisine its main weapon. A food and wine tour in Bologna is compared to a few things in life. It also houses the only 5-star luxury hotel in Emilia-Romagna, the Grand Hotel Majestic which is located right in the center of the city. The restaurants and bars are never lacking, as well as the friendliness of the inhabitants and the warmth they emanate. Autumn in Bologna and you will feel like you have never felt before!
The first voice of the list might appear very obvious, but the city of Florence in autumn is an evergreen that never sets. Art, grand cuisine and historical paths follow one another relentlessly, in a city made on purpose to be on a human scale. Florence’s Dome stands out with the power of beauty in front of the Battistero and beside Giotto’s Campanile. Not far away from there, we can find Piazza della Signoria and Piazza della Repubblica, with their world-famous bars renowned all over the world. Restaurants are all around, where you can taste the best Florentine steak and other local specialties and enjoy an excellent Chianti produced in the countryside around the city of Dante Alighieri.
Always remaining in Tuscany, we cannot fail to include Chianti in this special ranking: the cradle of good wine! Chianti is a continuous discovery of the villages and hamlets that compose it. We can go on an adventure and visit them all, by booking in one of the many 5-stars hotels, which also offer wine tasting service. Or maybe we can visit local producers, in wonderful and magical places surrounded by green landscapes. In fact, in this area the grape varieties touch the provinces and territories of Florence and Siena. Your Instagram will thank you!
This is a special place for lovers of beaches and a mild climate: there you can find every one of those. Sardinia is for you! Sand is white all year round, the water is always pure and crystalline and the temperatures are never too cold. Sardinia has everything you could wish for a trip: there are cities full of life and colorful villages, and there’s a lot of adventure such as excursions from one beach to another. Maybe while you are walking in this beautiful landscape you could notice some pink flamingos resting in the saltwater of Su Stani Saliu. An awesome image not to be missed!