That is why I believe that if you truly want to explore Italy thoroughly, you will have a much better holiday if you go there in the fall. There are quite a few reasons why the fall is the perfect time to visit Italy. Firstly, you will not have to bother about the burning sun. You can enjoy the cool autumn breeze instead and won't even have any crowds to bother you. So what can you do in Italy in the fall? Let's find out:-
1. Food festivals
This is one of the most important parts of the Italian culture which is celebrated all over the country with a lot of enthusiasm. There are a lot of enticing and interesting food festivals which fall during September, October & November. These events are held in various parts of the country and you can experience different facets of Italian culture just by visiting a few such events. Allerona hosts the Polenta festival, Tuscany has a Mushroom & Truffle festival, Ferrera has a Salami festival, etc. Mouth watering indeed.
Like I mentioned earlier, when you visit Italy in the fall, you will not have to worry about the summer sun. The overall temperature in the country is much cooler during this time and you will not have to worry about biting cold either. It's the perfect weather for holidaying. You can spend the days in a light sweater as well. The pleasant weather makes it that much easier to explore the country as well.
If you visit Italy, you will come across wine sooner or later. After all, this is one of the best things about the country isn't it? Grapes are usually harvested in the fall and that means you will be able to experience wine harvesting first hand when on holiday. You will learn how the best grapes are chosen and how they are turned into the delicious wine you enjoy with your meals.
4. Other harvests
Italy isn't only about wine. Two of the most important parts of Italian cuisine, mushrooms and olive oil are harvested during this time as well. If you're looking to eat some of the tastiest mushroom based Italian dishes this is the perfect time for you to go there. It's also a great time for you to pick up some of the best extra-virgin olive oil in the world.
And the last advantage when you visit Italy in the fall is that you can get much cheaper accommodation too. This isn't peak tourist season and therefore you will easily find cheap hotels and you can even consider renting Italian villas at an affordable price, check italianview.com or italianvillas.com. This is truly the best time to enjoy Italy while spending the least amount of money.