Who said that holidays should only be in summer? Let’s dispel this myth once and for all. In autumn, holidays can be a beautiful and relaxed experience, different from what we are used during summer, a season now associated with “vacation”. In autumn, places are less crowded and there is still that benign climate that makes the holiday enjoyable and pleasant.

What are the most popular tourist destinations for an October holiday in Italy?

Umbria: Perugia

Perugia is one of those cities that gives its best in the autumn period. Many people choose it for its charm, its tranquil atmosphere and its numerous historical monument, typical of this city. Furthermore, in October it is possible to participate in Eurochocolate, the most famous international chocolate festival since 1994, an event that you cannot miss if you are a chocolate lover.

Liguria: the Cinque Terre

Visiting the Cinque Terre in autumn? An option that needs to be taken into consideration. Indeed, the switch to autumn with its mild climate allows tourists to set out on pleasant walks through enchanting villages of this area such as Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarole and Riomaggiore or opt for pleasant boat trips.

Furthermore, it is possible to reach Portofino, a place from which you can admire the fabulous Castello Brown, the Abbey of San Girolamo and the Church of San Martino.

Chianti hills

The Chianti area offers tourists an immense beauty. Impossible not to fall in love with the villages present in this land, with their monuments, museums, traditions and architecture and their timeless charm. San Gimignano, Greve, Panzano, Castellina, Radda, Gaiole and Castelnuovo Berardenga are just some of the villages to take into consideration. In addition, between one walk and another, it will be possible to taste the typical dishes of the area and sip excellent wine, fully enjoying your stay.

The Amalfi Coast

Holidays in October in Italy? The reference to the Amalfi Coast is a must.

If you choose this tourist destination know that you can really indulge yourself in numerous activities. Starting from boat trips, trekking on the Lattari mountains, up to the fascinating trails in the area. Among them we remember the Path of the Lemons and the Path of the Gods. It is also possible to set out to discover the many pearls of the Coast: Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and Vietri sul Mare. These popular locations offer brilliantly colored panoramas and breathtaking scenery in the autumn months. In Sorrento, in particular, it is possible to visit the Cloister of San Francesco, the Vallone dei Mulini and the Basilica of Sant’Antonio.

Tuscany: Lucca and Pisa

Lucca and Pisa are two Tuscan cities of unique charm, with many historical monuments to visit.

Starting from Pisa, you cannot miss the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the historic Cathedral.

In Lucca it is possible to visit the Guinigi Tower, the Cathedral of San Martino, the Basilica of San Frediano, the house-museum of the composer Giacomo Puccini. In addition, Lucca Comics, the renowned international fair dedicated to comics, is held in Lucca.

Italy lights up with magical atmospheres in autumn Taking a vacation in autumn is a really good idea. Throughout whole Italy there are wonderful places that can be visited in any season of the year thanks to mild temperatures and calm atmospheres.

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