Autumn is the perfect time to visit Italy because of the dramatic beauty, the many autumn festivals and events across the country. The crowds are smaller, you can snatch up some amazing deals on travel and explore the country without the blistering heat. Known worldwide for fashion, food and culture, Italy is the perfect place to visit in autumn for just about everyone. Whether you're planning a last-minute trip or want to start planning for next Autumn, discover your next Italian destination today.
It comes as no surprise that one of the most famous cities in the world for fashion is on our list. The picturesque city is the birthplace of many luxury brands such as Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Bonfanti Borse and Carl Laich.
Get your fashion fix and visit the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the worlds most glamorous shopping mall. Well-known for being the first place in the world to open the original Prada store in 1913, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele offers a private guided tour if you are looking for a more personalised experience.
Visit the Italian region of Tuscany. Unanimously known as the leather district and famous worldwide for its environmentally friendly leather methods - vegetable tanning. Vegetable tanning is the most traditional, recognisable and still the most unique way of giving leather a charismatic finish. The tanneries of the Genuine Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium such as Il Kuoio are located here in this land rich in art, history and tradition.
Autumn is a great time to visit Tuscany because of the many sagra festivals. Sagra is a festival that celebrates local food and wine that comes into season. This includes chestnuts, truffles and chocolate. We recommend catching Sagra del Tordo, a medieval festival on the last Sunday of October in Montalcino, Tuscany.
For the romantics and those who enjoy the quiet. Be at one with nature this autumn in Italy and visit Lake Como. Perfect for stunning views, pleasant temperatures and a less touristy vibe.
Lake Como is historically famous for their silk and the district produces 85% of Italy’s silk. Como’s 'Silk District' is known for providing the world’s most famous designers with the luxurious silk - from Chanel to Versace to our very own Elizabetta.
We recommend you visit the famous ‘Silk Road’ to browse the most exclusive boutiques or head to Bellagio for more affordable options. A perfect souvenir would be a silk tie or scarf.
Many travellers find that Florence is great to visit in autumn because the crowds are smaller and the prices are lower than what they were in summer. The fashion capital is the birthplace of luxury brands such as Gucci, Robert Cavalli, Claudia Firenze and Marlon Firenze.
If you are lucky enough to visit Florence in autumn, don't miss out on the busy open-air art galleries, music, food and antique festivals. A new edition to Florence's autumnal festivals is Fiera di Firenze - a four-day festival sponsored by the Region of Tuscany encouraging artisans across Tuscany to showcase the fruits of their labour.
The capital of Italy, Rome is famous for its ancient architecture. The city is spilling with culture, history and home to some of the biggest names in fashion. The flagship stores of Vendi, Valentino and Bulgari can be found in Rome. For high fashion lovers, we recommend visiting Via de Condotti for haute couture and legendary window shopping.
An event not to be missed is this years 12th edition of the Rome Film Festival. The event showcases the latest films from across the globe and includes press conferences and debates.
For more information on places to go in Italy, things to do, events to see, visit Trip Savvy to help build your itinerary.