Where to go on holiday in October in Italy

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Do you have the possibility to organize your holidays in October? Fantastic! You will enjoy a still favorable climate and days without the summer tourist influx. Our beautiful country always offers wonderful places, 365 days a year, but here are some suggestions for choosing where to go on holiday in Italy in October

Post COVID19 travel advice
If you are planning a trip, make sure you are in line with safety measures. Follow government guidelines and only return to travel when the green light is given. Prefer natural and perhaps non-mass destinations, and in general promote local tourism: discover the wonders of your city, your region and your state. Try to avoid long-haul travel and at most choose destinations reachable with a few hours of flight.

1 - Palermo, Sicily

The temperatures of October in Palermo are really inviting: 23 ° C maximum and 18 ° C minimum allow get around the city in complete tranquility. Highly recommended are the Palazzo dei Normanni and the Palatine Chapel, the Cathedral, palazzo chiaramonte Steri and the Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, all attractions included in the route of the comfortable panoramic tourist bus.
But Palermo is also one of the world capital of street food, so we can only recommend a fantastic walking tour that includes visiting historical places and tasting tasty specialties such as "arancine", "sfincione" and much more.

Finally, in October you will have the opportunity to see some unique places usually closed to the public, thanks to the "Vie dei Tesori". During all weekends of the month some hidden "treasures" of the city are exceptionally opened, among historic buildings, ancient archives, and panoramic terraces, guided walks, excursions in nature and many other special experiences are also organized.

  • starting from € 37,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b from € 41,00 per night -
  • return flight + 5 days / 4 nights from € 238,00 per person -

2 - Levico Terme, Trentino-Alto Adige

In spite of what one might think, Trentino is a perfect region for an autumn trip. The activities are many: you can admire the vegetation colored with crimson tones thanks to the phenomenon of foliage, face food and wine tours along the Wine and Flavors Route, attend Desmontegade (traditional ritual of the return of the cattle from the mountain pastures), and still participate in the weekends of Divin Ottobre, an enological review that involves wineries, farms, restaurants and farmhouses with events on every October weekend.

Among the many destinations, we suggest Levico Terme, a city on the outskirts of Valsugana. Visitors seeking relaxation can stay at hotels with wellness centers & SPA as well as enjoy the renowned Terme di Levico. The more dynamic tourists can instead participate in excursions near the Levico lake or Caldonazzo lake.

  • flights to Verona (114 km) starting from € 45,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b from € 78,00 per night -
  • return flight + 5 days / 4 nights from € 402,00 per person -

3 - Verona, Veneto

October is a good month to visit the city of Verona and discover its beauties: from the Arena to Juliet's house, from Church of Santa Anastasia al Castelvecchio Bridge, not forgetting the Lamberti Tower.
The Arena is undoubtedly the symbol of the city, as well as one of the most famous monuments in Italy, therefore it is besieged by tourists all year round.

As for the other main attractions, these can be visited independently and are included in the Hop-On Hop-Off bus route; recommended to optimize travel.

Another reason to visit Verona in October is the opening of the season at the Gran Teatro.

  • starting from € 45,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b from € 47,00 per night -
  • return flight + 5 days / 4 nights from € 278,00 per person -

4 - Perugia, Umbria

In central Italy, Perugia is absolutely worth a visit for its splendid historical monuments. From major fountain al Palazzo dei Priori, without forgetting the Etruscan walls and above all the surrounding hills. Perugia is a welcoming and relaxing city that gives its best in the autumn period. In fact, in October the Eurochocolate is held, the most important event of the year, a must for all chocolate lovers.

  • starting from € 40,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b from € 54,00 per night -
  • return flight + 5 days / 4 nights from € 296,00 per person -

5 - Rome, Lazio

Among the destinations for an autumn holiday in Italy, Rome cannot be missed. In October, the capital relives a new summer, thanks to the organization of demonstrations, festivals and events; legacy of what were the "Roman Ottobrate", traditional Sunday trips that took place until the end of the 800th century to celebrate the end of the harvest.

Rome is a city that needs no introduction, thanks to the infinite attractions that make it one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
Among the must-sees not to be missed we mention the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, but also the Trevi Fountain, Villa Adriana, Galleria Borghese

In addition, October is a period that tends to be less traveled by foreign tourists, so you will be able to visit the city more calmly.

  • low cost flights from € 37,00 -
  • hotel and b & b from € 46,00 per night -
  • return flight + 5 days / 4 nights from € 258,00 per person -

6 - Portofino and Cinque Terre, Liguria

Located along the Ligurian Riviera, the Cinque Terre and Portofino are destinations that, although mainly summer, are still enjoyable in October. The mild climate, with a temperature of around 20 ° C, makes it pleasant boat trips and walks along the National Park which crosses the five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarole and Riomaggiore.
It is a romantic destination suitable for couples, but at the same time also interesting for nature and sports enthusiasts.

For lovers of relaxation we recommend one of the many organized tours, departing from La Spezia, Florence or Montecatini Terme.

In October the whole area is much less crowded than in summer and everything becomes quieter and less chaotic. Unmissable in Portofino is the Brown Castle, the Abbey of San Girolamo and the Church of San Martino, while in the Cinque Terre you will be surprised by the still bright colors, despite the autumn season, of these famous fishing villages.

  • flights to Genoa (28 km) starting from € 54,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 72,00 per room -
  • Return flight + 5 days / 4 nights from € 490,00 per person -

7 - Florence, Siena and the Chianti Hills, Tuscany

Among hills, cypresses, vineyards, splendid cities and small villages, the Tuscan landscapes never cease to amaze. A very distinctive ride that contains history, architecture and food and wine it is the one between Siena, Florence and the Chianti villages.

Siena is a little chaotic city and really pleasant to visit, where you can discover the particular Piazza del Campo, the magnificent Duomo and the Palazzo Pubblico. Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance, a real open-air museum that exudes art and history. To optimize time, remember to buy priority tickets in advance for the visit of the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery and the Duomo.

Finally we can only recommend a itinerary in the Chianti Hills, to discover cities and villages such as San Gimignano, Greve, Panzano, Castellina, Radda, Gaiole and Castelnuovo Berardenga, between walks and tastings. Organized tours are available departing from Florence which include visits to wineries and tastings.

  • starting from € 22,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 71,00 per room -
  • Return flight + 5 days / 4 nights from € 328,00 per person -

8 - Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, Campania

Even Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast are not to be excluded for a holiday in October, the last period of the tourist season with still favorable temperatures, especially in the first half of the month. You will not find open clubs and bathing establishments, therefore you can hardly have a beach life, however you will be able to calmly admire a beautiful area, generally besieged by foreign tourism during the high summer season.

They await you pleasant boat trips, trekking on the Lattari Mountains, on the Path of Lemons and on the Path of the Gods, guided tours of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and Vietri sul Mare, all places that even in October offer views of bright colors and breathtaking scenery.

In Sorrento do not miss a visit to the Cloister of San Francesco, the Vallone dei Mulini and the Basilica of Sant'Antonio, as well as of course excellent tastings of limoncello and local gastronomic products! If you want to visit the villages of the coast starting from Sorrento, we suggest this comfortable guided tour.

  • flights to Naples (42 km) starting from € 22,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 64,00 per room -
  • Return flight + 5 days / 4 nights from € 300,00 per person -

9 - Turin and Alba, Piedmont

Turin is a timeless city that in October shows itself in all its charm with the arrival of autumn colors. It is especially renowned for its museums, such as the Egyptian Museum, the national cinema museum and the Automobile Museum, but also for historical architecture such as the Mole Antonelliana, the Royal Palace, the Palazzo Madama, Piazza Castello and above all the Royal Palace of Venaria Reale.

October is also an eventful month such as the Reset Festival and the Movement Torino Music Festival, a series of electronic music evenings that see many international DJs perform. Just over an hour's drive from Turin is the pretty town of Alba, which every year in October hosts the International White Truffle Fair, one of the main showcases of Italian haute cuisine, an event that offers a world market, various cooking shows, concerts and shows of all kinds.

  • starting from € 29,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 54,00 per room -
  • Return flight + 5 days / 4 nights from € 274,00 per person -

10 - Lucca and Pisa

Still a city of art, and still Tuscany! This time we move to the parts of Lucca and Pisa, beautiful cities just half an hour away by car from each other. Pisa is the city of Leaning Tower, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Cathedral.

In Lucca you cannot miss the Guinigi Tower, the Cathedral of San Martino, the Basilica of San Frediano and the house-museum of the composer Giacomo Puccini.

But why visit these areas in October? Simple, because in this period the Lucca Comics is held, international fair dedicated to comics, animation, games, video games and fantasy and science fiction imagery, among the most important in the whole European panorama!

  • starting from € 39,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per room -
  • Return flight + 5 days / 4 nights from € 298,00 per person -

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