The month of November can be an ideal time of the year for a holiday in Italy. The low season makes each destination more low-cost than usual. With the added advantage for the visitor to be in a better position to enjoy the artistic and natural beauty of the Peninsula without the noise and bustle brought by the great tourism. Here, then, are some recommended destinations for an autumn holiday in Italy, both for groups of friends and for families. From the Alps to the Mediterranean.
Merano – South Tyrol
Autumn in Merano offers an interesting mix of food and wine, folkloristic and traditional initiatives. All in the splendid natural setting that distinguishes the renowned mountain resort. In particular, this is the time of Toerggelen, the period of chestnuts, which are consumed in the characteristic stube, along with smoked meat, sauerkraut and sausage, followed by delicious krapfen. All according to old Tyrolean recipes.
Como Lake – Lombardy
Como Lake, during autumn, is at its most beautiful. It is the best time of the year to appreciate all the natural beauty, far from the summer clamor, that see the lake’s banks literally invaded by tourism. Also ideal for a cruise, touching the different towns that overlook the water. Not only Como, therefore, but also Bellagio, Varenna, Cernobbio, Torno and Blevio.
Maremma – Tuscany
The Maremma is a geographical and cultural area that extends between the provinces of Siena and Grosseto, and is ideal for a holiday that combines natural and scenic beauty with tradition and culture. Among the unmissable destinations the Terme di Saturnia definitely deserves a mention, its open-air thermal baths are fed by a stream that draws waters with extraordinary beneficial properties. without forgetting the beautiful medieval villages, surrounded by woods, or the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
Salerno – Campania
Salerno is a city full of charm but without the chaos and confusion that characterizes the great metropolises. The ideal place to spend an autumn holiday in relaxation, the pleasure of being near the sea and the beauty of a historic center that boasts an ancient history. Ideal also for food and wine lovers, who will find excellent proposals in Salerno. And the Sorrento peninsula, with its wonders, is really close by.
Otranto – Apulia
Located almost at the end of the “heel” of Italy, Otranto is a true architectural gem. It has an ancient charm, which combines the beauty of the historic center with that of the sea that surrounds it. Ideal for walks to discover its small squares and alleys, along with the historic buildings that distinguish it.
Modica – Sicily
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The town of Modica has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In autumn, without the great summer heat, it can be appreciated in all its extraordinary beauty. Modica, in fact, is also one of the most interesting places of Sicilian Baroque, which emerges in all its splendor in a historical center characterized by a dense maze of streets, alleys and squares. An unrepeatable architectural “show”, in which houses, buildings, churches and stairways seem to lean one upon the other as in an immense theatrical scene.