Fall in Love with Italy

Wonderful landscapes with changing colors, pleasant climate, festivals and events related to food and traditions: autumn in Italy is simply spectacular and is filled with a charm and unforgettable atmospheres.

October 3, 2019

If you’re thinking about visiting Italy, then it’s worth considering timing your visit to this beautiful country to coincide with the autumn season. During this time, you will get to experience all of Italy’s unique characteristics as colors erupt from the countryside and markets are flooded with the season’s best produce.
If ever there was a perfect time for anyone to fall in love in Italy, it’s during this season!


As the temperatures start to drop, so do the crowds – and the prices. This means you’ll be able to experience the best this spectacular destination has to offer without the jostling crowds. But best of all, autumn in Italy brings with it a wide offering of festivals from the little towns. So, if you’re ready for the seasonal delights Italy has to offer, read on to find out more about what to do in Italy in autumn, and all the different places you can explore during this magical season.


5 Reasons why you should visit Rome in Autumn

Rome is a city that offers an authentic taste of Italy’s art, culture, history, and so much more. If you really want to be able to soak it all in without all the hustle and bustle of tourist season, then autumn in Rome is the time to visit. If you still need convincing, then here are 5 of the top reasons why you need to time your visit for autumn in Rome:

  • Revel in the harvest abundance: During autumn, there are tons of famous food festivals all over Italy that you can take part in.
  • Crowds – and prices – are reduced: Everything from accommodation to travel becomes cheaper as the weather turns cooler, so take advantage of it!
  • Enjoy the magnificent autumn colors: Italy in autumn certainly is an unforgettable sight. The trees become multi-colored, and there are gorgeous hues all around, particularly in the countryside.
  • Soccer season begins! Need we say more? You’ll be able to cheer your favorite teams from any pub in town or buy tickets to get the ultimate experience.
  • Enjoy beautiful weather: Although summer is officially over, winter isn’t here fully, which means the temperature is in that sweet spot where it’s neither too cold nor too warm.
Couple in love discover the Trastevere Neighbourhood in Rome

Couple Exploring Trastevere Neighbourhood


Florence in Autumn: Unmissable!

If you’re wondering what to do in Italy in autumn, Florence should definitely be on your list. Of course, no matter what season you visit, Florence is always magnificent. However, there’s so much more you can appreciate during autumn in Florence, including the romantic atmosphere, if you’re traveling as a couple, and the ease and convenience of avoiding the summer and spring crowds.
This means that in addition to being able to enjoy the spectacular colors all around you, you’ll have most of the attractions to yourself. No more pushing and shoving through massive crowds to get to where you need to be!
Also, autumn in Florence is wine season, which means the best of this city’s world-class wines will be available to you in the vineyards of Florence. After the wine harvest comes the olive harvest, which produces another Italian specialty, extra virgin olive oil.
You’ll also get the chance to visit Florence’s beaches during the warmer autumn days. Marina di Pisa is a particularly scenic beach where you can spend a relaxing day on the sand watching the mesmerizing waves.

Florence Arno View

Milan in Autumn: Love at First Sight!

Autumn in Milan is not something you want to miss seeing. So if you’re traveling to Italy, make sure that you make time to stop in Milan and take in the marvelous vibe, mouthwatering cuisine, and spectacular fashion this city has to offer.

There are tons of things you can do here during fall, including joining mega-fans at the San Siro stadium for an exciting soccer game. Alternatively, you can enjoy all that this fashion city has to offer by getting in with the Milan Fashion Week crowd.

During the day, you can stroll through Milan’s beautiful parks where the trees show off the best shades of autumn in Milan. Spend your afternoons soaking in the history, art, and culture in Milan’s impressive Museum of Natural History or at the sensational Planetarium – both of which are conveniently located right within the park.


Old Tram crosses the streets of Milan

Old tram downtown Milan

Fall in Venice: A Majestic Nostalgia

Autumn in Venice presents marvelous sights among other qualities. During fall, this city has some of the most brilliant hues bursting from the trees. The days are filled with color while the nights offer unforgettably romantic lights all around the city.

When you visit during autumn in Venice, you’ll get to enjoy a tranquil side of the city otherwise unseen by other visitors during the busy months. The atmosphere in fall is much more in line with the city’s classical characteristics, which makes it that much more enjoyable.

From the sights and shopping to the restaurants and the city’s amazing museums that have less traffic during autumn, you’ll have this place at your fingertips to enjoy as you please without having to wait in long queues all the time. Autumn is undoubtedly the best time to fall in love in Italy!


Venice Canal during golden hour

Explore Italy in Autumn

Discover our stories and experiences

Milan Fashion Week at Excelsior Hotel Gallia

If you are a fan of fashion or know a thing or two about the legendary fashion designers from the same country that spawned a master tailoring industry, you will probably fall in love with Milan Fashion Week.
Couple in love discover the Trastevere Neighbourhood in Rome

Exploring Trastevere Neighbourhood

The Trastevere neighborhood is one of the most idyllic locations in the city of Rome and attracts both locals and tourists alike. It's full of bars, restaurants and there are exquisite sights to behold at every turn.

Discover the magnificent Palazzo Grimani in Venice

Located at the core of the Castello district in Venice, Palazzo Grimani is a magnificent Renaissance building that houses many hidden treasures.
View of Piazza della Signoria in Florence Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio in Florence: the fortress of Signoria

The Palazzo Vecchio is a symbol of the city of Florence. It has a fascinating history and remains one of the city’s most magnificent museums in Italy.

Sheraton Milan San Siro

Sheraton Milan San Siro stands in an oasis of green which integrates seamlessly with the hotel’s interior, inspiring a sense of shared experience.

Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

With sweeping views of the sparkling Venice lagoon, the Hotel Danieli enjoys a particularly majestic location—just steps from the legendary Palazzo Ducale, dramatic St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, and the famed Bridge of Sighs.

Grand Hotel dei Dogi, Venice

A retreat for true connoisseurs of Venice, Grand Hotel dei Dogi combines an authentic sense of 17th-century nobility with a modern attitude to life. A short distance away from the main tourist beats, the hotel reveals the surprise of one of the city’s largest private gardens.

Culinary Temptations

Immerse yourself in a culinary journey in Italy and let you be tempted by local flavours.
Book Now

Dog friendly stay in Milan

For an uncomplicated dog friendly stay, book your next visit at Four Points Milan: dedicated amenities will welcome your best friend upon arrival.
Book Now

Wine and Dine

Immerse yourself in a culinary journey, the offer includes daily buffet breakfast and a delicious dinner for 1 or 2 people!
Book Now

Festive traditions around Italy

There’s so much to experience in Italy during Festive Days. Discover some of Italy’s most popular festive traditions that you will absolutely love being a part of.

Rock The Lounge Cocktails & Music at The Westin Palace Milan

Starting from November 13, The Lounge Bar at The Westin Palace Milan turns rock and invites local and hotel guests to amazing events in the name of good food, cocktails and music.

Tintoretto: the hero of Venice Renaissance

Tintoretto was one of the most significant Italian Mannerist painters of Renaissance and an outstanding artist of the Venetian School.