Visit Italy offers you travel tips and experiences to do in Italy in autumn, which is a great season to visit Italy, rich in marvelous destinations.

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When does autumn begin? Contrary to common thinking, the astronomical seasons do not always start on the 21st day (be it September, December, March, or June). Hence, as for the other seasons, the equinox, the first autumn day, falls on 23 September 2023, at  06:50 UTC, 8:49 Italian time.
The autumnal equinox occurs between 21 and 24 September, always at different times. The variation in the time at which it occurs is caused by the different lengths of the solar and calendar years: the planet takes 365.25 days to make an orbit around the Sun. For this reason, it is not always the 21st.

Italy in autumn and its main event: the grape harvest

Italy in autumn and its main event: the grape harvest

In autumn, there is a specific temperature range between night and day, and you can change from swimming costume to knitted fabric on the same day, and you can have authentic experiences such as the grape harvest.

The grape harvest is not only an important event for the start of wine production. In all houses where there are vineyards, the Italian grape harvest is when the whole family gathers to pick grapes and celebrate together. It is a goliardic moment when people have lunch together, and everyone dresses up as farmers. In many wineries, it is still customary to press the grapes with one's feet or have the children do it.

Even in wineries, everyone is usually involved in the harvest, not only the workers but also the families. The grape harvest is work, but also a kind of big party. This event is often also open to Italian and foreign tourists.

Undertake a magnificent tour from Florence to discover the Chianti wine-growing area, embellished by gentle hilly landscapes, picturesque villages, and enchanting vineyards. You will learn about its ancient history and evocative traditions. You can also partake in a delicious dinner in the vineyard with the Visit Italy ticket.

12 experiences to do in Italy in autumn

12 experiences to do in Italy in autumn

Visit Italy suggests in this ARTICLE, a series of very authentic experiences: from a tour on a vintage train to participating in a gastronomic event. From a cooking and gastronomy lesson to an archaeological walk. Autumn can also be very romantic with its particular landscapes tinged with red, brown, and other shades. 

Would you like to participate in an exciting course to learn how to cook three specialties of Italian cuisine, such as fresh pasta, ravioli, and a delicious tiramisu?

5 Italian cities to visit in Italy in autumn

5 Italian cities to visit in Italy in autumn

Italian cities are not just provincial and regional capitals such as Milan, Venice, Naples, or Rome. There are many smaller, exciting cities. These are unique, lesser-known cities that offer great artistic and cultural wealth: Visit Italy has chosen Mantua, Belluno, Grosseto, Cuneo, and Camogli for you.

For the faithful readers of Visit Italy who are art history enthusiasts, we have prepared a ticket to enter the Ducal Palace in Mantua, the sumptuous palace of the Gonzaga dynasty, and admire its splendid masterpieces and decorations and the exhibitions staged there.

5 islands to visit in Italy in autumn

5 islands to visit in Italy in autumn

Who said that islands are perfect to be visited in summer? The Italian islands are also gorgeous in autumn. They take on a different charm and often offer the opportunity to enjoy the sea or thermal baths, and hiking trails, and wonderful nature walks. Here you are the 5 islands to visit in autumn, suggested by Visit Italy. 

Would you like to join an adventurous boat tour to explore the endless wonders of the Lampedusa coastline? Treat yourself to a unique experience by trying stand-up paddleboarding and participating in an exciting guided snorkeling excursion.

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