When you think of fall foliage and general fall scenery, your mind probably jumps to other places than Italy like Canada or the United States. On the contrary, the peninsula boasts several spots around that are also home to insanely gorgeous foliage, and some pretty cool travel adventures and culinary experiences, of course.

Curious where it appears in all its glory also in the bel paese in this time of the year? We’ll tell you about the best destinations.

If you can’t come to Italy yet, save this list for next year and start planning your trip to Italy (or maybe your move).

1. Langhe, Roero and Monferrato in Piedmont

Autumn in the vineyards of Italy

Have you ever seen vineyards in fall season? Simply stunning!

Autumn is such a vibrant time in this Unesco World Heritage site in Piedmont region with endless opportunities to savor romantic hikes in the colorful vineyards showcasing the golden fall season. And then don’t forget to experience an aperitivo in one of its renowned cantine at sunset.

Alternatives to Langhe, Roero and Monferrato: Umbria and Le Marche regions will surprise you with its rolling hills.

2. Milan in Lombardy

Milan Autumnal colours

Surprisingly even a metropolis like Milan offers breathtaking corners of Autumn.

Just think at its numerous picturesque tree-lined boulevards crossed by its typical trams but also at its majestic tower blocks of the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), situated in the Porta Nuova district, which have trees and vegetation planted on their façade. Or Parco Sempione located in northwest Milan. This large park (116 acres) is the perfect place to enjoy a walk or run among the red, orange and brown hues, far from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle.

Alternatives to Milan: Also other cities like Rome and Florence offer unexpected glimpses of Autumn.

3. Abruzzo National Park

Autumn in Abruzzo

Set off to explore the Camosciara area with your hiking boots on from the picturesque hamlet of Civitella Alfedena in Abruzzo region of Italy overlooking Barrea lake.

Here the beech forests change in colour at this time of the year: a natural event which is an unmissable natural wonder spectacle. you will get the sensation of walking into a painting literally.

Alternatives to Civitella Alfedena: a few from Civitella Alfedena you will find the lovely heart-shaped lake of Scanno surrounded by luxuriant vegetation.

4.  Etna mount in Sicily

Etna in Sicily

Autumn in Sicily arrives quite late if we compare it to the rest of Italy. As a matter of fact, on the island you can enjoy a summer climate till October when you can still sunbath.

But also fall is a perfect season to visit and for other activities. One of the most incredible experiences is making excursions on Etna, which is really colorful in this season.

Did we miss one of your favorite spots? Let us know in the comments.