What’s the best time to come to Italy, look at some of the interesting properties for sale and tour the country? The answer, of course, is always!
You may ask yourself: What, in autumn too? In the greyest and least attractive period of the year? Absolutely! And if you are thinking about visiting Italy now, or in the next few months, here are 7 reasons to say: Go away Summer… welcome Autumn!
1. Good weather
In autumn the climate is perfect for travelling, with delightfully fresh nights, scattered rain and generally sunny days that allow to you explore Italy far and wide at any time of the day. Those baking summer hours that often keep us from going out during the warmest time of the day are a thing of the past!
2. The sea all to yourself
Do you love the sea but you think you have lost the best time to enjoy the beach? Don’t worry! At the end of September and the beginning of October – the period is longer if you go south – autumn will give you some wonderful sunny days so you can get a tan that will make your friends jealous when you get home. And, obviously, you’ll be one of the lucky few on the beach.
3. ‘Culture, culture, culture’ mantra
Now that the majority of the tourists have gone home, you can enjoy the many artistic treasures offered by every town and village in Italy, far away from the summer crowds. Not to mention that’s it’s the beginning of the theatre and opera season, and the many other exhibitions and events in this period.
4. A front-row ticket to Italy
Forget the super crowded streets where you can hardly walk, the long queues at the museums, the jam-packed restaurants and pizzerias… Italy is all yours now! So lose yourself in the maze of old alleys that cross the country and taste the “boot” in a way you can’t do in other seasons.
5. The season of tastes
Talking about taste, there is a lot to choose from.
There are festivals enlivening lots of cities and villages, celebrating, among others, chestnuts, mushrooms, truffles and cheese. All you have to do is choose your favourite one and enjoy the event.
6. Harvest time: cantine and frantoi
Autumn is definitely the season for harvesting grapes and olives, a true ritual in the Italian countryside and hills, and tastings can be organised in many farms that produce oil (frantoi) and wine (cantine). An activity that will be appreciated by foodies, but also by all lovers of the Italian lifestyle.
7. Great prices
Last but not least, you will benefit from very competitive prices that decrease steeply after summer. So, you’ll be able to find flights with lower prices than the high season, and also hotel and B&B rooms at really favourable rates. Perhaps you’ll find an amazing room with sea view in a dreamy old building in the historic centre of the city for half, or even less, of the price of a month ago!
Have we convinced you? Don’t miss a visit to Italy this Autumn. Enjoy its magical atmosphere while viewing properties: