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Discover Italy in the Autumn

Autumn is a great time to visit Italy for holidaymakers and gourmet food lovers alike. Using the Welcome Worldwide Holiday Rentals website you will find the perfect place to enjoy the "Sweet Autumn" in Italy.

During the weekends in October you will find many food festivals and wine harvest celebrations all over Italy, especially mushrooms, chestnuts, chocolate, truffles, grapes (wine) and even Torrone which many restaurants will feature in special dishes. World pasta day is on the fourth Sunday in October.

Slow Food's Salone Del Gusto and Terra Madre big International Food Events are to be held on the 25th – 29th October 201Lago di Como - Italy.jpg (Thumbnail)2. Together they are expected to attract around 200,000 visitors to Turin, Italy and thousands of small-scale food producers from all over the world.

In October, many areas of Italy see the opening of the opera and theatre season, which usually runs through to March or April of the following year.

Many cities light their historic monuments at night so strolling through a city after dark can be beautiful and romantic.

If you are thinking of taking a relaxing or romantic break in September and you are Lago di Garda-Italy.jpg (Thumbnail)looking for a balance of nice weather and not too many tourists you should try the Italian lakes.

Lago di Como, or Lake Como – Italy’s third largest lake behind Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore with its upside-down “Y” shape and situated entirely within the Lombardy region, it has stunning views, wonderful waters and is one of Italy’s most popular lakes which is home to many international celebrities. Lake Como is narrow enough that you can see right across it, it is also easily one of Europe’s deepest lakes. There are some beautiful lakeside towns like Como, Bellagio, Tremezzo, Menaggio, and Varenna, which have their fair share of lakeside villas, as do many of the towns along the lake.Lago Maggiore-Italy.JPG (Thumbnail)

Lago Maggiore, or Lake Maggiore – Italy’s second largest lake behind Lake Garda, it is 65km long and stretches from the Ticino canton of Switzerland down into the Piedmont and Lombardy regions of Italy. There are some charming towns along the shores of Lake Maggiore where you can rent a holiday apartment or a holiday villa they include Stresa, Cannobio, Arona, Verbania and Baveno.

Lago di Garda, or Lake Garda – Italy’s largest lake which touches three northern regions of Italy: Lago Orta-Italy.jpg (Thumbnail)Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, and Lombardy. It is located about halfway between Milan and Venice. From Chestnut festivals in Garda to wine festivals in Bardolino there are plenty of things to see in the many towns along shores of Lake Garda. You could rent a romantic holiday apartment in Riva del Garda, Garda, Sirmione, Malcesine and Desenzano del Garda.

Lago d’Iseo, or Lake Iseo – One of Italy’s smaller lakes compared to its more popular neighbouring lakes situated entirely within Lombardy. If you’re looking for somewhere a bit quieter but equally as beautiful and full of Italian lake charm this is definitely one to consider. Why not rent an apartment and spend a relaxing week in one of the traditional Italian towns along the shores of lake Iseo like Iseo, Sarnico, RivaLago Iseo-Italy.JPG (Thumbnail) di Solto, Lovere or Marone.

Lago d’Orta, or Lake Orta – Often one of Italy’s forgotten lakes situated in the Piedmont region of Italy. It is very well located as it is not far from Lake Maggiore, you could easily rent an apartment or luxury holiday villa and combine visits to both lakes. Some lakeside towns worth visiting are Orta San Giulio, Omegna, Ameno and Armeno.

lugano-italy.jpeg (Thumbnail)Lago di Lugano, or Lake Lugano – Situated between Lake Maggiore and Lake Como Lake Lugano lies mainly in Switzerland and is named after the primary Swiss town that sits on its banks; it ducks in and out of the Lombardy region of Italy at both ends.  You could visit the small town of Campione d’Italia that is known as an “exclave,” because it is part of Italy but not physically attached. Other Italian towns on Lake Lugano that are worth a visit are Valsolda and Porlezza

Are you looking for some autumn sun? Then you could visit Sardinia, you can relax and soak up the sun on one of the islands near empty beaches or discover one of the island's best-kept secrets: Autunno in Barbagia (Autumn in Barbagia). From September to December a series of festivals take place in 27 villages in Barbagia a mountainous area of inland Sardinia, the streets of the villages are transformed into open-air markets, the locals throw open their doors and invite the public to enjoy antipasti in their dining rooms, workshops are held by local craftsmen and walks are organized through the hills.



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