1. Harvest Season
Be surrounded with the scent of fresh harvest. All our walking holidays will feature festivals or markets during the season of abundant fresh foods. Embrace the slow food movement with local delicacies. Celebrations with perfect wine pairings abound. What could be better?
2. Cooler Temperatures
The summer months are hot and while that may be ideal for basking in the sun along the coast line, walking holidays are better enjoyed in the cooler months. Temperatures will be comfortable, in the low 70s Fahrenheit.
3. Fewer People.
Though many people still flock to Italy in the autumn, most towns are less crowded than in the high season of the summer months. This translates into less wait time in restaurants, less wait time to get into museums, and a getting a feel of real life in Italy.
4. Excellent Gastronomy
Fall is harvest time in Italy. Local produce abounds. My favourites include wild chestnuts, zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta and of course, the elusive white truffle! Try some of the many varieties of olives soaking in the perfect brine. Restaurants prepare special menus to celebrate the harvest and use the freshest produce.
The Tuscan countryside is famed for its exceptional wine, and towns like Montalcino, Monetpulciano, Chianti, and Greve for example, come alive with colourful festivals, lively feasts and celebrations that date back to the enigmatic Etruscans.
5. Wine Harvest
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