Leaves crackling underfoot. Wood smoke wafting on the air. Squashes and apples. Chestnut roasting. There’s a cozy feeling to Autumn, isn’t there? And these are just a few of the things you can expect to find in an Italian autumn. But best of all is the grape harvest and olive picking, two of Italy’s most special Autumn events!
But did you know that you can actually join in on the vendemmia or grape harvest and even the olive harvest! Various groups and agriturismi open their doors during these times, giving guests a chance to participate in a bit of real everyday Italian life.
So what other things can you find in an Italian autunno? Well, we have plenty of food festivals all over the nation. (Italians will always jump at the chance to celebrate food!)
But a lot of other homey, everyday things will make your stay special too. So keep a sharp eye out for these other Autumnal Delights too!
|CIBI AUTUNNALI||AUTUMN FOODS|
|Mele e pere||Apples and pears|
|Zucche||Pumpkins or squash|
|Funghi selvatici||Wild mushrooms|
|ATTIVITA AUTUNNALI||AUTUMN ACTIVITIES|
|Rastrellamento delle foglie||Leaf raking|
|Calcio||Soccer or football|
|Raccolto delle olive||Olive harvest|
|Fare passeggiate||Take walks|
|Accensione del cammino||Lighting of the fireplace|
|BELLEZZE AUTUNNALI||AUTUMN BEAUTIES|
|Alberi colorati||Colorful trees|
|Foglie in caduta||Falling leaves|
|Aria fresca e frizzante||Cool crisp air|
Things you won’t find:
What things will you probably not find in an Italian Autumn? Well, you can keep your eyes peeled, but things like these are rare finds over here.
|Festa del Ringraziamento||Thanksgiving Day|
|Giri nel carrello||Hayrides|
|Sidro di mele||Apple cider|
Which things would you like to do or find?
Images: Trees in our foggy backyard and fruit basket are my own. | Pumpkin graphic made on Canva.