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Where to see fall foliage in Italy

Wondering where the best places are to enjoy fall foliage in Italy? Read on to find out!

There’s perhaps no prettier season than fall, when the leaves on the trees change colour, transforming the landscape into a palette of autumnal hues.

To best enjoy fall foliage in the bel paese, here are 10 of our favorite destinations.

Monte Beigua Regional Park in Liguria

From late September until November, the entire Monte Beigua Regional Park is painted in shades of orange, deep red and brown. Weather and temperature permitting, it’s a lovely location for an outing in the woods! Imagine walking hand in hand with your partner, or skipping through blankets of leaves with your children, beneath a kaleidoscope of chestnut, oak and downy oak trees. 

There are several trails to choose from in Beigua Park. You can follow the Deiva Forest trail in Sassello or the Archeological Trail that starts in Alpicella and winds through a spectacular beechwood forest. Or how about climbing up to Geremia Fort in Masone? Each itinerary has its own special allure and something to appease everyone!

 To enjoy fall foliage in Beigua Park, you can stay in our agriturismi in Arenzanoin Mele or in the province of Savona!

The Colli Piacentini in Emilia Romagna

The Colli Piacentini, or Hill of Piacenza, stand between Piacenza and Bobbio and are a spectacular place to explore in autumn. Right after the grape harvest, leaves start turning a bright orangey-red while the land becomes bare and arid. It’s a striking contrast not to be missed! So arm yourself with a camera and… shoot away!

Visiting the Colli Piacentini during fall is an excellent time to discover the castles of Torrechiara, Castell’Arqauto and Vigoleno

 For overnight stays you can rely on our agriturismi in the province of Piacenza and in the province of Parma!

Val Masino in Lombardy

For those who live in or around Milan, or that plan to visit Lombardy during autumn, we highly recommend an outdoor excursion to Bagni di Masino Forest. The magical woodland encompasses 23,000 hectares and is quite spectacular in autumn.

Getting to the forest is easy. Just leave your car in Bagni di Masino in Valtellina and continue on foot on the paved pathway. You’ll be blown away by the beautiful beechtree forest and the ancient trees, some of which are over 200 years old.

➡ For an ideal fall getaway, spend the night at one of our agriturismi in the province of Sondrio before you embark on your discovery of Bagni di Masino Forest?

Umbra Forest in Puglia

On our way down to Puglia, stop in the heart of Gargano in the province of Foggia. Here you can see Umbra Forest, a woodland of old beech, oak and maple trees whose leaves turn a range of warm hues in autumn. 

When you reach the Umbra Forest parking lot walk down any of the marked trails. A jaunt through the colorful yew, maple, holly, hornbeam and beech trees is a magical experience even kids will enjoy. Stop at the Nature Museum in the Visitors’ Centre for information and then have fun hunting for glimpses of magnificent ancient trees dotted throughout the forest.

➡ Where can you stay near Umbra Forest? Choose one of our agriturismi in the Gargano!

The Langhe in Piedmont

The beautiful hilly area encompassing the provinces of Cuneo and Asti not only offers marvelous food and wine specialities, it’s also the perfect place for admiring fall foliage in Italy. After summer, the Langhe region is literally enveloped in a thin fog, which then lifts to reveal the magical colours of autumn: red, orange, yellow, purple and bronze.

For a spectacular route, start from Alba, stop off at Monforte d’Alba and then wander through the countryside until you arrive at Serralunga. If you’re staying for the weekend, go even further and visit Barolo and Castiglione Falletto in the heart of the Langhe.

➡ To organise the perfect fall weekend, select one of our agriturismi delle Langhe for an overnight stay!

Bersntol in Trentino

Traveling to Trentino and hope to see some fall foliage? Just 20 km from Trento is an enchanting place: Bersntol, a gorgeous valley off the beaten tourist track. 

In this magical setting you can stroll along one of the many marked itineraries past fields, woodlands, farms, alpine huts and refuges. Bersntol has kept its folklore and food traditions alive, a testament to its people and identity. You’ll be utterly charmed by the culture and picturesque autumnal landscape!

➡ To best enjoy Bersntol we recommend departing rom Pergine Valsugana. Check out our agriturismi in the province of Trento for the nearest place to stay!

Casentinesi Forest National Park in Toscany

Foreste Casentinesi are some of Italy’s most colourful forests. Located in Tuscany's province of Arezzo, they have to be seen to be believed!

The best time to admire the fall foliage are the last two weeks of October and first half of November. While the highest part of the park – above 800 meters in altitude – is dominated by beech trees, the lower part abounds with oak and hornbeam.

For the best view, head to the top of Monte Penna above the Lama Forest. To get there, we recommend driving from Passo dei Fangacci and then taking the road that links Badia Prataglia and Eremo di Camaldoni.

Another option is a hike along the Scalandrini trail where you can (literally!) dive right into the fantastic colours of the Casentinesi Forests.

➡ We have these agriturismi in the Casentino area! Why don’t you check if there is one suited to you and your visit to the Casentinesi Forests?

Sila National Park in Calabria

Maple, poplar, beech, chestnut: these are the main protagonists of fall foliage in Sila park, Calabria

For those who fancy hiking, we recommend the circular route in Sila Piccola. Starting from Trivolo, the trail meanders past age-old beech trees to a scenic point where you can see the crystal-clear waters of the Tacina river. During your walk, keep your eye out for mushrooms and chestnuts. The symbol of the park? The Silano pine.

At the end of your journey, pay a visit to one of two themed multimedia museums: Le Foreste della Sila or Le Foreste e l'Uomo located inside the Monaco Visitors’ Centre.

➡ Sila National Park extends across Calabria. Pick the farmhouse of your choice in the province of Cosenza,Crotone and Catanzaro!

Val Ferret in Valle d'Aosta

Before they’re blanketed under the winter snow, the cross-country ski trails in Val Ferret are transformed into a picture-perfect postcard of fall colours. Here, broadleaf trees give way to evergreens, and the larches turn a golden hue. 

Located above Courmayeur in Valle d’Aosta

Val Ferret is peaceful and quiet, and offers plenty of options to explore the gorgeous landscape. After a day out and about, treat yourself to a meal of typical dishes, from charcuterie to cheeses, and excellent local wines.


➡ To easily reach Val Ferret, we recommend staying at one of our agriturismi in Courmayeur

Monti Biellesi in Piedmont

We're back in Piedmont,but this time we’re near Biella at the Oropa Botanical Garden. This WWF Oasis promises visitors a breathtakingly colorful outing in autumn. 

 Plan a fun-filled weekend exploring the Oasis and its surroundings. Check out our agriturismi in Biella for an authentic farm stay!

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