The Coronavirus pandemic may not be over, but countries around the world are slowly lifting their travel restrictions and developing new safety measures to make it easier and safer for us to travel again. So, where will you go first? If your no-need-to-stop-and-think-about-it answer is “Italy, please!”, you’ll be pleased to know that many museums and attractions in Italy are open again, and there aren’t plenty of things to do in Italy in September and October.
So, make sure you celebrate the return of culture in Italy in style with these suggestions of what to do in Italy in September and October. From virtual experiences and special events with Italy Awakens Week to food festivals, and more, we’ve rounded up 4 great things to do in Italy in September and October 2020.
1. Get back to culture with Italy Awakens Week: 21 – 27 September
6 weeks, 6 countries, 100+ museums and attractions – and you! Tiqets Awakening Weeks is on a mission to celebrate the reopening of museums and attractions worldwide and one of the countries we’re celebrating in is Italy.
From virtual experiences like a gondola ride through the heart of Venice and a tour of the ruins beneath the Trevi Fountain, to visiting these attractions and more in person, there are all sorts of ways to get in on the Awakening Week action. Join in the Italy Awakens Week festivities by watching our virtual experiences or by booking safe and exciting experiences at participating museums and attractions.
2. Experience iconic cities like Rome, Milan and Florence like never before
In any other year, you could spend hours waiting in lines in Italy to see some of the most famous attractions in the world: the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, Milan’s Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery. But in 2020, Italy’s iconic cities are not heaving with tourists – and that’s why, if you’re in a position to travel, visiting Italy in September in 2020 is not a bad idea. Soak up all that Rome’s ancient ruins have to offer, get lost in Florence’s art galleries, or wander the streets of Milan without the crowds.
3. Go hiking in Italy in September
Another great reason to pack your bags and head to Italy in September instead of in July or August, or later in the year: the weather is cool, but not cold, so you can really enjoy some of Italy’s best outdoor activities, like hiking or exploring ancient ruins. If you’ve ever been to Rome in the peak of Summer, you know that it’s a struggle to remain standing, let alone trek around Palatine Hill or Pompeii. Temperatures in Italy can soar up to 40℃ in July and August, but in September they’re far more mild and that means you’re more likely to enjoy that hike up Mount Vesuvius or that visit to Villa Gregoriana.
4. Feast your way through your holiday in Italy in September and October
The food in Italy is delectable any time of year. But eating your way through Italy in September or October can be especially delicious thanks to the multitude of food and wine festivals throughout the country during this time of year. From the Artisans of Taste craft food, wine and beer festival in Milan to the Feast of San Michele in Bagnacavallo, there are options aplenty for the foodies among us. Consult an up-to-date calendar like this one before embarking on your trip to make sure the festival you’re hankering after hasn’t been cancelled this year.