Autumn Travel Destinations

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If you love nature in all its Autumn splendour, then you may want to consider booking a journey to somewhere renowned for those Autumnal bursts of colour. Here we’ve put together a list of some fantastic, Autumn travel destinations.

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Amazing Autumn Travel Destinations

Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt is a small town in Austria, known for its salt production. It’s lesser mentioned when it comes to potential travel destinations, but this small village packs a big and breathtaking punch.

A perfect and magical location to visit at any time of year, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is like a dream. And during Autumn it has that extra level of added wow in the form of a sprinkle of Autumnal colour.


Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto in Japan is an absolutely stunning location to visit, regardless of the time of year. However, with that being said there are two VERY popular times of year to visit. Spring and, you guessed it, Autumn!

It’s not hard to see why, just a quick google search of ‘Kyoto in Autumn’ will fetch the most glorious, Autumnal displays of natural colour you’ve ever seen. Imagine actually travelling there during the season?!

With mountain forests, temples, shrines and everything in between, you are spoiled for the most intense and beautiful, Autumn scenes when you head to Kyoto!

Also worth a mention is Kyoto during Spring blossom season!


Ontario, Canada

Ontario is a province in central Canada, and it will spoil you for choices of incredible, Autumn locations.

With multiple parks, forests, lakes and more, and renowned for its natural diversity, you’re not going to struggle to hunt down a backdrop for your Autumn travel dreams!


Paris, France

Maybe not one of the first locations that come to mind when you think of travelling for Autumn. However, the gorgeous and always elegant Paris, in France is one of my all time favourite places I’ve visited during Autumn.

It’s so easy to ‘fall’ in love with France (pardon the pun!).

Of course, the natural spaces, such as Jardin du Luxembourg are outstandingly Autumnal, and that goes without saying. But I actually find that the simplicity of the Autumnal trees that line the city’s streets, and make the white buildings glow, along with the way the sunlight hits… It just all hits different in Paris in Autumn.

The light! If you know you know. And if you don’t know, then you absolutely need to.


Edinburgh, Scotland

This magical, Harry Potter-esque city in Scotland, is a perfect location to find your Autumn hit.

With the gothic stone buildings, set amongst the richly green and golden foliage, quaint little cafes and restaurants and book shops, what more could you need?

If Edinburgh doesn’t work for you, perhaps you could try another UK city, like London, or Birmingham.


Vermont, USA

Vermont is renowned for its mostly forested landscape, which should give you an idea of how this has made it onto the list of amazing places to travel to in Autumn.

Awash with Autumnal hues, cute barns, farms at harvest and that golden sunlight, it really is the epitome of Autumn.

This is the location you’ll catch in a lot of movies where Autumn in on full display. It’s an absolute treat!


Tuscany, Italy

The delectable, Italian countryside region of Tuscany is just as delicious during Autumn as it is those hazy days of Summer.

When all of the vineyards turn from rich and green, to warm and golde, you really see Autumn come to life before your eyes.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park is a forest reserve in Croatia. It’s well known for it’s glorious, turquoise waters and waterfalls, but it’s lesser discussed when it comes to Autumn locations.

When it comes to Autumn time at Plitvice, it’s a feast for the eyes. An Autumn spectacular. The richly coloured trees surround the lakes, and it’s completely splendid.


So there are just a few of the many, many locations that are perfect for your autumn travel needs! There’s nothing we love more than Autumn in all its glory. Just remember to check if you need an umbrella! We hope these will feed your Autumn love as much as they did ours.


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Day Trips from Rome

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So you’re heading to Rome? If you’re looking for where else you can visit within a day from Rome, here is a list of some great Day Trips from Rome.

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Whether you book a day trip with an established company, or you decide to hire a car and road trip with a friend, there are numerous options available for amazing days out when you’re based in Rome. Check out our suggestions.

Pompei Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Trip

In this 13 hour day trip from Rome, you can enjoy a journey to the ruins of Pompei and Mount Vesuvius.

You get to hike up Mount Vesuvius, and experience the historic city in person!

The Isle of Capri

Another 13 hour journey to the delightfully blissful Capri.

You can enjoy deep, blue oceans and the gorgeous island, as well as a boat trip to reach the island to begin with!

Venice

Try out this amazing trip to Venice via high speed train from Rome.

Imagine being able to visit 2 iconic, Italian cities in one holiday?! The floating city is one of the most unique places I’ve ever experienced, as far as having zero roads once you’re on the island.

Enjoy a day slowly meandering through the many alleys. Get lost and find yourself.



Florence & Pisa

This 12 hour adventure to the stunningly iconic city of Florence, and also to the small village of Pisa will tick off 2 very high on the Italian bucket list to-do’s.

Florence is without a doubt the epitome of Italian city. Its stunning architecture speaks volumes, and I personally feel it’s even BETTER than Rome (oooooooo ahhhhh).

And then add on a visit to the famous leaning tower. What more of a quintessentially Italian adventure could you ask for?!

Tuscan Countryside Sightseeing Tour

Adventure for a richly spent 12 hours throughout the Italian countryside on this sightseeing tour of Tuscany.



Of course there are thousands more day trips you can take from Rome. It’s a great base as it’s pretty central within Italy. You can adventure near or far. Or could even hire a car and drive to some more remote and unique spots.

Wherever you choose there are some day trips from Rome for everyone.


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The Best Beaches in Sicily

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Looking for the best beaches in Sicily? Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean sea, and as such has a gorgeous collection of beaches available. So read ahead for our collection of this Italian island’s best beaches.

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Sicily is an Italian island, and one of the five, autonomous, Italian regions. More importantly, it is an island rich in history, culture, music, art and literature. An absolute treasure trove for an inquisitive and creative traveller.

There are SEVEN, yes SEVEN UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Sicily, which are not to be missed!

But yes, it also has some of the most delectably divine beaches in the World. With white sand and sparkling, turquoise water, so let’s get to work on our Best Beaches in Sicily list for you.

The Best Beaches in Sicily

San Vito Lo Capo

San Vito Lo Capo sits on the coast in the North West of the island.

It’s a sweet, small, seaside village that sits at the bottom of the Mount Monaco.

As you can see from the photos (left) the striking, turquoise waters contrasts stunningly against the light, sandy tones of the surrounding scenery.

San Vito Lo Capo is one of the most adored areas of Sicily for both Italians and foreign tourists alike, and it’s really not hard to see how this quaint, seaside village won the hearts of the travelling world.

This location is an excellent choice for travellers no matter what your requirements are. It’s renowned for being super safe for families with young children. It’s also a great choice for those with a passion for outdoor pursuits with plenty of options for hiking, climbing, biking, swimming etc.

And if you’re a foodie, well… you’re in an Italian, seaside village. What more could you ask for?


Cala Mazzo di Sciacca

This small and quiet beach is a hidden treasure trove of a location that is close to the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro.

Hidden and ‘secret’ are always a winner with the more introverted travellers among us, am I right?!


Isola Bella

I mean, what a dreamy location to visit?

Isola Bella is a small Island near Taormina. Though small, she be but mighty. What a punch she packs with her utterly dream like scenery.

This ‘pearl of the Ionian sea’ was privately owned by Florence Trevelyan until 1990 at which point it was bought by the Region of Sicily and turned into a nature reserve, and I think it’s a thing to behold.

Here travellers are greeted by a more rocky beach, and sea coves. It’s the perfect, ‘beach’ location for anyone who appreciates a rich and indulgent, completely unique location.


Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

Riserva naturale dello Zingaro was the first nature reserve to be set up in Sicily.

This was around 1981.

It has 7 stunning and unspoiled kilometres of coastline, so plenty of beautiful beach coves to choose from.

The oceans are richly turquoise, and the scenery is an even more gorgeous backdrop. And as an added bonus for nature lovers, the reserve is home to a whole array of birds and wildlife. Perfect for those wildlife lovers amongst you.


The Turkish Steps, Realmonte Coast

Near the hilltop town of Agrigento is the Realmonte coast.

Nestled on this coast is this incredible, bright white, rock cliff. It has gradually been eroded over the years, and as such has a really interesting shape that makes it easy to climb up and lay on.

It has been given the name the Scala dei Turchi due to its staircase like shape.

it’s a perfect location to really appreciate just how crystal clear these seas really are, all whilst appreciating one of the 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Calamosche

Nature’s swimming pool.

If Calamosche beach had a nickname, it should be that.

It’s calm, shallow waters are perfect for families with young children. But also a perfect location for snorkelers and divers a little further out as there is a great selection of marine life to be seen and explored.

It has been named the most beautiful beach of Italy before, and it’s really not hard to see why.


So there you have a selection of the best beaches in Sicily. Of course, as an Island you really can’t go too far wrong with this stunning, Italian island.

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