Autumn travel is for colour, culture and smaller crowds – as these six destinations prove.
When Britain’s summertime ebbs away to autumn, the nights draw in, leaves turn golden and there’s a nip in the air. Meanwhile, a number of eclectic destinations around the world are just coming into their own.
Perhaps you wish to extend your summer, explore desert wonders without the scorching heat, delight in the autumnal palette of a remote landscape or simply escape with the family over the half-term break. Whatever your reasons, the following six destinations promise an autumn holiday to remember...
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Few are unfamiliar with Italy’s appeal as a holiday destination – it is the world’s fifth most visited country, after all. This Mediterranean nation is a cultural mecca thanks to its Renaissance masterpieces, ancient Roman ruins and tantalising cuisine. Every region has its own character, with distinctive traditions, delicacies, landscapes and dialects. Beyond Italy’s vibrant cities lie secluded medieval hamlets, idyllic coastal towns, soaring mountains and rolling countryside.