There’s no more beautiful time to visit the Veneto than Autumn – the colours are sensational, while from mushrooms to wine harvests there are gastronomic experiences aplenty.
Here’s our pick of a few of the best things to do in the Veneto in October…
1. White Truffle Season
The October truffle season in Italy. We’ll sneak some of the revered white truffle over from neighbouring Piedmont and shave it over everything we can get our hands on – eggs, pasta, toast…
2. Valpolicella Wine Harvest
October sees grapes plucked from the vines, some destined for local tables in relatively short time for Valpolicella Classico, others will be selected for longer fermentation both before and during barrelling for the great Ripasso wines and mighty Amarones.
3. Porcini Mushrooms
The taste of the forest floor, the fungi porcini is surely the king of Autumn produce, elevating deeply aromatic risottos and rich, silky pastas to yet another level.
4. The Autumn Landscape
The mellow Autumnal sun casting shadows over the fiery red Prosecco hills in Valdobbiadene.
5. A Negroni
The deep ochre of Autumn, a Negroni is the perfect accompaniment to a warm October sunset.