Why not head off on a love weekend of autumn colours? Here are some suggestions about where to go.
23 Oct 2020
Stroll through the autumn landscape, discovering Italian beauty under a warm sun, bathed in magical light... Be inspired by the blaze of colors, every shade of green, orange, blue, red and yellow, filling Italy’s towns with a dreamy and romantic atmosphere. In autumn, the world becomes more beautiful… Why not take advantage of nature’s spectacle for a quick break after the summer holidays? Perhaps with your better half…
From north to south, we suggest four Italian destinations that are even more beautiful between September and November. Perfect for a romantic weekend!
Rome in the foliage season.
When the leaves turn from green to reddish-yellow, the autumn foliage makes Rome even more magical and evocative than ever, especially along its tree-lined avenues surrounding the monuments in the city centre, and in the large parks that colour the city’s landscape: Villa Borghese, with its small lake and open spaces is ideal for spending an afternoon outdoors, or Villa Torlonia, the most recent of Rome’s noble villas, with its English-style landscaped gardens and a surprising number of buildings and artistic furnishings scattered through the park.
Don’t miss the pond in Eur either. Beautiful in springtime when its cherry trees are in blossom, in autumn this park is wonderful for a walk and, if it’s sunny, even a picnic.
Where to stay in Rome in autumn.
To make the most of your romantic Roman holiday, Gruppo UNA suggests staying at its UNAHOTELS Decò Roma, located in the old town, strategically-placed for discovering Rome’s most famous, evocative sights. In perfect Italian style, the hotel features splendid art deco interiors.
Synonymous with romance, Venice is the city of lovers par excellence. In autumn, it reveals all its magic. Among its hidden bohemian spots, historic houses, villas and historic palaces, charming corners enchant all comers, making the lagoon city a great choice for couples keen on a weekend to themselves at this time of year.May sure you stop in at the Acqua Alta Bookshop. To ward off high water, the shop keeps its thousands of books in gondolas, boats, buckets and bathtubs. For a romantic view to share as a couple, try the Bell Tower at San Giorgio. Over 75 meters tall, it’s one of the few places you can visit in Venice that offers wonderful views out over St. Mark’s Square and the statue of St. George.
Where to stay in Venice in autumn.
To make your holiday unforgettable, stay in the city centre, at the Gruppo UNA Residenza Venezia, prestigious 4 Leoni tourist accommodation located in the heart of the city, strategically located between Venice Santa Lucia and the Rialto Bridge. This historic building has recently been restored, remaining faithful to traditional-refined Venetian style. If you’re looking for a perfect combination of luxury and charm, don’t miss Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze, located in the heart of the historic Cannaregio district.
Ferrara on foot or by bike.
Poetry, culture and unique architecture, Ferrara is a perfect place for couples to experience in picturesque autumnal guise. Ferrara is a city with trailblazing cultural projects and sustainable mobility that over the last few years has become one of the Emilia-Romagna region’s most attractive and visited cities. In addition to a nine-kilometre path around the city walls, perfect to walk or cycle on the embankment or at moat level, Ferrara has so many other highlights to visit. Curious?
Where to stay in Ferrara in autumn.
Gruppo UNA UNAWAY Hotel Occhiobello is the ideal solution for a stay in Ferrara. Located in a strategic position just outside the Renaissance city, it is excellent for business travellers. In addition to offering quiet rooms, it boasts a renowned restaurant, fitness facilities and lovely gardens.
Elegant Taormina .
That deep blue sea, renowned local cuisine, a famous ancient theatre and so many architectural beauties, this city is a jewel overlooking the sea. In autumn, when the temperatures are still mild, Taormina reveals all of its beauty to become a perfect romantic weekend getaway. Stroll through the old town streets, indulge in innocent gluttony at one of its many pastry shops, or glory in the sea views from one of the city’s belvederes, for example the balcony of Piazza IX Aprile, from where you can admire Mount Etna, the bay below and the ancient amphitheatre.
Where to stay in Taormina.
We recommend UNAHOTELS Capotaormina for an unforgettable stay. Immediately immerse yourself in the town’s magical atmosphere at this ideal spot for getting to know Taormina and its surroundings. The hotel offers its guests an elegant and charming retreat along this beautiful stretch of Sicilian coastline. But that’s not all. Hotel guests also benefit from a private beach, a wellness centre and a salt-water swimming pool.