What to do October in Italy includes sailing, Jazz, food, wine and chocolate. October is a full month and a real treat for the travelers. There are events that will satisfy every taste.
The major events and destinations are the following.
Hobby Show from 1-4 October at Milan’s Fiera Milano. During the four day event guests will have a chance to interact with the exhibitors, learn new tricks and buy new interesting pieces.
If you ever wondered how important is food and wine in Tuscany be there from 2-4 October. The city of Certaldo is your destination. You can expect stalls selling cheeses, olives and breads, demonstrations by local chefs, and talks by sommeliers about wine. There will be also live music, dancing, eating and drinking!
Sailing and Yacht fans will have also their unique event. Best thing about it? Anyone can take part, so amateur sailors will line up against worldclass seamen. Barcolana will be held from 3-11 October in the Gulf of Trieste.
Every year on 8th October, Florence celebrates Christian virgin and martyr Santa Reparata. Florence’s very first cathedral was named after her. She stills remains a co-patron of the city. There will be a foot race through the streets, starting and finishing in Piazza San Giovanni, in front of the Duomo.The race is preceded by a procession in period costume.
Fall is the season of the truffles.Thousands of people arrive in the town of Alba in Piedmont from 10 October – 15 November known for its white variety. There will be also a food fair,selling truffles local wines, cheeses and other artisan products. The medieval parade and the donkey race will entertain the guests.
Chocolate lovers will have their chance too. The International Chocolate Exhibition now in its 22nd year from 16-25 October in Perugia, will tempt your palettes as the you can sample the offerings! This year’s theme is “Eat Your Mustache” . As Every year you may aspect talks, tastings and gourmet workshops. you can also experience the
world’s biggest chocolate mustache sculpture!
The Bologna Jazz Festival from 26 October- 26 November is the destination for the music lovers. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the prestigious event, and in honor of that milestone there will be ten concerts spread throughout the month. These range from Ron Carter (26 October) to the Mark Turner Quartet (6 November) and the Brad Mehldau Trio (23 November).