October is Italy’s fall shoulder season, that travel period between peak and off-peak seasons. The weather has usually transitioned from summery and hot to cooler with more probability for rain. But, October is still one of the best times to visit Italy. The country’s monthly calendar is packed with food and wine festivals. Travel and hotel prices have declined making it a more budget-friendly time to travel. The crowds can still be on the larger side since the harvest festivals are not to be missed, but the lines to enter Italy’s famous sites are typically significantly smaller. Truffle festivals, Eurochocolate and wine festivals top the list of must-do activities in October. All in all, visiting Italy in October is sure to please any traveler.