The Best of Autumn in Rome
Collected by Katie Parla, AFAR Local Expert
It's all about harvest, seasonal produce, mushrooms, and tourist-free streets.
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
There are so many major sights to see in Rome that it is easy to get caught up in hurrying from tourist option A to Z! We hurried along with the best of them, but the favorite part of our time in the city was walking the neighborhoods in the...
Via Andrea Doria, 3, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
There are dozens of markets throughout Rome, and while many are threatened by the popularity of supermarkets, the Mercato Trionfale thrives just north of the Vatican. Some 200 stalls sell produce, cheese, eggs, meat, honey, fish, and housewares of...
Via della Caffarella, Roma RM, Italy
The Parco della Caffarella is part of the larger Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica, a vast public park that is protected from development. Just a short walk from the city center, and flanked by a dense neighborhood, the Parco della Caffarella...
Via Francesco Passino, 00154 Roma RM, Italy
At the Mercato Contadino dei Castelli Romani, a farmers' market in the hilltop town of Ariccia, farmers, bee keepers, cheese makers and other producers of artisanal foods gather on weekends to sell directly to consumers. The farm-direct sales cut...
Via Leonina, 82, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Autumn in Rome means the return of chocolate season! Artisanal chocolate shops slow their productions during the hot summer months, focusing instead on Jordan almonds, fruit jellies and other non-melty sweets. By November, the city's few but...
Padri Camaldolesi, Piazza di San Gregorio al Celio, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Rome is undoubtedly a bustling urban metropolis, but what makes it so unique is how very green the city is. Check out the olive tress near the Church of San Gregorio near the Circus Maximus. Just steps away from Rome's most ancient attractions,...
Via degli Specchi, 6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
The autumn sees the release of Italy's finest ales, beers made with live and cooked wine must. Brewers all over the country merge wine and beer making traditions, creating a uniquely terroir-driven product that is complex and completely Italian....
Via Cola di Rienzo, 200, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Gourmet food shops and markets all over Rome sell fall's fungal bounty. Foraged and cultivated mushrooms of all shapes, sizes and prices are sold this time of year and destined to become antipasti, pasta courses, side dishes and pizza toppings....
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