European destinations to visit this fall

Do you feel like traveling and would like to know which are the best European urban destinations this fall? Well, we offer you a list of cities that you must visit in this beautiful season.

Summer is unfortunately over. However, the travel season is never over. Even though travelers generally prefer to travel during the warmer months, traveling outside of peak season has many advantages: sunny, cool weather with mild temperatures, fewer tourists, fewer crowds, and lower prices.

Here are some of the best destinations you must visit in Europe this fall.

1. Geneva- Switzerland

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Geneva, a city in Switzerland, is known for its magnificent beauty. The brilliant blue waters, the breathtaking nature and the freshness of the air will take your breath away. However, in autumn it is even more beautiful.

As all the leaves turn golden and orange, combined with the cool breeze, sitting on a bench with a cup of mulled mule wine and taking in the scenery is something you’ll want to do in this beautiful city.

Geneva is rich in activities and places to visit. We have a wide variety of spots and activities you can do; here is a pair:

Pointe de la Jonction – Where Geneva gathers

Pointe de la Junction Geneva

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Between the Rhône and Arve, at the foot of a Geneva Energy Services station which would be better suited to shelter an ugly Swiss Bond, the Pointe de la Jonction is a calm and beautiful place. This is the exact point where the two rivers of Geneva merge to form one.

By black magic (more than likely this is due to the temperature difference between the rivers), the waters of the Rhône and the Arve no longer mix for a while, so a two-tone brown and green river remains bewitching.

Mont Salève – Geneva as the crow flies!

Mont Saleve Geneva

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If you’re in Geneva and pressed for time, head for a quick visit to the top of the nearby hill called Salève, which is technically in France but run jointly by the Geneva and French authorities.

As you can see in the photo, just as you reach the top of the Salève mountain, you have this beautiful cafe on arrival from where you have a panoramic view of Geneva. You can still see the Jet d’eau magic fountain from afar, although smaller than the usual dimensions you get used to living in the city.

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2. Turin- Italy

Villa and Park Tesoriera Turin

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Turin, a city in Italy, is a perfect destination for the fall season. This is the place for you if you still want to enjoy the summer vibe. September-October, in Turin, usually has nice warm temperatures. November weather is a little cold but nothing extreme, just a little wet.

The autumn season in Turin is accompanied by many cultural activities. The city comes alive with art and culture. In addition, for those with a sweet tooth, some special types of truffles only bloom this season, which restaurants in Turin gladly include in their dishes.

Here are some places you must go to if you visit Turin:

Galleria Subalpina – Hidden in plain sight

Subalpina Gallery Turin

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The Galleria Subalpina is a really attractive place located between Piazza Castello, Via Cesare Battisti and Piazza Carlo Alberto (where you can see the other side of Palazzo Carignano, the Renascimental Museum).

Here you can find Turin’s oldest cinema, mentioned above (Cinema Romano), one of the city’s historic cafes (Baratti e Milano), a chic restaurant, a florist, an antique dealer, an eyewear store and a old, well-known bookstore.

Scannabue – Good taste

Scannabue Torino

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Scannabue. What can I say about this place… it’s perfect!

The restaurant cooks and prepares everything on the menu; they start with the bread, perfectly leavened with coarse salt on top; the meats are all from grass-fed mountain cows.

the first courses consist mainly of rice and stuffed pasta, rigorously prepared by the chef’s mother;
the sweets are sweet and warm, and finally, the drinks… the drinks are like a tasting party; you can have a multitude of flavors on the palate which gives an extra point to your meal.

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3. Florence- Italy

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Visiting Florence in autumn is probably one of the best times to explore this beautiful city. with fewer crowds, warm temperatures and bright colors, you’ll have plenty of space and serenity to explore the city.

Don’t forget that fall is wine season. This means that you will experience the harvest season and taste local wines at the various local vineyards.

Mercato di Piazza Tasso – A weekly farmer’s market

Mercato di Piazza Tasso Florence

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A favorite weekly hangout for locals in Florence is the Friday night market in Piazza Tasso. From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., you will find a meeting of Genuine Clandestine (genuine clandestine) local farmers and artisans — sharing and selling the products they make.

Some of the favorite items include; Fattoria Mondeggi’s pizza, Giovanni’s wine (watch out for his rosé in the summer months, it’s limited edition!), fresh and aged pecorino, as well as ricotta, sourdough bread, local herbs and honey, and body care products like cream moisturizers and handmade soaps.

Serre Torrigiani – A bistro in a private garden

Serre Torrigiani Florence

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Serre Torrigiani is a private garden which hosts a bar and a bistro. The garden is part of the estate of one of Florence’s oldest aristocratic families, the Torrigiani. Indeed, the Torrigiani family still lives in the villa inside the garden and manages the Bistrot.

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4. Munich- Germany

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Unlike the warm temperatures of Florence, visiting Munich in autumn will not be pleasant. However, the change of scenery will largely compensate for the lack of heat!

Munich is known for its beautiful nature. And in autumn, nature will explode with many beautiful colors, making it almost impossible to take your eyes off it.

Also, many people visit Munich in September/October for one obvious reason, Oktoberfest! However, Oktoberfest is not the only event taking place in Munich, there are plenty of alternatives if you want to stay away from the crowds and prefer a more intimate experience.

Perlach Forest – Nature for every season

Munich Perlach Forest

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Many of us crave the outdoors, whether it’s sandy beaches, snow-capped mountains, or jumping into the local watering hole.

But in town, where to go with nature? Of course, many people in Munich take a day trip to the mountains, and yes, it’s beautiful there, but I have a secret for you: the Perlach forest.

Zum Flaucher – The Bavarian beer garden tradition

Zum Flaucher Munich

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If you’ve never really been to a Biergarten before, Zum Flaucher is the place for you.

There’s music, space, a good selection of traditional food, shade and sun, and it’s set away from traffic. Zum Flaucher truly encompasses everything there is to do for a visit to the Biergarten.

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5. Amsterdam- Netherlands

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Almost like in Munich, the weather in Amsterdam will not be the hottest. However, the sunny days combined with the cool breeze are quite refreshing!

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Amsterdam. The museums will be less crowded and the beautiful streets next to the canals will give you the feeling of serenity you so crave.

Lokaal van de Stad – canal spot at sunset

Lokaal van de Stad Amsterdam

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Lokaal van de Stad in Amsterdam is a truly magical place at sunset, overlooking a wide canal called Westlandgracht, which marks the border between the Nieuw-West and Zuid districts.

Come here on warm, sunny days to enjoy a local beer (they have a wide selection, a local favorite is the Funky Falcon from Amsterdam brewery Two Chefs) and a hummus pita platter with friends.

However, you can also enjoy one of the many lunches or dinners. As a romantic person, what makes it special is the small terrace overlooking a wide canal, which is the perfect place to relax outside the busy and central parts of Amsterdam.

Flevopark – Hidden gem of a park

Flevopark Amsterdam

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Flevopark, a park, thank goodness, which is not as crowded as the Vondelpark. In these times it is the perfect park.

It’s less crowded and you can sit here without worrying about people sitting less than a meter away from you.

In addition, one of the advantages of this park is that you can have a barbecue wherever you want. In addition to being allowed to barbecue freely, this park is also perfect for dogs. The fields are huge and your dog can roam freely here. If you have a dog this is definitely a park for you.

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