Foliage in Veneto, Piedmont, and Lombardy: three wonderful forests you can’t miss in autumn
In autumn, the sun keeps caressing our skin, but it is a light with a different twist. Under a sky of light pale clouds, the trees turn color and become a spectacle for the eye. It is during this time that many Italian forests attract nature and photography lovers. To spend a different kind of weekend, we suggest three ideal destinations.
At the foothills of the Belluno Prealps lies the Cansiglio plateau, surrounded by beech and coniferous trees. Wandering its trails between October and November is enchanting, to say the least, both on foot and by bicycle. Enthusiastic photographers appreciate the alternation of meadows and orange swaths of beech forests, especially in the sunset light.
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Among alders and centuries-old beech trees, walking through the regional forest of the Bagni di Masino Valley will feel like you are living a fairytale. The atmosphere among historic buildings and natural waterfalls is that of an ancient thermal resort. At this time, everything is colored bright orange, making the place even more magical.
For those living in Piedmont, the best areas to enjoy the foliage between trekking and walking are the Langhe and Monferrato areas. Here hills and vineyards are tinged with warm colors, highlighted by the shadows of the landscape. Everything is made even more scenic by medieval castles, which can often be visited.
Nature offers incredible views in every season, but this one is undoubtedly the most colorful. We recommend not waiting long to go and discover these or some other landscapes, they may be lost in a few weeks.
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