utumn is an ideal time to visit Campania. The busy tourist season winds down as families return to work and school after the summer holidays, and many of the shops which close in August reopen for business with renewed vitality and merchandise. The Campania landscape also has a different appeal in the fall months, with the leaves of trees and grapevines turning from green to regal shades of bright gold and rich red.
September also marks the beginning of the vendemmia, or grape harvest. Wine is important to the economy of Italy, and uniquely Campania varieties such as Aglianico DOCG, Fiano DOCG, Taurasi DOCG, and Greco di Tufo DOCG are world-famous. A unique way to experience a real Campania tradition is to participate in the vendemmia by joining a wine tour during the harvest season. By learning the steps of the winemaking process in a hands-on fashion, you will have a new appreciation for every glass of wine you enjoy thereafter.