If you're looking for a warm and sunny vacation in Italy during the fall, Sicily is the perfect destination. October is still quite hot during the day, but the nights can be cold, especially in the north. Temperatures across the peninsula drop and there is a greater chance of rain. Northern Italy experiences average temperatures between 44 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit, while Rome and other destinations in central Italy range between 56 and 71 degrees.
The southern region is slightly warmer, with average temperatures between 66 and 74 degrees. You're not likely to find Italians or Europeans on the beaches in October, but if you come from a colder climate, you'll love finding warm days and almost empty beaches. La Scala dei Turchi near Agrigento is an impressive sight and perfect for a beach vacation in October. Trieste also offers stunning beaches, such as Piazza Unita d'Italia and Miramare Castle.
For photographers, the rolling hills of Crete Senesi are a must-see in the fall light.