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Europe is apparently the place to be this fall, according to a new report from Virtuoso.
The network of luxury travel agencies recently polled U.S. jet-setters to find out which ten destinations are top of mind for the remainder of the year. Six were in Europe.
Italy was first on the list followed by the United Kingdom and France. Spain, the Netherlands and Germany rounded out the bottom half of the list.
With that Virtuoso ranking in mind, Travel Agent Central recently released its own list of the best events in Europe come fall. From wine harvesting to cultural events, there's a lot to see and do on the Continent:
A food-related event is practically a must when visiting Italy.
Travel Agent Central recommends The Alba White Truffle World market, which takes place every weekend from October 7 through November 1. Stands at the event not only sell truffles but also wines, cheeses, cured meats, pasta, baked goods and more. There are also tasting areas where guests can sample local wine and truffle specialties.
The market is located in Cortile della Maddalena, which is about two hours by car from Genoa and Milan.
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The month of September brings the Totally Thames event to the UK-the month-long annual celebration of the river that passes through London.
There are multiple events tied to the celebration including visual arts, performances, films, workshops, sailing and more. Of particular note is the ninth annual Classic Boat Festival, which will feature 40 vintage sailboats and yachts. It will take place September 9 and 10.
Fall is a glorious time in France, which marks the season with The Paris Autumn Festival, a celebration that includes theater, music, dance the visual arts and film starting in September and running through December. There are more than 50 events, according to Travel Agent Central.
What's more, this year's festival will feature director Suzuki Matsuo, the composer Irvine Arditti, and choreographer Jérôme Bel.
Spain observes the change of seasons with La Festes de Merce, or Festa Major, an event honoring the patron saint Virgin of Mercy. Among the hundreds of events tied to this festival are singing, dancing, musical performances, light shows and more.
The festival, which will be September 22-25, is be co-hosted by the Icelandic city of Reykjavik. The guest city will display work from contemporary artists.
Visitors can tour historical Dutch buildings and sites for free as part of the country's annual Heritage Day. The event takes place September 9-10. About 4,000 buildings take part, many of which also offer special programs and entertainment.
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One word: Oktoberfest. Is there really anything else that compares in Germany, come fall?
The country's two biggest events take place in Munich from September 16 through October 3 and in Berlin from September 22 through October 15.
For those planning to attend an Oktoberfest celebration, keep in mind that reservations are required at individual tents. Get there early because said tents often closed due to overcrowding, particularly on the weekend.
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