to travel to Italy
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.
The best time to travel to Italy is during the spring and autumn season, when temperatures are mild and there are fewer tourists. The scenery is vibrant, the prices are lower, and the weather is perfect for exploring everything the country has to offer.
Spring. March – May
High. 65F|18.5C Low. 44F|6.6C
Spring temperatures range from the mid-fifties to the mid-seventies, but layers are still recommended in case of colder spells. Around Easter, it becomes busier, and prices rise accordingly. Easter Sunday (Pasqua) and Easter Monday will be closed to the public (Pasquetta).
Tuscany Day Trip from Rome including 3-Course Lunch and Wine Tasting
With 16 lakes, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is huge, and it can be easy to wander around and get lost on your own. Take this Plitvice Lakes private walking tour, and go with a guide through the UNESCO World Heritage Site. When booking, choose if you’d like to explore the Lower Lakes, Upper Lakes, or both. At the end of your tour, you’ll ride a panoramic train back to the park’s north-side entrance. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site during this Plitvice Lakes private tour Walk Plitvice Lakes National Park, and take a few electrical boat rides Ride a panoramic train back to the park’s north entrance at the end of the tour Choose to see the Upper Lakes, the Lower Lakes, or both
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Summer. June – August
High. 89F|31.6C Low. 66F|18.8C
Summer months, particularly July and August, see higher temperatures — normally around 81°F, but often reaching over 88°F at the peak of the day. At this time, visitor numbers are at their peak. It’s worth noting that many Italians take the entire month of August off to avoid the humidity, with many businesses shutting down during this time. However, the cities are much quieter as a result, so you can still explore if you can stand the heat.
Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Guided Day Trip from Rome
Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast are two headliners in southern Italy, but it’s virtually impossible to visit both in one day by public transportation. On this day trip, save hours with round-trip transport directly from Rome, leaving you enough time for a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pompeii plus a stroll through Positano to sightsee and shop before the return drive to Rome.
- Hassle-free full-day transportation to Pompeii and Positano from Rome
- Priority entry to Pompeii and a guide to better understand the complex ruins
- Views of the Amalfi Coast along the famously scenic coastal drive
- Free time to explore the fishing village of Positano and browse the shops.
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Autumn. September – November
High. 65F|18.3C Low. 48F|8.8C
Temperatures cool down gradually, so September is still very pleasant, with an average of around 77°F. Expect crisp fall leaves and some sunnier days, but plan for wet weather too. Some attractions introduce shorter winter hours from October, so be mindful of this when booking.
Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum
Take the stress out of waiting in long visitor lines by going on this Colosseum tour that includes skip-the-line entry. Explore areas of the Colosseum not accessible to regular ticket holders, and see the underground level, the Arena,and the Roman Forum. Along the way, your tour will be brought to life with guide commentary through headsets. Hassle-free tour with entry to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum included Avoid long lines—this tour gives you a guarantee to skip the long lines Hear your guide clearly through headsets See restricted areas of the Undergrounds, and Arena.
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Winter. December – February
High. 53F|11.6C Low. 37F|2.7C
Winter temperatures in the south remain mild. However, northern Italy is typically wet and cold, and snowfall is not uncommon, particularly in the mountains.
Ski Tour from Cortina d’Ampezzo: Tofana
Ski through the spectacular winter scenery of the Dolomites on a 4-hour guided morning or afternoon ski tour of the Tofano area from Cortina d’Ampezzo. Depending on your skiing experience and with an expert guide, zoom down steep runs in the high Ravalles or Pomedes areas, tackle some of Cortina’s 1956 Olympic slopes, or go slower on the gentler runs on the lower slopes. Enjoy the stunning winter setting and views of the wide Cortina valley, and take rest and refreshment breaks in traditional mountain huts on route.
4-hour Dolomites ski tour around the Tofana ski area, with an expert ski guide
Enjoy skiing above the majestic Cortina valley, overlooked by Dolomites’ peaks
Tackle Tofana’s demanding, intermediate or beginners’ slopes depending on ability
- Enjoy Cortina’s 1956 Olympic courses, steep Ravelles or Pomedes runs, or gentler pistes
Stop at traditional mountain huts for refreshments (own expense) and rest breaks
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour
Get expert tips from a knowledgeable guide
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Festivals in Italy
- Carnevale di Venezia
(Venice Carnival) – February
- Fiera di San Giovanni
(St. John’s Fair) – June
- Il Palio
(Siena Horse Race) – July and August
- La Sagra del Redentore
(Feast of the Redeemer) – July
- La Fiera di San Luca
(St. Luke’s Fair) – October
- La Fiera di Santa Caterina
(St. Catherine’s Fair) – November
- La Fiera di Santa Lucia
(St. Lucy’s Fair) – December
- Il Natale
(Christmas) – December 25th
- La Festa della Befana
(Epiphany) – January 6th
Holidays in Italy
- January 1: New Year (Capodanno)
- January 6: Epiphany (La Befana)
- Easter Sunday (Pasqua)
- Easter Monday (Pasquetta)
- April 25: Liberation Day
- May 1: Labor Day (Festa del Lavoro)
- June 2: Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica)
- August 15: Assumption of the Virgin (Ferragosto)
- November 1: All Saints’ Day
- December 8: The Immaculate Conception (L’Immacolata)
- December 25: Christmas Day (Natale)
- December 26: St Stephen’s Day (Santo Stefano)
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