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Best Time to Travel to Italy

 

Italy is a wonderful destination in any season of the year so choosing the time you want to visit this amazing country simply depends on your aims and desires.

Beach vacation in Italy

In Italy, as in any other tourist countries, there exist peak and low seasons. Naturally, the peak season in Italy is summer when prices for tickets and hotel accommodation reach their maximum. It is the time when warm weather attracts crowds of tourists to the country, especially to the coastal areas. The top demand in the summer season is observed in August when not only foreigners but Italians themselves love to organize their vacations and go to the beaches to enjoy the Mediterranean sun. If you want to get the best of your Italian getaway, staying in one of the coastal cities, but avoiding extreme prices, jostling crowds and boiling heat (which can reach +35-37°C in July and August), you’d better go in September. The beginning of autumn is called the ‘velvet’ season when the peninsula is dominated by mild weather and smaller crowds.

Visiting top Italian destinations

In case you strive to witness the best of Roman heritage, Renaissance art, bizarre architecture and other gems conserved mainly in the cities of the Northern Italy such as Rome, Milan, Florence and Turin, the perfect time for your visit is the end of April and May as well as September and October. Late autumn, winter, and early spring are characterized by changeable weather with rains and winds, which is not comfortable for exploring cities’ highlights while the periods mentioned above, on the contrary, provide the most appetizing opportunities.

Winter holiday in Italy

Fans of ski holidays do not even ask themselves what season to choose. Late October to April are the most beneficial months for ski resorts in the mountains when the weather in the Italian Alps pleases skiers with quite frequent snowfalls and perfect temperature conditions.