Italy Travel Guide

Italy is a country that succeeds in pleasing everyone, from its impressive ancient ruins, culture and colourful cities to its spectacular landscapes. You could be enjoying pasta overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany or admiring the glistening waters of the Amalfi Coast, but regardless of your unique travel dream, Italy will show you la dolce vita.

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When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    June to August

    During the peak season, Italy comes alive and will see a large influx of visitors across the country. Locals will also be taking their holidays at this time – so prepare for greater crowds and slightly higher prices. The weather will be hot with average highs of 25-33°C. For visitors planning to explore the many beaches in Italy, you can enjoy ideal swimming conditions and warm water. During this time, you can join the locals in celebrating the national Italian holiday Festa Della Repubblica at the start of June. While you’re there, watch the fireworks in August while you partake in Ferragosto, another one of Italy’s biggest celebrations.

  2. Low Season

    November to March

    In the north of Italy, there is a much higher chance of snow and it can be quite cool. This is also when the ski season starts in the Italian Alps. The further south you travel (towards Sicily) there is a much lower chance of snowfall and temperatures will be warm in some parts. Average temperatures will reach highs of 8-15°C and lows of 1-10°C. Visitors who travel during the low season will benefit from fewer crowds at museums and other major attractions. This is also the best opportunity to explore festive Christmas markets and participate in New Year’s Eve celebrations throughout Italy.

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