Best Time to Visit Italy
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Best Time To Visit Italy
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The best time for a trip to Italy is spring (April-May) and fall (September-October). Italy has a varied geography ranging from north to south. Summer is the best time to travel to Italy, especially the sun-soaked Mediterranean coast. On the other hand, the best time to visit Rome is the winter season when the tourists are fewer and hotel rates are lower. Due to its location along the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, southern Italy has a sunny and pleasant climate throughout the year. Up north, where the Alps are, snowfall is common. To find the best season to visit Italy, travelers should weigh considerations such as weather, budget, cultural events, seasonal atmosphere, and ambiance.
The Tuscan hills, Venice canals, and beaches of Naples are best visited in the summer season when the temperatures are higher. The best time to visit Italy for honeymoon is either in spring or autumn to explore the small towns and countryside. In the cities, the middle seasons the queues outside museums and landmarks are smaller.
The best months to go to Italy are April, May, September, and October, with ideal weather and moderate crowds. Keep on reading our season-wise travel guide to figure out the best time to Italy:
Climate in Italy
Summer Season in Italy
It’s usually warm all over Italy in summer. South of Florence, the weather in Italy is usually dry in summer. Inland and landlocked regions such as Tuscany and Veneto can be unpleasant to visit during a hot spell. The day temperatures in Italy begin to increase from May and lasting until mid-October. Italy in May is plenty busy with the tourist season just around the corner. It gets pretty crowded during June and July. So summer may not be the best time to visit Italy for holiday. August is the hottest month in the country, especially Naples and the Mediterranean coast. Not to mention, it is also very crowded as the locals are out on holidays throughout the month as well. Hotel prices and day temperatures also peak in the summer, especially July and August.
However, there is an upside to visit Italy in summer season, the days are longer so most of the attractions like museums and cathedrals remain open for longer hours than in winter. Also, the entire country seems to be celebrating holidays and so plenty of opportunities to mingle with the locals and get a taste of nightlife in Italy.
Monsoon Season in Italy
The rainiest months almost everywhere in Italy are usually October and November. While some areas in central Italy like Milan and Venice witness rainfall pretty much throughout the year, cities in southern Italy like Rome and Naples experience rainfall mostly during the winter season. Northern Italy, especially the higher Alps and Alpine foothills, witness snowfall from December to February. Winters in the north are cold with occasional rain and snow. In Rome, Tuscany, and Sicily the weather is warm almost all year.
Winter Season in Italy
Italy experiences fairly mild winters compared to other countries in Europe. All things considered, the ideal time to visit Italy is the winter season, from November through February. For those looking to come to Italy to celebrate Christmas or New Years’ Eve should make flights and hotel reservations as early as possible to avail discounts. The best time to visit Italy for honeymoon is winter as it is considered an off-season in Italy in terms of hotel prices and tourist crowds. The average temperatures in Central and Southern Italy in December hover between 10 to 15 degrees. A winter visit to Rome or Florence can tempt tourists to spend more time in a trattoria than in cafes and to top it all off, tourists in Florence may have the ‘David’ all to themselves.
November through March, many tourist attractions in Italy operate on shorter hours as the days are shorter too. Po and Adige valleys in Northern Italy and some lower regions in Central and Southern Italy witness moderately cold winters. Also, the precipitation is higher in winter months so is no specific dry season. The weather in peninsular coastal areas is different from upper and interior valleys, particularly in winter. When the higher altitudes witness snow and biting cold, coastal regions have milder temperatures and are generally dry. The average winter temperature in the Alps is around 0 degree Celsius whereas, the average temperature in Sicily hovers around 20 °C.
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Arpit's 9 days trip to ItalyGreat support and assistance from our travel agent Vishal. Very smooth process throughout.
Gaurav's 7 days trip to ItalyThank you @ Mr Rajat from hubholiday. Our trip to Italy was planned very nicely and with comfort as well. Hotels he selected were near to each and every station. Itenary was planned in a manner where we had time to rest at night but covered all iconic spots of the city. Mr Rajat was very helpful in timely informing about the corona issue, which was very important for me and my family to know about this outbreak of news. I would recommend from my personnel experience Mr Rajat from HubHoliday to plan tour and holidays.
Kartikgupta's 6 days trip to ItalyVery well planned and organised tour for city of love Rome, Naples, Florence and finally Venice by Mr. Rajat. The itinerary was planned and executed perfectly by him. The selection of hotels was done perfectly according to our preferences. I would like to get my other tours in future also to be planned by Mr. Rajat, travel agent with hubholidays.com Regards, Kartik
Nitank's 7 days trip to ItalyThanks for all arrangements. Very good service by travel agents. snorkeling
Lokesh's 8 days trip to ItalyOverall the trip was well managed and assisted by the team. Hotels in paris and venice were good but naples one was okay(not recommended).Proximity wise paris and venice hotels were far from the city whereas naples one was close. The sightseeing tours, intercity travels and airport transfer were very well managed. Overall i am satisfied with the experience. Some things might have been better. Ritoparno and arindam from duniyasafari and surabhi from traveltriangle were always available and prompt to respond. Thanks a lot duniyasafari and traveltriangle for managing it well.
V's 7 days trip to ItalyVishal has been a great friend all the way to the end. I had to plan my trip without the internet and he was right there with all the info to make the right picks regarding the locales, hotels and must visits in every city. Vishal accommodated in the best of hotels and his effort was visible. He's a gem of a guy, while in Italy we called him at odd hours IST and he was always up and about helping with our itenary options. Travel Triangle app and Holiday Hub experience was converted by Vishal into a memorable vacation.
Bansari's 7 days trip to ItalyEurope Trip.. Got a very good package for France(Paris) and Italy . I was extremely satisfied with travel triangle
Madhumita's 5 days trip to ItalyHello ! Twilight escapades helped us in planning our Maldives trip and they did an amazing job. Everything went so smooth and we just sat back and relaxed. They arranged the stay at the same property that we wanted at even last minute and customised the plan as per our convenience.
Shivam's 10 days trip to ItalyPros 1. The hotel bookings were excellent 2. The taxi pickup and drop off was excellent 3. They followed up with us regularly on whatsapp during the course of trip 4. The visa process was excellent Cons 1. Just a few (2-3) days after payment of first installment, the agent increased the overall amount by Rs 10000 and threatened not to do the bookings if the extra amount was not paid. However, on vehement protests by us, the excess amount was rolled back. 2. The SNCF trains were cancelled due to the strikes in Paris. However, the agent didn't care to inform us that the trains are cancelled. But, we were closely monitoring the situation and we ourselves informed the agent that the train was cancelled and requested them to book alternate tickets. Then, they booked alternate tickets for us after taking extra payment. In such a case, instead of us informing the travel agent, the travel agent should have informed us about the train cancellation. Had we not been careful, the whole trip would have been spoiled 3. The return flight timings were advanced to 11:50 am instead of 1:10 pm by Aeroflot. However, the agent did not inform us. Our flight could have been missed, had we not been careful.
Raju's 9 days trip to ItalyTrip was very well planned & executed by the Responsible person Mr. Shashank, all went well as planned except 1 day driver missed the appointment & not turned up, but the contact person immediately took action & asked us to take another Taxi without waiting for the pre booked Taxi. Response of the team was good . Just few recommendations even though it is not agency mistake or might be we asked for them to booked for us so it happened that is for the Local transportation & unlimited trip passes ask travelers to buy from hotel or dly. the Passes at the hotel as collection of these passes is a little hectic job as you can collect your passes only at pre defined places if booked online. For that you have to have a Taxi to go which is is additional 15-20Euro Expense. Once again Thanks for a memorable trip.
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