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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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    • Trip to Italy

      Listing the cons here first. On one of the days we were to reach the hotel at 8am after an early morning flight. When we reached, we were told that we had to wait till 2pm since the check in time is from 2pm and they wouldn't be able to provide us a room till that time. So we had to roam nearby for 6 hours just to pass the time. In one of the sightseeing trips (to Cinque Terre, which comprises of 5 islands) we were given the tickets of the tour for the same. But when we started the tour we came to know that our ticket was only for the round trip bus tickets. From the drop point we had to take take trains/boats on our own to explore all the islands. Overall, we travelled to 5 cities in the entire trip and the experience was good as planned, except a couple of the hotels booked were not upto the mark, and the rooms were very small, almost the size of the bed with no space to open our luggage. Except for these, every other thing was planned nicely and we had a great time during our trip!
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      Pranjali Khattri

      Bengaluru 13 days ago

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      Really appreciate the management and service of the agents to make our trip to Italy truly memorable. I customized whole tour according to my choices of hotels, activities etc. I got complete co operation from Nisar with good suggestions at good price. It was the best quotation I had received from all the agencies. I would definitely prefer memorable trips for my next trips.
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      Piyushnikumbh

      Mumbai a month ago

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      My trip was for Italy and it was great. Everything was taken care of by Agent assigned and was very well planned. I faced no issue what so over over 6 days of my travel.
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      Vibhu Kaushik

      New delhi a month ago

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      I took help of Vacactions Madcap for planning my trip to Italy and France with my wife. Amazing planning done by Saurabh and his team. Timing of flights, selection of hotels and their location and other guided tour was excellent.I wish the bond with Vacations Madcap continues for our future trips. I would strongly recommend Vacations Madcap for Europe trip.
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      Prateek Singh

      Delhi a month ago

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      We loved our time in Italy, very well organized by Duniya Safari. The good - great booking for day trips and guided tours, Special mention to Ishita as she was always on her toes to help us in all our queries,.during the stay the hotel in Paris was very small, room size was like just the size of the bed but one thing best about the hotel was its location as it was walkable from the centre of Paris.Thanks to the team assisting us at Duniya Safariand Travel Triangle.
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      Tarnish

      Delhi a month ago

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      It was a honeymoon travel, and we had an unforgettable trip to Italy. Everything was taken care of by holidayhub and travel triangle. Specially the pre trip preps and on the trip Mr Prashant and Yeeshu were of great help and made all the changes required even if it was last time changes and designed the package absolutely as per our demands. Also Mr Sagar Sharma took care of arranging all the packages suitable to our need. A 5 star on the services provided by travel agent Florence and Venice are unforgettable. Specially the 30 min gondola ride and water taxi provided
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      Murtuza Motorwala

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      We had booked my honeymoon trip to France and Italy through Hub Holidays. Despite being a package tour, we had the complete independence to chose my itinerary. The hotels provided were just awesome, especially the ones is Venice and Rome. Our hotel location in Nice and Paris was also awesome. The hotel staff in Rome was so courteous that they upgraded us for a complete apartment with full amenities. To my amazement, it also had a terrace with it. Speaking about Hub Holidays, I have never had a better travel agency doing job for me. They were quick and generous while responding to any queries or problems. Keep up the good work guys. Also, I dropped my passport in Disneyland Paris and Hub Holidays helped me in getting it back and made me feel relaxed even though I thought I have lost it. Yeeshu and Prashant were too good.
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      Nikhil Malpani

      New delhi 2 months ago

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      We booked our Italy Tour with Hub Holidays. Rohit was extremely helpful and managed the entire bookings/Itinerary pretty well. He was very supportive in managing any changes we suggested. The hotels booked were also decent with great location. Overall we had a great time in Italy. Looking forward to many more such outings. Cheers!!
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      Siddharth Maurya

      New delhi 2 months ago

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      I went to France, Switzerland and Italy. I got a very competitive pricing from Hubholiday. They provided very nice pre, post and on trip support. Thanks Yeeshu and Prashant for your efforts to make my trip memorable. They even provided support for information not part of package such as best option to buy sim. I really liked hop in hop off bus in France and Italy, it was a great way to visit major tourist places in less time in a cost effective manner. Swiss pass in Switzerland was also great I could travel anywhere in Switzerland via it. Tip for first time travelers - make sure you know all information in detail, less vegetarian options are there specially in Switzerland so you can buy fruits, chips, etc from there or bring from India, be well before time on famous monuments, make sure to take care of your stuff to avoid any issues on the trip.
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      Deepankar Chopra

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      Memorable Holidays left no stone unturned to make our holiday memorable for life. From the right advice while drafting the itinerary to last minute bookings since our visas were delayed, the support was very good. Krishna recommended the right tours and the hotels selected had excellent location. Had a lot of fun. Italy was wonderful and we felt that it deserves a vacation on its own with a minimum of 3 days in Rome and a visit to the Amalfi Coast
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    FAQ's of Italy

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    The Eurail and bus services are the best bet for traveling to different cities within the country.

    Since Italy is a part of the European Union, the Schengen Visa will cover your visit to Italy.

    Spend at least 10 days in Italy if you want to explore it properly and fully.

    Apart from the usual Italian cuisine of pizzas and pastas, Gelato, a form of frozen dessert, is a must have when here.

    Italy is relatively safer, although caution should be exercised in the old city areas of Rome and Florence against pickpockets and purse snatchers.

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