The best time to visit Italy: detailed month by month guide to help you decide the best time to go to Italy and see the places you want to visit at their best.
In the last few months, many of you had to postpone your Italy trip and are now faced with the decision: when to go next?
So today, I have decided to put together a guide that looks at Italy month by month.
It looks candidly at Italy each month, says how the country really is at each different point in the year and suggest the best places to visit in Italy in each season.
I hope you find it useful!
The best time to visit Italy: an overview
Italy can be visited all year round.
However, it is also a highly seasonal country and your experience of Italy in winter, for instance, will be radically different than your experience in summer or even in the autumn
Weather is only one of the factors, when planning an itinerary around Italy, several other considerations coming into play when trying to decide the best time to go.
Budget comes to mind (high season can be so expensive in Italy!) and your expectations too: the best time to hike in the Dolomites is not the best time to visit Venice for instance or to stroll around Rome.
To help you set your expectations and decide the best time to go to Italy for your specific trip, I have written monthly guides, which you find below.
Each covers what Italy is like during a certain month in terms of weather and crowds, what Italy’s main destinations are like each month and practical info on events and recommended activities.
I hope they come in handy to help you plan a trip that ticks most items off your Italy bucket list!
Happy travel planning!
I hope you enjoyed this overview and it helped you pick the time to go to Italy that suits you best. Happy travel planning!
About the author: Marta Correale is an Italian mama of 2, born and bred in Rome. Avid traveler, Marta graduated in Classics at the University of Rome and married her love for history and travel in a career as a travel writer. She is the writer and editor behind Learning Escapes, a successful travel blog about cultural travel with kids, the creator of the successful Mama Loves Rome, an in-depth travel site about her native city of Rome and co-editor of the global family travel site Little City Trips.