Italy is a country full of perfect destinations. Whether you’re traveling solo, with your loved one or with the family, we have selected the best places in Italy for holidays for each season. And if you want to know more about hidden destinations read 5 unusual and paradisiac places to visit in Italy.
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The third largest city in Italy, Naples, is full of historical buildings, and it has a great nightlife. This is the perfect destination for spring since you’ll have nice weather to enjoy the day trips to Mount Vesuvius, the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Don’t forget that the city is located by the water, so during spring, it’ll be very nice to walk along the pedestrian-friendly Lungomare.
The lovely city of Matera is the town of caves and rock churches. Here you’ll spend a lot of your time in caves since there are restaurants, hotels, bars built inside of them and a series of grottoes caves. Visit the historical “Casa Grotta” (Cave House) and the cave church of Saint Lucia delle Malve.
The perfect destination for those who want to explore Italy and visit offbeat locations, besides the weather in spring is just perfect for walking around.
Located in the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia, Cagliari is a medieval city with crystal clear waters that are perfect for swimming. To get in touch with the rich past of Italy history, visit the Palazzo Regio, the Cathedral and the tower Torre dell’Elefante. Cagliari is also known for its beautiful parks and gorgeous stretches of coastline. Don’t miss the chance to visit the local market and try some amazing fresh seafood, sheep cheese, and fresh fruits.
Siena is a lovely medieval city located in Tuscany. One of the main reasons to visit this city during summer is because of the famous Palio, an historical horse race around Piazza del Campo that took place twice every summer. Since you’re in the area, go to San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, called the “city of the beautiful towers.”
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The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO thanks to its history. To enjoy the nice weather and see Verona you can take a bike and pedal along the river Adige or walk to the Roman Arena, Roman Theatre and the famous Juliet’s House.
Summer is the perfect season to visit Verona because it’s when the Arena hosts the open-air opera festival. This is a lifetime event.
During fall, typically in October or September, you can see the wine festival. In this celebration, Italians begin the wine season, (when the grapes are picked for the harvest) and it is perfect to spend time with Italian people, drinking local wine and tasting wonderful food. Tuscany’s countryside colors in autumn are something you need to see.
One way to see the countryside is to take a day trip from Florence and visit Monteriggioni Castle, Siena, and San Giminiano.
Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Coast
In this region of Italy the heat of summer takes longer to disappear. The perfect way to relax is to take a boat and explore the cities and the coast. The sunset in this region will take your breath away.
You should take your time and visit Sorrento and Positano and enjoy the narrow streets full of shops and restaurants. This is a very romantic destination, so how about taking your loved one to a nice holiday?
There’s so much to see in Milan and visiting the city during fall won’t let you down. Since autumn is considered the low season, the prices are lower, there are fewer tourists and the weather is pleasant. The trees in the city’s parks turn into that magical color that we all love.
If you’re a little fashionista, you’ll love the city in September, since that’s the period in which the city is home to one of the most important events in the world, the fashion week. This is when the city comes to life and galleries and museums launch new exhibitions.
Enjoy the cooler weather and visit the impressive Duomo Cathedral, La Scala Theatre, and the famous Da Vinci’s Last Supper.
The Italian Lakes
This is probably one of the most romantic landscapes in the world. The beauty of the lakes and the view of the snow-capped mountains is worth seeing. The weather in this region is enjoyable and there’s so much to do! Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, and Lake Garda are perfect for a variety of activities, from a romantic escape to water sports.
To discover more places you can take your loved one to, read The best places to visit in Italy for couples and the best time to go.
When you travel during winter in Italy the idea of relaxation is taken to a whole new level. You don’t have to hurry, you can just relax and enjoy your vacation. This is the city that, doesn’t matter the weather, it will always be beautiful and magical. Travel to Venice during winter is an excellent alternative because it’s low season, so flights, hotels and even restaurants are cheaper than during summer.
You can enjoy Venice attractions like the historic center, St Mark’s Basilica, and the Doge’s Palace or get cozy with your loved one in a private gondola ride and have a glass of wine to warm you up.
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The Italian capital is a great city to visit during the winter. The thing about Rome is that the city has so many incredible monuments and museums, it is definitely the greatest historic city, and during winter you’ll avoid the crowds. Since there are fewer tourists the prices are lower. Enjoy the Christmas markets and appreciate the cozy atmosphere that restaurants create during the cold season.
You can even go ice skating! During winter the Castel Sant’Angelo skating rink is set up.
If you want to know more reasons to visit the capital during winter, read Why winter is the perfect time to visit Rome.
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