most of Western Europe, early spring and autumn are the best times
to visit and travel around Italy.
Italy (Milan, Bologna, Verona and Venice) looks totally stunning
in spring, its winters are mild and occasionally very foggy, and
its hot, dry and humid summers are tempered by sea breezes. In winter
in Venice (in Northern Italy) a mist often descends and hovers over
the city creating an atmosphere of mystery and suspense.
Southern Italy has warm, dry weather with far
fewer crowds in September. It has a typical Mediterranean climate,
which is almost always sunnier than northern Italy. July and August
can be unpleasantly hot and humid. But there is always relief to
be found in the mountains, in the coastal areas and in the forests.
The best months to visit the cities of Rome, Florence,
Venice, Milan, Verona, Bologna, Naples and the Amalfi Coast (in
Southern Italy) are November or March. The most crowded periods
are Easter, May and June, October and Christmas. July and August
have become less crowded in recent years, but the summer can be
fun but also uncomfortably hot.
In the Apennines and Alps, winters are long and
cold, while summers are short and cool. The ski season can last
from December to April.
Summer is Italy's peak season when the country
is at its busiest. Many shops and restaurants close in late August
when their owners go on holiday. Easter, Christmas, and other religious
holidays are busy times for Italy and the larger cities and towns
tend to put up their prices during these occasions.
For best value, late spring and early autumn are
the optimum times to visit Italy, with the weather at its mildest
and the crowds at a minimum.
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