Faraglioni of Capri Island, Italy
The best times to travel to Italy depend on many factors. There are some that cannot be modified, like the time of the year when you are allowed to have your break from work and organize your vacation, but in other cases, you have a choice to improve your overall holiday experience.
When it comes to Italy, many people recommend traveling against the flow.
In other words, it means to avoid the peak-season –July and August– when the country is flooded by tourists from all over the world, and choose off-season periods instead –March to Mai or September to November– when the crowd doesn’t keep you away from experiencing the magic of the places you are visiting. Not to mention that it is also a question of weather.
Unless you spend your vacation on an Italian beach or somewhere in the countryside, summer can be extremely difficult to bear inside the urban agglomeration. You may even experience 100 °F (40 °C) during the afternoons, which will greatly cut off your mood to walk, sightsee and visit.
On the other hand, winter can be way too humid and boring for many people, even for those who are in Venice and have the chance to see the Carnival, in February.
Besides all these, if you travel off-season and if you choose low-cost transportation options, you will be able to save quite a lot of money. You’ll avoid paying for accommodation in expensive, central facilities and can take advantage of the free-entry days to visit certain tourist attractions.
Your Best Autumn in Rome, Naples, Venice, Tuscany or Capri
Capri Island, Tyrrhenian Sea, Campania
Autumn, particularly September, is a fantastic season to travel and visit Italy. The temperature is perfect everywhere. You must not endure the dog-days of summer, but if you are in Capri you can still swim in the Mediterranean. The tourists and the adventure seekers are gone, so the crowd doesn’t obstruct your view or force you to queue for hours to see tourists attractions.
The Mystique of Venice
In Venice, if you benefit from sunny days, you can walk the street labyrinth from morning to evening and discover its particular beauty and mystery. If it rains, no worries: the charm of the town is still there, just waiting to be discovered from another perspective. Visiting a misty Venice is absolutely unique, you will see.
You’ll Always Miss Rome
In Rome, you will still feel the summer atmosphere, even in September, with terraces, women still wearing dresses and sandals —with a shawl over their shoulders only during the evenings— the Trastevere neighborhood looking like a painting with houses covered in copper grape leaves, gorgeously colored autumn sunsets, putting a golden aura over the town… and so much more.
In Naples, it is still hot in September. You can still get a great tan and swim in the sea every two hours to chill. The summer merchandise can be purchased for very good prices, allowing you to enjoy shopping in Italian style.
In Tuscany, September is the month for gathering the grapes; you can visit the local vineyards, experience foretastes and enjoy the overall peacefully local nature.
In conclusion, even for people whose best times to travel to Italy are off-season, there will be many great things to discover and experience. Just have a look at our diverse picture gallery to see what awaits you. Click the button below for awesome tourist attractions you can visit in autumn.