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Italy

Stylish and sophisticated, but with the substance to back it up, Italy is a destination that you’ll never grow tired of. Italy boasts an abundance of historical riches, cultural charm, incredible gastronomy, and stunning scenery. Visit the architectural delights of Rome, the picture-postcard coastline of Amalfi, the enduring romanticism of Venice, or the pristine lakes of Garda, Como and Maggiore – there’s always something new to come back for.

 

What you’ll love most about Italy

  • Delight in the artistic treasures of Florence, as you wander through the halls of the Uffizi Gallery, marvelling at masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci, offering insight into the Renaissance brilliance that defines Italy’s cultural heritage
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Rome, where the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Pantheon stand as enduring symbols of the Eternal City’s imperial past, inviting you to walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators amidst the grandeur of ancient Rome
  • Indulge in the culinary delights of Italy, from sumptuous pasta dishes and wood-fired pizzas to creamy gelato and rich espresso, as you savour the flavours of la dolce vita in bustling trattorias, family-owned osterias, and charming cafes that celebrate Italy’s gastronomic heritage
  • Discover the romantic charm of Venice, as you glide along its iconic canals in a gondola, passing under arched bridges and past ornate palaces, where centuries of Venetian history and culture come alive amidst the city’s timeless beauty and elegance
  • Relax on the sun-drenched shores of the Amalfi Coast, where colourful cliffside villages, turquoise waters, and lemon-scented groves create a picturesque backdrop for leisurely days spent lounging on the beach, exploring hidden coves, and savouring the Mediterranean lifestyle
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Tuscany’s countryside, where rolling hills, vineyard-covered landscapes, and medieval hilltop towns promise enchanting vistas and memorable experiences amidst the rustic charm and natural splendour of rural Italy

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Rome’s weather patterns

Where to Book

  • Lake Como's Villa Monastero

  • Island of Capri

  • Ancient town of Gravina in Puglia

  • Road into Pienza, Tuscany

  • The Colosseum in Rome

  • Cala Carsara Maddalena archipelago, Sardinia

  • Old cobbled lane village scene in Sicily, Italy

  • Adige River view of Verona

  • View of the historic town of Assisi in Umbria

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 13℃
  • 14℃
  • 17℃
  • 20℃
  • 24℃
  • 29℃
  • 32℃
  • 30℃
  • 27℃
  • 23℃
  • 18℃
  • 15℃
  • 7
  • 6
  • 7
  • 9
  • 7
  • 4
  • 3
  • 0
  • 6
  • 8
  • 8
  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Our Ratings

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“At Expat Explore we are passionate about making travel possible, affordable & fun. We offer jam-packed & fast-paced coach tour itineraries & the services of our expert tour leaders, to ensure you see the most of each destination. We guarantee an adventure of a lifetime!”

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Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

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Flight Centre are long-haul, tailor-made holiday specialists offering amazing travel experiences. Our wonderful Travel Consultants are passionate, well-travelled, and with 32,768 collective years’ experience in travel they are all about getting to know you and your holiday style.

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“At Just You, we’ve been crafting worldwide touring holidays specifically for solo travellers for over 20 years. There’s so much included in our tours: flights, accommodation (own rooms are guaranteed) and all breakfasts. We pack in amazing experiences, as well as free time to relax and explore. With expert Holiday Directors, we’re there for you throughout your trip.”

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Touring Highlights help families, couples, and small friendship groups experience the best of Europe, through including the best activities, day trips & excursions in their tours as standard. Tours are self-guided, meaning you don’t have to spend most of your trip on a coach with 20+ strangers.

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For more than 60 years, Travelsphere has been crafting amazing itineraries to destinations around the world. They take care of all the details so you don’t have to. From flights, hotels, the services of an expert Holiday Director, and a range of incredible experiences, each tour is designed to immerse you in local culture, cuisine and take you to explore all the very best sights.

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