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Best Time to Travel to Italy:
The best months to travel to Italy are April, May, early June, mid to late September and October. Temperatures tend to be more mild, and the main sites are a bit less crowded. August can be quite hot. During the winter months you can also find some nice deals if you don't mind the cold weather, especially in Northern Italy.
What can you see while on a tour of Italy?
The most popular Italy tours explore Rome, Florence and Venice. However, there is so much to see and do throughout this vast country beyond these 3 amazing cities. You can focus on visiting just the Italian Lakes area. Spend time in Tuscany and Cinque Terre enjoying culinary and wine delights. Start in Rome and head south all the way Sicily or spend your days basking in the Mediterranean sun in the Amalfi Coast.
One thing is for certain, Italy tours offer something for every interest, including those that love food and wine, architecture, art, music or shopping.
Rome: On most Italy tours, Rome if the starting point, and you will normally have at least a half day of sightseeing included in the price. Highlights could include the Colosseum, Roman Forum, the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Don't forget to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain which many feel will ensure your return to Rome.
Florence: Your next stop popular itineraries, is usually Florence. When you arrive in Florence, it is easy to pick out the pointed tower of the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo Cathedral's massive dome, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Outside of the Duomo is Giotto's graceful Campanile or Bell Tower. Not far from the cathedral is the Piazza della Signoria, one of the most popular squares in Florence. Other places you may want to visit are the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio bridge, Bobli Gardens and the Accademia.
Venice: The heart of Venice centers around St. Mark's Square. The piazza is huge yet harmonious with covered galleries all around sheltering luxury shops and cafes. Places of interest include the Accademia Gallery, Basilica San Marco, the Grand Canal, Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge.
Visit Italy and create memories that will last the rest of your life!