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December in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

people walking on the street beside Christmas tree

December (Dicembre) is a popular month to travel in Italy for both Italians and foreign tourists, thanks to Christmas festivities and markets. Rome is especially busy at this time, as pilgrims flock ...

November in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Florence Ponte Vecchio; Free stock photo of ancient, architecture, bridge

November (Novembre) is the height of the low tourist season in Italy. One of the main reasons for this is that the weather is typically cold and rainy throughout the peninsula. But if you're ...

October in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

October (Ottobre) is one of the best months to be in Italy. October is one of the months of Italy's shoulder season, which means that there are usually fewer tourists and shorter lines at ...

September in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Festive street in Naples, Italy

September (Settembre) is when you will find food festivals (sagre) dedicated to the flavors of autumn: porcini mushrooms, cinghiale, and more. A number of cities also celebrate their medieval ...

May in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Ceri race in Gubbio, photo by Marco Signoretti

It's May, which means that the calendar is full of food and flower festivals, new museum exhibits, and outdoor concerts. What is the Weather in Italy in May? May is one of my favorite ...

June in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Glorious June begins straight away with a celebration. Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica) takes place on 2 June with patriotic parades, particularly in Rome. Then summer truly gets underway. ...

July in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

July is the time for music, and there are tons of festivals throughout Italy this month to keep all kinds of music lovers happy. Some of the best are highlighted below. What is the Weather in ...

August in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Faraglioni Rocks, Capri

In August, as Italians close shop and head to the beach or mountains, the tourist tide rolls in to cities like Rome, Milan, and Florence. There are still outdoor concerts, typically the continuation ...

March in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

pine trees near house on vast land

Even though Easter can fall as early as March 22, March is typically the season of Lent. But this is Italy, so the austerity of the Lenten season is tempered with a variety of secular and religious ...

February in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

A costumed Carnevale celebrants in Venice

February is frigid in most parts of Italy, but is not without its festivities. There's Valentine's Day and Carnevale, and many Italian schools observe a winter break called Settimana Bianca — White ...

April in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Inside the Colosseum Ruins and Stage

With spring in full swing, April starts to gets busy with outdoor events, parades, and festivals. Easter usually falls during this month and Liberation Day, on the 25th, is a national holiday. ...

January in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

bird's eye view of village during winter

Italians celebrate the Christmas season through January 6, the Epiphany. So January begins with much fanfare, including New Years Day and Epiphany events as well as the start of the winter sales ...

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