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A dream Italian holiday - Plan your vacation in Italy

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So you’ve decided to go to Italy on that dream world holiday.  Now what?  No need to frantically search for info.  Let’s summarize and make it easy for you.  Here are 10 tips to book and enjoy a fantastic Italian holiday.

Where

When dreaming of an Italian holiday, places come to mind like: Venice, Rome, Amalfi, Tuscany, and Milan.

The ‘Most Popular places to visit in Italy‘ or the ‘Best places to visit in Italy’ really depend on your own preference.

Don’t let other people decide on your behalf or get lost in the publicity “burst of information” on all the “standard places”. 

You might love an Italian coastal holiday while someone else might only prefer a Tuscan tour.  Think of what you’ve always dreamt of.  Was it a gondola ride in Venice or a beach day on the Amalfi coast?  Maybe a hiking trip because you love the outdoors?

Before you decide on where to go, refer to the section below “How do you choose”…

When to visit Italy

So the best time to visit Italy would surely be in summer if you’ve wanting to do some sightseeing and walkabouts. Therefore I would suggest Spring, Summer or Autumn. 

As summer is the peak season in many parts of Italy like Venice and Tuscany, you might enjoy going in spring or autumn as the places are then less crowded. 

Keep in mind that some popular tourist destinations like Positano or the Amalfi coast can be very empty during winter.  Most attractions close due to cold weather and rain.  So unless you’re planning a ski trip in winter, basically any place in Italy is good to visit between May and October.  During this time you’ll have pleasant to warm Mediterranean days with little rain if any. 

The warmest month is usually August and the coldest is usually January.

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Timeline

This might depend on how much leave you have or how big your budget is.

Again if you arrange your trip using our helpful links, you can .include things like local cooking classes. Or maybe wine tours and olive tastings.  The list is endless, but do include a day for just “me time”.  Time to enjoy at the place where you’re staying or just to be lazy.  On these days you can walk through local markets, or just relax at a coffee shop and see how locals go about their daily routine.

Join a Tour Group or Go Alone

Our suggestion would be to:

Decide if you want to join a tour group or maybe arrange a small private tour. Then you can book a variety of tours to link to each other, creating the perfect holiday

Viator has fantastic options that might already include more than one destination that you love in Italy. 

So you don’t have to worry about the