Carmen’s Corner – March

It’s March! This is the time one starts dreaming and planning a trip to Italy.

I’m often asked, “What’s the best time to travel to Italy?” My answer is: “All year round.” April and May are lovely — not too hot, less chance of rain and the flowers are in bloom! June generally isn’t that hot and usually doesn’t see much rain. July and August are almost always the hottest months, so a good time to be near the water — perhaps on a tour of the Amalfi Coast or a stay in the northern lake region. Alpine country — especially in the Dolomites — offers refreshingly cool evenings. As fall takes hold, tourists in most parts of Italy tend to be fewer, making popular places like the Cinque Terre less likely to be too crowded. During the holidays in December and the New Year, bustling cities and quaint towns are festively decorated, and many feature local markets, Christmas pageants or New Year’s celebrations.

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Let us help you plan your next vacation! We are in the business of sharing our love of Italy, so that when you head home, you feel that you’ve made Italy Your Own.