Best time to visit Italy

Italy enjoys a temperate climate most of the year, with June, July and August being the warmest months. Popular tourist spots can get very busy and crowded during the European summer, but the sun is shining and the weather is hot so it’s still a great time to go.

April – May and September – October (while not as hot) offer great conditions for travel, with milder temperatures and fewer crowds at the sights and beaches.

It can get quite cold in the winter months, especially in the north, with cities like Milan, Turin and Venice often seeing snow, fog and rain in December and January. This weather is perfect for those wanting a skiing vacation or to experience a white Christmas in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Major coastal tourist spots like the Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre all but close (except to locals) during winter and are truly best seen in the warmer months.

At a Glance

Capital city
Rome (population 3.8 million)

61 million



Time zone
(GMT+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

Type C (European 2-pin)
Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)
Type L (Italian 3-pin)

Dialing code

Map of Italy

Where it all began

Emily Tassone

Emily Tassone, Director and founder of Avanti Italy was born in Mildura, Australia to Italian parents. After completing courses in Tourism and Event Management, working in the tourism industry for many years in Australia and travelling to Italy several times, Emily decided to combine her skills and passion for all things Italian and hence Avanti Italy was established. Emily is married to a wonderful Italian man from Pompei, and now splits her time between living on the Amalfi Coast, Italy and Mildura, Australia.