Best time to visit Italy

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Winter Sunsets

December–February • activity

Heard a lot about Rome's beautiful architecture? This city's Baroque masterpieces look especially charming during winter sunsets

Carnevale Venezia

February 16–March 05, 2019 • event

A party that simply can't be missed

Roman Pasta

All year • food

Don't hesitate to try Rome's world-famous pasta. Bucatini all’amatriciana, spaghetti alla carbonara, tagliatelle cacio e pepe—these are a must!

A Walk around Mount Etna

March–August • activity

For over half a million years mount Etna has been in a state of continuous eruption

Sicilian Blood Oranges

January–April  • food

The oranges with the red juice and sweet distinctive taste are the fruity pride of Sicily

Trulli of Alberobello

all year round • activity

One of Italy's best-kept tourist secrets

Terme di Saturnia

March–May • activity

Ancient Romans enjoyed this relaxing spot and used to come here for treatment. You too can try its healing powers

Ragusano Cheese

November–May  • food

One of the most famous Sicilian cow milk cheeses, Ragusano is usually 7 months aged

Sea Urchins

mid-November–late April • food

Sea urchins, also known as sea hedgehogs, are a cool weather delicacy


April–May | December–February • nature

Numerous birds choose Tuscany as their temporary winter home

Skiing & Snowboarding

December–mid-April • activity

A lovely small ski resort close to Florence—Abetone


Regata Storica

September 02, 2018 • event

A great chance to see a historic pageant and race

La Sciuta di San Sebastiano

August 10 • event

The celebration of San Sebastiano in Sicily can easily top every patron saint festival in the whole Italy

Saint Agata Festival

February 03–February 05 • event

The celebration of the Catania ma​​rtyr is one of the central events in this region of Sicily

Easter Explosion of the Cart

April 01, 2018 • event

Easter in Florence is memorable for splendid fireworks display

Calcio Storico

June 24 (annual) | June 2018 (TBA) • event

54 footballers dressed in ancient costumes give themselves up to the game to glorify their historic distri​cts


April–September • food

Don't jump to say you dislike ice-cream until you've been to Roman gelateria—these recipes have lived through centuries

The Feast of Archangel Michael

September 28–September 29 • event

The celebration in honour of St. Michael offers spectacular events and fireworks

Bougainvillea Bloom

June–September • nature

Rome's streets become even more romantic when houses are covered by vibrant bougainvillea in bloom

Zucchini Blossom

May–June • food

Fried zucchini blossoms, stuffed with cheese, is a masterpiece of the Italian cuisine.

Ivrea Battle of the Oranges

February 10–13, 2018 • event

This celebration of the freedom costs 500,000 kilos of fruit and probably that many orange-sized bruises but locals know it's worth the price


September–November • food

When on the lookout for something sweet, help yourself to a slice of chestnut cake

Season of White Truffles

early September–December • food

Florence is blessed with white truffle valleys

Stelvio Bike Day (Scalata Cima Coppi)

September 01, 2018 • event

One day a year one of the highest drivable paths in the Alps is completely free of traffic, drivers leave it in favour of thousands of cyclists

Vespa Scooter Tours

June–August • activity

Ever dream of riding like the wind with an Italian beau or belle? The teenage dream can come true!

Game of the Bridge (Gioco del Ponte)

June 30, 2018 • event

This most spectacular tradition in Pisa celebrates the great medieval history

Fiera del Cacio

August 28–September 03, 2017 • event

The cheese fair held in the birthplace of pecorino itself offers the best selection of world-famous Tuscan cheese

Palio di Siena

July 02 | August 16 • event

A picturesque horse race in the heart of historical Siena

Maratona di Roma

April 08, 2018 • event

Rome hosts one of world's most scenic marathons

Napoli Pizza Village

June 16–24, 2018 • event

The festival of the most known Italian dish

Easter Food

April 01, 2018 • food

You make know Easter bread and Italian panettone but how about trying dove cake or a rustic pizza?


June–August • food

This is the summer taste of rural Tuscany

Beach Season

May–September • activity

Turquoise water and plenty of shade make Tuscan beaches a dream summer getaway

Luminara of San Ranieri

June 16 • event

One of the most beautiful nights in this ancient city of Pisa

Bringoli Feast of San Martino (Festa dei Bringoli di San Martino)

November 10, 2018 • event

Delicious handmade spaghetti is a real treat for the real foodies

Sunflower Fields

late June–early August • nature

These large yellow flowers will please your eye throughout the summer

Easter Holidays in Tuscany

April 01, 2018 • event

Colourful religious processions are the main highlight of the Holy Week in Tuscany

Vendemmia or Grape Harvest

late August–early October • activity

Vendemmia is one of the most important seasons in Tuscany

Wild Poppy Bloom

late April–early May • nature

Poppy fields attract great nature photographers to capture the beauty of spring flowers

Olive Harvest

late September–late December • food

Live the life of a Tuscan farmer participating in traditional harvest activities

Giostra del Saracino (Joust of the Saracen)

June 16, 2018 | September 02, 2018 • event

Feel the medieval spirit during this ancient knight competition held twice a year in the city of Arezzo

Chestnut Season

October–early November • food

One of the most awaited street foods in Tuscany

Palio della Balestra

May 27, 2018 | September 09, 2018 • event

This medieval crossbow competition is a real celebration of the Renaissance era

Christmas Food

early December–late December • food

Try Tuscany Christmas dainties once – and you will want to spend another Christmas there

Bravio delle Botti

August 26, 2018 • event

A fun wine barrel race in a picturesque old town of Montepulciano