Home to La Dolce Vita, Italy has long been a favorite with travelers of all ages and interests. Abundantly blessed by nature and richly steeped in art, culture and history, you will find plenty of things to do in Italy.

Italy in October is considered to be at its most beautiful, with pleasant weather all around and fall colors adorning the country. But opinions might differ when it comes to the best time to visit Italy really. While October may have the best weather conditions, the other months or seasons for that matter also have their own advantages. Even in the shoulder season of Italy, there is a lot to explore and often at a cheaper rate.

You could visit Italy a dozen times and have a completely different experience every time. From Hiking in Italy’s beautiful Dolomites and the Appian Way to getting off the beaten path in lesser-visited spots like Puglia to hitting the tourist hotspots of Rome and Florence, planning a trip to Italy offers many opportunities for different kinds of vacations.

Not sure where to go or how long to spend in Italy? Check out our Italy travel guide and find out what to do on your Italian holiday.

Top Destinations in Italy

Discover the highlights of Italy.

Hike Through the Landscape in Tuscany

Hike Through the Landscape in Tuscany

Looking to work up a sweat on your next trip to Italy? Explore the beautiful Tuscan landscape on foot. Be enchanted by rolling hills, rows of grapes and olives, and finish off your hiking session with a glass or three of the local vino. Bellissimo! View Tours

Get in Touch with Sicilian Culture

Get in Touch with Sicilian Culture

Want to get away from mainland Italy? The Southern island of Sicily is home to a whole host of Greco-Roman culture that have been thriving in the shadows of the mighty Mount Etna volcano since ages. Learn more about the past and the present culture of Sicily. View Tours

Explore the Seaside Towns in Amalfi Coast

Explore the Seaside Towns in Amalfi Coast

Plan a getaway along the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. Popular with visitors from all around the world for its pristine beaches, fragrant lemon groves and beautiful scenery, you simply must not miss out on a trip to the seaside towns of the Amalfi Coast. View Tours

What to do in Italy

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Famous Italian Food: Top 10 Dishes to Try in Italy

Famous Italian Food: Top 10 Dishes to Try in Italy

Exploring Italy’s historic roads and Roman architecture is sure to leave your throat parched and your stomach rumbling. Get ready to experience gastronomic delights on your platter — the famous Italian food the county is renowned for. The aver ...Read more

Cinque Terre Hiking: Trails to Take

Cinque Terre Hiking: Trails to Take

A cluster of five picturesque villages nestled along the rugged Italian Riviera coastline, Cinque Terre is at the heart of every trip to Italy and easily makes its mark on the top places to visit in Italy. The five remote villages of Cinque Terre, namely ...Read more

Hiking in Italy: The 7 Best Trails

Hiking in Italy: The 7 Best Trails

Often caught up in the magic of ancient historical landmarks and idyllic countryside, many visitors tend to overlook the fact that Italy is also an excellent trekking destination boasting spectacular and diverse landscapes. Between the dizzying Dolomites ...Read more

When to visit Italy

Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit Italy.

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  • Jan Avg Daily: 13 ° C Avg Nightly: 3 ° C
  • Feb Avg Daily: 14 ° C Avg Nightly: 3 ° C
  • Mar Avg Daily: 17 ° C Avg Nightly: 6 ° C
  • Apr Avg Daily: 20 ° C Avg Nightly: 8 ° C
  • May Avg Daily: 24 ° C Avg Nightly: 13 ° C
  • Jun Avg Daily: 29 ° C Avg Nightly: 17 ° C
  • Jul Avg Daily: 32 ° C Avg Nightly: 19 ° C
  • Aug Avg Daily: 30 ° C Avg Nightly: 18 ° C
  • Sep Avg Daily: 27 ° C Avg Nightly: 16 ° C
  • Oct Avg Daily: 23 ° C Avg Nightly: 13 ° C
  • Nov Avg Daily: 18 ° C Avg Nightly: 8 ° C
  • Dec Avg Daily: 15 ° C Avg Nightly: 4 ° C
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Italy in July: Hot Weather and Sunny Streets

Italy in July: Hot Weather and Sunny Streets

If you do not mind the sweltering heat of summer and thick throngs of tourists, a trip to Italy in July can be an amazing experience. This month falls under the peak season and sees not just foreigners but also students on their summer break and locals ea ...Read more

Italy in June: Summer Weather and Festivities

Italy in June: Summer Weather and Festivities

Italy in June is a mixed bag of fun and adventure. This is the start of the peak season in the country when travelers from all over the world descend on the peninsula. June is also the time when Italy’s sights are at their most beautiful. As the sum ...Read more

Italy in January: Enjoy the Best of Winter

Italy in January: Enjoy the Best of Winter

Traveling to Italy in January will see you explore this much-loved destination without the crowds that pack out the piazzas of Venice and Rome in the summer months. Firmly within the country’s low season, beach trips are definitely a no-go even ...Read more

Italy At a Glance

Quick facts about Italy.


Rome is the capital of Italy. As the birthplace of the Roman empire, this city is dripping with history and culture. Walking around the city, you cannot help but fall in love with this city full of archeological marvels. The food here is pretty outstanding too.


301,230 km². One of the smaller countries by area in Western Europe, and the 72nd largest country in the world. Italy is easy to reach from all major airports and from across Europe.


+39 is the country code for Italy when making a call internationally. Follow the country code with an area code, such as 6 for Rome.


The currency in Italy is the Euro, much like most of Europe. There are plenty of ATMs around major cities and quite a lot of places work on a contactless basis, rather than cash, especially following the Covid pandemic.


The main international airport in Italy is Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport. The airport also has a lot of domestic flights. It is located just outside Rome and is 32 kilometers away from the city center. CODE: FCO CLOSEST CITY: ROME


Italy is part of the Schengen zone, so most travelers can enter for up to 90 days without a visa. If you are traveling from the US, you will need a Schengen visa. If you are from within the EU, you will not need a visa. We recommend checking your country's travel advisories before booking a trip.


Italian is the official language of Italy. However, if you are in the north of the country, you may hear some German, while French is also common in the western border areas. A lot of Italians can also speak English, but learning a customary “Buongiorno” and other basic Italian goes a long way.


The local emergency contact number is 112, 115 and 118 for the police, fire and ambulance services respectively.


If you are into history and culture, there is no better place in the world to visit than Italy. Why? Well, it has the most UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. When you are in Italy, you are never too far away from a world-renowned site.

Where to go in Italy

Discover the best places in Italy.

Italy Family Vacation: 10 Best Places to Visit

Italy Family Vacation: 10 Best Places to Visit

Looking for a family vacation destination that is perfect for introducing your children to another culture and instilling in them a lifelong love of travel and adventure? According to us, Italy is the perfect spot for your family trip. A family vacation i ...Read more

Off the Beaten Path in Italy: Top 10 Hidden Gems in Italy

Off the Beaten Path in Italy: Top 10 Hidden Gems in Italy

With its glorious coastline, wealth of scenic cities and oh-so-beautiful countryside, Italy is one of the best places to holiday in the world. Rome, Venice and Florence are some of the best places to visit in Italy as they are densely packed with astoundi ...Read more

10 Best Places to Visit in Italy: Top Destinations

10 Best Places to Visit in Italy: Top Destinations

From the sparkling waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the fairytale setting of the Italian Alps and everything in between, there is something in Italy to entice every kind of traveler. Italy is a beautiful country, bursting with history, great food and ...Read more

How long to stay in Italy

Read about the ideal duration to stay in Italy.

2 Weeks in Italy: Our Recommendations

2 Weeks in Italy: Our Recommendations

There’s nowhere in the world quite like Italy, from world-renowned Renaissance art to the country's influential role in history to incomparably delicious cuisine and to some of the best wines in the world. Whether you’re a foodie on the hunt f ...Read more

10 Days in Italy: Top 3 Recommendations

10 Days in Italy: Top 3 Recommendations

Home to some of the world’s tastiest cuisine, world-famous wines, and a long history that has influenced the world, Italy is guaranteed to win you over and leave you wanting to come back again and again. A 10-day Italy trip is the perfect choic ...Read more

Great Italy Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?

Great Italy Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?

Whether you want to sip wine in the rolling hills of Tuscany, swim in the sparkling waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea on the Amalfi Coast, or explore the architectural and archeological wonders of Rome, Italy has something to capture every traveler’s hea ...Read more

Top Italy Attractions

Learn more about the best Italy attractions.

The Colosseum: A Must Visit

The Colosseum: A Must Visit

The Colosseum is arguably one of the most popular monuments on your trip to Rome, Italy. This ancient and awe-inspiring piece of architecture leaves visitors speechless while transporting them back to a time of Roman gladiators and crowds of cheering spec ...Read more

Visit the Ruins of Pompeii: A Complete Guide

Visit the Ruins of Pompeii: A Complete Guide

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the whole of Italy, the ruins of Pompeii are an archaeological and historical marvel and absolutely fascinating to explore. When in Italy, a visit to Pompeii is definitely warranted! Wandering around the ...Read more

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FAQs for Italy

Read the most frequently asked questions and answers about traveling to Italy below.

  • Will I need a visa to travel to Italy?
  • Is an Italian holiday expensive? How do the ATMs work in Italy? What is the currency of Italy?
  • Is English spoken in Italy? Should I learn communication phrases in Italy?
  • What is the best time to visit Italy?
  • How many days should I spend in Italy?

Sustainable travel — How to travel through Italy responsibly

In line with Bookmundi’s vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through Italy. As part of this effort, we carbon offset any Italy tour that you purchase through us. You can read more details about our carbon offsetting efforts.

Here’s what you can do to travel to Italy more responsibly:

  • Carbon offset your trip to Italy via Emirates. The moment your tour starts in Italy, and provided that you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, we will carbon offset your tour from the beginning till the end.
  • Donate to an Italian environment-specific organization, such as Legambiente, which educates and advocates for greenery policies and behaviors across the country.
  • Italy’s train network is pretty great, affordable and comprehensive. It is also a greener way to travel, so ditch the plan to rent a car or take internal flights and instead take the train. You will be traveling at a slower pace, but you will also get to see more that way.

Italy travel tips and insight

  • Look for full Italian restaurants rather than those that only cater to tourists in order to find authentic Italian food.
  • Do not make special food requests as Italians take pride in their food.
  • Italian restaurants rarely stay open after 7 PM.
  • Italian cities have a bad reputation for pickpocketing so keep your belongings safe.
  • Wear appropriate clothes that cover your knees and shoulders when visiting holy sites.
  • To avoid crowds, visit places in the mornings.

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