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.
Top Destinations in Italy
Discover the highlights of Italy.
Embark on a breathtaking hiking experience through the idyllic countryside of Tuscany, where every step unveils a new postcard-perfect view. Wander along ancient trails that wind through olive groves, cypress-lined avenues, and vibrant fields of sunflowers, creating a picturesque tapestry of colors. Traverse the undulating hills and valleys soaking in the warm Tuscan sun. View Tours
Immerse yourself in the vibrant and rich tapestry of Sicilian culture, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern life. Experience the allure of this Mediterranean island as you delve into its fascinating history, indulge in exquisite cuisine, and soak up the warm hospitality of its people. Embark on a captivating adventure of unraveling deep-rooted culture that will leave you in awe. View Tours
Discover the enchanting beauty of the Amalfi Coast, where picturesque seaside towns await. This idyllic coastal stretch offers a mesmerizing blend of stunning landscapes, rich history, and charming Mediterranean atmosphere. Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you explore the towns, indulging in delightful cuisine and basking in the sun-kissed shores of the sea. View Tours
What to do in Italy
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Nestled in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius and beside the Tyrrhenian Sea lies Naples, the third largest city in Italy. This is a city that has seen civilizations rise and fall and has played an important role in Italian history. While it may not have all the ...Read more
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.
- 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
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
Although the weather of Italy in February may be missing the typical characteristics that many of us associate with the peninsula (sunny beaches and balmy countryside), there are still a good number of reasons to consider visiting Italy during this time o ...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.
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
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
How long to stay in Italy
Read about the ideal duration to stay in Italy.
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
From delicious local cuisine to stunning seaside vistas, explore Italy which has so much to offer travelers. A one week Italy itinerary is plenty of time to experience the country’s best, no matter what your interests are. In this article, we offer ...Read more
Top Italy Attractions
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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?
- What is the best time to visit Italy?
- How many days should I spend in 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?
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.