Italy is a country of Southern-Europe, with a peninsula extending to the Mediterranean Sea. With its combination of ancient history, colossal architecture, delicious cuisine and Renaissance art, Italy never fails to seduce travelers. Rome, Florence and Venice are the classic triad for a first glimpse into a country that certainly deserves many visits. For outdoor lovers, the country boasts a myriad of natural wonders that range from the imposing peaks of the Italian Alps and the Dolomites, to the bucolic countryside and rural valleys of Tuscany. Add a mesmerizing coastline and paradise islands to the list and you’ll get an unforgettable travel adventure!
In the north of Italy (Alps and Apennines) winters are typically very cold, while summers are very hot and humid. Central Italy boasts a mild weather. The south of the country and the islands have a Mediterranean weather: quite hot and dry during summer but with pleasant temperatures in winter.
A huge number of airlines from all around the world fly to Italy’s major cities (Roma, Milan, Venice). Italy is well-connected with many European cities by train or bus. If you are heading to the Italian Alps, a good choice is to reach Milan, Turin or Geneva (Switzerland). For the Dolomites, your best choices are flying to Venice, Verona or Innsbruck (Austria).
you may want to avoid July and August, when places get overcrowded, expensive and weather is too hot. For hiking, climbing and mountaineering, spring (April-June) and fall (September-October) are your best bet. For skiing, the season runs from December to late April (March is a good time to find lower prices).
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