If you are thinking of visiting St. Peter’s Basilica and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or see the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Angelo, and Antonio Vivaldi, or experience riding a gondola, then you must go and visit Italy. However before you purchase your plane ticket or booked your hotel accommodation, you have to know when is the best time to travel to Italy.
Beautiful and Sunny Italy
Italy was part of the Roman Empire and the grandeur that was Rome. Rome was also known as the City of Seven Hills. It is part of the Old World and the cradle of the Renaissance or Rebirth after the Middle Ages in Europe. It is not only a historical place in the heart of Europe, but a rich blend of cultures, languages, interesting people, exciting places, sumptuous foods and wines.
The best time to travel in Italy would be the months of May to July or the months of September to October. Avoid visits in the month of August, because it is the peak month for travel and vacation of tourist and visitors in Europe.
What are the most beautiful and interesting destinations to see in Italy?
1. Vatican City
This is the heart of Catholicism where the Pope resides. Not only it is the center of faith for almost 1.1 billion Catholics throughout the world but a historical place as well.
Interesting sites in the Vatican City are: St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museum and the Vatican Library, the Castel Sant’Angelo and Apostolic Palace not to mention the beautiful Garden of Vatican City.
2. The Coliseum or the Flavian Amphitheatre
This is considered as the largest amphitheater during the Roman Empire and also deem as the best works of Roman architecture and engineering genius. It is located in the center of the City of Rome, Italy.
It is a circular shape amphitheater and made of concrete and stone. Wonder how many gladiators fought in this Coliseum?
3. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
It is the bell tower of the Cathedral in the District of Tuscany, Pisa. Its architect is Bonanno Pisano. Having a height of 55.86 meters or 183.3 ft., it is made up of marble and stone materials and was completed in the year 1372.
Although the tower is leaning it is still standing, and withstands the test of time and never has a free fall. Do you wonder how The Leaning Tower of Pisa defies gravity?
4. San Gimignano
It is a village located in the Province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy and is famous for its 14 towers made of stone. San Gimignano is also known as The Town of Fine Towers.
San Gimignano is known for its fine towers set on hilltops and its circular walls forming a memorable and picturesque skyline. This is all part of its well preserve medieval architecture.
It reminds you of medieval knights and castles. It I certainly a must-see place in Tuscany, Italy.
5. Lake Como
This is part of the Italian Lake District. It is a place popular among visitors and tourists for more than 100 years. Fresh air, clean water, majestic mountain views and tempered weather are its features. You can see all the attractive villas beside the Lake Como which has been built during Roman times. A must see for lovers of nature and scenic spot.
A small town situated on the Amali Coast but known for its rugged hilly terrain, breathe taking coast, and scenic towns. The village becomes a very popular tourist spot and attraction with the writings of the famous author John Steinbeck who portray the place unique beauty in his writings.
7. Piazza del Campo
It is counted as among Europe’s greatest medieval squares. This is the main square of the famous historical center of Siena, Tuscany. The main tourist attraction is the twice a year event horse race which circle around the Piazza del Campo.
8. Santa Maria del Fiore
It is the most famous and beautiful Florence Cathedral. Completed in 1436 and designed by two famous architects namely Arnolfo di Cambio and Filippo Brunelleschi. It has a length of 153 meters or 502 feet and a height of 114.5 meters or 376 feet and made of marble and brick materials. It is the symbol of the City of Florence and is considered as having the largest brick dome ever constructed by men.
9. Canals of Venice
Venice is known as the City of Water. Its famous gondolas, and unique Italian architecture and design lining the Grand Canal propel it to high status. It has around more than 150 canals and still remains a tourist attraction with its romantic elegance and charm. Try boarding the gondola while touring the Grand Canal.
This is one of the major tourist attractions having yearly visitors of around 2.5 million people. Pompeii together with Herculaneum and other villas in the nearby areas was all destroyed and buried beneath under 4 to 6 meters or 13 to 20 feet of volcanic ash and pumice as an aftermath in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D.
When is the best time to travel in Italy will depend upon your availability and convenience. Enjoy your trip.