The Best Time to Visit Italy with Le Collectionist

Are you longing for la Dolce Vita, but unsure of when to find it? Explore our guide to the best time to visit Italy and start planning your trip!
The Best Time to Visit Italy with Le Collectionist
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Italy is a land rich in tradition, culture, art and beauty, rivalled only by the diverse and stunning landscapes that paint the peninsula. Are you planning to visit, but aren't sure when? Throughout the year, the climate changes, and the country along with it. While your itinerary may change depending on what time of year you visit, you will always have something exciting to do in il bel paese. The warm, emerald-green atmosphere of Italy comes alive during spring and summer, perfect for swimming, boating and hiking.

While the autumn and winter chill might make it too cold to enjoy some destinations, a whole new world of gorgeous autumn foliage and local culture will give you a new perspective on this classic luxury holiday destination. Many locations in this gorgeous country will thrill you at any time of year, but some are best explored during different seasons. With our guide, you can see when and where is best for you based on your unique tastes!

Check out our guide to the best time to visit Italy and start planning your luxury holiday:

the high season

The high season in Italy is generally from the end of May through the beginning of September. During this period, the water is warm and the sun is shining, as every region springs to life, from the golden fields of Tuscany to the white sands of the Amalfi Coast. However, this time of year does have its downsides. During the high season, crowds of tourist flood the most beautiful destinations, making it hard to find privacy or lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings. Discover the destinations that shine during the high season, and see if this invigorating time of year is right for you!

The Amalfi Coast:

The Amalfi Coast is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in Italy during the summer months. Miles of soft, white sand meets the deep blue of crystal clear waters at the beach, and there are plenty of adventurous and cultural activities to enjoy during your stay. You can rent a sailboat and cruise along the shore to discover the many beautiful hillside villages that line the coast. Drop anchor in the pastel-coloured town of Positano, and find a local restaurant for a deliciously authentic meal before heading to the beach to soak up the sun. Be sure to get there early, as the crowds of visitors may claim the space by noon. More adventurous spirits will want to explore the hidden coves that hide behind the trees, or seek out the rushing waterfalls of the Ferriere Valley at the end of a scenic hike! Whatever your preference, the Amalfi Coast has endless treasures to discover during the high season.


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In the high season, the stunning landscapes of Tuscany shift from lush, emerald green to charming gold as harvest approaches. The grapes are ripening on the vine, and things are in full swing in this beautiful region. If your dream holiday consists of wine tastings at a picturesque vineyard after a stroll around the estate or lounging by the pool at your villa, then Tuscany during summer is the place for you. While most vineyards continue to operate during the low season, you will miss the magical landscapes that make this region so enchanting once the leaves have fallen and the harvest is complete.


the low season

When you picture Italy, you may imagine lush vineyards, and the bright summer sun, but there is so much more to be found. During the low season, the allure of these images fades and reveals a more unique, authentic side of the country. Temperatures are cooler, the festival and holiday season is in full swing, and best of all: there are hardly any tourists. Visiting Italy during the low season will allow you to connect with the locals, and experience the culture in a way that is only possible at this time of year!


In the low season, Sardinia is a perfect choice for a relaxing getaway. This beautiful island is full of things to explore, even outside of the summer months. Known for its beautiful beaches, you can still take advantage of the stunning coastline. It may not be warm enough to swim, but you can still enjoy a relaxing day on the beach without temperatures dropping too low. You can also take advantage of the mild temperatures to hike or explore the beautiful villages, which the summer sun can make too difficult.


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The locals know that the low season is the best time to visit Venice. As a big city, galleries, museums, shops and restaurants stay open year-round, and you can avoid the throngs of tourists that flood the small streets all summer. The biggest reason to visit Venice in the off-season is the weather. In summer, the humidity and heat in the Floating City can be almost too much to bear, not to mention the mosquitoes! In autumn and winter, you can take advantage of the cooler, drier atmosphere. If you happen to be in Venice in February, you will be able to see the biggest event of the year, Carnival! For nearly 1,000 years, locals and visitors alike have been putting on ornate masks to celebrate during this colourful and exhilarating festival, perhaps the most iconic symbol of Venetian culture!


Now you know when and where will best suit you on your luxury Italy holiday. That is why Le Collectionist works year-round to create the perfect experience, no matter the season. Explore our collection of luxury villa rentals in Italy, and find the perfect home to fit your style! 

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