Living in Italy, I am getting to experience the destinations inside and outside peak seasons. Here are the many reasons I’m falling in love with Italy in Spring…
Italy is in full bloom
Flowers, flowers and more flowers. Who doesn’t love flowers? And, in the spring, you won’t just see the lovely fiori of Italy blooming across the countryside—but even in the cities. Across Milan the trees lining the streets are budding and parks are blooming.
The weather is just right
For us Scots, 20 degrees is beach weather! Yes, the Italians will still wear hats and scarfs and you will get very strange looks for not wearing a jacket, and how dare you, wearing sandals with your toes out! Warm enough to break out those sandals and dresses… and cool enough to be comfortable when you’re sightseeing all day outside.
No tourist overload
It is busy enough to take in the atmosphere and feel of the Italian way of life. But it’s not yet at the point where the locals are nowhere to be seen and you have to fight your way through crowds of tourists and queue for anything and everything !
It’s not longer too cold for gelato! Of course you can have a gelato any time of the year but the best time is spring – when all the locals are excited about the lovely weather, everyone heads to the park and the gelato shop.
March and April are classed as what they call “shoulder seasons”! So it’s a lot cheaper to visit in these months than it is in summer when they bump all of the prices up !
Have you ever visited Italy ? When is you’re favourite time to travel and why ?