Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But it’s also expensive, especially if you’re coming from a country with a strong currency like the US or UK. However, there are ways to save — and you can get more bang for your buck by traveling at certain times of the year.
Flying to Italy During the Low Season
Flying to Italy during the low season is a great way to save money, but that doesn’t mean you should expect a bad experience. The weather will be pleasant, and you’ll have access to all the major attractions without as much of a crowd.
Low Season (November through March)
The best time to fly to Italy is during its low season, from November through March. This is when temperatures are moderate and crowds are smaller than during the high season (April through October). The reason behind these fluctuations in temperature and visitor numbers has everything to do with what’s happening in the rest of Europe: most Europeans go on holiday for Easter around April or May; then again for summer holidays later on in June or July; before heading back home for Christmas at the end of December and January—and then taking another break from February until Easter once more!
The Perfect Compromise: Mid Season in Italy
If you’re planning a trip to Italy and want the best of both worlds—a beautiful climate and reasonable prices—then midseason is your ideal time to visit. The weather is mild but still warm enough for shorts and t-shirts, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Additionally, there won’t be too many tourists since it’s not peak season yet. But don’t worry: If you can’t get enough of Italian culture during this period (and who could?), there will still be plenty of exciting sights and activities for your trip!
The Best Times of Year to Visit Italy by Attraction
What’s the best time of year to visit Italy?
The best times of year to visit Italy are between May and September. If you’re planning a trip during summer, consider flying into Rome or Milan and taking a train down to Liguria (the region where Cinque Terre is located). You’ll want to check out our guide on finding cheap flights and information about how we can help you book hotels at great rates in Italy.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your trip to Liguria, here are some suggestions:
- Walk the trails surrounding Vernazza through Riomaggiore and Monterosso al Mare towards Corniglia. This is one of the most popular coastal paths in all of Europe! It takes about three hours round-trip if you’re staying in either Riomaggiore or Monterosso al Mare; five hours round-trip if you’re staying in Vernazza; nine hours round-trip if you’re staying in Corniglia (or anywhere else along this trail). We recommend starting early so there aren’t too many people around when it’s time for lunch (around 12 pm) or dinner time (~7 pm). After all, there’s no point spending all day at Cinque Terre only to get stuck waiting an hour just because every restaurant has its line outside with tourists waiting patiently before being seated next door.”
The Best Time of Year to Visit the Italian Coastline and Beaches
The Italian coastline and beaches are best visited in the spring and fall when temperatures are moderate. Most tourists visit the Italian coast during its high season, June-September in the summer months. The middle seasons of April–May, and September–October offer lower prices than the summer months but still receive plenty of sunshine throughout each day.
The best time of year to visit Italy’s Mediterranean Coast depends on your individual preferences because everyone has different ideas about what makes a trip perfect!
The Best Time of Year to Experience Italian Culture and Events
Italians are known for their rich culture and traditions. From the food they eat to the holidays they celebrate, there is always something going on in Italy.
Here are some of the most famous Italian events you should consider visiting:
- Carnevale – a fun festival that takes place before Lent and is characterized by colorful costumes, loud music, and dancing in the streets
- Ferragosto – an annual holiday celebrated on August 15th that marks the end of summer
- All Saints’ Day (Ognissanti) celebrates those who have passed away and is particularly significant if you have ancestors from Italy or a close connection to someone who has passed away recently.
- San Silvestro – another holiday that takes place on December 31st where people fill up restaurants, clubs, and bars with their friends before celebrating from midnight until sunrise
The Best Time of Year to Take Italian Wine Tours
You can’t go wrong with the summer months when it comes to wine tasting. The weather is good, and the grapes are ripe. Most importantly, the best time for an Italian wine tour is between June and September because that’s when most of Italy’s harvest takes place. During this time of year, you’ll be able to enjoy both delicious vino and fun tours at wineries across Tuscany and beyond. As a bonus: prices drop by as much as 20% since there’s more wine available than usual!
Tips to Find the Cheapest Flights to Italy
The best way to find the cheapest flight is to use a travel agent. Why? Travel agents will know all the secrets of finding the best deals on plane tickets and can help you book your flights at the lowest possible price. If you are not comfortable using a travel agent, there are other ways to find cheap plane tickets.
One way is by using websites like Expedia or Kayak, which allow users to compare plane ticket prices from different airlines and then make their booking directly through one of these sites quickly.
Another method would be downloading an app like Skyscanner or Google Flights that allows users to search for flights based on where they want to go in Italy and how much it will cost them per person for each leg of their trip (e.g., a flight from Rome – Venice).
There you have it! Those are the cheapest months to visit Italy. Now, this doesn’t mean that you should only travel during these times—it just means that if you want a great deal on airfare and accommodations, these are some excellent months to look into. You can also find deals in wine country if you know where to look (hint: in the off-season).
When I was there last year, I didn’t realize until after my trip that it was one of their low seasons! I just happened to be traveling during November and December when prices were at their lowest point in over a decade because of COVID-19 restrictions…but now I know better than ever before how much money can save by flying during those off months 🙂