Italy is a place that is gorgeous to visit any time of the year. The best time to visit Italy is in the summer or early fall. July and August are the two best months in the year to take in the beauty of the country. Italians take their vacations to the beaches in late July and early August, so this is the best opportunity to see the sights in Rome and Milan as well as the other cities.
One of the reasons that the summer months are the best time to visit Italy is because you can find a hotel very easily. Many of the locals are off visiting other cities, so you can find somewhere to stay without having to do much work. The traffic is very light as well because most of the people are gone. Tourists usually ride buses, or they take a taxi to the places they want to see. Renting a car will allow you to see almost any city in Italy on your own schedule.
The weather is another reason to visit Italy in the summer months. It is not too hot, and the chance for winter weather has not arrived yet. The beaches sparkle with the warm sand and elegant water. The evenings are warm, but not as humid as they are in the United States. It is a comfortable time to walk in the cities and take in the sights and sounds of the night life.
If you head toward Venice, you can visit the Grand Canal and see the Historic Regatta. The Roman ruins are also a very popular place to visit. Many of the small towns in Italy have festivals through the month of July. The horse races in Siena are a great way to spend an afternoon with family and friends. After you have seen the horse races, head to Matera to see the Madonna Burna festival. Floats are carried through the town, and there are fireworks in the evening. History is an important part of the Italian way of life. One of the festivals that brings history to life is the Giostra della Quintana. People involved in the festival wear clothing that looks like it is from the 17th century. There are many other festivals and locations to visit in Italy. The one thing to remember when you go is to take your time, and enjoy the country.