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Italy in springtime

Classic Tuscany, (photo by Steve McDonald)
Classic Tuscany

The best times to visit Italy are spring and autumn, when the weather is usually good (mild and sunny but not too hot) and sites of interest are less crowded than in summer. Spring is also a wonderful time to visit the Italian countryside, when wild flowers are in bloom. In the run up to Easter, there are usually traditional Catholic festivities held in towns and villages across the country, notably the passion-play festival (I Misteri/The Mysteries) in Trapani, Sicily. Read more on Italy