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Italy : When and where to go?
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Italy: Climate & Weather
In general, the climate is Mediterranean with a continental influence in the north where temperatures can be a little more extreme marked by the heat in summer and the cold in winter. Winter can be particularly cold and snowy in the Italian Alps.
8°C - 47°F
Rome, updated 02:10 GMT
What to do in Italy
It is difficult to list the many attractions of Italy: Historic ruins, beautiful landscapes, artistic richness, flavourful cuisine, a light-hearted population, these are just some examples of what you'll discover in your visit.
Rome, its legendary capital, offers a dive into history through its Roman and Etruscan monuments, medieval and Renaissance architecture, but it is also in line with the present due to its dynamic and modern aspects.
Florence will not fail to seduce you: It is very popular with tourists in summer. This city is ideal to stroll through during the off-peak season, whether it be on the Ponte Vecchio which spans the Arno, or to visit the Uffizi museum or just around the city itself. Outside the city you can discover the peaceful landscapes of Tuscany, a particularly beautiful area.
Venice in itself has become one of the symbols of Italy: Its charm is evidently due to its canals, its narrow streets without cars and its beautiful palaces. A timeless place, the city boasts various must-see attractions; St Mark's Square, the Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Church of St Mary of Health and the Bridge of Sighs are a few of the more famous, but you will also enjoy a stroll through the maze of narrow streets, and do not forget a soothing trip in a gondola.
Other stopovers of choice: Naples, located in the bay not far from Vesuvius and near to Pompeii, Milan with its opera house and its shops and lively nightlife, Assisi with its fortress; these are some recommended places.
You should also not miss the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
Italy : The basics
Italy is easily accessible by air, but also by train or by road.
No visa is required for European citizens.
The currency in circulation is the Euro.
The budget required is a little expensive, you will not find an average meal for less than €30 on average, and a double room will cost about €150.
There are no particular health issues.
To travel within the country, you can go by bus or by train depending on your destination. Ferries serve Sardinia and Sicily. Renting a car is a very pleasant way to discover the country which has a very good road network.
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