Italy: the mere mention of it evokes wine, luxurious landscapes, and the beautiful local culture. From the snowy northern Alps to the coastal splendor of Sardinia, there's so much to see and do in this essential stop on any European trip. Take a deep breath and slow yourself down to a Mediterranean pace... you're on vacation! Book your hotels and flights to Italy today, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
Step off one of the Italy flights to Rome and enter a world of ancient history and art, modern cosmopolitan culture, and gastronomical delights. The winter weather in Italy is usually fairly mild, so the museums and architecture of Italy's historic cities can be enjoyed at any time of year. Southern Italy enjoys warm Mediterranean weather just about all year long, so a trip here is always a good bet. However, the most pleasant time to be Italy between April and October. The heat can get a bit heavy in August, so unless you relish that sort of weather, it may be best to plan your trip in the cooler mountainous areas. It should also be noted that many tourism amenities shut down during the summer months while the locals are on holiday, and you therefore may not be able to get in to every hotel or restaurant you've read about. Similarly, some establishments take breaks during the winter, so although you'll likely enjoy thinner crowds of tourists, many museums and other attractions have curtailed hours or may be entirely closed. If you're on a culinary tour of Italy, aim to travel there in the springtime to enjoy the freshest local produce, or visit in the autumn during the grape harvest to enjoy some of the associated festivals.
Italy vacations are a fantastic way to slow down and relax with a glass of wine during your break from the daily grind. Plan your adventure today and save up to $557 when you book your cheap flights to Italy and Italy hotels together as a vacation package through Travelocity.