Italy is home to the world’s most historical and beautiful cities, from Rome and Florence to the picturesque Sicilian islands and the Amalfi Coast, which is why this country is a favored destination by luxury travelers. And truly intrepid explorers have experienced the wonders of this magical country through the seasons. Whether enjoying the spring festivals in Vatican City, summering in Sorrento or sampling white truffles in Tuscany, these delights await you in the birthplace of the Renaissance – Italy.
When The Spanish Steps are covered with pink azaleas and the Villa Pamphili is more verdant than ever it can only mean that it’s springtime in Rome. This time of year, you can enjoy a full day at St. Peter’s Basilica, without the rush of the crowds. In the evening, you will want to make your way to Trastevere where you may dine al fresco at elegant bistros.
Not all tan lines are created equal. Don’t believe it? Spend your summer basking under the glitz and glamour of the Italian Riviera. The reflection of the azure bays and the backdrop of its magnificent cliffs will give you a glow like no other place in the world. It’s the reason why so many celebrities, royals and artists vacation in the chic towns from the French border to Tuscany.
Gourmands yearn to taste the first grapes and olive oils of the season, which is why the fall is their favorite time to visit Italy. This time of year is an epicurean paradise, where delicious meals can be enjoyed while dining at authentic bistros under clear skies and a mild sun. In the Tuscan countryside, sample fine red wines, known as super Tuscan, or indulge in the renowned and highly sought white truffles.
Do you have a favorite moment from your travels across Italy in the spring, summer or fall? Or is there a place in Italy you are yearning to explore? Share your comments below.