What is the best month to visit Italy?
You can have a good time here in Italy at just about any time. There are some festivals and events that you can only see in the winter like the Christmas markets in bolzano, Trento and other towns, for example. Carnevale is mostly in February at various locations around the country. However, the best times to visit for the combination of weather and lower crowds is either late April through mid June or September/October. Everything is basically up and running and you’re either before or just after the peak tourist season. Prices tend to be a little lower than in the peak months of the tourist season too. There are some particularly interesting events in early September. The Historic Regatta combines a costumed boat parade and races on the Grand Canal the 1st Sunday in September in Venice. Or there’s the Giostra (Joust) in Arezzo with costumed parades and ceremonies preceeding the joust. One very special event is the Chess Spectacle in Marostica. It’s only held every other year, this be