Whether it’s a sweet spoonful in the evening as the weather cools or a refreshing cornetto in the hot midday sun, there’s nothing like tucking into a bright tasty cup of Italian gelato.
Before you go
Pompeii is one of the must-sees of Italy for a reason: when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the bustling Roman city was quickly buried under ash and pumice, a terrible tragedy where most of the inhabitants did not escape.
What kind of traveler are you? Do you need a quiet room with its own bathroom? Or do you prefer to save money and share space with other travelers? Are you traveling solo, with a spouse, or in a group?
When is the best time to travel to Italy? Whenever you can, of course. There’s no bad time to take a trip to Italy: the colosseum will still be the colosseum and the wild beauty of the Amalfi coast will still be wild and beautiful whether the sun is shining bright or not.
Vinitaly has become a global phenomenon. Created to showcase the best Italian wines, it has turned into one of the world’s premier and most influential wine events.
Traveling by train remains one of the most enjoyable ways to explore Italy. The country’s extensive rail network allows you to reach almost every town, village and city coast to coast.
There’s no better time to visit Milan than Fashion Week, when all the celebrities and global trend setters converge on the streets of Milan and transform it into one big fashion show.
The idea of the Venetian Carnival is one of wonder — filled with colorful masks, rich music, sumptuous balls, energetic parades, elegant dancing and bacchanalian carousing.
We’ll let you in on a secret. The best time to visit Tuscany is not in the summer, with the hordes of tourists swarming Florence’s Duomo or lining up in front of the Uffizi for a glance at Michelangelo’s David.
A long-standing center of culinary excellence, Italy continues to have some of the world’s most celebrated restaurants. Different regions of Italy are consistently represented in some of the top-ranked eateries in the world.