Spring is a fantastic time to travel in Italy. Temperatures warm up, flowers are in bloom, and there are fewer tourists than in summer. Here’s a look at what Italy has to offer in spring.
Why Travel to Italy in Spring?
Beat the heat and tourist crowds of summer. Find reasonable airfares and hotel prices. Attend Holy Week processions and spring festivals. See wildflowers, tree blossoms, and gardens in bloom. Sigh!
Spring weather is generally pleasant in most parts of Italy although rain, and even snow in early spring, is possible. Most parts of Italy get less rainfall in spring than in fall. Toward the end of spring, temperatures can get quite warm and you can enjoy outdoor dining and swimming in the sea or hotel pool. Find historic weather and climate information for major Italian cities on Italy Travel Weather.
Spring Festivals in Italy; Highlights of spring are spring and flower festivals, Holy Week, and outdoor concerts starting in May or June. National holidays are Easter Monday (la pasquetta), April 25 (liberation day), May 1, and June 2 (Festa della Repubblica). On these days, most shops and services will be closed but many major tourist attractions are usually open. Festivals, concerts, and processions are common, too. Ah, Italia! Ti Amo!