For centuries, millions of travellers have visited Italy to discover the finer pleasures in life: everywhere you look, there's a wealth of culture, nature and cuisine. If you're hoping to revise your knowledge of the Romans, visit the monuments classed as UNESCO world heritage sights for a change of perspective: a trip to Italy is a must.
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Spring and autumn are the best times of year to visit Italy. In summer, the central and southern parts of the country experience a few weeks of very hot weather; and it can get very cold in Northern Italy in winter, especially in the Alpine region. Take the area you intend to visit and explore into consideration when choosing the time of year for your trip. And avoid the month of August at all costs: the cities are absolutely teeming with people at that time of year.
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