When is the best time of year to visit Italy? Well, knowing what months are ideal for travel is an important practical consideration if you are planning a vacation to Italy. Contrary to common belief,Italy can have some extreme weather and it should be taken into consideration when deciding on dates for your upcoming trip. For example, August can be hot and humid in the cities, but is the perfect time to do a relaxing vacation to a villa in the countryside with a pool, to one of Italy's pristine beaches, to a lake or in the Alps. In August, many Italians take their yearly holiday to escape the heat and there is also the national holiday Ferragosto that falls smack dab in the middle of the month so some restauarants or services will be closed in the cities. The Fall in Italy is superb! The weather is still warm but comfortable, everything is refreshed and re-opened after the holidays and there are so many harvest festivals including Vendemmia grape harvest! Another reason why Fall can be ideal, is because tourist season isn't as high as say the spring or summer. My suggestion for Fall travel is in September or October. It is simply gorgeous in Italy and all the color changes make wine country even more picturesque. You may even be able to taste some of the new wine at the cellars you visit if wine tasting is a part of your itinerary. Speaking of new harvests and wine releases, new olive oil is also released in the Fall and you will be able to taste the freshest olive oil practically straight off the tree and pressed that day if you come late October or November.Interested in a taking a tour? Consider Le Baccanti tours and events in Italy! If olive oil interests you, we suggest the Tuscany Olive Oil Tour- a perfect activity if you are planning an Italian vacation in the Fall!Le Baccanti Tours is a luxury travel company located in Tuscany, Italy. We have been specializing in gourmet food, wine and cultural tours of Italy for over 10 years. We pride ourselves on showing our discerning group of clients the authentic and beautiful Italy of their dreams. Contact us or visit our website to learn more.