Crowds and large queues for all major sights. Hotels full up and prime properties impossible to book at the last minute. And this being Italy, the seat of Roman Catholicism, Christmas and Easter months are also sold out early. From late December to March, the Italian Alps and the Dolomites see an upswing in tourism as well.
Spring in Italy is perfect for festivals and a rich harvest of local produce. Accommodation prices drop and availability increases. Autumn months see the grape harvest season, and end-October is the time for the International White Truffle Festival of Alba up in the Piedmont region.
Although Italy is a year-round destination, a few sights may shut shop on the coast and in the mountains; accommodation prices may be as much as 30% lower compared to high season. December and March get busy despite the low temperatures around Christmas and Easter.
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