Spring is the season of rebirth for many. Come to know with us all the things to do in Italy in spring.
Spring is rebirth, a sudden rush of energy that comes after the sweet winter sleep. The days continue to lengthen and, the sunlight makes the atmosphere clear and serene.
It makes you want to come out of hibernation and dive back into outdoor life: sea, mountains, countryside, hills, or big cities. It doesn't matter.
The spring air makes your stay in Italy special. And if the summer temperatures, a bit 'sultry scare you do not worry, there will be no other place in the world where you want to be. Are you ready to discover five unmissable itineraries to travel to Italy during spring?
5. The coastal city of southern Italy: from Naples to Maratea
If you are planning to visit Italy during the spring, the South can be a good idea. The climate in this period starts to be particularly pleasant, not too hot as in summer but still suitable for spending many hours outdoors, perhaps by the sea.
It is precisely this blue sea that embraces many small or large cities, which slowly blossom again, becoming enchanting places for strolling, where you do not run, and you are not in a hurry, where time flows more humanly.
Taking Naples as a starting point, it is easy to move, by train or car, down the southern coast of Campania to arrive in the beautiful Maratea.
Partenope (one of the names by which Naples is known) maybe you know it, many guides speak of it and also we can make you discover it in detail. (We can make you explore it at its best.)
The journey begins in the millennial history of this city, passing in the alleys, among hundreds of churches, palaces, picture galleries, and art galleries.
The smell of spring combines with that of pizza Margherita, the Neapolitan ragù, fried food, and fragrant sweets.
Walks by the sea will amaze you both in the city and its immediate surroundings like Sorrento peninsula or even Pozzuoli, Bacoli, and Phlegraean Fields
Beyond the beauty of Naples, you will discover the elegance of nearby Salerno and its waterfront, a stone's throw from the Amalfi Coast, known worldwide for its breathtaking landscapes.
The splendor of the province of Salerno continues along its jagged coastline, encountering truly spectacular places: the Greek temples of Paestum, the small town of Agropoli, Santa Maria di Castellabate, Ascea and its enormous beach, the nature of Palinuro and Marina di Camerota, all the way to Sapri on the Gulf of Policastro.
A stone's throw away is Calabria, divided by a strip of land belonging to Basilicata, the city of Maratea famous for its views and its Statue of the Redeemer that stands on Mount San Biagio by Bruno Innocenti.
4. Walking through Central Italy: from Rome to Maremma
Central Italy also prospers in spring and this period becomes the most suitable for visiting all the historical, artistic, and archaeological beauties of Rome: Colosseum, Fori Imperiali, ancient thermal baths, triumphal arches, or historical palaces such as Palazzo Farnese, Galleria Spada, or Palazzo Braschi.
The Italian capital city enjoys a pleasant climate in the spring, and it is nice to take a break in the many parks of the city museums. These streets may be enjoying a nice plate of pasta alla carbonara, gricia, Amatriciana, or nice ice cream.
After visiting the capital, you can easily reach Maremma: a coastal area in central-western Italy, washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea. In ancient times it was mainly marshy, but today it is a natural area of great faunal and botanical interest as much as a place rich in villages to visit.
Here you can visit many dream places such as Argentario, Orbetello and its lagoon, the nature reserves of Capalbio, Massa Marittima, Pitigliano, the Uccellina Mountain Park, or the spectacular thermal waterfalls of Saturnia.
"Breaking the sun between the white clouds to the blue Smiles and calls - O spring, come! -"
3. A trip in Liguria: from Finale Ligure to Cinque Terre
A spring trip to Liguria is a great idea; the sea breeze continually cleans the air, which is full with the smell of mimosas and peach trees just in bloom.
Try to start your tour from Genoa, an Italian port city that makes its relationship with the Mediterranean its most important resource. Try to check out the complexity of its ancient port where today stands among other things the Aquarium of Genoa, one of the largest in the world, advanced from the educational point of view.
Moreover, the city of Genoa received prestigious recognition in 2006 when a substantial part of its historical center with the so-called Strade Nuove and the system of Palazzi dei Rolli, became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Of Course, in Liguria there are not only big cities but also beautiful villages and towns: if we go forward north-west we can find, for example, Varigotti, a small hamlet of Finale Ligure, famous for its large beach near the promontory of Punta Crena.
Spring is the perfect season to visit these places, you will be able to avoid large crowds, and you will surely be able to do some excellent trekking routes such as the Sentiero del Pellegrino.
The same thing happens in the famous Five Lands, a place that is impossible not to fall in love with: the nature and the intense harmony with the man of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are widely recognized and celebrated even in 2021 with the release of the Disney-Pixar film "Luca".
So why not go for a ride right now?
2. Journey to the center of Sicily: from Catania to Palermo
Sicily is a dream. A place that in spring shows off all its best thanks to its mild temperatures. Elegant cities, crystal clear sea, and beautiful islands; you will see its people always live away from home, immersed in beauty.
A corner of Paradise, in short, placed more or less at the center of the Mediterranean. An enormous testimony left by the people of the past that since ancient times have recognized the charm of these lands.
If we limit our itinerary to a passage from Palermo to Catania, there are already many things to know and visit. First of all, the city of Catania lies at the foot of Etna: a spectacular volcano in southern Italy famous for its effusive or explosive eruptions.
The city is also a baroque jewel that began its architectural development from the end of the '600 when it was rebuilt the ancient cathedral of St. Agatha and erected the monumental fountain of the elephant.
From Catania to Palermo are about 200 km that can be easily traveled by car or train.
You will arrive in the most lively city on the island. There are many baroque and rococo buildings and extraordinary picturesque local markets; in short, Palermo is a city absolutely to be known for: its UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral, the Teatro Massimo, the historic markets of Ballarò, Il Capo and Vucciria, the Palazzo dei Normanni and the Martorana Church.
In spring everything in Sicily has a pleasant flavor!
1. Discovering the largest Italian lake: Lake Garda
Lake Garda (or Benaco) is the largest Italian lake by extension and is located between three regions: Veneto, Lombardy, and Trentino-Alto Adige.
The lakeshore's shape vaguely resembles that of a funnel, and as you move northward, it tends to narrow, while to the south, it tends to widen and gently blend into the surrounding landscape with the surrounding landscape.
The lake in spring is fantastic: the climate is mild, and you can visit many things.
The splendid town of Sirmione, which stands on a small peninsula inside the lake in a place that was already strategic for its position in Roman times, is well worth discovering. Don't miss its thermal waters, the Scaligero Castle, or archaeological sites.
Other places to visit near the lake are the Garda Island, the picturesque towns of Desenzano del Garda (visit the San Martino Tower), and Limone Sul Garda (with its historic lemon houses), the many castles such as Lazise, Malcesine or those of Desenzano and Sirmione.
There are also many trekking routes such as the Busa dei Capitani path; Mount Misone or Mount Baldo paths (from which you can admire the lake from above); Balot Tacà Via path (from the Venetian dialect: "The big hanging rock") and much more.
The enchanting lake is full of secrets. Why not go and discover them this spring?