Italy is a place for doing as well as seeing.
There are lots of activities that you can enjoy everywhere in the country, at any time, but there are some things that you really should not miss.
The top destinations in Italy all year long are the big cities, as they combine the art with the spectacular Italian living and the finest cuisine in the world. Rome, Venice and Florence are the leading places to see on your first trip to Italy, not depending so much on the weather or other external factors. There a lot of things to do in the big cities, so you will need more than a couple of days if you want to enjoy them all: museums, city tours, galleries, shopping, sightseeing and many others.
If you decide you want a beach holiday, then you should consider coastal areas or islands, where the summer is magic and also the views. You might want to go to Liguria, Sorrento and Amalfi or Capri, for a refined holiday, or try Apulia, Sicily and Sardinia if you want to keep more natural and cozy. It doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you can enjoy everywhere near the sea great summer activities, like snorkeling, scuba diving or boat cruises.
If you’re more of a fan of the traditional breaks and want to feel the real taste of Italy’s natural and historical beauties, there are a lot of options for you: Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Basilicata or Umbria, where you can admire the natural beauties and taste the local cuisine. Also, for the mountain lovers, there are some fascinating views in the Northern Italian regions: The Lakes Como, Garda, Orta or Maggiore offer a fantastic sight to the Dolomites, while Piedmont is surrounded by the Alps, with great winter activities.