Ah, Italy. Home to one of the first major empires, the Renaissance greats, Etruscan architecture, cutting-edge fashion, and—of course—pizza. From its quaint towns to the coastal villages and the modern metropolises, a trip to Italy has so much to offer.
But with so many things to do comes even more that you have to plan for. We’ve got the best tips for packing for a trip to Italy, so you can focus on having a primo time on tour.
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No matter when you visit, these items are a must for any Italy packing guide.
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Because Italy has four seasons, just like we do back at home, your Italy packing list for summer is going to look a bit different than your list for the winter. If you’re visiting Rome in the spring, temperatures range between 60°F and 75°F. In the summer, they can reach around 86°F with high humidity. So, here are the things to buy before going to Italy during the sunnier seasons.
In the fall, Italian days are a sunny 65°F to 75°F, and in the winter, they get as low as 50°F. Nights get even cooler, and it rains a bit more during these seasons, too. So, if you’re seeking tips for packing for a trip to Italy in the cooler months, keep reading.
We’ve told you about all the different things to buy before going to Italy. Now, we’re sharing a few things you may want to leave at home.
And one last tip: leave space for souvenirs! Italy is the ultimate souvenir destination. Even if you don’t bring home the traditional souvenirs, like intricately painted ceramics, clothing, or leather accessories, you’ll probably end up bringing home some of the incredible food. Whether that’s wine, olive oil, truffles, cookies, pastas, or cheeses, these souvenirs are worth leaving space in your suitcase to bring home.
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