Italy in August

I'm thinking of doing a two week Italy trip in early August. Something like Venice-Florence-Rome, 4 days each. Fly into Venice, then travel by trains and fly out of Rome. Does that sound sensible? Any other route you real sighseeellers would suggest? This would be my first time in Italy.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Enjoy dying. Rome in this heat is insane - I do not recommend.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is the current heatwave going to stay into August? I saw forecast for 30 degrees or so, I can handle that.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I was there on holiday by the beach and it was a stable 38. My experience is that a city like Rome tends to "feel" hotter, even if it is early 30s.

        It can really ruin the experience because you'll be walking a lot to see the amazing sites but your body will drain quickly.

        But 4 days in those places on paper is very good idea.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    august in general and particularly august 15
    is holiday time in italy, public transport is less frequent, family run shops may be closed
    people are wanting to leave the city to stay at the sea/lake/mountains

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just did nearly the same trip in May. We did Rome-Bologna-Verona-Venice-Rome by train. The highspeed trains are awesome. We would just show up and buy a ticket 15 minutes ahead of time and jump right on. The only issue we had were some pickpockets as we got off the train in Venice. I saw them coming and I said "pickpockets" loudly and they left.

    4 days is too long in Florence unless you're planning to get out of the city and explore. I'd do 2 in Florence and 2 in Verona. Verona was fucking amazing.

    With that said, It was 27C pretty much every day of our trip. Any hotter would have been too hot to walk around. If it's 38 in August, I would skip Italy and go somewhere else. Maybe Croatia or Portugal. The swiss alps are nice in August.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      where is this pic from? Via Appia somewhere?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's the Park of the Aqueducts in Rome. Definitely rent a bike and go check out the park.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >real sighseeellers
    sorry, a real traveller wouldn't go to those obviously fake tourist traps and not in august expecially

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

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    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

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  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

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    Anonymous

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  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    italy has potentially every type of holiday you wish.
    choosing the 3 most famous touristic cities could be satisfying. it will be hot and crowded but you can delve into the places with the most developed tourist appeal for their museums, culture, history, food, history - if you are one who gets excited looking up the places before you go there will be more media about them than other places.

    there are hundreds of touristic spots worth checking out in italy, and then there are people who enjoy going to random nontouristic spots too. what are you into or not into, what have you liked or disliked on other trips? what do you imagine doing in italy?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Op here.
      > what do you imagine doing in italy?
      Since this would be my first time in Italy, just looking around seeing the famous spots, feeling what's life there and such. That's why I picked those cities, I figured they would be worth seeing.
      > what are you into
      Just wandering around, stumbling upon unexpected and interesting places.
      > not into
      Not into crowds, but I get they're unavoidable in those cities. I'd still try to find and would prefer the less crowded places. I also don't care much for nightlife and such.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        so the famous spots in the famous cities obviously will be crowded.
        also they are annoying because there are illegals trying to hustle some euros from tourist and gypsies being gypsies.
        but there will be nice areas to wander whether they are deserted or busy with locals that don't have these annoying people.

        i think i am quite easy going when travelling, if a line is too long or an area too crowded, i'll just move on. if im with someone, sometimes medium lines can be easier to tolerate.

        there are secondary tourist cities for italian history and architecture that are great, but the top 3 well established.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

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    all those places you could just go outside the tourist spots and have a /realtravler/ experience of local italians

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to Orvieto and do the underground tour you fucking gay. Orvieto was the comfiest place I went to in Italy.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The hottest time of year during the bust tourist season even for Italians, truly insane.

    I am in Italy in a tiny mountain town at the moment, even tourists come here daily.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    just got back from italy. venice was nice. didn't go to florence. though rome was fucking HORRIBLE. dirty, hot, humid, polluted and trash EVERYWHERE - even in the very touristy areas. you will die in the heat/smogginess of rome. Id definitely choose other parts of italy overall. id say do venice and then take a train down to somewhere in campania (maybe sorrento). i've heard naples is even dirtier than rome, though i've never been. after that go down to sicily.

    italy is quite varied in terms of geopgraphy/culture/genetic makeup in the north vs. south. so youll get a different experience in each part. would make for a better trip imo

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    northern italian lakes area beautiful. closest to your trip is from venice to lake garda.
    peschiera del garda is a direct train from venice, it is a nice town but probably has tourist crowds compared to the other towns around the lake.
    there are ferries from there to other spots.
    on the west side the cliffs are more rugged.
    on the east i like malchesine

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