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packing tips for italy

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The scenic autumn months are the best time to snap some gorgeous shots of Tuscany, with fields and vineyards lit up in red, gold and orange. We also love Tuscany in summer and spring for beautiful weather and pretty scenery.

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Sunshine, colourful beach umbrellas and lazy days... If you’re dreaming of a beach holiday in Positano, Amalfi or Sicily, try visiting in May or September. You’ll miss the summer crowds and it’s still warm enough to swim.

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The best time to explore the major cities like Rome, Venice, Florence and Milan is autumn or spring, when temperatures are pleasant and the crowds have thinned.

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how to travel responsibly in italy

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Bring a reusable cup

Italy has some of the world’s best coffee and it’s best enjoyed in a mug. Enjoy your brew at the cafe or if you’re on the go, bring a reusable cup.

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Support local shops

Support local artisans and shop for souvenirs from independently-owned shops and markets rather than chains. When you buy locally, you’re helping keep alive the centuries-old artisan traditions of Italy.

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Taste the local delicacies

The best way to enjoy Italy’s divine cuisine is by eating at locally-owned restaurants. You’ll get to taste delicious regional delicacies, support local farms and learn about different food traditions.

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