During the summer season, we all tremblе in anticipation of heading to our first destination, which will start our well-deserved vacation. One of the most attractive countries to visit in the summer has always been Italy. It has its undeniable charm in every season, but summer is definitely the time when you can immerse yourself in part of the country’s culture and attend some events that you can not see other times. From summer festivals to moments to experience during the hot season, Italy is full of things to do in the summer. And here are a few of them.
The Infiorata Festival, which we have told you about before, is one of the most beautiful colorful events taking place in the country. Every summer at the end of May or the beginning of June, the festival is held in different cities, whose name literally translates as “decorated with flowers”. This is exactly how the paintings were created, which decorate the streets of different cities – with flowers, herbs, coffee, and others. The artists plan their design in advance, and a day earlier they mark their contours with coffee grounds.
Depending on where you are, Infiorata takes place at different times in different cities. If you plan your visits in advance, you can even enjoy the beautiful pictures of flowers in more than one city. Some of the best cities to visit in Infiorata are Genzano, Noto, and Spello.
Another popular summer festival in Italy is the Festa del Redentore – it takes place in Venice on the third Sunday in July. Initially, this was the day that marked the end of the plague in 1576, and today it has become the hottest party in Venice. People flock from all the surrounding areas to moor in a boat in the lagoon and celebrate from sunset to sunrise. The culmination of the evening is a massive fireworks display that illuminates the sky for 45 minutes.
If you want to be part of the Festa del Redentore, all you need is a picnic blanket and a place to place it. Although the event is attended by hundreds of people, it remains the most notable evening in the Venice area and you will surely remember it for a long time.
If you spend your summer on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, you can visit the town of Jesolo, which hosts the International Festival of Sand Sculptures every year. Every year the theme is different, and artists from all over the world come together to create unique sculptures that tell stories through the sand.
These are three of the most popular festivals held annually during the Italian summers. However, if you are in the country during the hot season and are considering your entertainment options, we have hidden a few more interesting adventures up your sleeve. First of all, we believe that the most important piece of advice we can give is to avoid big cities in the summer. The heat is great there, and tourists are everywhere, making sightseeing almost impossible. Even the Italians themselves are accustomed to retreating to more remote areas, by the sea or in the mountains, leaving the cities available to visitors.
If you decide to follow the locals and go to fewer tourist destinations, here
are some ideas that will turn your visit into a real Italian fairy tale. Head to Tuscany and rent a villa. This is the perfect time to explore the magical region that has inspired so many works of art. There you can enjoy wine tastings, beautiful mornings with amazing views, relaxation by the pool, and why not a historic tour on two wheels with an Italian symbol – Vespa?
If you are adventurous and want to see more of the beauties of the country, head to the beaches. Italy’s endless beaches surround almost the entire country, and each area has its own amazing secret places that are worth visiting. One of the most remarkable areas is the Amalfi Coast, one of the country’s pearls. However, instead of spending all your time in Positano, take a tour of the small towns that remain in the shadow of popular destinations. They are just as beautiful and charming, but the noise of thousands of tourists is missing, and this makes them an even more attractive destination. The opportunities in Italy never end, and wherever you decide to take this summer, you will not go wrong.