Spring in Italy: What to visit and where to go
Our tips to spend a perfect trip
Spring has come!
It’s the season of flowers, colour and blooming cherry blossoms, but also of the sudden rainfall of April showers and of grey, dramatic skies.
Spring is the right time for long walks outside and picnic with friends thanks to sunshine days.
Favorable weather conditions of the springtime are perfect to plan a journey in a period considered the best of the year and visit one of the most exciting cities in Italy such as: Rome, Florence, Gulf of Naples and Pompeii.
Here our tips to spend a perfect trip in Italy during spring. Find out the recommended places to visit and enjoy your travel with Green Line Tours!
The best way to discover the Eternal City is to experience a Panoramic Tour of the Capital and admire the history and the art of Rome: our Hop on Hop off Bus Tour give you the opportunity to contemplate the magnificence of the Colosseum, Circus Maximum, Piazza Venezia, St. Peter’s and much more.
If you are interested to discover the Capital by foot, we suggest to walk through the streets of the Quartiere Coppedè (not far from Parioli), where you can admire the villas and palaces in liberty style and, for those who love architecture, this district represent a treasure trove of turn-of-the-century art nouveau buildings.
Another interesting Quarter is Ostiense, the most underground area of Rome: you can find out a lot of works of street art realized by Roman and International artists.
Probably the best idea to feel the spring air is enjoy nature and spend much time outdoors in the green and vegetation.
There are several beautiful places in Rome to do it enjoying a picnic, a walk or a visit such as:
- Giardino degli Aranci: the most suggestive place of Rome where to admire a spectacular view of all the city and a unique perspective of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. Throughout the park is possible to smell the scent of the sour orange trees, hence the name of this Garden.
- Villa Borghese: one of the largest public parks in Rome, and definitely the most famous and loved by Roman citiziens.
The Villa hosts the famous museum “Galleria Borghese” and the zoological garden “Bioparco”.
- Villa Pamphili: an oasis of peace in the Eternal city. A big park with a polo field, soccer field, skating rink and a route to walk by foot or by cycle. There are also many play areas for children and families.
- Giardino di Ninfa: magnificent gardens located in Latina and proclamed Natural Monument of the Lazio Region to to protect the oasis, the habitat around the Ninfa river, the lake mirror formed by it and the surrounding areas.
That’s not all! Many guided tours are available for a visit of the Capital (Walking tour), Vatican Museums (Morning or Afternoon), Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica (Multilingual), Colosseum and Roman Forum (Priority Entrance).
And if you are looking for a trip out of the city, the best option is to visit the beautiful Civita Bagnoregio or a guided tour at the Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli (AM or PM).
Gulf of Naples
If you want to plan a journey in Naples during the Spring time, we strongly suggest to go for a walk on the Naples waterfront (in Via Caracciolo) and admire a wonderful view of the Gulf of Naples, or breathe the folklore, perfumes and colors of the city going through the Spaccanapoli’s streets.
Virgiliano Park is the right place if you are looking for some time to relax and feel the spring air.
The park is located on a hill in the Posillipo district, where it’s possible to admire Mergellina and the Vesuvius volcano. Instead, an excursion to the Vesuvius is perfect if you are an adventurer!
A must-see is surely the Vomero district where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Naples and all the Gulf from St. Elmo’s Castle.
If you are in Naples, our best recommendation is a guided tour to discover the ancient ruins in the nearby Pompeii, and explore the old city after the eruption in 79 AD.
However, if you are in Rome but you can’t miss a visit in Pompeii we suggest our one day bus guided tour from Rome to Pompeii!
A good idea to start your experience in Tuscany is to organize a gastronomic tour to discover the Italian culture in the famous region of Chianti!
Green Line Tours give you the opportunity to spend one day in the most suggestive towns of Tuscany, Cortona and Montepulciano, and taste the local dishes and wines.
But if you want to discover the city of Florence, we suggest you our guided tour from Rome (by train) or a walking tour from Florence: you’ll breath its art, visit the Accademia Museum, walk among the masterpieces of Italian gothic architecture and admire the famous St. Maria del Fiore’s Cathedral.
For those that prefer to relax, it’s possible to take the opportunity to visit one of the several parks and gardens located in Florence. Our best list:
- Giardino di Boboli
- Giardino di Villa Bardini
- Giardino delle Rose
- Giardino dell’Orticoltura
Or the Parco Mediceo di Pratolino, one of the most beautiful Park in the surroundings of Florence.
It is also an important nature reserve, both for the flora and for the local fauna. Inside there are many ancient trees such as oaks, cedars and horse chestnuts and probably you can meet deer, foxes, hares inside the park.