6 Amazing Places to Celebrate Spring In Italy

Italy in spring? Stunning! It’s stunning! Beautiful views. Verdant landscapes. This is especially true in a country with such natural beauty.

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These are six of our favorite picks.

The Dolomites

Flowers blooming in Brenta, Dolomites

The Dolomites are perfect for winter skiing and summer hiking… but we love spring because of the vibrant greenery and beautiful flowers and a hint of snow. The Brenta Pass is a popular spot for hikers, and the wildflowers are shown above.

Ravello, Amalfi Coast

Ravello in springtime

Yes, the Amalfi Coast is beautiful in spring. The bright-green terraced hills are spotted with flowers and the temperature is balmy. However, it’s not high-high season so towns like Positano and Amalfi aren’t quite shoulder-to-shoulder yet.

Ravello, our favorite spot on the Amalfi Coast in springtime, is not to be overlooked. Why? Its villas…and their gardens. Villa Rufolo, a 13-century villa, has beautiful gardens with flowers and stunning views over the seaside. The Villa Cimbrone is another great option. You can explore the small town and find many other villas, vistas, and places that will make you happy to be in Italy during springtime.

The Umbrian countryside

Spoleto, Umbria springtime

Beautiful year round, Umbria’s countryside is near Tuscany. It’s especially beautiful in springtime when it is warm and the flowers are in bloom. To enjoy stunning views of the rolling hills and verdant countryside, look for a medieval hilltop settlement like Spoleto.

Abruzzo’s Campo Imperatore

Wildflowers of spring in Abruzzo’s Campo Imperatore

It is beautiful, even though people pass it by to visit Umbria or Tuscany. Campo Imperatore is a beautiful alpine meadow located near L’Aquila. It also happens to be one of the most prominent spots in the Apennine Mountain. Shepherds come from nearby hill towns to graze their sheep, cattle, or horses in the spring. Like the ones above, wildflowers can be found everywhere. For true flower lovers, the Alpine Botanical Garden has over 300 species of plants.

Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia

The springtime is even better for Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia.

There are many reasons to visit Val d’Orcia in Tuscany, the beautiful area that is a World Heritage Site. Absolutely. We love spring, if only for the electric green of the grasses. The farm’s baby animals are also a delight to behold. (You can join us for a day-long Tuscany tour.

Italy’s lake district includes Como, Lago Maggiore and Garda

Italy’s lakes and villas, like Isola bella on Lago Maggiore in Italy, are particularly beautiful in springtime

In April and May, the lakes of northern Italy make a great destination. The weather is much more pleasant than in winter on the Amalfi Coast, and there are many restaurants and hotels open. However, it’s still early for the real crowds to arrive. Even better? You can even find villa gardens and luxurious villas on lakes. It’s hard to find anything more beautiful than a gorgeous, flower-filled, landscape perched on a sparkling blue lake. Don’t forget our post about choosing between Lake Como and Lake Garda. ).

You want to be able to mix and match with the Italians on your trip? See our post to learn how to dress like an Italian in the spring.

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