Night Tours in Italy: Beat the Heat

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It can get really hot in Italy in summer. The heat extends well beyond the seasonal boundaries, making May, September, and sometimes April, and October feel like an inferno. Tourists are troopers, and we still enjoy sightseeing, because we have to check off everything on our list.

Night tours are available in certain Italian cities, and at some attractions, for those who don’t want to melt on cobblestone streets. It won’t be cold if it gets dark after dark on a summer day, but it will be cooler than if it was midday. And you won’t be beaten to death by the relentless sun.

These are just a few night tours I found on various tour providers sites. There are many more. If you are curious, these are affiliate links. This means that I earn a small commission when you book. However, it will not cost you anything extra. We appreciate your support.

Night Tours in Rome

Rome is a city that offers little shade. Therefore, evening visits to the ruins are a good idea. These tours are not uncommon, so you won’t be the only one visiting the Colosseum. However, the crowds will be less than a daytime tour.

These are just some of the tours available after dark in Rome.

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Night Tours in Florence

Florence is now a city that doesn’t really have an off-season. However, you can still enjoy the best of both worlds: sightseeing after dark allows you to avoid the worst crowds. Even better, it’s a bonus to the cooler temperatures.

These are some Florence night tours that you can choose from.

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Night Tours in Venice

Venice is quieter as evening approaches. This is largely due to day-trippers returning to the cruise terminal or train station at the end the day. Although the city isn’t as hot as other cities farther inland, evenings are still great for sightseeing or taking a romantic gondola ride.

These are just a few of the night tours available in Venice.

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Night Tours in Naples

It tends to get warmer the further south you travel in Italy. An evening tour in Naples is often more welcomed than it is in the northern regions. This is an excellent way to experience Naples’ vibrant nightlife without feeling anxious about being out on your own.

These are just a few options for Naples night tours.

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Night tours in Milan

Aperitivo can be found in all parts of Italy, but Milan was the original. Evening tours in Milan offer a great way to escape the heat and to meet locals during prime social hours.

These are some Milan night tours that you might enjoy.

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3 Responses to “Night Tours In Italy: Beat The Heat”

  • This is great advice. The monuments are so much more beautiful at night. Although it’s not as easy to take a photo, everything just seems more beautiful at night. It could be that you don’t feel the sun beating down on your face and your feet aren’t swelling from the heat. Although I don’t know if there are night tours, I can recall seeing the Agrigento temples in the evening. It was amazing. It was winter so it was dark early. However, I enjoyed seeing the temples illuminated.

    • Jess has the following:

      Some monuments offer tours at night in addition to general sightseeing tours. It is a great relief to be able linger on a spot without having to look for shade, especially in the summer.

  • This is a great idea! I have already copied your list and I will make sure to use it when I return to Italy. Thank you for including the larger cities.

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