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What is the best time [of year] to travel to Italy

Hi All,

I am interested in travelling to Italy for a short vacation of 1 week, along with my wife. I would be interested to know, if anyone could suggest me what is the best time to visit italy. Actually, my vacation is in month of september, so if for Italy this is not the ideal time to visit, then I may change my destination to any other country like -- Austria, France.

I am confused ..!! Now, if Italy is the destination..then what are the must see destinations there (apart from Rome & Venice and also Florence may be).

Thanx
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Re: What is the best time to travel to Italy

Personally, I think September IS the perfect time to go to Italy. It's not too hot & not to cold. There aren't too many tourists and the locals are back. I'm slightly biased as I aways take my holidays in September & I'm not a beach holiday type of person.

I say Yes! Go to Italy, it's lovely in September!
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Re: What is the best time to travel to Italy

Tuscany in September is absolutely lovely !

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Re: What is the best time to travel to Italy

Thank you..!! It seems after hearing from you that September indeed is the perfect time.
I have couple of more problems. Would love to hear your insights incase if you are aware.

1. We (me and my wife) are Indian citizens. We are here on L-Permit. Since, my wife just came to Switzerland, she still not holds the permanent L-Card (has the temporary copy and would take 1 more month to recieve the permenant). Thus, can I apply for Schengen visa for both of us..?? Is it possible to apply with a temporary L-card or does she requires to take a re-enty visa to switzerland.

2. How long does the Italian embassy generally take to issue the Visa. I tried calling them, but need to keep down the phone as I do not understand Italiano. They do not reply to mails

Any ideas..??
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Re: What is the best time to travel to Italy

Does her temporary L permit have a validity date on it? Will it be still valid upon your return from Italy?
As for shengen visa, both of you will be required to get it. The italian embassy will decide whether or not to greant the visas.



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Thank you..!! It seems after hearing from you that September indeed is the perfect time.




I have couple of more problems. Would love to hear your insights incase if you are aware.

1. We (me and my wife) are Indian citizens. We are here on L-Permit. Since, my wife just came to Switzerland, she still not holds the permanent L-Card (has the temporary copy and would take 1 more month to recieve the permenant). Thus, can I apply for Schengen visa for both of us..?? Is it possible to apply with a temporary L-card or does she requires to take a re-enty visa to switzerland.

2. How long does the Italian embassy generally take to issue the Visa. I tried calling them, but need to keep down the phone as I do not understand Italiano. They do not reply to mails

Any ideas..??
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Re: What is the best time [of year] to travel to Italy

When I finally pull my finger out and nip over the boarder, I intend to go in the deepest, darkest winter. My reasoning behind this is that it won't be full of other tourist waiting to get a glimpse of David's willy.
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2. How long does the Italian embassy generally take to issue the Visa. I tried calling them, but need to keep down the phone as I do not understand Italiano. They do not reply to mails

Any ideas..??
I think you should be able to apply for a VISA to the UK or the NL as well and then use this to go to Italy (Schengen). Might be faster than Italy - but double check. I just know that people from Arab countries typically get their Visas in France.
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Re: What is the best time [of year] to travel to Italy

I will recommend going to Sardinia, the weather is lovely and there is a easyjet flight from Geneva-Olbia.

for visa- go to french embassy as it is the easiest and fastest way to get one (if living in french part)

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But remember everything is closed for business on a Sunday.

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Tuscany in September is absolutely lovely !

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Hi All,

I am interested in travelling to Italy for a short vacation of 1 week, along with my wife. I would be interested to know, if anyone could suggest me what is the best time to visit italy. Actually, my vacation is in month of september, so if for Italy this is not the ideal time to visit, then I may change my destination to any other country like -- Austria, France.

I am confused ..!! Now, if Italy is the destination..then what are the must see destinations there (apart from Rome & Venice and also Florence may be).

Thanx
Sash
September in Tuscany is lovely - actually Italy is lovely any time of the year especially if you are into good food and wine

But Tuscany is lovely in April/May and Sept/Oct IMHO.
 




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