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Italy in August: What to Expect

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At Arik Travel, we have many different travel destinations. Because of this, we can help you choose the best location for your needs. If you’re thinking about going to Italy, then you have a lot to look forward to! As every destination, each month is different due to weather, expected tourism, and everything in between. That’s why we’re here to tell you what you can expect on your travel vacation to Italy in August.

 

 

Weather

If you’re traveling in August, you can expect some hot and sunny weather! Make sure to pack appropriately for it, meaning light layers and sunscreen to protect your skin.

Ferragosto

Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated on August 15th, which originates from Feriae Augusti, the festival of emperor Augustus. This holiday technically runs from August 15th to September 1st; during this time, you can expect many restaurants and establishments to close. This isn’t said to discourage you, but for you to understand why some of the establishments won’t be open.

Tourist Sites will Stay Open

If you’re in a tourist area, you won’t need to worry about many establishments closing. These areas usually stay open due to the demand from tourism. This is especially true with important tourist attractions, such as Rome’s colosseum and major museums.

Coastal Towns will be Crowded

Since many families take this time off, many of them head to the beach! That’s why you can expect the beaches to be crowded during August. If you’re looking to get away from the crowd, you should try going more inland.

Consider these tips on your travel vacation to Italy this August. If you want to know more about how Italy is during August or during other months of the year, contact us at Arik Travel.

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