Bella l’estate in Italia!
Experience Italy at its best – when the weather is warm!
When the weather warms up, Italy comes alive. Tourists from all over the world flock to see numerous attractions in all corners of the country, with the beautiful summer weather making these experiences all the more memorable.
Temperatures in Italy can soar in the summer months. The mercury regularly climbs to around 35°C (95°F), so heading to the coast for some respite is a great (and popular) idea.
While the beaches may be a bit different to what you are used to at home, coastal Italy is majestic and absolutely worth a visit. You will often need to book a space at a beach, with the cost for a half day or full day hire including beach lounges and an umbrella. Your own piece of Mediterranean real estate for the day!
While Rome, Florence and Venice draw visitors all year round, the coastal towns of Italy are best explored in summer. From stunning views along the Cinque Terre to taking in the breathtaking Bay of Naples, Italian summer is not to be missed!
The famous Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre – you’ve probably seen the pictures before, but they don’t do it justice. The Cinque Terre is five towns built onto the side of steep hills on the Ligurian coast. These small towns are all linked by train and walking trail, both of which are very popular in summer. The walking trails between each town range from easy (Riomaggiore to Manarola) to somewhat challenging (Monterosso al Mare to Vernazza), but with trains regularly stopping in each town, you are free to move around the area at your own leisure.
Monastery Stays work with several guest houses in Monterosso al Mare, the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre. Monterosso is also the largest of the five towns, with plenty of restaurants and cafes with al fresco dining to soak up the warm sun. As an added bonus, Monterosso al Mare has plenty of beach – what better way to spend a summer day than wading in the Mediterranean!
The Sorrentine Peninsula
Travel south from the famous city of Naples and you will find the gorgeous Sorrentine Peninsula. With the imposing Mount Vesuvius as its backdrop, this stretch of coastline is an ideal place to spend your time taking in the Italian summer.
Sorrento is the focal point of this area, with its beaches and stunning cliffs meeting the pristine water. For those looking to do some sightseeing, Sorrento has some excellent tourist attractions, including palaces, cathedrals and museums. The town is also a great place to base yourself for visiting other areas – take a ferry to the island of Capri, or a train to the historic ruins of Pompeii.
Prefer to retreat to the mountains when the weather heats up? Monastery Stays has plenty of guest houses in hilltop towns for your next trip to Europe!
However and wherever you choose to spend your summer in Italy, Monastery Stays has accommodation options for you!