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Destinations: Northern Italy, Southern Italy, French Riviera, and Greek Islands

Published On

March 30, 2021

May 14, 2024

Luxury Travel
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Northern Italy

Northern Italy is home to some of the most quintessential Italian cities. The diversity of Northern Italy is part of what attracts visitors to the region. From the romantic canals of Venice to the dramatic coastline of Cinque Terre and the iconic monuments of Rome, the cities of Northern Italy should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list.

Portofino, Italy
Portofino, Italy

Best Time of Year to Visit

Late spring and fall are typically the best times to visit Northern Italy. During this time temperatures are usually milder and it’s just outside of the traditional tourist season. However, this may change depending on what you want to see and do.

Must-See Cities

  • Lake Como
  • Venice
  • Rome
  • Cinque Terre
  • Milan
  • Portofino
  • Florence

Southern Italy

Southern Italy offers enough Italian luxury and picturesque scenery for a standalone trip. Miles of beautiful beaches and countless historic towns stretch from Tuscany all the way down to the Amalfi Coast and Sicily.

Capri, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Capri, Italy

Best Time of Year to Visit

The late spring and summer are the best times to visit Southern Italy. This is when the weather is warm enough for you to enjoy a day at the beach or lounging outside on a terrace enjoying a refreshing Aperol spritz.

Must-See Cities

  • Bari
  • Capri
  • Positano
  • Sorrento
  • Naples
  • Palermo

French Riviera

From Monaco to Saint-Tropez, the Côte d’Azur has long captured the hearts and souls of travelers. Drawn by its glamorous history and sun-kissed lifestyle, the jewel of the Mediterranean offers an abundance of glorious beach clubs, historic towns, chic cafés, luxury shopping and five-star dining.

Nice, France
Nice, France

Best Time of Year to Visit

The summer is undoubtedly the best time to visit the French Riviera. Once a winter time destination, the summer season has grown in popularity. This is when you can take full advantage of the area’s many perks.

Must-See Cities

  • Nice
  • Antibes
  • Monaco
  • Cannes
  • Saint-Tropez
  • Èze

Greek Islands

Scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas are the incredibly diverse and stunning Greek Islands. Known for their dramatic coastlines, culture, history, and cuisine, the Greek Islands are perfect for island hopping and relaxing.

Oia, Santorini, Greece
Oia, Santorini at sunset

Best Time of Year to Visit

If you want to make the most of your trip to the Greek Islands, then the summer is the best season to visit. This is when the weather is warm enough to enjoy a refreshing dip in the ocean and you can cruise comfortable around the islands.

Must-See Cities

  • Santorini
  • Crete
  • Mykonos
  • Rhodes
  • Milos
  • Paros
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