Italy

Escape the cold: Why Santorini is your perfect December retreat

Santorini, widely loved for its iconic summer allure, is equally enchanting as a winter holiday spot. Here in the south of the Greek mainland, the beloved island, also known as Thira, is a spectacle with its dramatic volcanic landscapes. In December, while much of Europe is cool, Santorini enjoys a pleasant average daytime temperature of about 60°F (15°C). So, it’s a splendid time to experience the...

Discover December’s Festive Charm in Malta

Malta, along with its sister islands Gozo and Comino, is a delightful destination for everyone seeking a sunny winter getaway, including families, couples, digital nomads or retirees. Enjoy an average of five sunshine-filled hours each day and a cozy average daily temperature of 15°C (59°F) — a pleasant contrast to much of Europe’s chill. While the cool air may not be ideal for beach lounging and...

Nice, France from January to December: What to expect every month of the year

Are you planning a visit or moving to Nice, France, and wondering what the weather is like and what events are taking place during your visit? Nice, France is a widely known tourist destination in the South of France and a great place to live, known for its sunny Mediterranean climate and upscale lifestyle filled with amazing events and entertainment.  The hottest months in Nice are July and August that...

The Umarelli Express in Milan: A Journey of Smiles and Construction Sites

In Milan, the long-awaited Umarelli Express has recently made its debut, capturing the attention of citizens of all ages. This unique rail journey has won the hearts of seniors and retirees, who, with their characteristic construction site observers’ attitude, are enjoying unprecedented moments of leisure. In Municipality 6 of Milan, The post The Umarelli Express in Milan: A Journey of Smiles and...

The Culture of Pumpkin in Italian Cuisine: The Most Famous Recipes

Pumpkin plays a central role in many recipes in Italian cuisine. Its distinctly autumnal seasonality (from September to November) justifies the creation of some recipes that have marked the history of Italian culinary tradition during the colder months. Don’t be biased; we don’t just make soups and risotto with pumpkin The post The Culture of Pumpkin in Italian Cuisine: The Most Famous Recipes...

Madrid from January to December: What the weather’s like and what to do each month

Planning a visit or a longer stay in Madrid, Spain, and wondering if its hot and dry or cool and rainy? The weather in Madrid experiences some extreme temperatures in the Summer and Winter, with the hottest month being July at 89°F and the coldest being January at 37°F. The city is known for its dry sunny climate as it has about 350 sunny days per year on average. If you’re in Madrid in the Spring and...

Barcelona from January to December: What’s the weather like and what to do each month

Planning a trip or a long stay in Barcelona, Spain, and wondering what Barcelona’s weather has in store for you? Let’s explore the climate and seasonal variations of this popular Mediterranean city, along with the best activities and places to see during each month, according to locals. Barcelona consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Spain and the weather is one if its best assets....

Weather in Lyon, France: What it’s like and what to do every month

Planning to check out the beautiful city of Lyon, France, and wondering what the weather will be like? Look no further. Lyon enjoys relatively warm temperatures throughout the year, with July being typically the hottest month, with an average high of 81°F (27°C), while January sees lows of around 32°F (0°C), according to timeanddate.com. In terms of rainfall, May tends to be the wettest month in the...

Weather in Italy by month: what it feels like to live in Italy year-round

Are you looking for a place to live with great weather in addition to world-class culture, beautiful scenery, and soul-pleasing food? If so, Italy is your place. The weather in Italy is variable depending on which region you are in. Generally, summers are hot and humid while winters tend to be chilly and wet. However, temperatures can range widely from cold northern regions like Piedmont to warm southern...

How much does it cost to buy an apartment in Italy?

Apartments are a great, affordable option for buying property throughout Italy, with the average price of a two-bedroom apartment in Italy around $152,000. You may be surprised that unlike in the United States, you’ll find apartments for sale in big cities, small towns, and tiny villages, with interesting architectural styles that can vary widely from one region to the next.  So, just how much does it...

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