August - Leo and Gemini share a plaque in Piazza San Pietro

Things I Love (and Hate) About Rome in August

The calendar shows that Ferragosto takes place on August 15. The mid-August break coincides with the Assumption of Mary, in the way that Christmas conveniently takes place around the Winter Solstice. The further south from Rome that you go, the…

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August in Italy: The Things You’ll Need

Don’t go to Italy in August! The prevailing travel wisdom about Italy has always been to avoid going to the country in August as it’s hot, many shops and restaurants are closed, and the cities are emptied out of residents…