Travel in low season has its benefits
July and August is the height of the summer season in Italy, crowds of tourists fill the streets and interesting sights and most of our villas are fully booked. If you’re not tied to school holidays, renting a villa in low season, anytime from April to June, or from September to early November, is a wise choice and here are 5 good reasons to travel in low season:
Lower rental prices – rental prices in July and August are at their peak but off-season they are lower so you can save money by spending less on your rental or even rent somewhere larger.
Flexible arrival and departure dates – our bookings in July and August run from Saturday to Saturday but when you travel off season, owners are more flexible, giving you the option of extending your stay for a few more nights.
Cheaper flights – Flights are usually better-valued off season, especially if they are not on set arrival/departure days, saving you money to spend on other things.
Warm weather but not too hot – July and August in Italy can be too hot for many visitors whereas in May, June, September and October it still feels like summer, the temperature is more bearable, the pools are still open, you can swim in the sea, sunbathe and dine outside.
Fewer tourists – as there are fewer visitors in Italy in low season, you may find that you have the beach, gallery or archaeological site to yourself which makes it a better experience.
These are just a few of the reasons to travel in low season. Considering all we have gone through in the past months, booking a villa holiday in low season will become more and more popular. In many of the Italy’s top tourist destinations, you’ll find more tourists than locals during the high season: not only this can be annoying, but you’ll also feel as though you’re not getting the full, authentic experience. Visit Sicily or Puglia in the off season and you’ll see it for what it is and will be able to experience living like a local.