Why don't Americans visit Italy in autumn/winter rather than in summer ?

If you want to visit the beaches then yes summer is the right time but if you are looking for a "cultural experience" in Rome, Florence, Venice or anywhere you want to go summer is definitely not the best time. Most of Italy has the same climate as France 9 months out of 12, but summer is really warm and... show more If you want to visit the beaches then yes summer is the right time but if you are looking for a "cultural experience" in Rome, Florence, Venice or anywhere you want to go summer is definitely not the best time. Most of Italy has the same climate as France 9 months out of 12, but summer is really warm and Mediterranean.

Italian cities are deserts in summer, Italians are closed at home with air conditioning, lots of shops are closed for summer holidays and you will be forced to drink liters of water and sweat like a camel if you're out on the streets.

Many English, French and Germans visit Italy for Christmas holidays, why don't Americans do the same ? You'll enjoy Italy a lot more when it's fresh, rainy and even snowy, eveything is open, colorful and people will be on the streets and you could enjoys cinema, concerts etc like Italians do and live a true cultural experience.
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