It can be said that August is the month par excellence to spend in Italy, because it is in fact the hottest and it is the one that allows workers to enjoy the holidays without stress. Unfortunately it is also true that the month of August is considered by Italy a month of high season, and it is for this reason that the prices usually low or moderate become very high and sometimes unmanageable.
The structures to sea, in particular, raise a lot of the general prices and for this it is much more difficult to succeed to re-enter in the budget.
There are however methods to save as much as possible, especially the last week of August is always the least expensive for different reasons, usually because it is the most "dangerous" to predict because of the weather that can change abruptly.
August is still the perfect month to visit places of culture and to indulge in the endless and free beaches of our country. Let’s discover together things you should definitely do or see in August in Italy.
Enjoy Gallipoli's nightlife in Puglia
The city of Salento is now famous for its nightlife, especially among young people. In fact, every summer attracts thousands of tourists because of this peculiarity and thanks to the picturesque aspect that distinguishes the Old City.
Inside the historic center you can find many clubs that offer live music or concerts, and spaces to have an aperitif. This whole area is connected to the newest city through a bridge, and this makes it even more distinctive. The month of August is perfect for this location, especially for its very hot climates and the fact that you can reach even more than 35 ºC!
A sunset walk in Bari, Puglia
Bari is the capital of Puglia and is one of the largest ports of the entire nation. Here there are architectural beauties of any type, and the sea is one of the most beautiful of all. The food is a characteristic feature of Bari, with many traditional dishes. The best activity to do in Bari is definitely the walk in the old city, full of art. The Cathedral of San Nicola offers an incredible spectacle, especially in summer, with the magnificent view that distinguishes the territory.
Visit Taormina and have a look over the Messina Strait!
Taormina is one of the most charming and beautiful cities in Sicily, located on the easternmost coast and near the Strait of Messina. Due to its location, it is always full of tourists especially in the summer months, who are looking for stunning scenery. Among the attractions that are most visited there is certainly the ancient Greek theater. It was built in the 3rd century B.C. and overlooks the sea offering a strong sea view. Another place is the Villa Comunale with an English style. In summer and especially in August you can find concerts and special events in the Greek Theatre, especially in the evening outdoors.
Discover Lignano Sabbiadoro
Lignano Sabbiadoro is a small town that has become one of the most famous summer destinations in Northern Italy. In fact he fights against Rimini for the title of destination preferred by young people. The best activities to do here are definitely to go to the Punta Verde Zoo and the Acquasplash Water Park. These activities suggest that Lignano Sabbiadoro is a perfect destination for those who prefer fun to the most demanding holiday. Here it is also very easy to rent a boat to explore the whole coast, a very popular activity.
Attend the Palio in Siena
The Palio di Siena is a traditional activity typical of the culture of the region. It consists in a challenge between the whole neighborhood (called in dialect "contrade") that present themselves with a horse and a rider. It takes place in Piazza del Campo and is the main event of the city that provides for a long preparation months. It is celebrated twice a year, on 2 July and 16 August.
Next to the square there is also the beautiful cathedral in black and white marble and also the City Museum housed in the Palazzo Pubblico.