If you’re looking for sunshine and heat, Italy is the place to be in July. It’s high season for tourism so crowds and high prices are also the norm. However, this shouldn’t deter you from visiting the country during this month. The almost-guaranteed good weather allows for coastal destinations and dining al fresco for every meal. Interested in checking out Italy’s famous museums? It’s not a problem at all if you book tickets in advance to avoid hours-long lines. You can catch plenty of local festivals, Verona’s Opera Festival or the first of Siena’s two annual runnings of the Palio. You can definitely make a July trip to Italy a summer to remember.