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Spring in the Italian Countryside

Winter is a wonderful season to explore Italy's cities, when crowds disappear and the weather is conducive to leisurely afternoons in the shelter of museums and churches.

primavera-cr-brian-dore(Photo by Concierge in Umbria via Flickr)

With spring, however, it's time to head back to the countryside. You'll find the hills covered with lush fields and flowers, the fruit trees just beginning to bloom, and the vineyards and olive groves coming back to life.

primavera-cr-brian-dore(Photo by Concierge in Umbria via Flickr)

primavera-cr-brian-dore(Photo by Concierge in Umbria via Flickr)

Make sure you bring your walking shoes so you can explore the country roads, where you will almost certainly come across herds of sheep or grazing cows, as happy to be out in the warm sun as you are.

primavera-italy-cr-brian-dore(Photo by Concierge in Umbria via Flickr)

Stop in a sunny spot for a picnic lunch, and savor the perfect weather...just warm enough to bask in the sun, but not yet the scorching Mediterranean heat that drives everyone indoors on summer afternoon.

primavera-italy-cr-brian-dore(Photo by Concierge in Umbria via Flickr)

Happy “primavera” from Italy!

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Contributor: Rebecca Winke

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