Spring holidays in Florence

Spring holidays 2023: 4 cities to visit in Italy

The most beautiful destinations to choose for April

5 Apr 2023

April is the ideal month to go away: many people organise short trips in spring, taking advantage of the various bridges in this period, opportunities to take a holiday.

If you are wondering where to go on holiday in Italy in spring, you should know that the destinations at your disposal are endless: for example, you could visit one of the many cities and let yourself be bewitched by their timeless beauty.

Spring is the ideal time to explore Italian cities, especially during the April and May holidays.

Find out what to do on spring break 2023 in the city.


Spring weekend getaway in Venice


Venice is a timeless classic, where every nook and cranny hides a great surprise. Among the thousands of attractions to visit, one cannot fail to mention the Grand Canal, St Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace and Teatro La Fenice.

One way to make your stay in this city even more special is to see one of the various shows scheduled in the historic theatre. Among the most interesting is the version of Orpheus and Eurydice composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck.

And then the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), the Rialto Bridge and the Guggenheim with its must-see exhibitions.


Spring holidays in Venice


If you would like to stay a few days in the city, you could stay at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze, located in a restored building in the historic Cannaregio district, to enjoy the city at its best.  

Residenza Venezia | UNA Esperienze will surprise you with its six prestigious B&B rooms and its strategic position between Venezia Santa Lucia and the Rialto Bridge.


Spring holidays in Florence


Among the Italian cities to visit in April there is definitely Florence. The Leone Blu Suites | UNA Esperienze awaits you for a unique stay thanks to its nine suites characterised by unparalleled elegance and views over the Arno.

The UNAHOTELS Vittoria Firenze makes modern and eccentric design its strong point, combined with great logistic convenience. The hotel can be reached both by car and public transport and has a private car park, allowing guests to enjoy the city and surrounding areas.

Discovering spring in Florence means exploring its most characteristic parks and gardens. The Corsini Gardens, for example, leave you breathless for their Italian style and the small labyrinth present.

One place not to be missed is the Iris Garden, accessible from Piazzale Michelangelo and open only one month a year. From 25 April to 20 May 2023 you can watch the famous flowering of the 2000 varieties of irises collected here free of charge.

A trip to Florence also passes by tourist classics such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Uffizi Gallery, Piazzale Michelangelo, the Basilica of Santa Croce and the Galleria dell'Accademia.


Sassi di Matera are a spring must-see


Spring is the ideal season to visit Matera, devoid of the typical tourist influx that characterises winter and especially the Christmas festivities. 

The main attraction is undoubtedly the Sassi di Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. There are three areas to discover: the Sasso Barisano in the north-west, the Sasso Caveoso in the south and the Civita in the centre, which represents the oldest part.


Spring holidays in Matera


But there are also many other very evocative places in Matera, in addition to the hypogea and caves. For example, there is Casa Noha. It is the ideal starting point for exploring the Sassi and is one of the most famous examples of architecture carved out of tuff, with perfectly restored interiors.

Enrich your itinerary by including Piazzale Vittorio Veneto, the Palazzo dell'Annunziata and the Matera Cathedral. Finally, climb to the Belvedere in the Parco della Murgia Materana for a unique view of the Sassi and the surrounding landscape in springtime weather.  

The UNAHOTELS MH Matera located in a charming five-hectare park just minutes from the Sassi, is ready to welcome you.


Ostuni, the white city to visit in spring


Everyone knows Ostuni and its white houses, even more beautiful to visit with the spring sun. A town to be explored at leisure, enjoying the bright atmosphere before a trip to the famous nearby beaches

Let yourself be guided by the evocative narrow streets as you discover the historical centre, an ideal starting point for experiencing the white town and very easily accessible. Arriving at Porta Nuova, you can admire the famous Aragonese walls, which defended the city in the Middle Ages.


Spring holidays in Ostuni


You cannot say you have been to Ostuni if you have not passed by the Ostuni Cathedral, the Church of the Santo Spirito, Piazza della Libertà and the Ostuni Civic Museum, which houses the grave goods from the Messapian period and many medieval artefacts. 

The most famous find is the Donna di Ostuni, the oldest skeleton of a pregnant woman ever found. 

Just over an hour from Ostuni is Bari, where you can stay at UNAHOTELS Regina Bari. The property, with easy access to the city, offers many facilities, including a famous restaurant, a SPA and an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by olive trees.


April is the ideal month to get away and unplug a bit. You can take advantage of the 2023 Easter holidays, the 25 April long weekend or choose another weekend to make your spring holiday in Italy a special time to rediscover our cities.