All seasons are good for a visit in Italy. In summer, Italy is an international playground for yacht charterers, with visitors from all continents raingling with vacationing Italians at the famous resorts. Spring comes early to Italy and autumn lingers. Most of the year the beaches are sunny , with more than 5000 miles of shoreline bordering Italy and its islands. You can usually find waters where the temperature is right for swimming. And history is always in season : choose any time of year to tour historic buildings and view the world's greatest art treasures. Italy is a land that has been writing and preserving its history for over three thousand years.