I"m debating a trip to northern Italy in either early to mi -April (April 9-18) or the first 10 days of July.
I'm coming with two kids (ages 3.5 and 9). I'm torn about when to come because I know in April it will be less crowded and more affordable, both of which are very appealing. But with kids swimming is important and I imagine in April the Italian Riveria beaches and the lakes in northern Italy will still be too cold to swim.
Anyhow have any suggestions on the best time to travel?