Replies: 8 - Last Post: Oct 15, 2012 7:17 AM Last Post By: Henry83
Oct 7, 2012 2:35 PM
Italian weather/I am planning a trip to Italy and cannot decide whether to go in May/June season or September/October.
Have been twice before in both seasons but can't remember - too long ago. May, I think was cool with some rain and September was much hotter. Which would you (as a seasoned traveller) choose?
Oct 7, 2012 4:01 PM
Oct 8, 2012 12:36 AM
Oct 8, 2012 1:23 AM
3Both periods can e pretty variable and with similar temperatures, but June is usually better if you want to enjoy the beach. Still, as @arizona says, things can be very different depending by the areas you want to visit.
Just to give you an idea it is almost mid October and we have 25 degrees at day and about 13-15 degrees at night (in Rome but also many other cities, obviously not in the mountains, and Sicily is warmer)!
Oct 8, 2012 7:58 AM
4Weather in the Alps is usually (but not always) better in September/October. All passes will be open; in May, some of them are still closed.
Sea water is warmer in September than in June, but except at Lampedusa and in some tourist ghettos along the peninsula resp in Sicily and Sardinia, only few beaches will be really open (chairs, umbrellas, beach bars, etc.) after mid September.
Huge rainfalls with big inundations (like this September along the Adriatic coast or like last automn in 5Terre) are possible in all the 4 mentioned months.
The long days in June are a big advantage for all outdoor activities.
Oct 8, 2012 12:55 PM
Oct 10, 2012 12:37 PM
Oct 10, 2012 1:01 PM
7@Georgia: what? Beaches all over the country are full in June, while in the fall they are all closed, with the exception of something in Sicily maybe. Unless you're Scandinavian, I don't see why you want to swim in the Fall rather than in June!
Oct 15, 2012 7:17 AM
8I have been to Italy for the past 3 years now and have gone late May early June and the weather has never disappointed me! Enjoy your time!
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