posted Wednesday, October 7, 2009 |
Probably the best time of year to visit Italy is in the Fall. Some reasons to visit Italy in Autumn include:
- Travel deals are easier to come by as airlines lower their fares
- Many fall festivals
- The big crowds of summer disappear
- Weather is still pleasant, especially in September and October
- Fall fashion in high gear, especially Milan, Florence and Rome
- Food festivals such as wines, truffles, chocolate, chestnuts and mushrooms
What will the weather be like in Italy?
You can often still visit the beach in Italy in September, especially in Sicily and down south. As you go further inland, or up north, the weather will tend to be cooler. In October the days get shorter, and the mornings start out crisp and cool, but the days warm up pretty nicely. November is one of Italy's rainiest months, especially in the northern parts. This is typically when you find the acqua alta in Venice, which is known for its occasional flooding during high tides. However, November also brings some sunny days as well. Toward the latter part of November and early December, many parts of Italy, especially north of Florence will experience their first snows. See the table below for average temperatures and rainfall.
What to pack for Italy?
Since the weather can vary tremendously, it is wise to pack items that can be worn in layers. You should pack some sweaters, and perhaps a heavier jacket if you will be in the north. And always bring a good pair of walking shoes, and perhaps a rain coat if you will be there in November.
Weather table below for Italian weather in Autumn