The climate year of Italy
Italy, a popular tourist destination for a long time, offers visitors not only beautiful sunny beaches, but also mountains for hiking and skiing and the famous "Po Valley", a river delta for cycling and canoeing. Not far from the Adriatic beaches, there is a completely different world with quiet waterways and waterfowl. The best times to visit are spring and autumn with pleasant temperatures. The Po Valley catchment area is home to 16 million people and more than 1/3 of Italy's industry and agriculture has settled here. The climate is continental, with highly variable temperatures and high rainfall in spring and autumn, possibly with floods. The Po Valley and the mountains differ greatly in climate and vegetation from the coastal regions and the offshore islands Sicily and Sardinia which are characterized by a mild Mediterranean climate throughout the year.
General information about Italy
Perhaps the vacationer has had enough of sun and sand on the beaches and longs for a little culture and variety, then Italy is just the right vacation area, because it has a lot of it to offer. Milan, the lively metropolis of Lombardy, can boast some artistic beauties. The late Gothic cathedral with its marble façade is the symbol of the city from the top of which a magnificent panorama can be enjoyed. Not so far to the north, Florence is home to the Uffizi Gallery. Because of the valuable paintings and statues, the museums are known all over the world and are very popular among visitors to Florence. Trips to Tuscany are popular, but does the traveler know that Saturina is one of the best thermal spas in the world, which should definitely be visited. It is located in a beautiful landscape, surrounded by tufa rocks and green valleys. The architecturally interested will find parts of Sienese and Etruscan walls and finds from the Roman past. Good times to visit Tuscany are May and June or September and October.
The pleasant Mediterranean climate in southern Italy and on the islands captivates many tourists every year, but temperatures in July and August are often above 30 degrees and it is not uncommon for it not to rain for weeks. In winter the average temperature is 10 degrees and between November and April there is the most rainfall. The best time to visit this area is September and October, when the temperatures are more bearable and the water temperature is still above 20 degrees. April to June is also a pleasant time to travel to the south, but the water temperature is not yet very high. Hiking tours in the mountains are ideal between May and October, but even here it can get quite hot in high summer. The Alps and Apennines have an alpine climate with heavy rainfall on the western slopes of the Apennines. The winter season for skiers is shorter in the southern Apennines than in the north of Italy.