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> first trip to Italy in July?
post Apr 18 2010, 07:50 PM
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So.... I have been wanting to visit Italy for years and years now, and finally decided not to put it off any longer. Problem is, I'm a teacher and the only free time I'll have is a couple of weeks in July. I really don't do well in scorchingly hot + humid kind of heat, so now I'm worried: is this the worst possible time to plan my first trip to Italy? I know it's probably better than August but is there still a pretty good chance I'll be miserable most of the time? I'm hoping to go to Florence, Venice, Cinque Terre, Umbria or Tuscany, and maybe Bologna. Should I wait until I retire so I can go in May or October??!!
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post Apr 23 2010, 07:40 AM
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Italy has a varied climate. Winter temperatures vary greatly across the country from the Alpine climate in the north to the southern Mediterranean climate of the south.
Northern Italy generally enjoys a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters (summer highs of 28C).
The East Coast has a Mediterranean climate - warm summers and mild winters.
West Coast has a Mediterranean climate and is wetter than the east coast (winter lows at 5C and summer highs around 28C).
Central regions - Temperatures vary from lows of 2C in January to highs of 31C in July and August.
The Far South, Sicily and Sardinia enjoy the least rain and the highest number sunshine hours of the country. Summer highs reach an average of 34C.

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post Jun 30 2010, 02:44 AM
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My italian friends told me that temperatures in summer are in Italy reallly terrible. Usually you cannot do nothing active because is so damn hot.
But the question is do you want to wait till you get there on holidays?
What's more important to you sweating or beautiful sights of Florence? smile.gif
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post Jul 26 2010, 10:21 AM
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Hi, are you still panning on your trip to Italy? Most places in Italy will be low-mid 30s at that time of year but of course you never know with weather! I'm a sun worshipper but I don't like it too hot so I'd pick a coastal location rather than city and if you wear the right clothes and try and stay in the shade as much as you can. You'll love Italy, it's beautiful particularly Tuscany so enjoy it wherever you go!

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post Aug 31 2010, 10:59 PM
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Italy is hot all over in the summer, it can be very hot in the south, especially inside. High temperatures in Rome starts to begin in May, often lasting until sometime in October. Winters in the north of Italy are cold, with rain and snow, but in the south the climate is warm all year and average in winter.

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