Though typically mild, Tuscany and Umbria’s weather varies considerably. The area covers a diverse array of terrains and climates, from coastal lowlands to snowy mountain ranges, so it’s hard to make generalisations about the weather.
The region’s hilly landscapes contribute to this climatic variety. Typically, you’ll find that the valleys are noticeably hotter that the hills, where cool breezes can ensure a very liveable temperature, even at the height of a sweltering summer.
When is the best time to go to Tuscany and Umbria?
Spring and Autumn typically find the region at its most pleasant. Though popular with visitors, August can become uncomfortably hot, with temperature often hitting the high 80s and even creeping into the 90s. Of course, if you’re planning on lounging in the sun by the sea or by your villa’s pool, such scorching heat may be ideal, but it isn’t always well-suited to sightseeing.
The tourist season kicks off in late Spring (around the end of May) and really hots up between mid-June and mid-September. If you’re keen to avid the crowds this is the period to avoid.
All things considered, we tend to regard April, May, June, September, and October as the best months to visit Tuscany and Umbria, combining as they do the convenience of the tourist season with pleasant, liveable weather.
You’ll find that the quieter fringes of peak tourist season are also likely to be cheaper than July and August, not to mention a bit less crowded, which means shorter queues at museums and a better chance of grabbing a table at popular restaurants.
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