June Weather and Holidays in Italy
|Title:||June Weather and Holidays in Italy|
|Category:||Weather and Holidays|
|Author:||Daniele Pintaudi||Date:||Jan 31, 2019||Views:||5,479|
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As Italy slides from Spring into Summer, the weather starts to warm up, but not too much. Early in the month we still have poppies in the fields of Alto Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany, but we have them under sunnier skies. The summer heat hasn't yet dried the fields, and the cities are still quite pleasant.
Weather in the North (Venice, Milan, Turin, Cinque Terre, etc.)
The temperature range is roughly between the mid 50's to mid 70's (13 to 25 C).
Weather in Central (Soriano nel Cimino, Tuscany, Umbria, Florence, Rome, etc.)
The Central part of Italy is a bit warmer than the north, of course. Rome is often quite pleasant, with temperatures ranging between the low 60's to high 70's (16 to 25 C). Expect mostly sunshine, but you may get a little rain here and there.
At our home-base of Soriano nel Cimino, expect the temperatures to be about 5 degrees cooler than Rome. We are not as cold as Tuscan cities like Florence.
Weather in the South (Naples, Sorrento, The Amalfi Coast, Sicily, etc.)
You should expect temperatures ranging between the high 60's to high 70's (20 to 25 C). Expect lots of sunshine and very little rain, if any at all. The beaches are beautiful this time of year, and they haven't gotten as crowded as they will next month.
How to Dress
Be prepared for warm days and cool nights. You may wish to wear shorts as you venture out all day, but remember that it will cool down in the evenings. An umbrella is usually not necessary in June.
Best Places to visit
All of Italy is beautiful this time of year.
What's Special About This Time of Year
Nature: In Northern Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria, you will see countless fields of poppies that are breathtaking beyond words. The rolling hills of these areas are sprouting green, and the air is crisp and clean.
Corpus Domini: The Corpus Domini festival is held the Sunday that follows 60 days after Easter. It is a day during which many towns decorate their streets with flowers and flower-art on the streets themselves. They hold beautiful medieval processions and much more. We have a Corpus Domini celebration at our home base of Soriano nel Cimino, as well as nearby towns of Orvieto and Viterbo.
Festa della Repubblica: June 2 marks the Italian version of Independence Day. This is a national holiday during which most businesses are closed..
Festival dei Due Mondi: The world-famous Umbrian jazz festival in the town of Spoleto begins in June.
Other Festivals: There are just too many to count in June. From Flower Festivals to Spring rituals, you will find them everywhere.
Tourism is very much on the rise in June. Be prepared for crowds in the more popular tourist areas such as Rome, Florence and Venice. Since school is still in session for most, you will find more of an adult crowd throughout Italy.
Food: Summer fruit and veggies begin to dominate the menus. Heavier sauces are gone with lighter summer dishes everywhere. Soups give way to salads, creams give way to fresh tomato pastas, and hot chocolate gives way to gelato!