The scorching summer temperatures of July and August begin to fade by September, and cooler evenings make for a very pleasant month across Italy. The weather is ideal for enjoying outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, and biking.
Even the southern regions of Italy, such as Puglia, where the seaside towns and villages are famous for their whitewashed houses, have warm, sunny days with low humidity and temperatures in the 70s. The beaches along the coast and on the islands remain warm enough for swimming, but it’s important to heed the local swim warnings.
Those visiting the inland city of Milan can enjoy mild days and cool nights as the weather begins to transition into fall. The hottest times of the year have come and gone, making the city a comfortable place to explore on foot and enjoy al fresco dining and nightlife.
As the peak season winds down, it’s a wonderful time to visit Italy’s many lakes, including Lake Garda and Lake Como, which are perfect for boating, sunbathing, or simply relaxing with a good book. Lakes are also popular day trips from Italy’s main cities, and because the crowds have thinned, they can be enjoyed more in-depthly without a hectic atmosphere.
Across the entire country, it is easy to find plenty to do in Italy in September. From exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Florence on our Tuscany Epicurean Journey to sipping wine in the countryside on our Italy Uncorked tour, you’ll enjoy a fun and relaxed trip to Italy in September.