Summer Time in Italy


Italy is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year but if you like the sun and heat, summer may be the best time to visit Italy.

Why Travel to Italy in Summer?

  • The sunshine
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Fantastic summer festivals
  • Outdoor concerts and plays
  • Relax outdoors in the warmth of evening
  • More hours of daylight to enjoy your stay

Italian Summer Weather and Climate

Summer in Italy can be very hot, especially in the south, and temperatures can rise above 100 degrees for days in a row. To escape the heat, Italians head to the beaches or mountains.

The climate is generally dry but central and northern Italy can be humid and afternoon thunderstorms are not uncommon.

Visiting Italy's Cities in Summer

Summer is the height of tourist season in popular cities like Rome, Florence, and Venice and the hot weather can make Italian cities stifling. Thankfully many restaurants and bars have outside seating, which is extremely pleasant on a hot summer evening to sit outdoors (but remember that bars in big cities often charge more for sitting at an outside table).

Many cities host outdoor performances and festivals during the summer plus museums and tourist sites often have extended opening hours.

Italy's Beaches in Summer

Italy's beaches are very crowded on Sundays and in August. Summer is usually considered high season at hotels near the sea.

Unlike the UK most seaside towns have private beaches where you pay a fee that usually gets you a clean beach, dressing room where you can leave your things, a lounge chair, a beach umbrella, a good swimming area, toilets, and a bar.

Near popular beaches, you'll find bars and seafood restaurants with outdoor seating and small shops selling beach supplies and souvenirs.

During the summer frequent ferries operate between many seaside towns.

Italian Food in Summer

Italian food is delicous and summer brings a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruits. Posters announcing a sagra or local fair celebrate a particular food and are an inexpensive way to sample local specialties. In addition you can’t visit Italy without trying some authentic gelato, Italian ice cream.

The Taste of an Italian Summer for the Corporate World

Venturi’s Table brings the Italian summer to Corporate Britain with it’s Corporate Cooking Centre, custom-built to provide fun cookery experiences for groups of business professionals.

Since opening in 2005 Venturi’s Table have worked with over 11,000 professionals who have used both our events and our facilities for reasons ranging from team building and client entertaining to product launches and creative meetings.

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