The South is way warmer if compared to the North. Be prepared to sweat a lot, but at least in the Southern regions there’s a good chance you’ll get to enjoy some time at the beach! Sicily is one of the warmest regions, with a long, scorching hot summer that you can survive only eating tons of gelato and enjoying the best beaches in Sicily.
If you are planning to visit the Amalfi Coast, I strongly suggest you follow my clothing suggestions in the next chapters. It’s not uncommon for tourists to suffer a heat stroke!
Wherever you decide to find lodging on the Amalfi Coast, make sure there’s an air conditioner or a fan. Not every hotel has a swimming pool but there are some amazing beaches on the Amalfi Coast so you won’t have to worry about the heat too much! Enjoy the warm water and some amazing sunsets, or take part to one of the summer parties on the beach at a lido!
In case you are planning to take part to one of the Amalfi Coast tours, it’s mandatory to bring a hat with you, some good sunscreen and at least a bottle of water per person. You will need it!
In a nutshell: the Southern regions are very warm. The warmer months are usually July and August. Make sure you don’t stay in the sun for too long and drink lots of water. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen should always be on your Italy packing list if you’re visiting the South. Keep reading for some useful outfit ideas!
I’m one of those travelers who can walk for long hours when I’m excited about the place I’m exploring. Unfortunately, I tend to realize that I’ve overdone it only when my feet start hurting. Like when I visited NYC for the first time and I wore a pair of fancy shoes the whole time: not my smartest moment, I’ll admit this much.
During our trip to Japan I brought with me a pair of walking shoes that I bought at a sports store. To my amazement, we walked a lot for five days in Tokyo and my feet were feeling wonderfully!
Always choose a pair of shoes that is meant for walking, if you’re like me and want to see a lot of things in Italy. Even if you have planned a full 4 days in Rome, there’s still so much to see and you’re bound to walk a lot.
Sandals or flats might not always be a good idea when you’re exploring an Italian city because the cobblestones make uneven surfaces. On the long run, they will hurt your feet.