Puglia Weather August Averages, Italy
What's The Weather Like In Puglia In July
Blessed with downright superb weather, Puglia is a magnificent destination to visit in August. This gorgeous region in the far southeastern corner of Italyhe very heel of the Italian boots home to beautiful hills, farms and villages, and lined with stunning beaches. Both the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea lap against the region's coast, offering easy access to other Mediterranean destinations, such as Croatia and Greece.
August is without question one of the main tourist months in the region. Together with July, this is the warmest time of year. The average temperature is 24°C. Visitors can enjoy warm evenings and nights with low temperatures averaging 19°C and hot afternoons with temperatures up to 28°C on average. As the absolute warmest days of the year fall at the end of July and the beginning of August, both these low and high temperatures tend to decrease a bit in the course of the month, though.
If you want to go swimming, this is the time to do it. The temperature of the sea is never higher than it is in August, now averaging a warm 26°C.
The total accumulation of rainfall is slightly higher now than it was in July, totaling 30mm. This is, however, still very, very low. August has only 3 days with precipitation, meaning that there are no fewer than 28 days without any rainfall at all. The beginning of the month is the driest time of the entire year, so, naturally, the chance that rainfall occurs increases a bit as the month progresses. It rises from 17% to 24% in the course of the month. Because of the hot and dry weather, thunderstorms are the most common type of rainfall. They occur on 57% of the days with rainfall. Moderate rain might be experienced as well, although it only happens on 25% of those days.
August is also one of the sunniest months in Puglia. On average, there are 9 hours of sunshine per day, one hour fewer than the annual maximum of 10 hours in July and the same as in June.
Puglia Hotels In August
One of the absolute star attractions in Puglia is the town of Alberobello, home to dozens of typical "trulli." This is a must-visit destination in the region and when visiting it in August, consider staying at Grand Hotel Olimpo. This superb, modern four-star hotel is an ideal place to use as a base for exploring this truly unique town. Facilities include everything from a restaurant and bar to a rooftop garden and bicycle rental service.
Another great place to stay is Le Alcove, a four-star luxury resort that is housed in actual trulli, which is probably the most extraordinary place you will ever sleep in. This superb hotel features world-class amenities, ranging from a restaurant to Jacuzzis.
Hotel Colle Del Sole
There's another suggested hotel in town: Hotel Colle del Sole. This four-star accommodation has many superb amenities, including a gourmet restaurant, a wellness centre, wine bar, swimming pool, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, a breakfast buffet and a garden.
Puglia Beaches For August
With the sea temperature reaching its annual high of 26°C, August is the perfect month for sunbathing on Puglia's beaches and swimming in the surrounding seas.
Baia Dei Turchi
While the region is home to dozens of spectacular beaches, one of the best of them lies near Otranto. The Baia dei Turchi, literally Bay of the Turks in English, is a part of the protected Oasis of Alimini Lakes and consists of a superb white beach and crystal-clear water. The beach is flanked by sea cliffs, while sand dunes and a pine forest form the backdrop. It's a downright breathtaking beach, its natural beauty reflected in the fact that it has a Blue Flag and 5 Sails status, which is only awarded to the most beautiful of beaches.
Bars And Restaurants
Ristorante La Cantina
When visiting Alberobello, also make sure to visit a restaurant or two and sample some local food. A recommended place to do that is Ristorante La Cantina, a charming family-run restaurant housed in the former cellar of a mansion. The interior with its domed roof and simple decorations is functional, yet atmospheric.
Another superb restaurant is Ristorante L'Aratro. This is one is in an actual trullo, a unique dining venue that only exists in this small area. This is a marvellous place to order and sample local specialties and winesbsolutely a recommended restaurant, this one!
About 4 kilometres outside Alberobello lies Abbondanza, a welcoming locally owned farm that offers farm stays and serves local dishes made with homegrown ingredients concept known as agriturismo. Suggested dishes include spinach tort, plum cake, antipasti and carrot cake.
Things to Do In Puglia In August
The "pizzica" is a travelling festival that visits towns all over the "heel of Italy" in summer. It comes to an end in late August in the town of Melpignano. This traditional parade, dance and event dates back many generations and has become a popular attraction in the region. In Melpignano at the end of August, the festival ends with a bang. The "Night of the Tarantula" is a musical concert by local folk bands. This is absolutely a recommended event to attend when visiting the region in summer.
Alberobello And Its Trulli
One of major highlights in Puglia is Alberobello and its "trulli". This town consists of nothing but white and grey stone buildings topped with typical conical roofs. This townscape is unique to the regionts cultural and historic significance are the reason it was declared World Heritage by UNESCO. The houses are built with limestone, which is found in abundance in the region, and without mortar. They date back to as far as 1350.
Trulli are round buildings, their rooms centered on the central main room. Because of the lack of many windows, the room temperature remains fairly stable all-year round. What makes these buildings so remarkable, however, is their roofs, which are made up of circles of stone slabs that become smaller with height, thus creating circular domes. Strolling through the streets of this extraordinary town is a perfect thing to do on a 28°C-warm August afternoon.