Puglia Weather September Averages, Italy
What's The Wether Like In Puglia In September
September is the last summer month in Puglia, also called Apulia in English. Many of the summer tourists will have returned home by now, yet the beautiful weather lingers a bit longer. This lack of big crowds and still excellent weather make this time of year one of the best to head to Italy's most southeastern region.
In September, you can enjoy warm to even hot afternoons, especially in the beginning of the month, with an average high temperature of 25°C. Nights are still quite pleasantly warm as wellhe average low temperature is 16°C. It must be said, however, that both these temperatures decrease gradually in the course of the month. The average high temperature falls from 27°C in the beginning to 24°C at the end of the month, while the average low temperature drops from 19°C to 15°C. Those temperatures all remain pretty comfortable, though. The overall average temperature is 21°C, making September the fourth warmest month, after the three previous months of June, July and August.
With the sea temperature averaging 25°C, swimming is a very popular thing to do this time of year in Puglia. In fact, swimming will continue to be possible well into October.
There's significantly more rainfall in September than there was in the previous summer months, although that doesn't mean that it's particularly wet nowt simply means that the months before were exceptionally dry. The total amount of rainfall this month is 50mm, which is still not a whole lot by all accounts. There are 8 days with rainfall. The likelihood of experiencing rain rises as the month progresses, from 24% to 32%. There are two common types of rainfall. Thunderstorms occur on 43% of the days with rainfall and moderate rain is observed on 36% of those days. Light rain may happen as well, but is less likely.
That extra rainfall must come from somewhere and there is a correlation between the increase in rainfall and the increase in cloud cover. Cloud cover increases from 22% to 37% in the course of September. However, there are still 8 hours of sunshine per day on average this month.
Puglia Hotels In September
Make sure not to skip the historic city of Lecce during your September visit to Puglia. A wonderful place to base yourself is the modern four-star 8PIUHOTEL. This recommended hotel offers its guests all modern conveniences and comforts, from bicycle rentals and a fitness centre to a souvenir shop, a restaurant and a lounge.
Leone Di Messapia Hotel & Conference
Another comfortable four-star hotel in Lecce is Leone di Messapia Hotel & Conference. This wonderful hotel in the centre of the city is popular among tourists and business travellers, as well as brides and grooms to be. It's a great wedding venue, boasting spacious dining rooms and beautiful gardens. Additional facilities include a breakfast room, a bar, a foyer and conference spaces, and a parking garage.
Suite Hotel Santa Chiara
A third option is Suite Hotel Santa Chiara. This luxury hotel is situated near the Roman amphitheatre in the old city centre. It has 21 well-furnished suites with TVs, a bathroom, a Turkish bath and hydromassages, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Additionally, a panoramic rooftop garden offers beautiful views over the city, while the restaurant and bar are great places to kick back in the evening after a day of exploring.
Puglia Beaches For September
One of Puglia best beaches is located near Lecce. If you want to enjoy the 25°C-warm sea water in September, definitely make sure to pay a visit to Pescoluse. This is without question one of the most gorgeous beaches in southeastern Italyts supreme beauty has given it the nickname of "Maldives of Puglia." Featuring shallow, crystal-clear waters and soft sand, this 6-kilometre-long beach is one of the region's premier sunbathing destinations. Running between Torre Pali and Posto Vecchio, Pescoluse beach is backed by a series of beautiful sand dunes, the preferred habitat of ferns and wild white lilies.
Bars And Restaurants
Ristorante Alle Due Corti
Ristorante Alle due Corti is a well-rated restaurant in the centre of Lecce. Housed in a historic building, this restaurant is a wonderful place to sample the tastes of the Salento region in Puglia. Not only is it a suggested restaurant; it also organises cooking lessons and courses.
Trattoria Antica Pietra Filosofale
Another fine restaurant in this ancient city is Trattoria Antica Pietra Filosofale. This is a very atmospheric restaurant, charming as only a local restaurant in Italy can be, and serves traditional dishes along with several wines.
Alex Ristorante is an amazing dining venue with a beautiful garden, which is lit up at night creating a superb atmosphere. Its menu features everything from finger food to oysters on the shell to fresh fish to pasta dishes.
Things to Do In Puglia In September
The city of Lecce, located in the middle of the "heel of Italy", is one of the region's historical and cultural hubs. It is renowned for its Baroque architecture, which can be admired at the spectacular Piazza Duomo, one of the city's main squares. Spend one of those warm (25°C) afternoons in September exploring this beautiful historic citytart at Piazza Duomo. A few monumental buildings around the square are worth noticing and/or visiting: the Bishop's Palace, the Seminary, the tall bell tower, which is one of the highest in Europe, and the magnificent Duomo or Cathedral of Maria Santissima Assunta.
Another fascinating attraction in Lecce is found at another main square, Piazza Sant'Oronzo. There, you can see and visit the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre. The amphitheatre is still partially buried, once capable of seating no fewer than 14,000 spectators. This ancient theatre is still used as it was a couple of millennia agot becomes a unique stage for performances during the summer season. Specific noteworthy highlights are the friezes with Latin inscriptions, the bas-reliefs and the historiated capitals.