September in Tuscany
We are in September so I'll try to summarize the advantages and disadvantages (very few) of travelling during this month around Tuscany.
1 – Climate
September is probably the best month of the year, along with June, as regards to temperature. With a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 27 degrees Celsius this climate makes it extremely enjoyable to tour Tuscany during this month.
Below I have attached an annual table where you may see the minimum and maximum monthly average temperatures during the course of the year in Tuscany.
|Average Temperature Per Month||Max||Min|
|January||52 °F (11 °C)||37 °F (3 °C)|
|February||55 °F (13 °C)||37 °F (3 °C)|
|March||61 °F (16 °C)||43 °F (6 °C)|
|April||66 °F (19 °C)||46 °F (8 °C)|
|May||73 °F (23 °C)||54 °F (12 °C)|
|June||81 °F (27 °C)||59 °F (15 °C)|
|July||86 °F (30 °C)||64 °F (18 °C)|
|August||86 °F (30 °C)||63 °F (17 °C)|
|September||81 °F (27 °C)||59 °F (15 °C)|
|October||72 °F (22 °C)||52 °F (11 °C)|
|November||61 °F (16 °C)||45 °F (7 °C)|
|December||54 °F (12 °C)||40 °F (4 °C)|
2 – Rainy Days
September is characterized by a period of very low rainfall, the average is only 6 days of rain during the entire month, which also tends to be concentrated towards the end of September. Pleasant temperatures and sunny days make September an ideal month to visit Tuscany.
Therefore, I will also provide a table with the forecast of rainfall per month/ year so that you can use this guide to plan for any other month.
|Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Ago||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec||TOTAL Per YEAR|
3 – Hours of Daylight
The daylight hours are also an important factor to consider when planning a trip to Tuscany. September enjoys plenty of light; exactly 13 hours at the beginning of the month and 12 hours following the 17th of September.
At the beginning of September the sunrises at 06:37 and the sunsets at 19:54 whereas towards the end of the month the sunrise is at 07:13 and sunset is at 18:58.
4 – Colours of the fields and nature
September is a month of changing hues during which the fields and the hills of Tuscany leave behind yellow fields of sunflowers and wheat of July and August to reach brown hues of ploughed fields and reddish discolouration of the vineyards (the latter is much more accentuated during the month of October).
With the imminence of autumn also brings the colour change to yellow in most other native plants.
5 – Holiday Homes and Hotels
The vast majority of tourists are concentrated in Tuscany during the month of August. Although September is not off-season it is definitely a month in which you can find better prices, greater availability and certainly some of the best deals. A holiday apartment in a small town can be a very economical solution to get to know the region at very affordable prices.
6 – Art Cities, Tourist Attractions and Restaurants
The great art cities such as Florence, Siena and Pisa are also much less crowded with tourists. You will be able to spend less time in queues and enjoy the artistic heritage of Tuscany with much more peace and quiet.
The restaurants also offer great availability and better service considering the lower influx of travellers.
We really cannot say that there are any clear disadvantages whilst travelling to Tuscany during the month of September, with the exception that for most people in September means that they are returning to work and are unable to travel.
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