Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

boo! It's going to rain when I'm in Italy

boo! It's going to rain when I'm in Italy

Old Apr 27th, 2006, 08:43 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 42
boo! It's going to rain when I'm in Italy

I'm a bit bummed out, but I guess we'll just have to make the best of it!
Drifus is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 08:49 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 6,260
Oh, please....if it rains while you are there that means it will be raining while everybody ELSE is there, too...

How do you think they keep all those pizza trees growing...with a drought?
Intrepid1 is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 08:53 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,717
Actually, Intrepid1, while it's true that the pizza trees need moisture, the spaghetti trees thrive better in dry weather.
Eloise is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 08:54 AM
  #4  
P_M
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,885
A rainy day in Italy beats a sunny day at home.

Come one, it's not likely to rain all day, every day throughout your entire trip. Cheer up!!
P_M is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 08:58 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,931
It will not rain in Italy because the countries entire quota of rain was used up while I was in Siena last month
willit is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 09:07 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,336
Drifus,
When are you going? We're leaving in about 7 days - and I really haven't checked the weather map that much. But one time we checked it faithfully and it showed rain for the whole time. Guess what? A shower here and there and sometimes overcast, but predominately lovely weather!
Remember, forecasts are just educated guesses!

Carol
Brahmama is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 09:10 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,699
Does it rain everytime your local weather man predicts it? I think not...
sandi_travelnut is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 09:27 AM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 42
Whoa - Easy there killers....I was just joking around! Actually, it is calling for rain every day we're there. I checked the cities' forecasts according to where we'll be on certain and days and there were showers clouds over every day. I'm sure we'll manage just fine because the vino still flows in the rain. It just makes packing a bigger challenge than I had thought.

I'll let you know how it goes and YES....a rainy day in Italy is far, far better than a nice day at home!
Drifus is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 09:33 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,467
I share you worry
We leave for Greece on Saturday and the forecasts are showing a lot of rain and wind for our entire stay in Athens Oh well, I'd rather see the Acropolis in the rain and the inside of my office
TexasAggie is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 12:51 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
Have been to europe 60+ times and it has rained almost every trip (except for 2 in Spain). And rain is more common in spring and fall all over europe. but unless you're camping it;s not really an issue. It's mostly light rain, often sporadic - not torrential downpours - and all you need is a small umbie or light jacket with hood.
nytraveler is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 01:37 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,579
I've been watching the weather forecasts too as I leave for Italy in a week with a short stop first in Zurich. It has made me a little sad as my main interest is photography, but then photographs come out well on cloudy days. I just hope it doesn't rain too much. I bought an ipod and downloaded a book I've been listening to (about seven hours worth) along with a ton of music just in case we hang around our hotels more than planned. We start in Lake Como and then we'll head to Tuscany. Not the best places to be in bad weather, but I agree that to be in Italy in bad weather is better than not being in Italy.
luvtotravel is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 01:49 PM
  #12  
bellastarr
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
This won't help much, but you know, rain brings out the beautiful colors of Italy more vividly.....

 
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 01:55 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 894
This will be my 12th trip to Europe and while I have encountered some rainy weather it is usually not day after day downpours. We have taken some really cool photos in the rain in Sicily that are framed on my wall. It actually made us pay closer attention to the architecture. We ducked out of the rain and while standing in the doorway of a building...started to look up at the wrought iron details on the adjacent buildings...and the design of the cobbles in the streets and sidewalks which were all different patterns. I don't think we would have noticed all the details if we were simply sightseeing. I have learned it pays to look up and all around...there is so much more to see that we sometimes overlook than just the tourists attractions listed in the guidebooks.
CRAZY4TRAVEL is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 02:48 PM
  #14  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 42
Now the forecast is calling for sunshine. Geez, the weather sure can be fickle! I guess I'll just plan ahead for all kinds of weather, pack an umbrella and a smile, and hope for the best. I've been planning this trip since OCtober, so nothing is going to put a damper on our festivities! Thanks everyone for trying to cheer me up.
Drifus is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2006, 10:15 PM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 432
Who says its going to rain in Italy when you are there? One of the 10 day weather forecasts? (predicting the weather 10 days in advance is like politician's promises when thy are vote hunting). If you are coming in spring, surely it will rain a bit and the sun will shine in between the rain and there may be a cloudy day or 2. This weekend is looking like it will be sunny all over.
Sampaguita is offline  
Old May 1st, 2006, 06:18 AM
  #16  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 199
THere is no rhyme or reason to weather reports concerning Italy. Don't stress about what you can't change!! Enjoy, and I will bet that the weather will beat your expectations!!

Diana
bellacqui is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
awbunch
Europe
4
Apr 22nd, 2009 10:32 PM
bkluvsNola
Europe
4
Dec 13th, 2008 08:21 AM
travelhook
Europe
13
Oct 12th, 2005 02:05 PM
Apurva Muddappa
Europe
7
Nov 14th, 2002 10:24 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO