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Cheryl Apr 15th, 2002 02:20 PM

ITALY IN MAY - weatherwise
 
My husband and I will be traveling to Venice, Florence, Vernazza & Rome between May 1-15. I am agonizing over the appropriate wardrobe for the season & those cities! We are challenged to "pack light" when traveling by train, so don't want to take unnecessary items! Thanks for any info!

g8tr Apr 15th, 2002 02:26 PM

I was there that exact same time last year, and it was absolutely beautiful. I had taken sweater sets, and they worked out well. I don't think I wore anything heavier than a jacket the whole time. We saw little rain. You will love it!

Susan Apr 15th, 2002 04:22 PM

I was in Venice, Florence and Rome from May 1 to 15 and the weather was gorgeous except for two days when it rained heavily--I mean downpours. So take raincoat and sweater. Just remember that May 1 is a holiday in Italy, we arrived in Florence on May Day and it was very difficult to get around.

Book Chick Apr 15th, 2002 04:28 PM

The weather in May is usually very nice, Cheryl. But, as you can run into rain or a cool night, I would recommend something like a lightweight cardigan & perhaps a rainproof jacket to wear what you might otherwise wear when the weather is between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Sometimes that time of year, the heating systems in buildings are already turned off & you may run into a phenomenon in which the indoor temps run cooler than the outdoor ones. The sun as you head further south tends to be very strong, & please take sunblock if you normally burn.<BR><BR>Buon Viaggio,<BR>BC

weatherwise Apr 16th, 2002 06:08 PM

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dot Apr 16th, 2002 08:46 PM

Search out "international weather" and you will not only find monthly averages but five day forecasts for the world.


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