The climate in Tuscany is generally very mild with differences depending on the geography of each area. The coast and valleys tend to have hotter summers than the hills or mountains although the coast benefits from breezes off the sea for cooler temperatures.

If you want sunny days but don’t mind about a drop of rain too, good months to visit Tuscany are April, May, October and November.

The warmest months are generally July and August but June and September also offer warm weather in general without it being too hot.

The coolest months are January and February, with January being the cooler of the two. Temperatures tend to be to be about 45°F (7°C) along the coast and from 38 to 42°F (3.5°C to 5.5°C) inland but temperatures in the mountains are below freezing which is perfect for a winter holiday on the slopes.

On average, the most rain falls in November but October, December, March and April, also get rain without it being super wet.

Of course, with such a large area and diverse terrain, the weather in Tuscany can be as diverse as the territory itself, but here is a rough guide to help you decide when the best time for your Tuscan visit is.