Puglia Weather - Best time to visit Puglia

Weather in Puglia

Puglia is a picturesque region in the southeast of Italy, forming the heel of the country’s “boot”. Known for its stunning coastline along the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, Puglia holidays invite you to enjoy beautiful beaches, charming towns, and a rich cultural heritage.

Puglia weather by month

Puglia experiences a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Here’s our month-by-month guide to the average weather and climate in Puglia.

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Frequently asked questions

Best time to visit Puglia?

The best time to visit depends on what you want to get out of your holiday in Puglia. The best time is during the shoulder seasons of spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). During these periods, the weather is pleasant, and there are fewer tourists compared to the peak summer months. 

What is the weather in Puglia like in May?

May is a wonderful time to visit Puglia. The average temperatures range from 15-23°C. The weather is mild and pleasant with plenty of sunshine, making it ideal for outdoor activities and exploring the region. 

Best time for sightseeing in Puglia?

The best time for sightseeing in Puglia is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). The temperatures are comfortable, and the crowds are smaller compared to the peak summer months. The landscape is lush and beautiful in spring, while autumn offers harvest festivals and pleasant weather. 

Best time for beaches in Puglia?

The best time for beach activities in Puglia is during the summer months (June to August). The weather is hot and sunny, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The sea temperatures are warm, and beach facilities are fully operational. However, June and September can be excellent alternatives for fewer crowds and still great beach weather. 

Is Puglia hot all year round?

No, Puglia is not hot all year round. Summers (June to August) are hot, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C. Winters (December to February) are mild but cooler, with temperatures ranging from 5-15°C. Spring and autumn offer moderate temperatures and pleasant weather. 

Is Puglia’s weather good for walking tours?

Yes, Puglia's weather is generally good for walking tours, especially during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) months. The mild temperatures and lower humidity make for comfortable walking conditions, and the scenic landscapes add to the experience.

Does it rain in Puglia?

Yes, it does rain in Puglia, but rainfall is generally low compared to other regions in Italy. The wettest months are typically from October to January. Spring and summer months see less rainfall, making them ideal for outdoor activities.

Things to do in Puglia if it’s raining?

If it's raining in Puglia, there are still plenty of indoor activities for you to enjoy, such as art galleries, museums, castles, cathedrals, cooking classes and local wineries. Enjoy Puglian specialties in traditional restaurants. 

Best time for quieter holidays in Puglia?

For a quieter holiday, consider visiting Puglia during the off-season months of late October to March. While the weather will be cooler and there may be more rain, you’ll experience fewer tourists and a more relaxed atmosphere. Spring (April to early June) and autumn (September to October) are also good options for a quieter visit with pleasant weather.

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Take a look at our hotels in Puglia below and start planning your holiday to Italy today, andiamo!

Hotel La Sorgente, Savelletri di Fasano
  • Just a five minute walk from the restaurants of Savelletri di Fasano
  • Fantastic position right on the sea front
Borgobianco Resort and Spa, Polignano a Mare
  • Traditional farmhouse within the Puglian countryside
  • Delicious local cuisine served at White Restaurant
Canne Bianche Lifestyle Hotel, Torre Canne di Fasano
  • A charming boutique hotel located on the coast of Torre Canne
  • A relaxing ambience with contemporary rooms
  • Excellent base to explore the sights of Puglia
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