Tuscany in September: weather and climate tips

Olga Sitnitsa

written by
Olga Sitnitsa

updated 25.07.2023

Discover the charm of the weather in Tuscany in September with our tips. Uncover the perfect time to explore vineyards, enchanting villages and cultural treasures. Learn how to make the most of your trip in this ideal month, when Tuscany has beautiful mild weather and fewer crowds.

Is September a good month to visit Tuscany?

The weather in Tuscany in September creates the perfect conditions to visit this Italian region. The peak tourist season ends after August and at this time you can expect fewer crowds at the most popular attractions, giving you the chance to enjoy a more relaxed and authentic Tuscan holiday. You won't have to deal with long queues and overcrowded hotels.

In September, the Tuscan countryside takes on a warm colour as the leaves on the vines and trees begin to change. The landscapes become particularly picturesque, providing an unparalleled backdrop for exploring Tuscany. Also, the weather in Tuscany in September is perfect for outdoor activities and you won't have to worry about excessive cold or heat.

One of the most attractive factors of Tuscany at this time is also that September marks the beginning of the harvest season. It is at this time that you can enjoy exploring the famous local vineyards, take part in wine tastings and learn about the wine-making process.

Landscape vineyard fog in Tuscany, Italy © Dmytro Balkhovitin/Shutterstock

The weather in Tuscany in September is a perfect time to explore the famous vineyards © Dmytro Balkhovitin/Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Tuscany in September

Weather in Tuscany in September offers pleasant conditions with moderate temperatures both in the air and at sea. Air temperatures usually range from 22 to 28°C (72-82°F) during the day. At night, temperatures range from 14 to 18°C (57°F to 64°F). As September is considered a transitional month, temperatures are still warm during the day, but evenings and nights can be chilly, so it's worth bringing outerwear for evening walks.

The sea temperature on Tuscany Coast in September is quite pleasant, averaging 21-24°C (70-75°F). The sea is more than suitable for swimming, as the water is warmed by the summer sun and retains its heat, creating perfect conditions for enjoying all kinds of water activities.

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What should I pack to Tuscany in September?

When it comes to packing for your trip, you should take into account the weather in Tuscany in September. During this period, daytime temperatures are still suitable for summer clothes, but the evenings can get considerably colder, so it is essential to bring warmer clothes to feel comfortable.

If you're heading to the Tuscan coast, essential items will be bathing and swimming gear, as well as sunscreen. Despite the mild weather, the September afternoon sun can be as intense as the summer sun, so it's important to take care of your protection.

Make sure you know everything about the weather in September all over Italy.

View of Montalcino town, Tuscany, Italy © Shutterstock

View of Montalcino town, Tuscany, Italy © Shutterstock

Will it rain in Tuscany in September?

The weather in Tuscany in September is generally considered drier than the weather in the early summer months, but there is still a chance of rain. On average, the region receives between 4 and 7 days of rain in September. However, the rains tend to be short-lived and most often fall in the form of short showers. To be well prepared for possible rains, take a light mackintosh or umbrella with you.

Not sure when to travel to Tuscany? Check our article about the weather in Tuscany in August or read all about the best time to visit Italy.

Tuscany road with cypress tree © Shutterstock

The picturesque road in Tuscany @ Shutterstock

What to see in Tuscany in September

In September, Tuscany beckons you with many exciting activities. It is a good time for pleasant hikes as the weather in Tuscany in September becomes cooler, revealing the stunning Tuscan landscapes in their autumnal splendour.

Wine lovers must visit the iconic Carro Matto wine festival in Florence, where you can sample the finest local wines. Also, don't miss the opportunity to experience the medieval charm of the region at Giostra del Saracino in Arezzo, immersing yourself in the spirit of historical reenactments and celebrations.

September in Tuscany offers the promise of a memorable holiday filled with the splendour of nature and cultural delights. If you're not sure about Tuscany in September, there are many more great destinations to travel to in September.

Unforgettable and fully customizable Tuscany itineraries

Experience the enchanting atmosphere of Tuscany with our unforgettable and fully customised itineraries, specially crafted to immerse you in the beauty of September. As the summer heat begins to fade, September is blessed with a captivating atmosphere, making it the perfect time to explore this enchanting region.

  • Wine and food in Tuscany: stay at a beautiful hotel in San Gimignano, a medieval hill town halfway between Florence and Siena. Tuscany is known for its wines and food and that's what you'll be exploring on this itinerary - several wine and food pairings await. All are hand-picked by your local travel specialist.
  • A gastronomic journey in Tuscany and Amalfi Coast: this is truly a trip that gets all your senses tingling. Taste the most wonderful and freshly made Italy food in Naples one day and enjoy the most beautiful views of the Amalfi Coast the next. Experience the smells, tastes, feels and sights of Italy when travelling from Florence to the Amalfi Coast.
Italy, Tuscany, Arezzo, Cortona, view over the town from the Medici fortress

Italy, Tuscany, Arezzo, Cortona, view over the town from the Medici fortress @ Shutterstock

Ready for a trip to Tuscany? Check out the Rough Guide to Tuscany & Umbria or the Rough Guide to Italy.

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Olga Sitnitsa

written by
Olga Sitnitsa

updated 25.07.2023

Online editor at Rough Guides, specialising in travel content. Passionate about creating compelling stories and inspiring others to explore the world.

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