Visiting Italy in June: all you need to know to plan a trip! The best places to visit in June in Italy, when to book what, what to expect from the weather.
June is one of the best month to visit Italy. The beginning of summer, June is a month of good weather, al fresco dinging and trips to the beach.
June is the last good month for sightseeing before the scorching Italian summer and a pleasant month almost anywhere in Italy.
This is our guide to help you plan your trip to Italy in June.
Please note: this is a seasonal travel guide about Italy in June, meant to help you decide the best time of the year for your visit. For official information and travel advisory that may affect your trip, please refer to your Government travel advisory. Check here for official info if traveling from US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.
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Italy in June 2021: need to know
Several exceptional rules and regulations are in place in Italy for June 2021.
This June affect your ability to enter the country, the documents needed to do so, movement between regions, movements within a certain locality (local curfews are in place) and hospitality services including museums, restaurants and hotels.
Wearing of protective face masks is compulsory indoor and outdoors.
Please refer to the latest news for an up-to-date overview of the situation and always abide by local and national rules at all times.
Italy in June: what you will find in this article
- Overview of weather in June in Italy
- June festivities and events in Italy
- Recommended places to visit in Italy in June
- June in Italy with kids
- What to book in advance for June in Italy
The weather in Italy in June: what to expect
June is the start of summer in Italy. During this month, temperature rise steadily and you will have a mix of pleasant days and potentially some very hot ones, especially towards the end of the month.
This is a good month for gong sightseeing and for some coastal locations. It can also be a good month for hiking, especially at lower altitudes.
At a glance, the weather in Italy in June is:
|Name of the place||Temperature Low/High||Rainy days (average)|
|Milan, Lombardy||27C/81F – 18C/64F||6|
|Venice, Veneto||26C/70F – 17C/63F||7|
|Florence, Tuscany||29C/84F – 16C/61F||5|
|Rome, Lazio||28C/82F – 17C/63F||3|
|Amalfi, Campania||27C/81F – 22C/72F||4|
|Palermo, Sicily||28C/82F – 21C/70F||1|
In practice, this means that you will mostly wear summer clothes and sandals with, possibly, a light layer for the evening in the first part of the month.
June festivities in Italy you need to know about
The 2nd of June is Festa della Repubblica (Republic day): this days usually sees official celebrations and it is a day off for many, who may head out of the bigger cities for the day or a long weekend. This festivity usually does not impact opening hours of museums/ attractions
The best places to visit in Italy in June
June is such a lovely month in Italy it is hard to pick best destination for it as, truly, you can visit almost anywhere in June in Italy and find it lovely.
That said, some places are, I believe, even better than others.
Rome – the best city to visit in Italy in June
June is lovely in Rome one of my favorite months in the city!
Flowers are already in full bloom in Rome in June and all outdoor attractions from piazzas to the Colosseum and the Forum are simply delightful to explore.
Since I am from the city, I have more than a couple of tips to give you about visiting in June!
You can find my full guide to visiting Rome in June here
Need to know: The 29th of June is a day off in Rome, which celebrates its patron saints on this day. It is a day off in Rome and crowds at the most popular attractions are possible. Expect delays on the roads if going out of town for the day
Venice in June
June is a lovely month to visit Venice, especually in the first part of the month when the temperature is still mild.
Piazza San Marco, the Doge’s Palace, Rialto but also Cannaregio can be wonderful at this time and, if you get a warm day, it can also be worth stretching to Lido, a lovely beach area in Venice with peculiar architecture.
The lagoon islands of Murano and Burano are also not to be missed at this time.
You can find our guides to Venice at the following links:
- How many days in Venice? Itinerary ideas
- The best places to stay in Venice
- What to eat in Venice
- Venice with kids (see below)
Tuscany in June
Tuscany and its rolling hills go through a magical time in June.
The hills at this time are green and luscious, the weather is mild and you can spend long days sightseeing and even sit in the sun on one of the many Tuscany beaches.
The best places to visit in Tuscany in June are:
- Florence – too hot in summer, cold in winter but perfect in spring
- Val d’Orcia – an area of Tuscany of natural beauty so unique, it is now Unesco World Heritage Site
- San Gimignano – delightful medieval town and Unesco World Heritage Site
- Siena – One of the most beautiful small towns in Italy, with a wonderful historical town center
- Lucca – a pretty town with a lovely center and the option to cycle along its medieval walls
- Montalcino – wine town, perfect for wine lovers
- Montepulciano – one of the prettiest villages in Tuscany and my personal favorite
- Pienza – built in the Renaissance as the perfect city, no less!
- San Quirico d’Orcia – a delightful medieval town in the heart of stunning Val d’Orcia
- Monticchiello – a delightful country hamlet perfect to immerse yourself in relaxing country settings
- Bagno Vignoni and Saturnia, two thermal localities with some of the best thermal springs in Tuscany
Umbria in June
Often considered the little sister of Tuscany, Umbria is stunning in any season and can be a real treat in June.
Usually, at this time of the year, you can enjoy long walks and days along the shores of the regions’ lake Trasimeno or you can warm up in its lovely museums and restaurants.
Not to be missed are:
- Orvieto – a stunning hilltop town with a long history and one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Italy (the Duomo)
- Perugia – a wonderful medieval town
- Assisi – the famous sand stunning town of St Francis
- Citta’ di Castello – a gorgeous renaissance town
Puglia in June
Puglia is one of my favorite destinations in Italy in June
Farther south and warmer than other destinations in this list, in June in Puglia will be sunny and summery, without being oppressively hot, especially on the coast.
Wonderful places to visit in Puglia at this time are
- Trani – a pretty, small village with a stunning church overlooking the sea (a vision!)
- Martina Franca – a lovely, whitewashed town with wonderful churches in a unique Baroque style called ‘Barocco Martinese’
- Alberobello – the famous town of trulli, UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Locorotondo – a delightful small town with whitewashed houses and pretty balconies everywhere (they win an annual prize for them, they are so special!)
You can see them all with a short road trip: you can find our 3 day Puglia itinerary here.
Matera in June
Close to Puglia but in the region of Basilicata, you have Matera, another wonderful destination to add to your June itinerary through Italy.
Matera is famous for its rupestrian churches and cave dwellings and can be lovely in spring/summer.
Winter is rigid here and summer can be hot but June, especially the beginning of the month, can bring lovely temperatures that make sightseeing easy and do justice to this wonderful city.
You can find our guide to Matera here.
Sicily in June
June is a lovely month to visit Sicili and the last month before the scorching summer descends on the island.
June in Sicily is a good time for cultural tourism but also for going to the beach: temperatures rise steadily during the month and, especially towards the end, you will want to be close to water!
Places we love in Sicily are:
- Scopello – a charming small village with a beautiful, historical ‘tonnara’ (tuna fishing station, not turned cultural/event venue)
- Palermo – one of the most beautiful cities in Italy
- Taormina – a town with a fantastic ancient theater and glamorous town center with shops and hotels
- Siracusa – a fantastic town with a historical city center and one of the best archaeological parks in Italy
- Noto Valley – UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the presence of unique baroque towns
You can find our recommended Sicily itinerary here.
Amalfi Coast in June
June can be a wonderful time to visit the Amalfi Coast. At this time, the crowds have not peaked yet but tourism services are up and running and you are likely to get lovely weather and beach time.
If you are in the area at this time, make sure you stay not just on the mainland but also stretch to the island of Capri, Ischia or Procida, magical Mediterranean paradise this time of the year.
You can find our guides to the Amalfi Coast at the following links:
- How many days to spend on the Amalfi Coast: itinerary recommendations
- The best towns to visit on the Amalfi Coast
- Travel guide to Capri
- Travel guide to Procida island
- Visiting the Amalfi Coast with kids (see below)
Cinque Terre in June
June is one of the best months for visiting Cinque Terre. At this time, trails tend to be open (always check specific conditions for the days of your trip), the weather is mild and not oppressively hot and the views stunning.
Make sure you book in advance as there is no such as thing as a quiet time here!
Find our Cinque Terre guides at the following links:
- An introduction to the towns of Cinque Terre
- Cinque Terre packing list
- Visiting Cinque Terre with kids
Sardinia in June
Sardinia in June is ideal if you want to hit this sea and sun holiday spot before the crowds. The weather at this time is likely to be nice and warm but not excessively hot, which makes it appealing if you want a beach break but want to avoid the excessive temperatures of the summer.
The Italian Lakes in June
June is a lovely time to visit the Italian Lakes. The weather around the Italian northern lakes can be hit and miss especially at the beginning of the month, but you are likely to get sunny days and pleasant temperatures, good for hikes and going to the beach.
June in Italy with kids
June can be a lovely time to visit Italy with kids as chances are the weather will allow them to spend time and the park and play in the spring sun at least for part of your stay.
Destinations I feel work well with kids at this time are:
Florence with kids – always lovely with children and not too hot at this time
Venice with kids – nice if you also want to head to the beaches in the area
Tuscany with kids – June has the perfect temperature for hilltop town hopping
Rome with kids – full of indoor and outdoor attractions for all ages
Sicily with kids – mild and beautiful perfect for family sightseeing and days on the beach
Amalfi Coast with kids – perfect for days boating!
Cinque Terre with kids – lovely for hiking and enjoying the small villages
Sardinia with kids – lovely for a sea and sun vacation
Lake Garda with kids – lovely time for hikes and time on the lakeshore
Looking for family destination ideas in Italy? Find my selection of the best places to visit in Italy with kids here.
What to book in advance for spending June in Italy
June can be busy in Italy but advance booking for all main attractions is recommended.
This is also the case in 2021 when crowds are lower but advance booking is compulsory to ensure compliance with current regulations.
Attractions that need advance booking are:
Trains do not usually need to be booked in advance however, high-speed train on popular routes such as Rome to Florence do tend to book out or only have very expensive tickets available.
I always recommend booking accommodation in advance and my favorite booking engine is booking.com.
They have a large selection of accommodation options and excellent free cancellation opportunities too.
I hope you enjoyed this quick guide to Italy in June. Don’t forget to also check out our 101 travel tips for Italy, for extra info. Safe travel planning!