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When to go to Umbria
Peak Season: June to early-SeptemberApart from being the hottest month of the year (temperatures can reach 90-degrees), Italy teems with visitors. Although August is still popular, be aware many locals go on vacation during this time and hotels, restaurants and shops close.
Off Season: November to MarchForget vacationing during this period—not only is it freezing (average temperature: 40°F), but the dramatic temperature drop even forces hotels and restaurants into hibernation from mid-December to January.
Sweet Spot: April to May; September to OctoberTemperatures are milder in the 60s and there are less people. This is a great time to visit a city such as Assisi and appreciate the basilica without wrestling the masses.
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The lowest rates for Mediterranean cruises can be found in the winter months, when temperatures hover in the 50s and ports are largely crowd-free.
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