Beaches it Italy in late May?
February 10, 2020 11:34 AM   Subscribe

Is it warm enough to spend time on the beach in Italy in late May? If so, which beaches would be the best bet for warmest weather at that time of year? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Travel & Transportation around Italy (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Are you concerned with air temperature, water temperature, or both?
posted by Johnny Assay at 11:54 AM on February 10

posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 12:05 PM on February 10

First of all, you can't really know. I have been to Italy in May and frozen like it was February. And I've been to Italy in April and enjoyed an early summer. So think of your priorities. That said, Sicily should be fine. That time I froze was in Sardinia, but I love Sardinia. The east coast has its own charms but I'd leave those for later in the season.
posted by mumimor at 12:35 PM on February 10 [1 favorite]

Come to think of it, when I was a child, we spent months in a rented house in Elba. That started my love of Italy. I recommend Elba. But from a climate point of view, you can't really know how the swimming will be.
posted by mumimor at 12:40 PM on February 10

I highly recommend the town of Pesaro in the Le Marche region. The sandy beach stretches for miles, and while the water can be a little chilly, it's fairly reasonable in May.

Pesaro is also genuinely one of my favorite places in Italy :)
posted by NewShoo at 1:13 PM on February 10 [2 favorites]

Procida, Ischia, and Capri (in increasing order of crowdedness but also lavishness) will all be good to go. You can take a ferry to each of these from Naples.
posted by sallybrown at 4:42 PM on February 10

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