Weather in Assisi
Assisi is in Umbria, which is a region in central Italy and sometimes referred to as the “Heart of Italy.” In this region, temperature varies drastically depending on the season, with warm and humid summers, and cooler winters.
If you are looking to avoid rain, the driest months of the year are in July, August, and October. Even if it rains, be aware that it never snows in Assisi, even in the winter.
Here is what to generally expect when visiting Assisi, depending on the season:
- Summer: In summer, daily temperatures average around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, though be aware that temperatures can rise to the high 90’s in the heart of July.
- Fall: During the autumn, temperatures are a little cooler, and generally in the mid 60’s (Fahrenheit).
- Winter: Winter temperatures in Assisi are the most consistent, and typically fall at around 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spring: The spring in Assisi is typically a little colder than the fall, with temperatures averaging in the mid 50’s.
Because Assisi's weather is never extreme, and because this tiny country city does not experience the massive influx of tourists that other Italian cities like Rome and Florence do during the summer, there is no guaranteed best time to visit Assisi.
Some travelers enjoy the winter and Christmas season in this joyous and religious town, though others travelers time their trips to Assisi with other holidays and festivals throughout the year for the same reason. If you want to save money, however, consider booking during the off-season for travel and during the spring and autumn months.
How far is Assisi from Rome?
Assisi is just over a two hour drive from Rome, which makes this city popular on larger tours of Italy. If you are planning on booking separate tours in each city, there is also a convenient train that runs between the two -- this train takes about 3 hours, but is very affordable only costs 10 euros in each direction.
Assisi Wine Tours
The Umbria region of Italy is famous for its wine, particularly its love of the white Grechetto grape. Assisi is no exception to either of these trends, and there are multiple food and wine tours of Italy that include Assisi as a pit stop.
Besides its heavy use of Grechetto grapes, Assisi is also known for a wide diversity of red wines. Like other regions in Italy, there are also stringent production rules in the area that govern how wine is made, from the altitude it has to be grown at to the percentages of each type of grape that can be in the wines.
On a wine tour of Assisi, you will all of this information in more detail, as well as more about Assisi’s historic relationship with wine as a religious and devoutly Catholic city. You will likely also be able to visit a few different vineyards in the region to watch how they make wine. Finally, you will of course have the opportunity to sample various different wines from the area, and learn what to look for when tasting them.