From the Mediterranean shores of Sicily to the dramatic peaks of the Alps, Italy is a vast country with varying weather depending on where you visit. As a rule of thumb the northern regions are usually slightly cooler than the south. Wherever you stay at this time of year though, you’ll enjoy warm temperatures, increasing amounts of sunshine and fewer crowds compared to the height of summer.If May is no longer a budget traveler’s dream, it’s certainly still fantastic when it comes to the weather – and because the summer months remain the most popular for foreign travelers in Italy, crowds aren’t quite as thick in May as they are in June. For those whose budgets allow it – and who don’t want to risk the rain in April – May can be the perfect month to be in Italy.