Weather in Puglia in October

Salento: 17°C

Isle of Skye, Scotland: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Autumn is here. Temperatures start to drop in October. In Fall the average temperatures dip down into the teens although they can still nudge the low 20s on sunny days - and there are plenty. This is the southeastern tip of Italy after all. The weather in Puglia in October is still mild and dry with just eight days of rainfall and only 66mm of rain. This part of the southern Mediterranean is one of the driest places in Europe.

Weather in Salento in October

The weather in Salento in October is perfect for cycling. The sun has lost some of its intensity and temperatures are now pleasantly balmy while the roads and tracks are quieter now that the crowds have thinned out. Cycling in Salento is a wonderful way of exploring the countryside and coast.

The concierge at Castello di Ugento, a luxury boutique hotel in Puglia, can organize an itinerary allowing guests to visit archaeological sites, freewheeling down dirt paths through shimmering olive groves and picnicking on wild deserted beaches.

One of the highlights of the fruit season from Castello di Ugento is watching the oldest trees in the garden, 200 years old, bearing ripening pomegranates rich in anti-oxydants used to prepare juices and salads.