Where’s hot in September?
If you’re wondering where’s hot in September for a glorious late-summer getaway, look no further. Escape to warmer climes and soak up the 26°Cscorching heat of the French Riviera and Puglia as the UK starts to cool down and the autumn chill sets in. Choose one of our beautiful villas complete with its own private pool and gardens, for quality time where temperatures are still ample for sunbathing, sea swimming and sightseeing.
Known for its high-end lifestyle and luxurious resorts, the French Riviera is a place where your whole family can live it up in style, and thanks to its lovely warm temperatures in late summer, it easily makes our where’s hot in September list. When you can bear to part from your majestic Villa Pierre, boasting countryside views, large gardens and a tranquil private pool, jump in the car and start exploring an area of France that is renowned for delicious food and wine, interesting culture and elegant nightlife.
Take a boat trip (or get up early and drive) to Saint Tropez or Monaco and explore either city for a day. Monaco is home to some of the region’s most beautiful beaches, as well as one of the world’s oldest aquariums that makes for a great family attraction, with 6000 species to discover. As Monaco itself is only 200 hectares in size, everything is walkable, so enjoy browsing the many boutiques, restaurants and art galleries on offer. Saint Tropez has a lively upscale harbour that’s heaving with luxury yachts, but is also home to many quaint cobblestoned alleys offering cafes, restaurants, local shops, galleries and upscale boutiques. Don’t forget to check out the Musée de l’Annonciade – just a stone’s throw from the harbour.
Outside of the big resorts, Biot village offers glass blowing classes, where you can make your own stunning glass pieces as a souvenir, while the small town of Grasse is perfect for a quiet lunchtime stroll and some local cheese and bread before taking a tour of the many perfumeries on offer. Also investigate the Musée International de la Parfumerie, which celebrates the history of perfume production. For those who want to get more off-piste and into nature, explore the Gorges du Loup Canyon, which offers bungee jumping, slides and abseiling for adrenaline junkies, and walking and rock climbing for those who want to take a slower pace.
Located on the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’, Puglia is a sun-lover’s paradise if you’re thinking of where’s hot in September, with scorching heat, picturesque coastlines, decadent local cuisine and rolling countryside. When you feel like leaving your countryside retreat of Villa Mincodda and its surrounding olive groves for the day, get in the car with your family and take a scenic drive to Alberobello – a famous town that is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Stroll around the marvellous 1,400 white-washed conical houses made of stone, before stopping off in a cafe or restaurant for some local handmade pasta or pizza for lunch.
If you’re holidaying with children, you’ll be able to cool down in the refreshing Acquapark Egnazia, which offers two splash pools, a lazy river and slides, as well as a children’s pool, climbing area and mini slides for little ones. There’s a great sunbed and relaxation area for adults while the kids go wild. Rather head to a beach? drive out to the Gargano Peninsula, which is home to beautiful greenery, stunning vistas and a dramatic coastline. Here white-sand beach meets turquoise waters. Enjoy refreshments and seafood at the nearby harbour restaurants after a long swim in the sea. You can even arrange private boating trips around the local area.