I know I say this every summer, but even though we have been living here for 5 years, we are always gone in July. This summer I am here - and it is HOT! Real hot. Stifling. The piazzas are like mini stone deserts - during the day you see almost no one in the sun - all the people are shuffling around in the shaded areas. And it seems hotter than it is supposed to be every day. For instance if the forecast is for 89 degrees fahrenheit - it is 95 instead - like today was.
August, when we are usually around, has been bearable compared to this!