My husband and I would like to take the train from Vienna to Graz, rent a car in Graz, and then drive to South Styria (Südsteiermark). We have at least two reasons for wanting to do this: 1) it’s beautiful; 2) wineries. This is coming up quite soon—Sept 23 to maybe the 25th or 26th.
I am hoping someone on this forum has been to South Styria before and knows what it’s like. My impression is that it will be extremely humid, pretty hot (?), and has lots of mosquitoes. This sounds similar to Eastern North Carolina, where my parents are from, and which we visited at least once a year growing up. And even though I love Eastern NC, the summer and its mosquitoes are pretty awful.
Looking at accommodations online, there are some extremely steep prices (eg, $900-$1200 USD for three nights), for which you get a sort of resort-like atmosphere (not necessarily something we’re into), but by and large prices are reasonable—and for that you get a whole place to yourself or a kind of inn. Sometimes they include breakfast. :) But I notice it’s not common to have A/C.
Does it cool off at night so that getting to sleep isn’t so difficult? In the reviews of lodging I read, there are more complaints about when the place doesn’t have a mosquito screen / net than there are about no A/C. So it seems like you’d want to open the windows at night. (In Eastern NC, this wouldn’t help much.)
We’re both kind of wilting flowers in heat and humidity. We’re both from the North Atlantic / New England so we’re well acquainted with it. (But it’s not our favorite weather. )
I guess I’m trying to get a sense of how hot it will be in South Styria in late September; if it cools down significantly at night; and hoping someone might have tips about finding good lodging down there.