Keeping in mind that I want to pack light what kind of clothes should I take for my 3 weeks in Italy? I will be hiking in the Alps di Suisi and I do not know what the weather is like there in the summer. What is the weather like in the rest of Italy? For walking should I bring hikers? (I am not in a place where I can readily get good walking shoes right now.)
Nick, your question about the weather in the rest of Italy is as relevant to you as the question about the weather in Southern California is for a hiking trip in the redwoods... The weather will be warm and sunny in the valley - and a bit more chilly in the mountains. I'd bring regular summer clothes and a sweater or two.