My husband and I have signed up for this tour and I have s few questions in regards to past experiences that others have had in the past. I has in Germany in June of 2013 and I ran into rainy 50 degree days and hot 90 degree days with very little AC all in 2 weeks. The only advise I have heard is Rome will be hot in July. I'm thinking Christmas gifts for my husband in regards to easy wash and wear clothing to purchase now. Also in Italy knees must be covered to visit churches which is easy for me to do with a long skirt but I'm not sure if it will be too hot for my husband in long pants. Not asking for a crystal ball forecast but what weather conditions should I expect? What clothing did you pack for both male and female for such extremes in temperature (thinking the alps will be cooler)? Any lessons learned? I do not what to over pack, I did that the last time but I was also in one hotel during my 2013 stay.
Any non packing insights would also be greatly appreciated.