The best times to visit Italy for ideal weather are

June 18th to September 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Italy Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Italy

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Italy vary somewhat and are temperate most of the year. The area is in the top 23 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Italy, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-July where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.7°F (19.3°C) at night.

    Italy Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Italy Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

    Italy Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Italy Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Italy Temperatures by Month

    Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 50.1 44 35.6
    Feb 51.9 44.5 35.2
    Mar 57 49.2 38.7
    Apr 63.9 55.5 44.6
    May 70.9 63.1 52.9
    Jun 78.4 70.4 60.9
    Jul 83.7 75.1 65.4
    Aug 83.8 75.1 65.7
    Sep 75.5 67.4 57.9
    Oct 67.6 60.2 50.9
    Nov 58.1 51.2 42.9
    Dec 50.6 43.9 36.4

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 10.1 6.7 2
    Feb 11.1 6.9 1.8
    Mar 13.9 9.6 3.7
    Apr 17.7 13.1 7
    May 21.6 17.3 11.6
    Jun 25.8 21.3 16.1
    Jul 28.7 23.9 18.6
    Aug 28.8 23.9 18.7
    Sep 24.2 19.7 14.4
    Oct 19.8 15.7 10.5
    Nov 14.5 10.7 6.1
    Dec 10.3 6.6 2.4

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Italy are November, February, and then March. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-July. For example, on the week of July 16th there are only 0.5 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early March with an average of 2.4 days with significant precipitation the week of March 5th.

    When can you find snow in Italy? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through the year likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late March. Powder (new snow) is most often falls around October 1st. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

    Chance of Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Italy.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Italy (in).

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 24.3 1.9 0.07
    Feb 25.7 3.3 0.07
    Mar 24.3 3 0.08
    Apr 24.3 1.8 0.07
    May 21.4 0.6 0.06
    Jun 18.6 0.2 0.05
    Jul 8.6 0.1 0.03
    Aug 10 0.1 0.03
    Sep 17.1 0.3 0.06
    Oct 20 1.4 0.07
    Nov 27.1 1.3 0.11
    Dec 24.3 2 0.08

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 24.3 4.8 0.18
    Feb 25.7 8.4 0.18
    Mar 24.3 7.6 0.2
    Apr 24.3 4.6 0.18
    May 21.4 1.5 0.15
    Jun 18.6 0.5 0.13
    Jul 8.6 0.3 0.08
    Aug 10 0.3 0.08
    Sep 17.1 0.8 0.15
    Oct 20 3.6 0.18
    Nov 27.1 3.3 0.28
    Dec 24.3 5.1 0.2

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Italy has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is July (54.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (71.6%).

    Wind in Italy is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.8 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid-March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Italy.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 5.9 a light breeze 11 a moderate breeze
    Feb 6.4 a light breeze 11.8 a moderate breeze
    Mar 6.9 a light breeze 12.5 a moderate breeze
    Apr 6.2 a light breeze 11.8 a moderate breeze
    May 5.8 a light breeze 11.3 a moderate breeze
    Jun 5.6 a light breeze 10.9 a gentle breeze
    Jul 5.7 a light breeze 11 a moderate breeze
    Aug 5.4 a light breeze 10.5 a gentle breeze
    Sep 5.5 a light breeze 10.6 a moderate breeze
    Oct 5.3 a light breeze 10.1 a gentle breeze
    Nov 6 a light breeze 11 a moderate breeze
    Dec 5.9 a light breeze 10.9 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 71.6
    Feb 67.2
    Mar 63.5
    Apr 61.8
    May 61.1
    Jun 60.2
    Jul 54.4
    Aug 56.6
    Sep 61.3
    Oct 68.7
    Nov 70.5
    Dec 70.5

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Italy?

    As of 6/16/2017 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Italy; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Italy is June, followed by May and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Italy in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

    Estimated Tourism by Month

     

    Most Popular Months to Visit

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    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50.7 in November means 50.7% of the tourists vs. June.

    Overall Italy Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 74°F (23.3°C) and 54.1°F (12.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. Spring is busy for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Italy, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 79°F (26.1°C) and 54.2°F (12.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is too cold this time of year in Italy to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 53.3°F (11.8°C) and 49.2°F (9.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 7 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

     

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