The best times to visit Italy for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 22nd

or

August 20th to November 4th

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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    Weather in Italy

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Italy vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 49th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Italy, the hottest months are August, July, 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)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    Italy Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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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    Average
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    Italy Perceived Temperature (C)

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    High
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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

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan50.14435.6
    Feb51.944.535.2
    Mar5749.238.7
    Apr63.955.544.6
    May70.963.152.9
    Jun78.470.460.9
    Jul83.775.165.4
    Aug83.875.165.7
    Sep75.567.457.9
    Oct67.660.250.9
    Nov58.151.242.9
    Dec50.643.936.4

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan10.16.72
    Feb11.16.91.8
    Mar13.99.63.7
    Apr17.713.17
    May21.617.311.6
    Jun25.821.316.1
    Jul28.723.918.6
    Aug28.823.918.7
    Sep24.219.714.4
    Oct19.815.710.5
    Nov14.510.76.1
    Dec10.36.62.4


     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Italy are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of March 5th.

    When can you find snow in Italy? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Italy is often around around December 3rd when fresh powder is deepest. 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.

    Chanceof Precipitation

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

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan14%7.52.3
    Feb15%10.42
    Mar16%11.82.5
    Apr14%11.62
    May12%7.31.9
    Jun11%2.41.6
    Jul5%2.40.9
    Aug6%2.91
    Sep11%5.31.9
    Oct12%9.62.3
    Nov18%6.93.2
    Dec14%6.52.4

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan1419.15.8
    Feb1526.45.1
    Mar16306.4
    Apr1429.55.1
    May1218.54.8
    Jun116.14.1
    Jul56.12.3
    Aug67.42.5
    Sep1113.54.8
    Oct1224.45.8
    Nov1817.58.1
    Dec1416.56.1

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Italy has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (54.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (71.6%).

    Wind in Italy is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.7 KPH) is considered “a 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.

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan5.9Light breeze11Significant breeze
    Feb6.4Light breeze11.8Significant breeze
    Mar6.9Light breeze12.5Significant breeze
    Apr6.2Light breeze11.8Significant breeze
    May5.8Light breeze11.3Significant breeze
    Jun5.6Light breeze10.9Gentle breeze
    Jul5.7Light breeze11Significant breeze
    Aug5.4Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze
    Sep5.5Light breeze10.6Significant breeze
    Oct5.3Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze
    Nov6Light breeze11Significant breeze
    Dec5.9Light breeze10.9Gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan71.6%
    Feb67.2%
    Mar63.5%
    Apr61.8%
    May61.1%
    Jun60.2%
    Jul54.4%
    Aug56.6%
    Sep61.3%
    Oct68.7%
    Nov70.5%
    Dec70.5%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Italy?

    Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Aug 21, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Aug 14, 2019.


     

    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

    Key
    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. 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 4 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest 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 the least precipitation with 2 to 3 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 significant amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably 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 56.9°F (13.8°C) and 49.2°F (9.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

     

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