The best times to visit Pienza for ideal weather are
April 30th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Pienza Travel Guide
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Weather in Pienza
Average temperatures in Pienza vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th 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 Pienza, 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 79.7°F (26.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.1°F (17.8°C) at night.
Pienza Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Pienza Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Pienza Perceived Temperature (F)
Pienza Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Pienza 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Pienza are August, July, 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 early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.
When can you find snow in Pienza? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Pienza is often around around March 12th 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Pienza.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Pienza (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Pienza has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (47.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (73.3%).
Wind in Pienza is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 4.3 knots (4.9 MPH or 7.9 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 early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 8.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Pienza.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||2.8||Barely noticeable||5.9||Light breeze|
|Feb||4.3||Light breeze||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.1||Light breeze||7.4||Light breeze|
|Apr||3.3||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|May||3||Barely noticeable||5.9||Light breeze|
|Jun||2.7||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Jul||2.8||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Aug||2.4||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|Sep||3||Barely noticeable||5.9||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.7||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.8||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Dec||3.1||Barely noticeable||6.5||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Pienza?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 22, 2023.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Pienza, Italy is December, followed by May and February. 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 Pienza in August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Pienza Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 66.3°F (19.1°C) and 44°F (6.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 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 fairly slow season for tourism in Pienza, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 70.7°F (21.5°C) and 47°F (8.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 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 Pienza to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.1°F (8.4°C) and 38.7°F (3.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.