Weather in Italy

23.03.2020
Weather in Italy
 

When we think of traveling Italy, we picture the clear blue sky, bright sun, and the warm bliss, but did you know that Italy boasts incredible diversity not only in terms of nature and culture but in terms of climate as well? From the Mediterranean on the islands and to the chilly and windy in the Apennines, Italy's climate is full of surprises just as the whole country is. So it's natural for a traveler to be wondering what the weather in Italy like and whether it's necessary to pack a warm sweater for an April trip or not. To help you get ready for the upcoming journey, we've prepared this small travel guide, exploring the exciting subject of Italy's weather.

 

Weather in Southern Italy

Home to such remarkable tourist destinations as scenic Naples, fairytale Amalfi, and sun-kissed Bari, as well as many others, the south of the country is among the most visited regions in Italy for the fans of the beach holidays as well as sightseeing enthusiasts alike.

Southern Italy's weather boasts rather high temperatures, regardless of the coast you are planning to travel to. During the summer months, an average temperature is 25-30°C (77-86°F), so if you don't withstand the heat very well, we recommend planning your holiday for the late spring or early autumn, when the average temperature is about 24°C (75°F) and rarely climbs higher than 27°C (80°F).

The winters in Southern Italy are rather chilly with an average temperature of 10°C (50°F), the days are mostly bright and sunny. Although the rainy season in Italy falls on late autumn - early spring, the winter days in Souther Italy can sometimes bring rains as well (rarely snowfalls), so it's better to pack a couple of warm sweaters and an umbrella if you are planning to visit the region in winter.

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Northern Italy Weather

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Every year thousands of people choose the region of Northern Italy as a setting for their perfect holiday. Housing some of the renowned Italian cities, the northern part of the country boasts milder weather compared to Southern Italy's climate. In summer, the Northern Italy temperature boasts an average of approximately 25°C (77°F).

But don't let an average temperature fool you. In July, the temperature can rise over 30°C (85°F), which, combined with a high level of humidity, can make sightseeing during the day very challenging.

The late spring and early autumn, on the other hand, boast an average temperature of 22°C (77°F), close to none rainy days, and much fewer people than during the peak of the tourist season. The nights tend to be cooler than during the summertime, although not enough to pack your winter pajamas for the trip.

 

Northern Italy's climate in winter boats the average temperature of 2°C (36°F), so although it's not the most comfortable season to explore the sights of Italy, it's a great time to plan a trip to Italian Alps if you are a skiing enthusiast.

Weather on Sicily & Sardinia

The two magnificent islands, nestled on the far south of the country, boast the most comfortable winter weather conditions in the country. The average temperature in January there is approximately 12°C (53°F), and the citizens can enjoy about 4-5 hours of sunshine a day!

During the summer, the islands are a paradise for the sun worshippers with an average temperature of 30°C (86°F), barely any rains, and 11 hours of sunlight.

 
 

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