Seasons in Italy

Italy is one of the most beautiful countries, stretching from the mountains of the Alps to the Mediterranean sea, it occupies the Apennine Peninsula and the Islands of Sicily and Sardinia. She is beautiful in any season and in any weather, because it has its own unique character, its own flavour and its own "temperament". To visit all the sights of the once mighty Roman Empire for a short period is impossible. So anyone who has visited here once, will seek to return to Italy again and again.

In addition to countless monuments and ruins of the ancient Roman civilization, the country has excellent natural conditions — snowy slopes of the Alpine mountains, beautiful beaches of the Adriatic and Mediterranean coasts and charming lakes of the North.

Temperature changes in different regions of Italy coincide with the temperatures in large countries such as Russia, China, Canada and the United States of America. Despite the dominance of the States in the area, including little Italy.

Weather in Italy varies primarily due to variations in terrain and large extent of the Peninsula. The diversity of climate, perhaps, into the hands of tourists, they can visit the country all year round to admire the incredibly beautiful landscapes, the diversity of plants and animals, swim in the gentle blue sea or simply enjoy the beautiful and distinctive architecture of the Renaissance.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Italy

Best time of the year in Italy is spring. Nature in this period in the Apennines awesome! The air temperature in Italy in spring is 15-20 degrees. In addition, at this time there begin to bloom the first citrus, olive, Fig, pomegranate. In the Alps such animals as bears, ROE deer, deer, chamois, and in the highlands — grouse and the hazel grouse. Of course, and animal, and fauna is much more diverse than it seems: in some only the rivers produce an incredible amount of species of fish.

With the coming of spring the residents and guests of Italy there are new reasons and joy. At this time, the Italians celebrate the following holidays:

The climate of the spring months

(Rome)

March
Max average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7")
April
Max average t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")
May
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2")

Spring holidays

  • March, 8 — International women's day;
  • March, 19 — the feast of San Giuseppe; 
  • April, 1 — international Day of laughter;
  • April, 21 — the date of the founding of Rome, brothers Romulus and Remus;
  • April, 25 — day of liberation from Nazi invaders (the end of the Second world war);
  • May, 1 — holiday of spring and labor.

Summer in Italy

Summer in Italy is a traditional bathing season. This is not surprising because the coast of the country washed by five seas: the Mediterranean, Ligurian, Tyrrhenian, Adriatic, Ionian. The average temperature during this period is warmed up to 25-30 degrees. In the southern part of the country it can reach 40 degrees, when the Peninsula hot wind blows from Africa. It should be noted that summer precipitation in the form of rains fall very rarely, so you can always see hiding from the heat tourists.

The climate of the summer months

(Rome)

June
Max average t°: +28°C (82.4 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")
Jule
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1")
August
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1.4")


Summer holidays

Hot summer in Italy to celebrate the following holidays:
• June, 2 — day of proclamation of the Republic;
• June, 15 — Day of St. Rosalia in Palermo;
• June, 26 — feast of St. Peter and Paul in Rome;
• August, 15 — end of season summer works, and the Italians take vacation.
• August, 15 — Assumption Of The Virgin.

Autumn in Italy

For anybody not a secret that many tourists prefer to visit Italy in the autumn, because the bathing season is not opened, and the air temperature not exceed 20 degrees. Its sudden changes observed in October. So, in September, thirty-degree heat is not uncommon. In addition, autumn is the season of holidays in the culinary field. At this time they organize events dedicated to wine is not only delicious, but also, for example, stunning and exquisite chocolate truffle. Autumn is the time for evening walks in the magnificent cities. Not necessary to forget and about twenty national parks with unique flora and fauna of Gran Paradiso, Val Grande, the Cinque Terre, forest-Casentinesi, Park of the Tuscan archipelago, the Park of the Apennines, the Abruzzi, Lazio and Molise, Circeo, Gran Sasso and Monti Della, Vesuvius, Cilento and Vallo di Diano, Pollino, Sila, Aspromonte, Gargano, Majella, Monti Sibillini, the Dolomites, Stelvio, the Park of La Maddalena archipelago, Asinara.

The climate of the autumn months

(Rome)

September
Max average t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 75 mm (3")
October
Max average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 100 mm (3.9")
November
Max average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 110 mm (4.3")

Autumn holidays

Autumn in Italy is celebrated the following holidays:
• September, 6-7 — the festival of lanterns in Florence;
• September, 13 — the night of museums in Rome;
• October, 5 — festival of grapes;
• October, 12 — day of Christopher Columbus;
• November, 1 — all Saint's Cathedral and of the dead.

Winter in Italy

Winter in Italy is different from other seasons because the air temperature varies greatly. If in the plain areas of the state remains minimal zero temperature, in the Alpine region it drops to 15 degrees below zero. This is the perfect time of year for those who prefer ski resorts, enjoy the steep slopes, slopes and complex curves. Some tourists come to Italy for outdoor activities, others for shopping due to the fact that the prices of different products in the winter are rapidly declining, and the rest of the country becomes not that expensive.

The climate of the winter months

(Rome)

December
Max average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3.5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 95 mm (3.7")
January
Max average t°: +12 °C (53.6 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 85 mm (3.3")
February
Max average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4.5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 80 mm (3.1")

Winter holidays

The coldest season is winter, and this is not a reason to stay at home or at the hotel. Winter in Italy is celebrated the following holidays, to attend each of which must:
• December, 25 — Christmas Day;
• January, 1 — New year;
• January, 6 — Epiphany;
• February, 2 — Candlemas;
• February, 14 — Valentine's Day.