Italy has a largely temperate climate with regional variations.
In summer the
Northern parts of Italy are warm with occasional rainfall, the central region
is somewhat stifled by humidity and the south scorches under the dry heat.
In winter, conditions in Milan, Turin and Venice are dominated by cold, damp
fog and Tuscany's winter temperatures approach freezing, while temperatures
in the south of the country are more favorable averaging 50-60°F (10-20°C).
people visit Italy between June and August, however the best time to visit
is in Spring (April-May) and Autumn (September-October) when the weather is
and the tourists are few. The sea is warm enough for swimming between June
and September. Most Italians take their vacation in August and many shops and
are closed during this period. The ski season runs between December and April
and the best time to walk in the Alps is between June and September.
Best Time to Visit Italy:
Summer temperatures in the south are far hotter than in the north – especially
in the mountain regions which have heavy winter snowfalls. The north has the
most rainfall, with the wettest months being October to December. Italy is
a great destination to visit year round, particularly if taking a city-break,
though for the warmest and most reliable weather April to June is the prime
tourist season. Most Italians take their holiday in July and August so prices,
and crowds, can soar during these months. If you’re keen to avoid the main
scrum of peak season but still banking on mild weather, late September to October’s
a good choice.
Clothes in Italy:
Clothes you must have by visiting Italy: Lightweight
clothes are worn during the summer, except in the mountains. Winter demands
light- to mediumweights in the south, but warmer clothes elsewhere.
Alpine wear is advised for winter mountain resorts.