The Best Times to Visit Italy

Italy’s seasons vary as much as its landscape - whether you want to bask in the September sun as you dine alfresco on the coast or escape the rain in a beautiful gallery during a winter visit, there’s something to enjoy year-round.

Best time to visit

At Scott Dunn, our travel experts can help you avoid the tourists and plan an Italian vacation that’s truly bespoke. From a relaxing break in Rome before the summer heat sets in, to an exciting adventure vacation in Northern Italy’s impressive mountain ranges, we’ll craft a memorable trip just for you.

Best Times of Year to Visit Italy

The best time to travel to Italy depends on what type of experience you seek. From admiring Renaissance masterpieces in the spring to sampling some heartwarming Italian cuisine in the fall, there are endless things to do in Italy, no matter the time of year. Below are some of our travel experts’ favorite ways to enjoy Italy’s vibrant seasons.

Our Experts Say...

"As a born and raised Italian, I would say that Italy is beautiful all year round! Each season is so unique, not only for the weather and scenery but also for the local ingredients and foods that are carefully grown depending on the month.

"The winter is a great way to see another side of the country, as Italians are avid skiers and love to head up to the picturesque Dolomites. The ski season goes from December to March and it's the perfect way to enjoy the vacations surrounded by incredible mountains and amazing South-Tyrol gastronomic specialties.

"August 15 is a big National vacation in Italy and this is when all the locals take time off and head to their favorite vacation spots like Puglia or Sicily. This is also the hottest time of the year so if you are looking for a way to enjoy the gorgeous beaches of Southern Italy without the big crowds, then head over there in May or September (October even!) as temperatures remain mild and the towns are more enjoyable."

Livia Angelini, Europe Specialist

Climate guide for Italy

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Average temperatures (Fahrenheit) and rainfall (mm)

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70°F 11mm
76°F 15mm
81°F 17mm
93°F 16mm
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93°F 27mm
86°F 31mm
75°F 16mm
64°F 21mm
58°F 15mm
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