Climate and average weather in Italy
The moderating influence of the sea and the protection given by the Alpine barrier from the cold north winds give Italy a nice maritime climate. Nevertheless, the weather varies considerably according to how far one is from the sea or the mountains. This gives Italy three climate types. The winter is very cold in the Alps, but mild and even warm on the Ligurian coast, the Neapolitan coast and in Sicilia. Summer is hot and dry, but in the Alps it is pleasantly cool. In mountain areas, winter is ideal for skiing.
Central and Southern Italy has a Mediterranean climate. This means warm dry summers and relatively mild winters.
Interested in more detailed information on the Weather and Climate in Italy?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.
Islands of Italy
Regions in Italy
- Abruzzo (130)
- Apulia (246)
- Basilicata (48)
- Calabria (156)
- Campania (181)
- Emilia-Romagna (259)
- Friuli Venezia Giulia (114)
Popular places in Italy
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- Castellammare del Golfo
- La Spezia
- Lido di Jesolo
- Lignano Sabbiadoro
- Marina di Ragusa