Weather in December in Italy

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Italy. Is this month a good time to go to Italy? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Italy in December?

The weather in Italy in December ranges from poor to tolerable depending on the destination. December is a winter month in Italy.

December has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Sëlva with 0°C (32°F) to moderate temperatures in Marsala with 17°C (63°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 9°C (49°F) in Marsala and -6°C (21°F) in Sëlva.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Merano with 38mm (1.5inch) snow/rainfall to heavy in La Spezia with 201mm (7.9inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 112 hours of sunshine in Rome during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Italy.

Where to go in Italy in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Italy on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Italy

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Italy?

Average weather in Rome

In December Rome generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 13°C (55°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (37°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Rome
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
17°C / 63°F 
6°C / 43°F 
129 hours 
111mm / 4.4inch 
9 days 
13°C / 55°F 
3°C / 37°F 
112 hours 
90mm / 3.5inch 
9 days 
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13°C / 55°F 
2°C / 36°F 
121 hours 
70mm / 2.8inch 
8 days 
Climate in Rome

Average weather in Florence

In December Florence generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C (50°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (37°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Florence
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
14°C / 57°F 
5°C / 41°F 
97 hours 
111mm / 4.4inch 
10 days 
10°C / 50°F 
3°C / 37°F 
96 hours 
83mm / 3.3inch 
10 days 
poor 
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10°C / 50°F 
2°C / 35°F 
134 hours 
60mm / 2.4inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Florence

Average weather in Milan

In December Milan generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (44°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 0°C (33°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Milan
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
11°C / 52°F 
4°C / 39°F 
72 hours 
78mm / 3.1inch 
7 days 
7°C / 44°F 
0°C / 33°F 
68 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
7 days 
poor 
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6°C / 43°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
78 hours 
57mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
poor 
Climate in Milan

Average weather in Venice

In December Venice generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (45°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (33°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Venice
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
11°C / 53°F 
4°C / 39°F 
87 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
6 days 
7°C / 45°F 
1°C / 33°F 
78 hours 
54mm / 2.1inch 
6 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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7°C / 44°F 
0°C / 32°F 
81 hours 
46mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
poor 
Climate in Venice

Average weather in Naples

In December Naples generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 14°C (57°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C (43°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Naples
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
17°C / 63°F 
8°C / 46°F 
126 hours 
162mm / 6.4inch 
11 days 
14°C / 57°F 
6°C / 43°F 
105 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
11 days 
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13°C / 55°F 
4°C / 40°F 
114 hours 
93mm / 3.7inch 
10 days 
Climate in Naples

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Is December the best time to go to Italy?

In our opinion December is not the best time to visit Italy with commonly unpleasant weather in Rome.

On average the best time to visit Italy is in May, June, July and September with generally perfect weather in Rome. The worst months are January, November and December that can have unpleasant weather conditions.

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