Weather in January in Italy

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in January 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 January?

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

January has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Sëlva with 1°C (33°F) to moderate temperatures in Marsala with 16°C (61°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 8°C (46°F) in Marsala and -7°C (19°F) in Sëlva. It is one of the coldest months of the year.

Precipitation ranges from low in Sëlva with 22mm (0.9inch) snow/rainfall to high in La Spezia with 121mm (4.8inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 121 hours of sunshine in Rome during the whole month.

Where to go in Italy in January

Find the average weather conditions in January 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 January for the 5 most popular destinations in Italy?

Average weather in Rome

In January Rome generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 13°C (55°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C (36°F) and moderate 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
13°C / 55°F 
3°C / 37°F 
112 hours 
90mm / 3.5inch 
9 days 
13°C / 55°F 
2°C / 36°F 
121 hours 
70mm / 2.8inch 
8 days 
14°C / 57°F 
3°C / 37°F 
132 hours 
77mm / 3inch 
8 days 
Climate in Rome

Average weather in Florence

In January Florence generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C (50°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C (35°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
10°C / 50°F 
3°C / 37°F 
96 hours 
83mm / 3.3inch 
10 days 
poor 
10°C / 50°F 
2°C / 35°F 
134 hours 
60mm / 2.4inch 
8 days 
poor 
12°C / 54°F 
3°C / 37°F 
134 hours 
65mm / 2.6inch 
8 days 
Climate in Florence

Average weather in Milan

In January Milan generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 6°C (43°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -2°C (28°F) and moderate monthly snow/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 snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
9°C / 48°F 
2°C / 36°F 
57 hours 
68mm / 2.7inch 
9 days 
poor 
6°C / 43°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
57 hours 
77mm / 3inch 
8 days 
poor 
8°C / 46°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
99 hours 
75mm / 3inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Milan

Average weather in Venice

In January Venice generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (44°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 0°C (32°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
7°C / 45°F 
1°C / 33°F 
78 hours 
54mm / 2.1inch 
6 days 
poor 
7°C / 44°F 
0°C / 32°F 
81 hours 
46mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
poor 
8°C / 47°F 
1°C / 33°F 
106 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
5 days 
poor 
Climate in Venice

Average weather in Naples

In January Naples generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 13°C (55°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C (40°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
14°C / 57°F 
6°C / 43°F 
105 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
11 days 
13°C / 55°F 
4°C / 40°F 
114 hours 
93mm / 3.7inch 
10 days 
14°C / 56°F 
5°C / 40°F 
127 hours 
98mm / 3.9inch 
10 days 
Climate in Naples

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Italy.

Is January the best time to go to Italy?

In our opinion January 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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