Weather in March in Italy

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

The weather in Italy in March ranges from poor to pleasant depending on the destination.

March has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from cold in Cosenza with 3°C (37°F) to moderate temperatures in Marsala with 18°C (64°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 9°C (48°F) in Marsala and 0°C (32°F) in Cosenza.

Precipitation ranges from low in Lampedusa with 24mm (0.9inch) rainfall to high in Como with 111mm (4.4inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 167 hours of sunshine in Rome during the whole month.

Where to go in Italy in March

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

Average weather in Rome

In March Rome generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (62°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C (40°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
14°C / 57°F 
3°C / 37°F 
132 hours 
77mm / 3inch 
8 days 
17°C / 62°F 
4°C / 40°F 
167 hours 
65mm / 2.6inch 
8 days 
April   >> April
>>  
19°C / 66°F 
7°C / 45°F 
201 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
9 days 
Climate in Rome

Average weather in Florence

In March Florence generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C (59°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C (41°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
12°C / 54°F 
3°C / 37°F 
134 hours 
65mm / 2.6inch 
8 days 
15°C / 59°F 
5°C / 41°F 
153 hours 
64mm / 2.5inch 
8 days 
April   >> April
>>  
18°C / 64°F 
8°C / 46°F 
205 hours 
86mm / 3.4inch 
8 days 
Climate in Florence

Average weather in Milan

In March Milan generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 13°C (56°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C (39°F) and high 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
8°C / 46°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
99 hours 
75mm / 3inch 
8 days 
poor 
13°C / 56°F 
4°C / 39°F 
152 hours 
111mm / 4.4inch 
10 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
17°C / 63°F 
7°C / 45°F 
178 hours 
159mm / 6.3inch 
12 days 
Climate in Milan

Average weather in Venice

In March Venice generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C (54°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C (39°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
8°C / 47°F 
1°C / 33°F 
106 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
5 days 
poor 
12°C / 54°F 
4°C / 39°F 
143 hours 
48mm / 1.9inch 
6 days 
April   >> April
>>  
16°C / 61°F 
8°C / 46°F 
174 hours 
71mm / 2.8inch 
8 days 
Climate in Venice

Average weather in Naples

In March Naples generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 16°C (61°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C (43°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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 / 56°F 
5°C / 40°F 
127 hours 
98mm / 3.9inch 
10 days 
16°C / 61°F 
6°C / 43°F 
158 hours 
85mm / 3.3inch 
10 days 
April   >> April
>>  
18°C / 64°F 
9°C / 48°F 
189 hours 
99mm / 3.9inch 
9 days 
Climate in Naples

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Is March the best time to go to Italy?

In our opinion March is a good time to visit Italy with commonly tolerable weather in Rome. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

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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