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Climate and best seasons to visit Italy. Actual weather forecast

Baja Sardinia, Sardegna Italy is located in the center of Southern Europe. The formation of weather conditions here is mainly influenced by the Adriatic, Ionian, Tyrrhenian and Ligurian Sea. They surround the country from the east, south, and west respectively. In general, the climate in Italy can be described as Mediterranean. Summer in the country is quite hot with minimal amount of precipitation. The average daily temperature is recorded at about 26°C. Winter in Italy is mild and warm with an average temperature of approximately 8-9°C. It is worth noting that winter goes through the whole country in different ways. This is due to the fact that there are several temperature zones in Italy.
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With the onset of winter, there is a cold snap in the country. The air temperature drops to 4°C. The central part is a bit warmer; the temperature can rise up to 9°C and water temperature in the seas gets to about 12°C. It snows in the northern part of the country. January is considered the coldest month of the year. In Milan region, the lowest air temperature recorded is about 2°C. Approximately every second day in January is characterized by precipitation. It is warmer in Palermo. The weather in February is not much different from that of January, except for the fact that there are more and more cloudy days and prolonged rains do not stop for several days. Precipitation falls most in the southern and northern parts of the country. The air temperature rises a little by the end of the month. During the day, it even reaches 10°C.
As spring commences, the weather gradually becomes warm. The temperature rises to 12°C, and it is even warmer in the Eternal City, about 17°C. The amount of precipitation on the other hand decreases, but nevertheless, after a day it still rains. Water temperature in the seas does not exceed 11°C. It becomes much warmer in April. The air warms up to 19°C already, and at night it is not colder than 9°C. Rainy days become less, just a little over ten. However, it is still too early for swimming since the water temperature in the seas does not exceed 15°C. May is traditionally called “the month of roses” in Italy. This is so because both urban and private gardens start to blossom and the fragrance of roses fill the streets of the country. Weather contributes to this because it becomes warmer and more stable. During the day, the air warms up to 23°C, and at night to about 12°C. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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With the arrival of June, the weather becomes even more stable. There are almost no rainy days, and the air temperature stays stable; at 23°C. The water temperature rises above 20°C. Therefore, traditionally from the first days of summer, the swimming season begins. In July, the heat comes. The air temperature exceeds 30°C, and water temperature in the seas becomes even more comfortable for swimming; about 24°C. Precipitation is possible in July. However, no more than 5 rainy days per month should be expected. August in Italy is considered to be the hottest month. The air temperature during this period can even exceed 37°C. At night, the temperature does not drop below 25°C. At the same time, the heat in general is quite easily tolerated, especially on the coast, thanks to the cool sea breezes that bring freshness.
City gate The first days of autumn directly contributes to the reduction in temperature. On average, the temperature in the first days of September varies within 26°C during the day. At night, the weather is even a few degrees cooler. Stronger and cooler winds begin to blow from the seas. At the beginning of October, the temperature of the air and water allows you the possibility to enjoy a beach holiday, but from the second half of the month, the rains begin. It rains almost every day. In the daytime, the air temperature drops to 20°C, and at night it does not rise above 16°C. In November, the temperature cools by 3-4°C, and prolonged rainfall is greater. On average, the duration of precipitation is about 15 days a month. The water temperature drops below 12°C.

Top periods for vacation in Italy

Waltherplatz - Bozen Italy is located in the center of Southern Europe. Thus, the weather on its expanses is quite comfortable all year round. In summer, temperatures are quite high here. However, due to the presence of four seas, even the hottest weather becomes milder and full of sea freshness. Winter here is quite mild, without heavy snow and frost. Therefore, you can plan a trip for any time of the year. It all depends on what kind of vacation you hope to get. The highest season in Italy begins in the second half of May. The weather during this period becomes quite stable and warm, and the water warms up to comfortable temperatures. In the southern part of the country, the beach season begins in mid-May. With the onset of summer, the inflow of tourists in Italy increases further. As autumn commences, a delightful autumn season begins on the southern coasts of Italy. The daytime air temperature becomes more comfortable for a beach recreation, and the water is warm.
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Also, trips to Italy are very popular during the New Year and Christmas holidays. It is worth noting that every Italian city has its own patron saints. For example, Milan has Saint Ambrosius, and on its day (December 7th) a simply incredible celebration is rolled up. Therefore, tourists quite often try to adjust their trip taking into account such large-scale city events. After all, this is the best opportunity to get to know the local population, their traditions, and understand their mentality. A large tourist inflow is also observed during the Venetian carnival, which occurs in the last days of January and continues until about 10th February. The fewest tourists in Italy are seen in October and in November, and also in winter, except for New Year’s holidays and Valentine’s Day. However, it is during this period that you can save a lot on vacation, because tour operators propose quite stunning offers.
Leghorn harbour If you want to get acquainted with the cultural and historical heritage of the country, as well as enjoy all the delights of the Italian nature, it is worth choosing excursion tours. Many experienced tourists say that Italy is a real outdoor museum. It will be most comfortable to visit all the sights in late April when the long rains will end, and in May, when the weather is not too hot for constant walks. You can also go on excursions in September and in October. At the same time, it is worth noting that Italy is a very extensive country, so the weather in the south and in the north can significantly differ. It is therefore a good idea to find out about the weather in your exact chosen place of visit. In winter, as a rule, there are almost no excursions, since there are a lot of rainy days in the season.
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If your goal is beach vacation, then you can buy a vacation package to the southern coast of Italy starting from the first days of May. In late spring, air temperature even in the northern regions reaches 21°C, and water can warm up to 18°C. The longest beach season is in Sardinia, as well as on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily. You can swim here from early May until early October. The peak of the season is July and August, the air temperature reaches 40°C. If you prefer a more comfortable temperature for a spa holiday, you can safely visit the country in September. The sea during this time remains warm, (about 22°C) and the air temperature decreases and reaches 25-26°C. Although, in the autumn period it is best to choose the southern coasts, since in the north with the onset of autumn the weather can become extremely unpredictable and changeable. The autumn season is very popular among budget conscious tourists, as it is during this period that tour operators offer simply mind-blowing discounts and lucrative offers.
Vicenza - Ponte delle Barche If you want to assess the quality of the Italian ski resorts, then you can schedule your trip for the end of December. The exact dates for the opening of the ski season unfortunately, cannot be determined in advance, as it all depends on the specific weather. It also depends on the destination and its altitude above sea level. The longest ski season is in Cervinia. This point is located at an altitude of more than two thousand meters above sea level, and you can ski there starting from the beginning of December until the end of May. However, in the resort in Val di Fiemme for instance, the season lasts only three months (from December to early March). If the reason for the trip is a shopping tour, then the best time to travel is February. During this period in Milan, there is a week of high fashion. Also, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Italian cities during the period of the largest sales. Winter “balance” begins immediately after Christmas, while that of summer starts usually from the first days of July and lasts until the very end of summer. It is worth noting that during the first days of sales, discounts do not exceed 30%, but in the last days you can buy exquisite branded items with a 75% discount.

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Travel advices for top cities of Italy

Rome
3. It is recommended to leave tips in local restaurants and cafes. The usual amount of tips is approximately 10% of the total bill. 4. A big break for lunch, which usually lasts from 13:00 to 16:00, is common for local residents. At this time of a day are closed the majority of shops and public institutions. 5. You will not succeed in catching taxis with a flick of hand on any street. In order to get a taxi, you will need to look for a special stop, where taxi drivers have the right … Read more
Florence
3. Don’t forget to pick up clothes carefully before visiting religious sites. Other way you can be not allowed to enter churches and cathedrals. Women need to wear skirts that are below the knee level and must cover their heads with a handkerchief, and men to wear stringent pants. 4. It’s normal to leave a tip in the restaurants and cafes. The usual amount of tips is around 10% of the bill. 5. from 14.00 to 15.30 is siesta. The majority of shops and restaurants are closed during … Read more
Milan
3. It’s recommended to leave tips in local restaurants and cafes. The amount of a tip is usually 10% of the total bill. Tips are also welcome in a taxi, but in this case it’s common to round the price up to any convenient amount. 4. The majority of restaurants, banks and other institutions are closed during the daytime – from about 14.00 to 16.00. This is the time the locals call "siesta". It is also recommended to refrain from phone calls during the time of rest. 5. It is … Read more
Venice
3. St. Mark's Square remains one of the most favorite pastimes for tourists as walking there is really entertaining. Please remember that pigeons on the square can be fed only by the specially purchased food. The food contains special substances which regulate the growth of the pigeon population. This way the city’s government takes care of Venice’s purity. 4. Make sure you select clothes carefully prior to visiting religious sites. Revealing and very bright clothing is prohibited in … Read more
Rimini
3. The system of public transportation is represented with trams and buses, which are running from the early morning till the late evening. The city practices entire tickets being valid for traveling by any city transport. The entire tickets are sold in every tobacco or newspaper stalls or can be bought directly from a driver. One should keep in mind that buying a ticket from a driver will turn more expensive than buying it in advance. 4. A bicycle is a popular means of transportation among … Read more
Naples
3. The city is as well convenient for cruising by tram. One can buy a UnicoNapoli ticket being the single type of tickets for all public transportation means in Naples. A cost of a usual ticket is about 1 Euro and it is valid within an hour and a half. Prudent tourists may buy special travel passes covering a few days or weeks of trips as these tickets let sufficiently save costs. 4. Travelers giving preference to a taxi cruising of the city should better call a taxi by phone or take a car … Read more
Sorrento
3. Expensive hotels are located at the steep coast. In remote areas you can easily find a lot of suitable and well-equipped hotels. Those who would prefer elite places to live in will certainly remember the holiday because of a wonderful panoramic view of the coast. 4. The resort is non-smoking in public places, so rules of conduct in hotels and public institutions should be specified in advance. In most of local restaurants, shopping and entertainment places special areas for smoking are set … Read more
Turin
3. There is an extremely mild climate in Turin; the warmest months of the year are July and August. Spring is rainy, so fans of excursions and outdoor recreation are recommended to plan a trip in other time of the year. 4. Travelers who expect to devote a lot of time to cultural activities and excursions should definitely buy a special tourist card. It is sold in tourist centers and some hotels. The card entitles you to significant discounts at various cultural events. 5. Going to a local … Read more

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