Italy has a very friendly climate throughout the year, which means there are no extreme temperatures, it’s never too hot or too cold. In fact, there were rarely seen temperatures lower than 0 degrees Celsius during the day, and that only in the northern part of the country, in the foothills of the Alps.
Weather in January and February
If you go in the north of the country, you can expect temperatures between 1 and 10 degrees Celsius. In mountain resorts, the weather is ideal for winter sports, and in towns and rural areas you can enjoy long walks, if you are dressed appropriately.
- a scarf, a hat and warm gloves
- waterproof shoes that keep your feet warm and dry
- waterproof clothing, hooded if possible
- blouses and sweaters that you can wear in layers, so you can adapt more easily if it is colder or warmer than you expected, or temperatures change during the day
- moisturizers, because colder weather can dry your skin
The months of March and April
Spring comes in Italy with warm temperatures. You can’t go to the beach yet, but you can dine on the terrace, organize a picnic, and walk all day long without worrying about the cold. Temperatures can reach 20 degrees Celsius throughout the country, with slightly lower values in the north and extreme south.
- because it might rain, pack a waterproof jacket
- 4-5 shirts, sweaters, and jackets that you can wear in layers when it’s cold during the evening
- some comfortable clothes for outdoor activities
What activities did you choose for your getaway?
Depending on what activities you’ll be involved in when you get to Italy, you may need some other accessories to take with you. For example, if you choose an active getaway, pack a pair of shoes suitable for hiking or climbing, with thick soles and good support. However, no matter what you choose, remember that one of the most important things is that all your clothes are comfortable and allow you to move freely.
If you are into winter sports, it’s good to know that most resorts allow you to rent equipment there. So don’t worry if it’s too difficult to transport your own equipment. You can also rent bikes, riding equipment, climbing equipment, boats or kayaks, and more. Ask your host about it.
If you choose a city as your destination, pack a pair of comfortable shoes, because you’ll walk a lot. It would be useful to have a small bag or a bumbag where you can keep your valuables safe. The cities are very crowded sometimes.
So whatever your Italy getaway is about, we recommend that you pack only the basics you need: clothes, shoes, accessories and cosmetics. You may also have limited space, depending on the transportation you chose. Don’t forget to pack some good humor, unlimited energy and enthusiasm.
Team Spoty’s tip: every time we go to Italy, we also pack a small dictionary or conversational guide in Italian. Because you will often come in contact with the locals, it’s a great opportunity to learn a few words in Italian or build on what you already know.