Bologna, Italy: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Bologna, Italy? If you're planning to go to Bologna, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Bologna, Italy

Based on the climate and weather in Bologna, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Bologna, Italy by month

January

January for Bologna can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters

February

If you visit Bologna during February, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks

March

March is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

April

April in Bologna is cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts

May

May in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage

June

If you visit Bologna during June, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

July

If you visit Bologna during July, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses

August

If you visit Bologna during August, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

September

September is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

October

If you vacation in Bologna during October, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

If you visit Bologna during November, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces

December

December in Bologna can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bologna, Italy

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bologna, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and L
  • A SIM card that works in Bologna
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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