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

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

When to go to Chianti, Italy

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

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

January

January in Chianti is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Chianti is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Chianti can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Chianti during April, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Chianti is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts

June

June in Chianti is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

July

July in Chianti is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts

August

August in Chianti is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

September

September in Chianti is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

If you visit Chianti during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Chianti can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Chianti in December, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chianti, 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 Chianti
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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