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

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

When to go to Lombardy, Italy

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

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

January

January in Lombardy can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Lombardy in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Lombardy in March, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Lombardy during April, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Lombardy is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) and once in a while jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Lombardy, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Lombardy in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Lombardy in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Lombardy in September, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Lombardy in October, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Lombardy is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Lombardy in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lombardy, 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 Lombardy
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch

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