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

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

When to go to Northwest Italy, Italy

Based on the climate and weather in Northwest Italy, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks

February

February in Northwest Italy can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket

March

March in Northwest Italy is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Northwest Italy is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Northwest Italy in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Northwest Italy is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Northwest Italy 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:

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

August

August in Northwest Italy 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 low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September for Northwest Italy is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Northwest Italy is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Northwest Italy in December, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain or snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots

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

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

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