Officially called the Italian Republic, this is a thrilling, compelling and rewarding country. Lo Stivale, as the locals call it, has one of the most ancient architectural heritages. The statues, the museum, and the centuries-old buildings attract numerous visitors from all over the world. The rainy season in Italy starts in March and lasts all the way up to May.
Now, that’s the first “wave” only. The second one lasts from September to November/December. October and November are the rainiest months of the year. July is the driest one. About the wet season in the other parts of Europe, you can read our main article (look for the link above)
Cold Mountains And Hot Lowlands
By the way, July and August are the warmest months. Overall, summer is a great time to travel to Italy. As far as the coldest months go, December is the champ.
Winters in this beautiful country are pretty cold (for a European country next to the Mediterranean Sea, that is). However, the temperature rarely drops below zero degrees and usually hangs around in the +3-5 degrees mark.
The huge Alpine barrier serves as a mighty protection from the colder winds that arrive from the north.
Details About The Rainy Season In Italy
Still, depending on how far a certain city/town is located from the sea/mountains, the climate will vary. Thankfully, the rainy season in Italy doesn’t come with extreme downpours and/or flooding. Say, in the UK, it rains 60-70% of the year.
That’s not the case with this country. Now, as we just mentioned, the Alps are cold and challenging, but they’ll be awesome for a nice getaway trip into the mountains. The fans of skiing will love it. The coasts, on the contrary, are mild and warm in terms of the weather. So, pick your destination according to your taste and enjoy!