Interactive Italy Calendar

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Find out what is happening in Italy right now or right before your trip with the Interactive Italy Calendar. Events and tips are updated daily! For more in-depth listings of Italy holidays, festivals, football matches, anniversaries, concerts, and other events—or, in case this interactive calendar is acting up (happens)—visit the less technical Italy Calendar You … Read more

When to Go to Rome

Rome is a beautiful place to visit no matter what time of year it is. But some times of the year are better than others. Most Popular Times to Go to Rome Rome’s busiest time for visitors is during Easter (March/April); summer (late May/early June until the end of August); and during the Christmas season, … Read more

December in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

people walking on the street beside Christmas tree

December (Dicembre) is a popular month to travel in Italy for both Italians and foreign tourists, thanks to Christmas festivities and markets. Rome is especially busy at this time, as pilgrims flock to the city to attend special masses on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. What is the Weather in Italy in … Read more

November in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Florence Ponte Vecchio; Free stock photo of ancient, architecture, bridge

November (Novembre) is the height of the low tourist season in Italy. One of the main reasons for this is because the weather is typically cold and rainy throughout the peninsula. But if you’re willing to endure grey days, November can be a fantastic time to be here. Fewer tourists means it is easier to … Read more

October in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

October (Ottobre) is one of the best months to be in Italy. October is one of the months of Italy’s shoulder season, which means that there are usually fewer tourists and shorter lines at attractions. Look for lots of local food and wine festivals during this month. What is the Weather in Italy in October? … Read more

September in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Festive street in Naples, Italy

September (Settembre) is when you will find food festivals (sagre) dedicated to the flavors of autumn: porcini mushrooms, cinghiale, and more. A number of cities also celebrate their medieval traditions during September. September 19, the feast day of San Gennaro, is a local holiday in Naples. What is the Weather in Italy in September? Late … Read more

August in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Faraglioni Rocks, Capri

In August, as Italians close shop and head to the beach or mountains, the tourist tide rolls in to cities like Rome, Milan, and Florence. There are still outdoor concerts, typically the continuation of festivals from July, and major sights are still open. But the pace of life in August is much hotter and slower and you may find that that restaurant you always wanted to visit chiuso per ferie — closed for holidays.

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July in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

July is the time for music, and there are tons of festivals throughout Italy this month to keep all kinds of music lovers happy. Some of the best are highlighted below. What is the Weather in Italy in July? July in Italy is typically hot and dry from north to south. On average, July is … Read more

February in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

A costumed Carnevale celebrants in Venice

February is frigid in most parts of Italy, but is not without its festivities. There’s Valentine’s Day and Carnevale, and many Italian schools observe a winter break called Settimana Bianca — White Week — a time for skiing and sledding. What is the Weather in Italy in February? February in Italy is just as cold … Read more

April in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Inside the Colosseum Ruins and Stage

With spring in full swing, April starts to gets busy with outdoor events, parades, and festivals. Easter usually falls during this month and Liberation Day, on the 25th, is a national holiday. What is the Weather in Italy in April? Parts of Italy can still be blustery and rainy in April. But overall, the weather … Read more

March in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

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Even though Easter can fall as early as March 22, March is typically the season of Lent. But this is Italy, so the austerity of the Lenten season is tempered with a variety of secular and religious activities as well as the beginning of spring and warmer, if rainier, weather. What is the Weather in … Read more

Italy Calendar

From national holidays to local celebrations, there are many occasions on the Italy calendar for fun and tradition. National Holidays in Italy The following days are national holidays in Italy. Expect schools, government offices, and businesses to be closed on these dates. Most major museums and tourist attractions will be open on all public holidays … Read more

January in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

bird's eye view of village during winter

Italians celebrate the Christmas season through January 6, the Epiphany. So January begins with much fanfare, including New Years Day and Epiphany events as well as the start of the winter sales season. What is the Weather in Italy in January? On average, January is the coldest month in Italy. It’s also the snowiest month … Read more