Does It Snow In Italy

Does it snow in Italy? Yes, it does snows rarely in Italy, including Milan and Rome. Italy experiences beautiful white Christmas mornings as the overall snowing season in the Italian winter months starting from December till March.

In fact, pink snow appeared at the Presena glacier in northern Italy, researcher Biagio Di Mauro, of the Institute of Polar Sciences at Italy's National Research Council (source:

This article will further establish when, where, and how much does it snow in the major Italian cities. 

Snow in Rome Ital

Winter weather in Rome, and in central and southern Italy generally, is usually quite mild, but it can be very wet. 

Rome is one city that everyone wishes to see at least once in a lifetime. Some chose to visit in the winter season. If you are someone who wants to see the city in winter chills so exploring the city is easy in comparison to summer breeze which can be exhausting Rome is the city that fits the description. Snow in Rome is very rare.

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Love the winter but hate the Snow

    It snows in Rome after every 10 to 12 years. The weather however in winters is chilly. Rome being a large city and consisting of a lot of monuments and places to visit the best time to visit is winters. You will be less tired from all the walking. Also, the prices are lower at this time in Rome for food items and accommodation which makes it budget-friendly as well.

    Activity to do In Rome in Winters

      Apart from visiting the Monuments in Rome. One high recommendation in Rome is to try their street food. Rome has a great history of culture and this not limited to their buildings and arts. This culture further extends to their culinary world.

      Vespa Ride in Rome:

        While you are in the city and cherishing everything good from the past, Why not try an old ride? Vespa's are easy to rent in Rome and saves a lot of your travel time while being easy on your budget. The best part about Vespa you can sight the beautiful city along the way and capture every detail of it in your heart.

        Snow season in Milan Italy:

          snow in milan

          Milan is amongst the most visited cities in Italy. The best wintertime that Milan observes are in December, January, and February. These months also are fun to visit if you wish to experience the best of snow. In this timeframe, there are less likely chances of rain.

          Love the Snow but Hate the rain: 

            If you are an individual that loves the snow but finds rains gloomy this is perhaps the best time for you to visit Milan. However one should be well aware of the fact that there are at times winters where there is no Snowfall in Milan.

            Activity to do in Milan Italy in Winters: 

              The first order of business in our life's when season changes are to buy clothes that fit the need of that season. So the one activity that you can do in this regard is to buy clothes. There is no better place to do this than Milan in Italy as it is considered as one of the fashion hubs of not just Italy but also the entire world.

              Luxury Shopping in Milan: 

                Milan offers only Luxury shopping and it won't be budget-friendly. But if you want one good luxury item in your wardrobe that you wish to invest in this is the city for you. High recommendation to visit Corso Venezia. It is the best street to go to as in addition to shopping you can also visit beautiful palaces on this street.

                Snow in Venice Italy: 

                  Snow in Venice is often possible. It snows thereafter one year or two. The snow in Venice is often regarded as the sight of Heaven on earth. The snow season in Venice, however, is not of December but of later time from January and February.  But snow, however, is unpredictable in Venice and may fall in November and December.

                  Love the Snow Fall but Hate Snow In: 

                  Venice is known for its beautiful sight during the snowfall. The most mesmerizing thing about the snowfall in Venice the snow does not stay on grounds. If you are into Snowfall but do not enjoy the sticky grounds afterward Venice is the perfect city for such a visit.

                  Activity to do in Venice in Winters: 

                  If you are someone who loves reading Venice is the perfect city to cherish this love of yours. Liberia Aqua Alta is a must-visit for the book lovers. It is believed to be amongst the biggest book shops that have a collection of both new and old books. And there is nothing compared to reading a lovely book with coffee on a snowfall day.

                  You can also read our article about water freezing in Venice canals.

                  Opera House In Venice: 

                  Listening to Opera once in a lifetime is everyone's wish. Opera is one of the classic things on the to-do list and there is no better city to cross that off the list than Venice. Venice has one of the oldest Opera House in the world. On a snowy day, it will be amazing to seat inside an old building and enjoy listening to amazing stories with great sight for the eyes.

                  Snow in Other Parts of Italy:

                  Between the northern region and southern Italy, there can be a considerable difference in temperature, above all during the winter: in some winter days, it can be 2C (28 F) and snowing in Milan, while it is 8C (46.4 F) in Rome and 20C (68 F) in Palermo.

                  The best place to experience is in Northern Italy, where you might snowboard in the Italian Alps too.

                  The deepest reported snow in Italy is in Presena, which reports snow depths of 400cm (157 inches) on upper slopes and 300cm (118 inches) lower down.

                  Sicily and southern Italy have the mildest winters, with daytime temperatures between 10 and 20C (50 to 68F).

                  There was also an epic and historic snowfall in the Naples area.

                  There's a lot of rain in the central regions of Tuscany and Umbria in winter, although they suffer neither extreme heat nor cold most of the year.

                  The Italian Riviera and coastal Liguria experience mild winters and enjoy a Mediterranean climate as they're protected by both the Alps and the Appennines.


                  Snowfall in Italy, Europe feels different in different areas.

                  The snowfall in all the major Italian cities is amazing and worth seeing. Climate change in today's world is perhaps the biggest challenge that we are facing as the human race.

                  This brings with it the underlying problem that the seasons that the countries usually use to have in the past have changed as well.

                  Efforts have been made to get the information as accurate and updated as possible. If you found any incorrect information with credible source, please send it via the contact us form
                  Sky Hoon
                  Italy Lover. He travel to Europe a few times and loved Italy for its unique language and culture. He loved the idea of Italian food focusing on original taste of the ingredient.
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