October is a great time to explore Italy, as the last of the summer heat lingers in the air. Across the country, temperatures tend to be above freezing, with warmer days and colder nights. Rain is common in all regions during this month, so it is recommended to bring a good raincoat or umbrella. In Northern Italy, the Milan region experiences average temperatures between 44 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
Be sure to include some warm sweatshirts or sweaters, especially in the mountains and northern cities. Visitors to Rome and other destinations in central Italy will find temperatures that range between 56 and 71 degrees. The southern region is slightly warmer, with average temperatures between 66 and 74 degrees. In general, the temperatures in Italy in October are mild and you can expect a mix of sunny and rainy days. The average temperature ranges from low in Sëlva, with 10 °C (49 °F), to high in Catania, with 25 °C (77 °F).
Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 14 °C (57 °F) in Catania and 1 °C (34 °F) in Sëlva. In northern Italy and at higher altitudes, nighttime temperatures in October are around freezing, so it's important to wear a warm jacket. You'll have an average maximum temperature of 23°C in October, which drops to around 11°C at night, making it pleasant during the day but requiring warmer clothes for the evening.