Planning a trip to Southern Italy in October? You'll need to pack the right clothing to stay comfortable in the mild temperatures and occasional rain. Across Italy, the weather in October tends 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. Northern Italy, the Milan region, experiences average temperatures between 44 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
Central Italy, including Rome, has 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. When packing for your trip, be sure to include some warm sweatshirts or sweaters, especially if you're visiting the mountains or northern cities.
You'll also need lightweight layers for use during the day, but warmer options and waterproof clothing to protect you from nighttime shivers or fall rains. You're not likely to find Italians or Europeans on the beaches in October (they think it's too cold and, besides, they've had their beach vacation in August), but if you come from a colder climate, you'll love finding warm days and almost empty beaches. In northern Italy and at higher altitudes, nighttime temperatures in October are around freezing, so it's important to wear a warm jacket. As expected, further north, you can expect colder temperatures and snow in mountainous areas, and further south, the country's warmer temperatures.
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 at night. It is a time when trees take on their autumnal colors and the temperature begins to drop significantly in the north and the mountains and more subtly in the central and southern regions of Italy.