Italy experiences fairly mild winters compared to other countries in Europe. All things considered, the ideal time to visit Italy is the winter season, from November through February. For those looking to come to Italy to celebrate Christmas or New Years’ Eve should make flights and hotel reservations as early as possible to avail discounts. The best time to visit Italy for honeymoon is winter as it is considered an off-season in Italy in terms of hotel prices and tourist crowds. The average temperatures in Central and Southern Italy in December hover between 10 to 15 degrees. A winter visit to Rome or Florence can tempt tourists to spend more time in a trattoria than in cafes and to top it all off, tourists in Florence may have the ‘David’ all to themselves.
November through March, many tourist attractions in Italy operate on shorter hours as the days are shorter too. Po and Adige valleys in Northern Italy and some lower regions in Central and Southern Italy witness moderately cold winters. Also, the precipitation is higher in winter months so is no specific dry season. The weather in peninsular coastal areas is different from upper and interior valleys, particularly in winter. When the higher altitudes witness snow and biting cold, coastal regions have milder temperatures and are generally dry. The average winter temperature in the Alps is around 0 degree Celsius whereas, the average temperature in Sicily hovers around 20 °C.