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Italy in March

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Italy in March


We will be in Italy next March and question what the weather is normally like then ?

We want to spend about 3 days in Rome where our flight arrives/departs and I really want to see the Amalfi Coast. After that I am unsure of where are some nice areas to explore. Would Sicily be nice in March ? The area of Southern Italy between Amalfi to Sicily, would there be some worthwhile places ?

Is it OK to rent a car in Sicily ?

Thank you,


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1. Re: Italy in March

I spent three weeks in Italy in March 2011 and March 2012 - and loved it. I was crazy lucky in not having rain except for one full day in Positano (one day out of 7) and a few drizzles in Rome. You cannot count on that, however, as this past March was rainy. You just don't know with weather.

In Positano, the weather was cool - mostly in the 60s during the day, a few in low 70s and at night - every night - in the mid 40s. It is not at all swimming in the sea weather and a lot of places are still closed for the season. The season usually really begins around Easter. While lots of hotels and restaurants there were still closed, most of the shops were open. I loved it but then I knew what to expect. If it doesn't rain, it is great weather for hiking.

Meant to also add that during these trips, I visited Bologna, Verona, Venice, Rome, Naples, parts of Tuscany

Edited: 09 July 2013, 15:12
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I was in Italy from early Feb to early April this year (2013) and it rained all but about 4 days and was cold. I was in Lucca for a month and then was in Rome, Venice, and traveled through Tuscany, Umbria, and Le Marche. This was the longest period of rain and cold weather that I've had in all my trips to Italy.


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3. Re: Italy in March

We had the coldest spring in 200 years or so in 2013! We hope it won't happen again.

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Most of my trips to Italy have been in mid to late March. Days have generally been beautiful, though often a light jacket is needed. I like cooler temperatures when I'm out exploring. I've never had a day ruined by too much rain, just a brief rainstorm now and then. Nights can get quite chilly (even in Sicily).

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This year in Le Marche, we even had snow several times in April. The rain was incessant. My husband, who has lived in this town all his life, except for university years in Milan, doesn't remember any year like this. They're just beginning to harvest the wheat around here; it's almost always harvested in June.

Normally March is quite pleasant, but even in a normal year, it can be rather rainy and chilly, even in Rome and in the south. It's very hard to predict.

Edited: 09 July 2013, 17:12
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