Average Temperatures for Italy in May

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Average temperatures for May at cities and vacation spots all over Italy are listed below in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.

The tables give the normals for maximum and minimum monthly temperatures based on weather data collected from 1971 to 2000.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the country: Northeast, Northwest, Central , South and Italy's Mediterranean Islands.

Northeastern Italy

This section takes in the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto. Three weather stations on the list are located at over 2000 metres (6560 feet) elevation: Paganella and Passo Rolle in the Dolomites and Monte Cimone of the Apennine Mountains.

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
73 54 Bologna 23 12
74 50 Bolzano 23 10
72 51 Cervia 22 10
42 35 Monte Cimone   6   1
44 34 Paganella   7   1
47 35 Passo Rolle   9   1
71 52 Rimini 22 11
64 44 Tarvisio 18   6
71 58 Trieste 22 15
71 55 Venice (Venezia) 22 13
73 53 Verona 23 12
73 53 Vicenza 23 12

Northwestern Italy

The cities here are in the regions of Liguria, Lombardy (Lombardia) and Piedmont.

Average daily temperatures in May
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
71 52 Bergamo 21 11
73 53 Brescia 23 12
69 58 Genoa (Genova) 21 14
72 53 Milan (Milano) 22 12
69 51 Turin (Torino) 21 10

Central Italy

The regions of central Italy include Lazio and Tuscany (Toscana) along the west coast, Umbria in the interior and Marche on the east coast. The highest weather station of this group sits at 1875 metres (6150 feet) on Monte Terminillo.

May temperatures: daily averages
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
72 52 Ancona 22 11
72 47 Arezzo 22   9
69 58 Civitavecchia 21 14
75 53 Florence (Firenze) 24 12
64 53 Monte Argentario 18 12
49 39 Monte Terminillo   9   4
72 49 Perugia 22   9
72 51 Pisa 22 11
69 59 Ponza Island 20 15
75 51 Rome (Roma) 24 11
64 52 Volterra 18 11

Southern Italy

The regions covered here make up Italy's boot, ranging from Abruzzo in the north to Calabria in the south and include Apulia (Puglia), Campania and Molise. Capo Palinuro is in the National Park of Cilento on Italy's west coast.

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
73 55 Bari 23 13
71 58 Capo Palinuro 22 14
76 52 Foggia 24 11
76 54 Lecce 24 12
73 55 Naples (Napoli) 23 13
72 52 Pescara 22 11
75 58 Reggio Calabria 24 15
70 59 Santa Maria di Leuca 21 15
69 59 Termoli 21 15

Mediterranean Islands

The weather data given in this table are for the Italian islands of Sardinia (Sardegna) and Sicily (Sicilia). Also included are two smaller islands: Ustica located north of Sicily, and Pantelleria to the southwest of Sicily.

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
72 53 Alghero, Sardinia 22 12
73 54 Cagliari, Sardinia 23 12
77 54 Catania, Sicily 25 12
73 62 Messina, Sicily 23 16
74 60 Palermo, Sicily 23 15
71 59 Pantelleria Island 22 15
69 58 Ustica Island 21 15
Reference

Climatologia del Centro. Nazionale di Meteorologia e Climatologia Aeronautica. Repubblica Italiana. Atlante climatico.

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