Average Sunshine a Year in Italy





The tables below give yearly averages for the number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at dozens of cities and vacation spots throughout Italy.

The numbers for hours of sunshine a place gets in a year are averages from 1961 to 1990. These data are available for only some locations.

The annual totals of days with sun are averages of weather data collected during 1971 to 2000. These are counts of the days when at least half the sky is clear of cloud. The morning figure is for 6 am and the evening is for 6 pm UTC (Coordinated Universal Time or Greenwich Mean Time).

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.

Total annual sunshine
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
2040 Bologna 196 197
1885 Bolzano 181 190
Cervia 185 187
1779 Monte Cimone 191 164
Paganella 179 166
Passo Rolle 201 151
Rimini 190 185
Tarvisio 181 183
2111 Trieste 190 187
2036 Venice (Venezia) 188 201
Verona 179 186
Vicenza 184 197

Northwestern Italy

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

Average amount of sunshine yearly
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bergamo 186 189
Brescia 174 188
2218 Genoa (Genova) 193 188
1914 Milan (Milano) 171 194
1989 Turin (Torino) 185 196

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.

Annual average sun
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
2221 Ancona 183 182
Arezzo 189 191
Civitavecchia 217 214
Florence (Firenze) 185 201
Monte Argentario 204 207
1951 Monte Terminillo 211 149
Perugia 198 189
2273 Pisa 178 195
Ponza Island 237 244
Rome (Roma) 218 232
Volterra 189 181

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.

Number of sunny hours and days a year on average
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bari 223 205
2557 Capo Palinuro 227 216
Foggia 205 196
Lecce 223 228
2371 Naples (Napoli) 214 207
2222 Pescara 202 176
Reggio Calabria 248 240
Santa Maria di Leuca 224 222
Termoli 202 186

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 total sunshine yearly
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
2606 Alghero, Sardinia 222 218
2591 Cagliari, Sardinia 223 210
Catania, Sicily 253 232
2490 Messina, Sicily 199 193
Palermo, Sicily 228 227
2544 Pantelleria Island 202 216
2660 Ustica Island 222 227
Reference

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

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