what to pack for italy in spring

What to Pack for Italy in Spring

Spring brings a dramatic uptick in Italy trips after the relatively quiet winter months, and it’s one of the best seasons to visit Il Bel Paese. From March through May, Italian cities, towns, and even coastal resorts (beginning from Easter) come out of their off-season slumber and greet the first visitors of the season with refreshed enthusiasm and new coats of paint. The crowds and heat haven’t hit their summer peak yet, but the worst of the winter weather has passed, and days get longer and warmer with each passing week.

If you’re planning an Italy trip in spring, you’ll need to pack for more unpredictable weather than winter or summer with lots of flexibility to change up your outfit when sudden rainstorms roll in or when the temps swing wildly between cool mornings and evenings and warm midday hours. Well-coordinated layers are the key to staying comfortable no matter what Mother Nature throws at you, so stuff your suitcase with mix-and-match separates that can be added on and peeled off again during your days of sightseeing.

Here are some suggestions for what to pack for Italy in spring so you don’t get caught unprepared for an Italian spring!

What to Wear in Italy in Spring

Optional Spring Wear for Italy

Spring weather in Italy also varies widely depending on where you’re headed in the country. There may be skiers on the Dolomite slopes and bathers on Puglia’s beaches during the same weekend in April, so keep in mind the specific microclimates for the destinations on your itinerary when planning what to pack for Italy in spring.

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