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Best time to visit Bologna, Italy

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The best time to visit Bologna is July

Bologna can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, July is the best time to go.

In summer, the temperature in Bologna can rise as high as 35℃ (95℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 2℃ (35℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -2℃ (29℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bologna, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Bologna usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Bologna, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

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Bologna seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bologna as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bologna is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bologna

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bologna for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bologna climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bologna for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Bologna in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bologna in February

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bologna in March

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bologna in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bologna in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Bologna in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bologna in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bologna in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 8 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bologna in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Bologna in October

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bologna in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bologna in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bologna in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bologna is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bologna is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bologna is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bologna, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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