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Italy in March: A Complete Guide to a Scenic Trip to Italy

Planning a vacation in Italy in March? It’s the time of year when the gloomy weather is just beginning to improve, but a lot of tourist groups still plan their summer blitz. The country’s numerous gorgeous gardens bloom throughout this season, bringing a lot of enthusiasm and energy. Spring is hugely celebrated in Italy. You’ll be able to attend a variety of springtime events held all around Italy. Similar to January and February in Italy, comparatively to the months ahead, March is mostly regarded as less congested. in a new tab)
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Weather in Italy in March

The worst of the winter is over by March, and except for the colder climates in the north, you’ll have relatively pleasant weather. Expect an average temperature of 54°F/12°C when you arrive in Rome. If it’s still too chilly for you, you can spend the majority of your time in Italy’s many regions. Needless to say, if you want the best chance at perfect outdoor weather this month,  you need to head to the south.

  • 35 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit (2 to 13 degrees Celsius) in North.
  • 45 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit (7 to 15 degrees Celsius) in Central Italy.
  • 52 to 61 degrees Fahrenheit (11 to 16 degrees Celsius) in the South.

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Crowds and Expenses in Italy in March

March is one of those nominally off months that fall between summer and winter. With the exception of the northern ski destinations, you may expect lower costs on flights and accommodations… The peak season for Italy’s ski rides is coming to an end in March. So you should be able to discover more accommodation options in and around the Alps and Dolomites Mountains. Take the train if you want to travel around the country and participate in various events. It is more efficient than any other mode of public transport.

Events in Italy In March
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You have the option to visit the Sicilian road trip or go snowboarding in the mountains. You could still see many of Italy’s great sights without the crowds. This includes fewer waits for admittance to Rome’s world-famous Colosseum, the Vatican Museum, and Florence’s renowned Uffizi Gallery. Carnivale(Italy’s famous Catholic Lent celebration) occurs in March, so you can head to any major city and enjoy the festivities. Great parades can be found in places like Venice, Rome, and Viareggio, Tuscany. The celebrations will have no effect on museum accessibility, as Italy’s museums are open 363 days a year.

1. Carnavale
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Carnevale also known as Carnival or Mardi Gras takes place in the weeks preceding Easter in Italy. Carnevale is a big winter event in Italy that includes parades, masquerade balls, entertainment, music, and parties. Children toss confetti at each other, as well as flour and raw eggs. Mischief and pranks are common during Carnevale in Italy, giving rise to the phrase “a Carnevale ogni scherzo vale,” which translates as “anything goes at Carnevale.”

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2. The Rome Marathon
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This event occurs towards the end of March, sometimes gets postponed to April. The 42-kilometre route follows a magnificent circuit through the city, beginning near the Roman Forum and ending at the Colosseum. Run in the footsteps of Roman emperors and gladiators for 26 miles (42 kilometres). The Rome Marathon route starts and ends at the Colosseum which passes through all of the city’s major historic landmarks as well as some of the city’s residential neighbourhoods such as Ostiense and Parioli. If a full marathon isn’t for you, the non-competitive 4k Fun Run is a great alternative. Prior registration is required.

3. Saint Joseph’s Feast Day
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The feast day of Saint Giuseppe also known as Saint Joseph, on March 19th, also known as Father’s Day. It’s a national holiday in Italy, and on this day, bonfires are lit all around the country. Children traditionally offer gifts to their dads on this day, and nativity scenes based on the life of the Saint are shown in numerous places. The Zeppole di San Giuseppe is my all-time favourite dish. Zeppole is an Italian pastry that is basically fried doughnut balls made out of Cream Puff dough.

4. Spring in Sicily
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Sicily is surrounded by the glistening Mediterranean Sea. The city’s culinary skills are still based on ingredients grown on the island, such as shellfish and citrus, tuna and swordfish, pistachios, almonds, and ricotta. Even for pasta, the chefs stuck to time-honoured recipes. This city is distinct from others in Italy due to its unique combination of sea, volcano, and mountain scenery. Hikers on the Africa-Europe migration route can climb along coastlines and erupting volcanoes, stroll through flowery mountain meadows, and see a variety of bird species. If you visit in the spring, the waters have already warmed up, allowing divers and swimmers to enjoy the Mediterranean’s immaculate water.

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Well there you go, these are the things you would require to consider for planning a trip to Italy in the Month of January. Hope you had an idea of how Italy is a travel destination. Check here for some amazing tour packages at Pickyourtrail.

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