Best Time to Visit Florence
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Weather in Florence
Sat, Jan 19 2019
15.36ºC | 14.64ºC
Rain from morning to night
Sun, Jan 20 2019
11.75ºC | -0.76ºC
Snow in morning and afternoon and clear from evening to night
Mon, Jan 21 2019
3.13ºC | -6.43ºC
Clear from morning to night
Tue, Jan 22 2019
9.83ºC | -1.28ºC
Clouds in morning , afternoon and evening and rain in night
Wed, Jan 23 2019
12.6ºC | 5.4ºC
Rain from morning to night
Thu, Jan 24 2019
2.49ºC | -4.99ºC
Clear from morning to night
Best Time To Visit Florence
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
Florence attracts the millions of tourists every year because of its historical background and UNESCO declared Florence a World Heritage site in 1982. The best time to visit Florence for holiday with family is May to October. The city is known for its culture, architecture, museums and art galleries. These art galleries show the city’s culture with very effective way. So, people of every age can get close to the Florence culture.
Florence weather is humid in July-August and remains moderately cold from November through March. Tremendous weather attracts the honeymoon couple to engage with the beauty of Florence. The best time to visit Florence for Honeymoon couple is middle summer seasons. However, some couples prefer to visit in the wintertime because of enjoying the lower rates and fewer people. It is the choice of the visitor to make a trip in summer or winter for the honeymoon. Nevertheless, it is good enough to enjoy full adventure and romance in mid in the year i.e. May to October. So, the best time to visit Florence for honeymoon is at the time of mid-year.
April through October (20 to 31 °C)
As the sun slowly starts to warm cobblestone streets of Florence in spring, travelers of all interests, be it the artists or honeymooners, also starts arriving in the city. The outdoor cafes along the river and narrow alleys come abuzz on a sunny day. Spring is also a perfect season to explore Tuscan Hills on a bike for wine tasting. When the sunburn starts to peel off in autumn, tourist crowds return to normal which makes September-October a good season to visit Florence. During the peak summer months of July-August, there are plenty of art festivals to attend.
Highlights: Calcio in Costume in June, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino during April-June,
November through March (8 to 12 °C)
With the end of fall season, tourists begin to leave the Tuscany region due to cold weather conditions. Tourists can expect windy days, shorter queues at tourist places like Florence Cathedral, and cheaper rates for hotels & flights. Tourist crowds return for a few weeks around the New Year and Christmas holidays. Minimum temperature in Florence in the winter months may reach as low as 1 degree Celsius.
Highlights: Florence Biennale in December
Famous Festivals in Florence
With sunny days and cultural events, Florence in summer months is at its absolute best. There are numerous art and music festivals to celebrate in Florence every year. Carnevale in Florence, a grand parade of dragons and musicians in Renaissance costume, is arguably the most vibrant festival in Florence. Celebrated in February, the procession starts from Piazza Ognissanti and ends at Piazza della Signoria after passing through several attractions such as the Florence Cathedral. Florence Maggio Musicale, organized in May, is a world-famous event of musical concerts like recitals, opera, etc. Florence Dance Festival, Nativity of Virgin Mary, and Scoppio del Carro are also worth attending.
Here's a detailed season-wise look at the best time to visit Florence:
Climate in Florence
Summer Season in Florence
Florence is full of natural beauty and an unusual heritage that attracts millions of tourists from the all over the world in the summer. The temperature in summer is around 25 degrees and temperature can go up to maximum 40 degrees. It is the best season to visit Florence and see the beauty of nature. Florence in summer is abuzz with activities all around. The cafes, streets, tourist attractions are crowded and lively despite the hot and humid weather.
Monsoon Season in Florence
Monsoon is a lovely time to visit Florence, as the city begins to look so beautiful because the crowd begins to lessen. Monsoon in Florence gives relief from the heat of the summer months. In this season travelers have to wait lesser to see Florence’s major beauties and get the best offers from hotels. The temperature will be 23 degrees in June and after that, it gets lower month by month until March. Monsoon nights could be chilly so, it is mandatory to keep a jacket or shawl in the evening.
Winter Season in Florence
Florence in winter is good for those visitors who want to feel cozy. The weather is ideal for outdoor sightseeing, shopping, and wine tasting tours. The temperature in winter is around -23 degrees Fahrenheit. Little flurries happen in the season every year. Rainfall makes it super cool and gives some relief from summer’s conventional weather. The two months October and November record highest rainfall of about 100 mm per month.
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FAQ's of Florence
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Although there are several festivals celebrated in the city over the year, one of the most important one is the Carnevale that is held in the month of February. It is a representation of the local culture in a creative manner, through dances, shows and floats.
It is absolutely safe to visit Florence, but the usual cautionary points apply here as well, such as not trusting strangers with your luggage and taking care of your wallets.
Yes, visitors are required to cover their shoulders and legs up to the knees when visiting any religious place in the city.
The Firenzecard, depending upon which one you buy, offers access to various attractions of the city and local transport.
People generally speak Italian in Florence, but most can understand and speak bits of English.
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