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Best time to visit Florence, Italy

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The best time to visit Florence is May-July

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, May-July is the best time to go to Florence.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Florence can rise to a maximum of 34℃ (93℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -2℃ (29℉) at night.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Florence, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. On average it rains the most days in November, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

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

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

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Florence seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Florence as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Florence 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 Florence

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 Florence 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.

Florence 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 Florence 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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NOV
DEC

Florence in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Florence in February

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Florence in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Florence in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Florence in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Florence in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Florence 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.


Florence in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Florence 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.


Florence in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Florence 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.


Florence in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Florence 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.

Florence in October

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Florence in November

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 80mm (3") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Florence in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Florence 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 Florence is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence, 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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