Florence, Italy: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Florence, Italy? If you're planning to go to Florence, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Florence, Italy

Based on the climate and weather in Florence, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Florence, Italy by month

January

If you are traveling to Florence in January, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens

February

If you vacation in Florence during February, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

March

If you vacation in Florence during March, you are likely to find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

April

April here is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

May

May in Florence is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

June in Florence is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

July

If you visit Florence during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

August

August in Florence is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

September

Traveling to Florence in September, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

October

Traveling to Florence in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece

November

If you are traveling to Florence in November, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella

December

December in Florence is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Florence, Italy

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Florence, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and L
  • A SIM card that works in Florence
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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