The vibrant city of Florence is a repository of culture, history, food, music and stunning landscapes as well as one of the wealthiest cities in the world. Visitors would love to explore the architectural and artistic treasure trove of the city which have adored the city since the Renaissance era. The city is surrounded by the landscapes of rolling hills, vineyards, orchids and lush green villas which has helped Florence to be ranked as the most beautiful city of the world. It has a range of conventional tourist spots like museums, churches and art galleries where you can learn about its remarkable history as well as gardens and parks.
At the cobbled street of the city you can find perfect souvenirs and be a guest of the several festivals being organised throughout the year. The best time to visit Florence is during the season of spring when the city has taken a lovely ambience under the clear weather and festivals like Scoppio del Carro.
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This month is one of the coldest times of the year in Florence when temperature slips to 52 F degrees during days and upto 36 F degrees at nights. The city is a popular new year destination where flocks of visitors arrive and enjoy at its cafes, visit lively concerts and marvel over the scenic landscapes.
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In the month of February visitors would see the city deep into the celebration of Easter. A huge Carnivale is organised here, the very popular Fiero Del Cioccolato (chocolate fair) also takes place in February at Piazza Santa Croce. You would fall in love with the clear, crisp days of the city where snow won’t trouble you much.
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It’s one of the best time to visit Florence when the city has pleasant weather but it’s followed by a snowstorm. A very light warm clothing would help survive the cold breezes but make sure that the clothing is waterproof. You might experience Carnevale in March if it wasn’t organised in February, during the Holy week you see the street becoming more lively and the event of Scoppio del Carro would make your trip more memorable.
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Though the weather of April cannot be easily predicted and is also the most unreliable one, you’d love the city during the celebrations. The celebrations include Easter, Holy Week, Gelato Festival and Festa della Liberazione which is the liberation day celebrated on April 25 marking the end of WWII.
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It’s one of the sunny and cheerful months of the year in the city when you would see the charm of evenings. The weather is very pleasant though you might require to wear lightwear layers. The famous classical musical festival of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is organised throughout the month of May in Florence.
Till the end of the month, summer arrives in the city. Though the temperature soars up high enough for you to carry a hat and sunscreen, you’d enjoy roaming around the cobbled streets of the city in lightweight clothing. It rains sometimes in June in the city, so you should not forget to carry an umbrella.
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By July, the city gets very hot, the temperature might soar up to 90 degrees Farenheit in the days. You may rest in your hotel rooms during peak heat hours of day and can plan your trip around the city in morning and evenings. Enjoy the festival of Estate Fiorentina and taste the local food at the smaller towns located outside Florence.
During the month of August you might find a range of shops closed in the city as the temperature really soars high and the natives turn to sea for their annual vacation. There are still some festivals that you might experience during the month which are Festa di San Lorenzo when you enjoy free food everywhere in the city and Ferragosto evokes the party mood of the city.
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After a hot summer, the city experiences cool breeze during this month. It also marks the beginning of autumn which is one of the best time to visit Florence. The pleasant weather is accompanied by the festival of Lanterns which is held in the honour of Virgin Mary and the nativity of the Virgin Mary when visitors enjoy a free entry on the Duomo terrace.
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This month is the best time to experience the sunny, cool and chilly ambience of the city. You might need to cover yourself in layers but you would fall in love with the great fall weather and clear skies of the city. During October you must visit the major antique shows and sales held in the city and the Festa di Santa Reparata is organised at the first cathedral of Florence.
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During the month you would experience rain in the city but because the crowd would be minimal, it’s the best month to arrange for an economic trip to the city. You may even participate in the Florence Marathon and take a walk on the cobbled streets of the city but stopping at the cafes to enjoy a beverage.
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Though the temperature drops in the month but the lively festive ambience would raise your spirits. You would find the streets of the city decorated and don’t miss visiting the Chriatmas market at Piazza Santa Croce. Go to Tuscany where an ice skating rink has been established at Teatro Tuscany Hall. You must stay in the city till New Year’s Eve and enjoy gala dinners, parties and concerts.
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When is the best time to visit Florence?
The best time to visit Florence is during the seasonal months of spring in March and April, the temperature is moderate and the sky is clear during these months. You can also consider the months of September and October to visit the city when you would enjoy a cool breeze and the festival of Lanterns.
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What are the peak tourist seasons in Florence?
The peak season during which the city attracts a huge crowd is summer which falls in the months of July and August. The city welcomes foreign tourists who choose it as their prime destination during school vacations.
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What are the shoulder seasons in Florence?
The season that bridges the extreme seasons of summer and winter in Florence falls during the months of April to mid-June and September-October.
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What is the off-season in Florence?
The off season of Florence falls in November to late February when it’s not usually sunny and the city experiences a bit more than usual rain.
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What is the cheapest time of year to visit Florence?
The months when the city doesn’t fancy a crowd usually are November, February and March. You can plan your visit during these months and make your trip to Florence more economical.
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What is the best time to explore Florence with family?
The best time to plan a family trip to Florence is between the months of May and September. During these months you would experience warm weather, numerous festivals, open-air dining and cheerful sunshine. This is the prime time when the city organizes numerous music and food festivals.