FLORENCEBirthplace of the Renaissance and home to masterpieces of art and architecture – Florence is simply magnetic. Explore the narrow streets which have evoked a thousand tales and some of the finest food and wine. For centuries Florence has captured the imaginations of travellers, who have come seeking escape from their decade, and to escape in rooms with views and phenomenal Renaissance art. Florence’s is a subtle beauty—taking on a certain magnificence when day breaks and the sun sets, when its muted colors glow in this light. Discover the magic of this beautiful city from the “The Gates of Paradise” – the magnificent doors of the Baptistery and the famous picturesque Ponte Vecchio bridge, flanked by vintage jewelers. Enjoy this beating heart of Renaissance society and exceptional craft, one of Italy’s most enchanting cities.
Immerse yourself in the Tuscan lifestyle by embarking on a tour to the famous vineyards of Chianti – enjoying private tours of the best vineyards and tasting some of the best wines all while enjoying the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
Indulge in Florence’s culinary delights by visiting an Italian market with a private guide and explore all the amazing delicacies. Enjoy tastings such as crostini and bruschette with mouth-watering toppings, hand carved proscuitto and assorted cheeses, oil and vinegar, truffles and wine and some of the best gelato in Italy.
Get a deeper understanding and fall in love with the city of Florence, just like Michelangelo did, on this private walking tour through the majestic heart of the city with an expert English-speaking guide. The tour offers VIP Access to iconic monuments such as the statue of David, the Duomo and the Dome of Brunelleschi.
On this fantastic day trip to Pisa you will not only skip the long lines to climb to the top of the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, but be able to marvel at the monuments in Piazza dei Miracoli, the Baptistery and the Monumental cemetery.
Visit a winery with wine and oil tastings in ultimate Italian style – on a Vespa. Your English speaking guide leaves you in control of the pace on this private tour, allowing time to breathe in the scenery and experience the Tuscan sun.
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CUISINE & CLUB OPTIONSDinner and Club Reservations
Enjoy the best of cuisine in Florence by allowing us to reserve a private table for you at any exclusive restaurant or opt for a nightlife extravaganza at some lively clubs, lounges or bars subject to availability. Contact our Luxury Travel Specialist for recommendations on where to go while in Florence.
WEATHERFlorence in Spring
Spring is a lovely time to visit Florence, as the city begins to come alive and the pavement cafes bustle. Before the summer crowds descend, you’ll face much shorter waits at Florence’s major attractions, and you might also get a better deal on a hotel.
Expect average highs of around 15°C in March, rising to a pleasant 23°C by the end of May. Spring nights can be cool, however, and in early spring you’ll want a jacket or shawl for the evenings. With spring showers common, you might also want to take an umbrella.
Florence in Summer
June, July and August are the peak tourist months in Florence, and the city can be packed. Note, however, that in August especially, most locals leave the city, which can mean a rather fake touristic experience.
If you’re visiting Florence in the summer, be prepared to swelter. Average daily highs range from 28-31°C but of course, since that’s an average, it can be much hotter at times. Summer evenings are a balmy 18°C on average, which is perfect for outdoor dining and romantic strolls. Summer in Florence is relatively dry, but if you do catch a shower it’s likely to be accompanied by thunder and lightning.
Florence in Autumn
September and October are mild in Florence, and these are popular months to visit, allowing you to make the most of the city without the heavy crowds of the summer. Daily highs of around 21-25°C are pleasant, but nights become chillier as the season progresses, so take some layered clothing.
Expect more showers as autumn develops too, and by November there will be many overcast and rainy days, with temperatures having fallen to approximately 14°C in the daytime and 5°C at night.
Florence in Winter
Florence’s winters are cool and wet. Between December and February you can expect daily highs of around 10-12°C, but nights often hover only just above freezing. There’s plenty of rain, so you’ll need a waterproof jacket or an umbrella if you want to enjoy Florence in the winter. Occasional snow can blanket the city, but it doesn’t usually last very long or cause disruption to travel.