Florence: March Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||23 %|
|Rainfall days||9 days|
|Chance of Rain||31 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||29 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||5 %|
Averages for Florence in March
The city itself is surrounded by hills such as Arcetri, Bellosguardo (Florence), Carregi, Fiesole, Poggio Imperiale and Settignano. The city is also a centre of cultural importance in regards to the architecture of many of its older buildings.
Visitors to Florence in February can expect daytime temperature highs of around 15°C (59°F). Since it is still quite cool, visitors should bring warmer clothing such as sweaters and coats for their stay.
In the evenings, the temperature can get as low as 5°C (41°F). It is slightly warmer than in January and February but is still cold enough to require heavy clothing for outdoor activities at night. As always, visitors are advised to check local weather forecasts prior to their arrival in Florence.
One of the main things that attract tourists to Florence is the many works of art that make their home in the city. There are quite literally a ton of museums and art galleries displaying works of art by modern masters as well as the Renaissance greats. One good place to visit for artwork is the Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy cross).
As any other structure in Florence, the Basilica of Santa Croce is to be admired. The design was Gothic inspired and a number of artists contributed to building and designing this famous destination. It was also a tradition for legendary Florentines to be buried in the Basilica. The most notable of them are Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo.
For travellers on a budget who don’t mind staying in a smaller hotel, the Hotel Alessandra is a perfect choice. The rooms are small but tastefully decorated and include TV with cable, free Wi-Fi access and modern bathrooms. Most rooms offer a beautiful view of the Arno River and the location puts visitors just steps away from Ponte Vecchio Bridge and the Uffizi Art Museum as well as a number of restaurants and markets to explore.
March events in Florence
Pitti Immagine Taste
7th March 2015 to 9th March 2015
This fair is dedicated to excellence in taste and food lifestyles. 'Taste' is the Italian fair dedicated to good eating and good living attended by the top figures in the international gastronomic and catering trade as well as an increasingly growing public of passionate foodies.
Irlanda in Festa
17th March 2015 to 20th March 2015
For three days in March, Irish expats and Celtic music fans flock to the annual Irlanda in Festa in Florence. Held every year at the ObiHall Teatro di Firenze in Florence, the Irlanda in Festa is an Irish music festival.
Saint Patrick's Day
17th March 2015
Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in Florence with an Irish festival, Irlanda in Festa.
Festa di San Guiseppe/Father's Day
19th March 2015
The Feast Day of Saint Joseph (the father of Jesus) is also known as Father's Day in Italy. Traditions on this day include children giving gifts to their fathers and the consumption of zeppole (a fried dough delectable, similar to a doughnut).
Firenze- Capodanno/ New Year's Day for Florence
25th March 2015
The traditional Florentine New Year, on the feast of the Annunciation, begins in the Palazzo Vecchio with a morning parade filling the streets with elaborate medieval dress and music. From 1250 to 1750 the people of Florence gathered in the SS Annunziata to welcome the arrival of spring and to officially celebrate the Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel told Mary that she would be the mother of Christ.