June Weather Averages for Florence, Italy
What's the Weather Like in Florence in June
June marks the beginning of the summer season in Florence, Italy, when the weather gets even warmer, drier and the cloud coverage decreases. At this time of year, the average temperature begins at 20.5°C, created by highs of 26°C during the daytime and lows of 15°C after dark. This figure rises up to 24°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 30°C during the daytime and lows of 18°C a...
What's the Weather Like in Florence in June
June marks the beginning of the summer season in Florence, Italy, when the weather gets even warmer, drier and the cloud coverage decreases. At this time of year, the average temperature begins at 20.5°C, created by highs of 26°C during the daytime and lows of 15°C after dark. This figure rises up to 24°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 30°C during the daytime and lows of 18°C after dark. This makes the final week of June the warmest part of the month.
Although it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 34°C and drop below 11°C in Florence in June. The highest temperature ever registered in the city at this time of year is 40°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever recorded here during this month is 6°C.
Over the course of June, the length of the day in Florence is essentially constant, with a difference of 11 minutes between the start and the end of the month. The shortest day is June 1st with 15:14 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is June 21st with 15:28 hours of daylight.
At this time of year, the city boasts an average of 11 hours of sunshine each day – that's the same as in May – alongside median cloud coverage which ranges between 41% (partly cloudy) at the start of the month and 30% (mostly clear) by the end. June 30th is the clearest day of the month when the sky is clear/mostly clear/party cloudy 63% of the time and overcast/mostly cloudy 9%. June 1st is the cloudiest day of the month when the sky is overcast/mostly cloudy/partly cloudy 38% of the time and clear/mostly clear 36%.
The average monthly precipitation for Florence in June is 57mm/2 inches – that's less than the previous month – which is divided between eight rainy days. The probability of rainfall making an appearance during this month averages at 28% and drops as the month progresses. June 1st is most likely to see rainfall, when it rains on 32% of days, whilst June 30th is the least likely to see rainfall, when it rains on 24% of days.
Since June marks the beginning of the summer season in Florence, snowfall is extremely unlikely to occur at this time of year. If you really want to experience Florence in the snow, forget about going in June and plan your visit for January or February instead, when the city enjoys the majority of its snowfall.
The most common types of precipitation you can expect to see in Florence in June are thunderstorms (which occur on 40% of days with rainfall), moderate rain (35%) and light rain (17%).
With mild temperatures like these, you'll need to pack spring and summer clothing, such as shorts, skirts, t-shirts and light jumpers or cardigans to make sure you stay comfortable during your holiday. Since rainfall occurs on just over ¼ of days throughout the month, it's also worth taking an umbrella or some waterproof clothing to protect you from the elements. If you want to make the most of your holiday time and visit Florence when temperatures are at their highest, delay your holiday until July or August, when the city enjoys its hottest weather.
The average daily relative humidity for Florence in June is 59% – that's slightly less than the previous month. The humidity fluctuates between 41% (comfortable) and 92% (very humid) across the month, rarely falling below 29% (dry) or reaching s high as 100% (very humid). The air is usually driest around June 29th, when the relative humidity drops below 47% (comfortable) three days out of four. The air tends to be at its most humid around June 15th, when it rises above 86% (very humid) three days out of four.
Over the month, typical wind speeds vary between 0 m/s (calm) and 5 m/s (gentle breeze), rarely going over 7 m/s (moderate breeze). The highest average wind speed of 2 m/s (light breeze) happens around June 7th, when the average daily maximum is 5 m/s, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 2 m/s happens around June 1st, when the average daily maximum is 5 m/s.
Hotels for Florence in June
Hotel Orto de Medici
Hotel Orto de Medici is perfect for travellers who want to be close to all Florence's historic attractions, but far enough away to enjoy a good night's sleep. Located in a typical ancient street of Florence in a quiet part of the city, this three-star hotel is within a 15-minute walk of the Florence Cathedral, Fine Arts Academy, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria.
Here guests can choose between classic, deluxe, superior and quadruple rooms, as well as junior suites. Each guestroom is uniquely designed and comes with free WiFi access, LCD satellite TV, air conditioning and private bathroom with shower or bath, whilst the junior suites are larger and offer garden views and separate lounge area with sofa bed, plus complimentary sparkling wine and snack upon arrival for guests.
Within the hotel you'll find the garden terrace where breakfast is served, lounge decorated with antique furniture and original frescoes, Tuscan stone staircase and onsite parking for a fee.
Hotel Rosary Garden
If you'd like to stay close to the Arno River, consider Hotel Rosary Garden. This three-star hotel is within a ten-minute bus ride or a 30-minute walk of the historical centre of the city, where you'll be surrounded by art galleries, museums and churches.
Closer points of interest include gym, health and beauty centre, tennis club and outdoor swimming pool – all of which are within a 1km radius. Here accommodation is provided in the form of single rooms and double classic, superior and exclusive rooms, each of which features heating/air conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi access, minibar and private bathroom with shower and air conditioning. Superior and exclusive rooms also come with tea making facilities and the option to have an additional bed.
Onsite services and facilities include courtesy bar, complimentary afternoon tea with various teas and pastries, private parking, internet point and breakfast buffet served in your room or in the English-style dining room.
For something more affordable, take a look at Hotel Casci. This small family-run hotel is situated in the centre of the city, within a ten-minute walk of the Florence Cathedral, Academy of Fine Arts, Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio.
The hotel is set inside two 15th century palaces and still features original fresco ceilings and winding hallways. Here guests can choose between 24 single, double, twin, triple, quadruple and quintuple rooms, each of which comes with private bathroom with hairdryer, air conditioning, free WiFi access, flat-screen TV with DVD player and fridge.
Onsite amenities and services include complimentary breakfast buffet with gluten-free options, coffee shop which serves hot drinks and cocktails, free WiFi access throughout, parking with valet service, babysitting, restaurant reservation service and excursion booking.
Palazzo Ricasoli Residence
Located along the historic Via San Gallo, the Palazzo Ricasoli Residence is set inside a 16th century palace and boasts a huge collection of artwork and sculptures from a private collection which are used to decorate the hotel. Thanks to its central location, you'll find many museums, art galleries, historical attractions and traditional Italian restaurants and coffee shops within easy walking distance.
Here accommodation comes in the form of studios, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments, each of which features air conditioning, satellite TV, free WiFi access, kitchenette and private bathroom with bath or shower. Onsite you'll find solarium with panoramic city views, bar which serves breakfast in the morning and snacks and drinks throughout the day, paid parking and bicycle rental.
Restaurants and Bars for Florence in June
If you're searching for the finest organic Tuscan wines, meats and cheeses, it's got to be La Prosciutteria. This eatery only serves fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced products, so you know whatever you order will be amazing.
All dishes are kept as simple as possible and either served on a wooden board in a platter-style or in between two slices of bread as a sandwich. As well as sourcing all their ingredients from the local area, the chefs at La Prosciutteria also get their menu ideas from the neighbourhood, by asking their diners for suggestions and talking to home cooks who have been feeding families for generations.
Osteria delle Tre Panche
Osteria delle Tre Panche is the ideal dining venue for truffle lovers. This small restaurant provides diners which a huge variation of truffles, some of which are served on their own and some of which are combined into other dishes, such as truffle beef tartare and artichoke pie with truffles. There is also a handful of typical Italian dishes made without truffles, such as beef ragu and fried veal Milanese, for those not into the powerful ingredient. Due to its very limited seating, reservations are a must if you want to dine here.
For something more budget-friendly, try Un Caffe. This minute bar features cosy Bohemian décor and serves a range of quality Italian coffees – such as espressos and cappuccinos – alongside local wines which are available by the glass. The short menu features a choice of sandwiches – all of which are freshly prepared with local ingredients. The only downside is that because the café is so small, you might end up sharing your table with other visitors.
Things to Do in Florence in June
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo is one of the most-visited historical sites in the world, home to 13 major attractions. The most impressive attraction here is the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral (the fourth largest church in Europe), followed by Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St John, the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and the Loggia del Bigallo.
The historical attractions are peppered with several cafes, bars and restaurants, giving you plenty of places to re-energise during your visit. Since the Piazza del Duomo is one of Florence's top attractions, it will get very busy in June – especially toward the end of the month when the kids are off school – so do your best to visit early in the morning in order to avoid the crowds and get the best photos.
Baptistery of San Giovanni
Whilst you're at the Piazza del Duomo, stop by the Baptistery of San Giovanni. Also known as the Baptistry of Saint John or the Florence Baptistery in English, this religious structure is located in the centre of both the Piazza di San Giovanni and the Pizza del Duomo. It's classed as an octagonal minor basilica and is one of the oldest buildings in the city, dating back to 1059, when construction first began.
The attraction is best known for being home to three sets of bronze doors decorated with relief sculptures which were crafted by Lonrenzo Ghiberti, Andrea Pisano and Michelangelo. Other highlights of the Piazza include the monumental tomb of Antipope John XXIII by Michelozzo Michelozzi and Donatello, mosaic marble pavement and mosaic ceiling which dates back to 1225 and depicts scenes from the Last Judgement.
Church of Orsanmichele
Located on Via Calzaiuoli, the Church of Orsanmichele was originally built as a grain market in 1337 before it was converted into a church between 1380 and 1404. On the ground floor of the inside of the building you'll find the 13th century arches which used to shape the grain market, whilst on the outside you'll find copies of 14 architecturally designed niches built between 1399 and 1430.
These niches were built in stone and bronze by competing guilds and depict various saints, as well as the Madonna. If you want to see the original niches, you'll need to visit the museum on the upper floor of the church which is open on Mondays between 10am and 5pm.
Designed by Giovanni Mengoni in 1874, Mercato Centrale is a huge indoor market, located in between Piazza del Mercato Centrale, Via Panicale, Via Sant'Antonio and Via dell'Ariento. Here you'll find a huge selection of Tuscan cooking ingredients, including fresh fish and seafood, meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts, spices, pastries, truffles and cheeses – all of which are locally-sourced and well-priced.
In addition to selling raw ingredients, there are also many bars, restaurants and cafes on the second floor of the market, which specialise in traditional Florentine dishes, pasta, pizza, burgers and vegan dishes. To get the most out of your experience, make sure you go there hungry!