What's the Weather Like in Florence in July
During this month, the average temperature for the city starts off at 24°C, created by highs of 30°C during the daytime and lows of 18°C after dark. This rises up to 25.5°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 32°C during the daytime and lows of 19°C after dark. This makes the final week of July the warmest part of the month.
Even though it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures have been known to rise above 36°C and drop below 15°C in Florence in July. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the city during this month is 40°C, whilst the coldest temperature ever recorded here at this time of year is 11°C.
Over the course of July, the length of the day in Florence is slowly decreasing, with a difference of 48 minutes between the beginning and the end of the month. The shortest day is July 31st with 14:36 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is July 1st with 15:24 hours of daylight.
At this time of year, the city enjoys an average of 13 hours of sunshine every day that's two hours more each day than in June along with median cloud coverage which ranges between 30% (mostly clear) at the beginning of the month and 24% (mostly clear) by the end of the month. This makes it clearest month of the year for Florence. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 46% of the time, partly cloudy 18% and mostly cloudy/overcast 7%.
The average monthly precipitation for Florence in July is 31mm/1 inch that's significantly less than the previous month which is spread out between five rainy days. The chances of rainfall making an appearance during this month average at 21% and reach and all-time low in the third week. The day most likely to see rainfall is July 1st when it falls on an average of 23% of days. The day least likely to see rainfall is July 18th, when it falls on an average of 19 days.
Since July falls within the summer season in Florence, snowfall is extremely unlikely to occur during this month. If you really want to visit Florence when it's snowing, forget about going in July and plan your holiday for January or February instead, when the city receives most of its snowfall.
The most common types of precipitation you can expect to get in Florence in July are thunderstorms (which occur on 55% of days with precipitation), moderate rain (24%) and light rain (16%).
With pleasant temperatures like these, you'll need to take fairly light clothing with you, such as skirts, shorts, light jumpers and t-shirts to make sure you stay comfortable in Florence during your holiday. With such a small amount of precipitation falling on such few days, you should get away without needing an umbrella or any waterproofs, too. If you're not a fan of warm temperatures and would rather visit the city when it's cooler, plan your holiday for May or September instead, when the city enjoys milder temperatures.
The average daily relative humidity for Florence in July is 57% that's slightly less than the previous month. This humidity varies between 37% (comfortable) and 91% (very humid) throughout the month, rarely reaching as high as 100% (very humid) or dropping below 25% (dry). The air is driest around July 25th, when the relative humidity falls below 43% (comfortable) three days out of four, whilst it's at its most humid around July 1st, when it rises above 85% (very humid) three days out of four.
Over the month, typical wind speeds range 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 July 12th, when the average daily maximum is 5 m/s, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 2 m/s happens around July 31st, when the average daily maximum is 5 m/s.
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Hotels for Florence in July
Hotel Rapallo is a three-star hotel located in the centre of Florence, within 1km of the Palazzo Congressi, the Museo di San Marco and the Accademia delle Belle Arti and 2km away from the Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Santa Croce.
Here guests can choose between double and triple standard and superior rooms. All standard rooms come with LCD satellite TV, kettle, minibar and private bathroom with bath or shower and complimentary amenities, whilst all superior rooms also come with bathrobe, slippers, complimentary in-room breakfast, balcony or terrace plus free gift on arrival, such as museum tickets or bottle of wine.
Onsite services and facilities include breakfast buffet, WiFi access throughout, museum ticket reservations, happy hour 6pm-9pm at the onsite bar and laundry services. Thanks to its central location, the hotel is also within walking distance of gyms, swimming pools, bars, international restaurants and ice cream parlours.
Hotel Cerretani Firenze - MGallery Collection
Tucked in between the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and the Duomo, Hotel Cerretani Firenze MGallery Collection is set inside a restored 17th century palace, complete with art nouveau staircase, antique furniture and period artwork.
Here accommodation comes in the form of superior twin and double rooms, deluxe double rooms, prestige suite and classic single rooms, each of which features free WiFi access, satellite TV, tea making facilities, air conditioning and private bathroom with hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. The deluxe double also comes with VIP services, whilst the prestige suite also includes a view of the Chapel of the Princes, soundproofing, marble bathroom and Nespresso coffee machine.
Onsite dining options include the Michelangelo Bar which serves Tuscan dishes and regional wines, breakfast buffet and 24-hour room service. Other onsite services and facilities include WiFi access throughout, private outdoor parking, 9- and 18-hole golf course and bicycle hire.
Villa Olmi Firenze - MGallery Collection
For something more rustic, try the Villa Olmi Firenze MGallery Collection. Set inside an 8th century farm house, this four-star hotel is surrounded by a grassy park with centuries-old trees, flowers and an outdoor swimming pool. Here guests can choose between classic, deluxe and superior rooms, plus junior suite with garden, junior suite villa and suite villa.
Each guestroom comes complete with air conditioning, private bathroom with whirlpool bath, WiFi access, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV, whilst the suites also come with a kitchenette, separate lounge with frescoes and the option of an additional bed.
Onsite dining options include Il Cavaliere Restaurant which serves Mediterranean cuisine, breakfast buffet, Il Parco Bar, Le Pergole Bar and 24-hour room service. Other onsite services and facilities include WiFi access throughout, valet parking, fitness centre, 18-hole golf course, golf lessons and babysitting.
Strozzi Palace Hotel
Strozzi Palace Hotel is ideal for travellers looking for a balance of luxury and affordability. This four-star hotel is located inside one of the most ancient parts of the city, along a promenade lined with museums, galleries, monuments, street markets and leather boutiques.
Here accommodation comes in the form of double superior rooms, double deluxe rooms and triple rooms, each of which features stucco ceiling, air conditioning, free WiFi access, minibar, satellite TV and private marble bathroom with hydro-massage shower or whirlpool bath.
Onsite services and facilities include breakfast buffet, free WiFi access throughout, valet parking, organised shopping trips, excursion booking, private transfers with driver and babysitting. Thanks to its location along a busy promenade, you'll find loads of Italian cafes, bars and restaurants nearby, too.
Restaurants and Bars for Florence in July
Located just a short walk from the Ponte Vecchio, l'Pizzacchiere is a great place to grab a cheap bite to eat. This small, casual restaurant specialises in pizzas and flatbreads, all of which are made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The menu features more than 50 different pizzas which are available in standard and giant sizes, plus hot dogs, lasagne and salads. The drinks menu is fairly limited and features European beers and Italian wines by the bottle and glass.
La Fettunta is another great place to eat if you're on a tight budget. Here you'll find a selection of classic Italian favourites, such as focaccia, Italian sausage with homemade pasta, beef stew, rotisserie chicken, steak, gourmet sandwiches and cheese platters all of which are very reasonably priced.
A multiple-course daily set menu provides an even cheaper option if you really want to save some cash. There is a decent wine menu available, with a small selection of Tuscan wines sold by the glass and bottle. The only downside is that the staff don't speak much English although there is an English menu so take your phrasebook with you!
Natalino Enoteca Panini
For something more sophisticated, try Natalino Enoteca Panini. Run by the same family for over 20 years, this restaurant focuses on local Florentine cuisine which is served in a historic building decorated with frescoes, wooden beams and vaulted ceilings. The menu features handmade pasta dishes, Florentine-style steak, wild boar and duck breast, with a very limited choice of seafood and vegetarian options.
The front of the restaurant is where you'll find the wine bar stocked with red, white, rose, sparkling and dessert wines from all across Tuscany.
Things to Do in Florence in July
Basilica di Santa Croce
Basilica di Santa Croce is the primary Franciscan church of Florence and is classed as a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. Located on Piazza di Santa Croce, 800m from the Duomo, this religious structure is most famous for being the burial site of some of the most famous Italians in history, including Rossini, Gentile, Foscolo, Machiavelli, Galileo and Michelangelo.
Other church highlights include the frescoes painted by Gaddi in 1380 which tell the story of the holy cross, frescoes by Giotti which depict scenes from the lives of St John the Evangelist and St Francis, a gilded limestone relief by Donatello and a memorial to the 19th century Giovanni Battista Niccolini which is said to have inspired the construction of the Statue of Liberty.
M. G. Designs
Pick up an authentic souvenir or some unique gifts for friends and family back home from M.G. Designs during your holiday in Florence. This art studio displays and sells original hand-painted ceramics made by Maria Giovanna an artist who has created these ceramics for more than 25 years.
Most of the pieces here were designed by the Tuscan landscape and feature flowers, vineyards, olive trees and countryside views which are painted on bowls, dishes, vases, pitchers and other house decorations and kitchenware all of which are dishwasher safe and lead free. You can choose to buy something directly from the shelves or request a one-of-a-kind piece made just for you.
I Mosaici Di Lastrucci
I Mosaici Di Lastrucci is another art studio worth visiting during your trip. Set inside a medieval building which dates back to 1335, this art studio displays and sells a variety of mosaics which are made according to traditional techniques which date back to the 16th century. Each piece of every mosaic is cut with a saw-like tool made from a tree branch and an iron wire. The pieces are then glued together with a combination of pine resin and virgin wax.
Instead of the usual square-shaped mosaics often used in tiles, the mosaics in I Mosaici Di Lastrucci are cut into all sorts of shapes and used to form images for portraits, landscapes and street scenes so delicate they look like they were hand-painted. If you've got the cash, you can choose to buy one of the pieces, or if you're on a budget, you can simply admire the studio as if it was an art gallery.
Chiesa di Ognissanti
Chiesa di Ognissanti is a Franciscan church originally dedicated to all the known and unknown saints and martyrs. Completed during the 1250s, but almost entirely rebuilt around 1627 according to Bartolomeo Pattirossi's baroque designs, this church is best known for housing Domencio Ghirlandaio's "Last Supper" painting which inspired Leonardo di Vinci to paint his own.
Other points of interest within the church include the burial site of Botticelli and ceilings decorated with frescoes. Chiesa di Ognissanti is completely free to enter, although donations are gratefully accepted.