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Visiting Florence in July – The Definitive Guide

A lot of sunshine and long day hours await those visiting Florence in July. With little to no rainfall, it is easier to walk through the cobblestoned paths of Florence and take in its rich culture during this month. Florence is indeed a visual treat with a lot of buzz during this time of the year. This is also the right time to relish some pasta, as it is thought to be the place where the quintessential Italian food has originated! Apart from the various outdoor events being held during this month, don’t forget sipping on some of its signature white wine!

What makes Florence in July a must-visit?


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With the high season dawning in on Florence, the city is often bustling with cheer and excitement during July. Make the most of its happening nightlife during the evenings and its colourful markets in the daytime. The Italian city also opens the doors to the beaches around it during this time, so packing your swimsuit to bask in the sun should also be a part of your itinerary. With cultural events taking the front seat, this is a great time to catch up on open-air performances and art related exhibitions apart from simply spending time in the museums. Spend time learning more about the history of Florence’s captivating cathedrals, that will also keep you away from the scorching afternoon heat. Put on your long dress and stroll around its opulent piazzas to take back fond memories of Florence back home in your suitcase!

Florence in July: Weather


The temperature in Florence during July ranges between 32 to 16 degrees, with a tendency of little to no rains. Enjoy 13 hours of daylight in July, and make the most of the sunshine that’s available in plenty. Although the city gets humid, there is often a gentle breeze throughout the day.

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Florence in July: Things to Do


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Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi


The opulent Uffizi Gallery of Florence is best known for its Renaissance-era artworks that are displayed within its labyrinth shaped architecture. If you're an art enthusiast, the Uffizi is touted to have one of the best guided walking art tours. Don't miss out on this!

July Timings
Tuesday – Sunday: 8:15 AM onwards to 6:50 PM
Closed on Mondays.

Location

Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI,
Italy
Getting There ›

Priority Entrance Tickets to the Uffizi Gallery
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€30
Skip The Line to Uffizi Gallery - Audioguide Tour
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€54
Skip The Line to Uffizi Gallery - Guided Tour
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€49
Walking Tour of Florence with Priority Access to U...
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€67
Skip The Line Guided Tour to Uffizi + Accademia Ga...
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€99
Skip The Line to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries + Fl...
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€104

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Florence Duomo

Florence Duomo


The magnificent cathedral is an iconic representation of the city. Visitors can climb its dome (the largest of its time) and get panoramic views of Florence. The best time to visit the dome is around sunset, hence, book a slot that allows you to stay up until the sunsets. Note, sunsets are quite late during July.

July Timings
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM to 7 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 4 PM

Location

Piazza del Duomo, Florence
Italy
Getting There ›

Exclusive Tour of Florence Duomo with Dome and Sec...
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€50
VIP Tour: Accademia & David Tour + Duomo Tour with...
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€105
Florence Duomo Guided Tour With Reserved Entrance
from
€22
Florence Duomo, Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Ful...
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€85
Guided Tour of Duomo Monumental Complex with Duomo...
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€42

3

Accademia Gallery

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Considered as one of Florence’s top museums, The Galleria dell’Accademia is a sprawling two-floored gallery that houses some of the greatest pieces of art by Michelangelo.

July Timings
Daily: 8:15 AM to 6:50 PM
Closed on Mondays

Location

Via Ricasoli, 58, 50122 Firenze FI,
Italy
Getting There ›

Priority Entrance Tickets to the Accademia Gallery
from
€21
Accademia Gallery Guided Tour With Skip The Line T...
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€36
Skip The Line Access to the Accademia Gallery with...
from
€41
Skip The Line Guided Tour to Uffizi + Accademia Ga...
from
€99
Skip The Line - Uffizi and Accademia Galleries wit...
from
€95
Florence Wonders Walking Tour With Accademia - Ski...
from
€46
Morning Guided Florence City Tour & Priority Acce...
from
€67
Skip The Line to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries + Fl...
from
€104
Florence Duomo, Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Ful...
from
€85

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Walking Food & Art Tour

florence in July


Take an intimate tour of the city by exploring its culinary as well as artistic aspects with a skilled guide. Walk around the city like a local would, and enjoy authentic street food alongside Florence’s lavish history. The three-hour long tour takes you through the heart of the city for an immersive experience.

Location

Kiosk , Firenze, Italy
Getting There ›

The Red Legend-Ferrari Museum Tour with Lunch
from
€110
Siena City Visit with Dinner at a Wine Estate
from
€70
Gourmet Italy- Walking Food and Art Tour
from
€35

5

Day Trip to Pisa

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Drive through the scenic Tuscan countryside in a luxurious AC coach for a quick day trip to Pisa! Marvel at the Arno Valley and the awe-inspiring monuments of Pisa with a local tour guide. Spend time at the iconic Leaning Tower before taking the coach ride back to your hotel.

Location

Provincia di Pisa, Italy
Getting There ›

Skip The Line Leaning Tower of Pisa Tickets with C...
from
€20
Chianti Half Day Wine Tasting Tour
from
€40
All Tuscany in a day - Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa
from
€76
Authentic Tuscany - Wine Tour from Florence
from
€49
Exclusive - The Essence of Tuscany - Chianti Class...
from
€200
The Enchantment of the Ligurian Coast: Cinque Terr...
from
€195
The mythic Vespa Tour of Florence and Chianti coun...
from
€125
Full Day Guided tour of Pisa, Lucca and Forte dei ...
from
€140
Full Day Tour of San Gimignanao, Siena, Monteriggi...
from
€180

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Day Trip to Siena

florence in july


Embark on a journey into the Tuscan heartland for an opportunity to taste some of its finest wines. On your way, discover the scenic attractions such as Palazzo Pubblico, the Cathedral of Siena, Monteriggioni and the Palio Museum and Oratory. Before heading back, sample four different wines at an authentic winery.

Location

Piazzale Montelungo, Yellow Street Sign,
Florence, Italy
Getting There ›

7

Florence Segway Guided Tour

florence in July


Glide into the city with an exciting Segway ride guided tour! The one and half hour long tour will take you through some iconic pitstops. Begin your day with fifteen minutes of prepping and training before you set off to experience a romantic rendezvous with the culturally rich attractions of Florence.

July Timings
The tour starts at 9:30 AM or 3 PM, depending on the option selected.

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The Red Legend-Ferrari Museum Tour with Lunch

florence in july


Experience the real-time thrill at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello! Get on board an F1 simulator for an exciting 10-minute ride. Make the outing a special one with a meal at an authentic Italian restaurant on your way. Lastly, end the trip with a fun visit to a parmesan cheese farm!

July Timings
The tour starts at 8:15 AM. Please arrive 15 minutes before this time.

Location

Bar Reale, inside Santa Maria Novella Train Station,
Firenze, Italy
Getting There ›

Florence in July : Events to Look Out For


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Presenze D’Africa

30th June – 3rd July 2019
The Festival of Desert, which is being held for the first time in Florence, will be conducted at Manifattura Tabacchi. It celebrates Mediterranean music and will be featuring several DJ sets, meetings, screenings as well as readings during the course of its three days.

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Fiesole Summerfest

14th June – 7th July 2019
The open-air festival, Fiesole Summerfest, is one of Florence’s oldest festivals. The festival commemorates the spirit of summer and it hosts important theatre, opera, ballet, and concerts right under the starry skies. Its easy accessibility aims to promote art to the general public.

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Florence Dance Festival

30th June 2019 onwards
The Florence Dance Festival will host its 30th edition taking inspiration from historical figures of the past. Get on board with the sensorial experience that will acquaint you to some phenomenal music, dance, theatre, and art, by providing a stage to upcoming artists.

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Saint Anne's Feast Day

26th July 2019
The Feast celebrates Florence’s original patron saints. On this day, the locals participate in processions and enjoy a round of fireworks by the end of the day.

Florence in July : One Day Itinerary


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Florence Weather in July

The hottest month in Florence is that of July. There are hardly any rains or clouds but it can get humid during the afternoons. With the Average Temperature ranging between 31°C to 18°C, this is the perfect weather for a trip to a nearby beach or a dip in the pool.

What to Pack for Visiting Florence in July

Summer gets pretty hot in Florence, and since the outdoors are the best way to enjoy the daylight here — carry sunblock, sunglasses, a wide brim hat and lots of light-coloured clothes. Shorts aren’t generally preferred in Italy, but you may wear them if you’re planning for a casual stroll. Bring comfortable socks and shoes to walk over cobblestones.

Getting Around Florence in July

Walking is the best as the town is small and it is easy to reach most historical places from most hotels in a short time. Some parts of the town have limited access to vehicles as only two-wheelers are allowed and some exceptions to buses, taxis and car sharing. Bus tickets can be bought from the local shops and they’re cheaper than when buying on board. Tickets can be bought for a day or three days or for a week.

Florence in July - Must Try Delicacies

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Pizza

Pizza is a hot favourite, for both locals and tourists. When in Florence, you simply cannot miss having one! The quintessential Margherita Pizza, which is named after the Queen Margherita, incorporates the colours of the Italian flag. Loaded with cheese, tomato, and basil, the Margherita pizza is a must.

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Bottarga

Bottarga is a delicacy which is grated over Pasta to give it a savoury, smokey and briny effect. It's a current favourite of the Italians and is made using eggs of grey mullets from the sea. These are sun-dried for six months after which they acquire an orangish-red colour.

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Lasagna

The iconic Lasagna is another favourite and it is essentially made using homemade pasta sheets stuffed with Ragu — a meat sauce, béchamel sauce, and cheese which is ideally Mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano or a combination of two. There’s generally very less tomato sauce added to it unlike the Lasagna in the USA.

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Tiramisu

An international favourite, Florence is home to Tiramisu, and it is considered the most favoured dessert in Italy. Made very simply with soft simple mascarpone cheese and ladyfingers that are soaked in coffee. There are several variations, but the basic one is often the one that is preferred by locals and tourists alike.

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Gelato

Gelato and summer are a wonderful combination in Florence during July. While the Gelato is a type of ice cream, but it isn’t considered one, as the latter is made incorporating air and water. When compared to ice cream, the delectable gelato has less fat, sugar and is more dense, making it a local favourite.

Tips to Visit Florence in July


  • Summer being a season of the tourists make sure you book in advance since it gets overcrowded. After deciding on which attractions you want to visit the most, buy online passes and check out the timings as well.
  • Waking up early will give you rewards of empty streets, photos that are well lit and also no sweats. Shop late in the evening and afternoons reserve for the museums.
  • Enjoy a Gelato which is a very essential part of Florence to cool down.
  • Explore the outskirts of Florence for a breezy outing.
  • Visit rooftop bars in Florence that offer a unique experience, and are also less claustrophobic during this season.

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