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Visiting Florence in June: The Definitive Guide

The global tourism scene is dominated by cosmopolitans spread over a large land area. Be it New York, Paris, Barcelona, or Amsterdam, the humongous land area is a common feature amongst them. However, true art, as we know it, flourishes some distance away from the glare of civilization. This is why places like Venice and Riga attract a niche tourist population every year. Florence is another important member of this exclusive club. Covered from street to street in works of art, clad in boutique stores, and dotted with food and wine outlets, Florence seems a bit separated from the rest of the world. Come June, if you decide to be in Florence, you will notice that you are being treated to a distinctive type of holiday experience.

What makes Florence in June a must-visit?


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Despite the weather, you should be able to enjoy your time in Florence in June. The days are admittedly hot, but the beginning of summer also means that sunlight remains as long as 11 hours per day. You can pack a lot of sightseeing in one day if you are resistant to the heat. The reduced chances of rain and the clearer sky are also ideal for taking in the views of Florence. If the heat is unbearable, you may opt for a Segway tour of the city, which brings you all the beautiful sights of the city without the fatigue. Florence also forms the epicenter of a number of events in June. The Italian Independence Day is observed in June and it is definitely worth staying in Florence for the celebration. All in all, June is a fairly good time to be in Florence.

Florence in June: Weather


June marks the beginning of a hot summer in Florence. There is a noticeable rise in average temperatures and the humidity goes down. Days are hot and the nights are pleasant. There is a decreased cloud cover. The likelihood of rainfall also keeps dropping as the month goes by. The daylight hours are long.

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Florence in Julne: 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...
from
€99
Skip The Line to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries + Fl...
from
€104

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Florence Duomo

Florence Duomo


This is one of the most recognizable parts of the Florence skyline. The magnificent dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi stands as an example of Renaissance art and architecture. The dome is a part of the Florence Cathedral, the fourth largest cathedral in the world. You could climb to the top of the dome and enjoy a panoramic view of the city in June.

June Timings
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 4:45 PM
Sunday: 1:45 PM to 4:45 PM

Location

Piazza del Duomo, Florence
Italy
Getting There ›

Exclusive Tour of Florence Duomo with Dome and Sec...
from
€50
VIP Tour: Accademia & David Tour + Duomo Tour with...
from
€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...
from
€42

3

Accademia Gallery

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Known around the world for its unrivaled collection of sculptures, the Accademia Gallery should also make it to your itinerary despite the crowd. Some of Michelangelo’s best works find a place at this gallery. Apart from them, the Gallery also holds famous works of Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pontormo among others.

June 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...
from
€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

4

Day Trip to Siena

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Day trips are a wonderful way to understand the culture of the region. On this day trip, you will head to the heart Tuscany. You will be able to taste four different wines from famous wineries in the area. You will also visit Italian landmarks like Palazzo Pubblico, Cathedral of Siena, Palio Museum and Oratory to name a few.

Location

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

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Walking Food & Art Tour

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Why not combine the two things Italy is most known for? The city is buzzing with art and culture. As you take a walk through its historical lanes, taste Italian classic food items and wines. The small group size and the expert guide will ensure you experience the best of Florence.

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

6

Day Trip to Pisa

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Pisa is an important Italian tour stoppage. It is known as a university town, given its academic traditions. On this trip, you will see the Tuscan countryside in all its glory. You will also discover Piazza dei Miracoli and the Tower of Pisa with a professional guide. This could turn out to be a great summer experience.

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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The Red Legend-Ferrari Museum Tour with Lunch

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Italy has immortalized its name in the world of automobiles, given the influence of a certain manufacturer called Ferrari. At the Ferrari Museum, you can quench your thirst for Ferrari supercars that have graced the planet. You will discover the history of the emblem, ride a simulator, visit a cheese farm and have a scrumptious Italian lunch on this tour.

June 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 ›

8

Florence Segway Guided Tour

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Florence is quite hot in June. A walking tour may be too much to ask for most. The Florence Segway Tour is the saving grace. You will be able to experience the city on a Segway vehicle instead of walking. The hour-long tour will take you through the historical center of Florence, exploring a number of landmarks. The tour also includes a short orientation for you to get used to the vehicle.

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

Florence in June : Events to Look Out For


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Republic Day

June 2, 2019
Republic Day in Italy is celebrated on the second day of June every year. Like all other places in the country, Florence, too, has its own parade and celebrations at the Piazza Della Signoria. The national anthem is played and awards are bestowed to people who have served the nation. Italian patriotism is on display during the event and witnessing it will bring you closer to the nation’s culture.

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Free Sunday at State Museums

May 26 to June 3, 2019
A new decree by the government has mandated all State Museums to allow free entry on the first Sunday of the month. This makes Florence much more attractive, given its historical base. Some of the most famous museums and galleries in the world are situated in Florence and this event waives the admission fee for the likes of Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, and Medici Chapels.

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Mostra Del Chianti

May 26 to June 3, 2019
A wine-tasting event at the heart of Florence is will be one of the most authentic Italian experiences you could have on your tour. Mostra Del Chianti introduces the local wines in the area to a number of visitors that pour in solely for this event. Mostra Del Chianti has a very niche fanbase as well. Be prepared to indulge in a rich culinary experience.

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Festa Di San Giovanni

June 24, 2019
St. John, the Baptist is the patron saint of Florence. He is considered to be the symbol of moral rectitude and political correctness. A feast day in honor of St. John is held in Florence. The qualities that he represented are celebrated on the feast day. A spectacular parade and glorious fireworks mark this occasion.

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Florence in June: Essentials


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Florence Weather in June

Florence is known to have hot summers. June provides a sneak peek into that. The average high in June hovers around 28°C and the average low is about 16°C. Temperatures above 30°C is common in June. There are over 15 hours of daylight every day. Florence encounters as many as 8 rainy days during the month.

Where to Stay in Florence in June

Florence is experiencing a growth rate of around 8% in tourist volumes each year. In order to accommodate this flow, Florence has seen a number of inns and hotels pop up. Being a compact city, you will not need to stay in a hotel that is too far from the sights you want to see. Florence also has a place to say for everyone, no matter what your budget is.

What to Pack for Visiting Florence in June

The basics of summer in Florence is to keep all your warm clothes behind in favor of light colored breathable clothing. Although the humidity isn’t unforgiving, you should be prepared for hot weather. Pack slippers for staying indoors and comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing forays. The sky is mostly clear, which means sunblock is a must. Keep a bottle of water handy at all times too. There is a chance that you will encounter some rain on the trip, so packing your waterproof clothing will be wise.

Getting Around Florence in June

Florence has an extensive network of buses plying through the city. The most important bus network is probably the City Line network that cuts through the historical center of the city. You can reach almost all the sightseeing spots in Florence by taking a City Line bus. Some of the attractions that lie on the outskirts and suburban areas of Florence can be accessed via the ATAF and LI-nea bus network. You can also avail this network to make your journey from and to the airport. Once you validate the time on your ticket, you can get on and off the bus for the next 90 minutes. There are a few trams and railway routes that serve the outskirts of the city. You may not need to use them.

Florence in June - Must Try Delicacies

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Bistecca Alla Fiorentina

Steaks are held in high regard anywhere you go. Florence is no different. Bistecca Alla Fiorentina is a large t-bone steak, grilled on the outside and rare on the inside. The dish is flavored with lemon, salt, and pepper. The smoky flavor is rendered by the chestnut. You will get to admire the spectacular steak before it is cooked.
Where to eat: Osteria di Giovanni

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Tagliatelle Funghi Porcini e Tartufo

Mushrooms are an important staple in Florence. This particular dish brings together Truffle mushrooms and Porcini mushrooms. This combination is the hero of the dish. The pasta used in this dish is flat and long. A different variety of pasta may also be used. It is cooked in the mushroom sauce and then flavored with vegetables.
Where to eat: Trattoria Pizzeria Dante

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Schiacciata

This is a traditional Florentine bread with a slight twist. Unlike the other varieties, Schiacciata is salted and loaded with flavor. It has some similarity with focaccia bread. The Tuscan spin comes with the use of the salt and oil. This gives the smashed bread its identity as Schiacciata. The bread is used to make sandwiches or had as a snack.
Where to eat: All'antico Vinaio

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Schiacciata Fiorentina

Schiacciata Fiorentina is a separate sweet cake that is popular in Florence. The cake is cuboidal and made in a single layer of yellow sponge cake. It is then topped with powdered sugar. The distinguishing feature is the fleur-de-lys stenciled in cocoa powder on top.
Where to eat: Pasticceria Ristorante Giorgio

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Gelato

No matter where you are in Italy, Gelato is a necessity in the Summer. It isn't said often enough, but Florence has an interesting Gelato tradition. The city is a great place to try homemade Gelato with unusual flavor combinations. Remember to try Gelato from dessert bars or at least indoor establishments.
Where to eat: Gelateria La Carraia

Tips to Visit Florence in June


  • Buy the bus tickets in advance or you will end up paying a lot more for getting it from the driver.
  • Start the day early when the sun is yet to reach the zenith. That way you will be able to complete most of your outdoor activities before the hottest part of the day.
  • Take a walk along the Arno river and enjoy its serenity. The cool breeze will be a welcome change in June.
  • Visit the Duomo only during the odd hours. You might miss the charm of Florence’s heart if you head to this part during the busy hours.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city from a rooftop bar or restaurant or perch on one of the viewpoints of the city.

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