Visit Florence in Autumn
“Between your bridges of many colours. The Arno I presage quietly banks and in cool reflections it lightly laps stark arches amid the fading flowers.” (Dino Campana)
Florence enjoys the privilege of a wonderfully scenic location: crossed by the Arno River and set in the centre of a large amphitheatre shaped basin at the end of a plain, close to the first hills of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, surrounded by the enchanting clay hills of Galluzzo and the hills of Fiesole and Scandicci.
Autumn dresses Florence in a special light: the colours of this season make it extremely romantic and illuminate the beauty of this city enhancing it.
For its colours, Florence in autumn is a mix of shades of green, yellow, red and purple hues that mingle with the blue of the sky and the rays of the sun: the ideal period for a romantic holiday in the cradle of the Renaissance.
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What to do in Florence in Autum
These nuances borrowed from the autumn season can envelope all the places of greatest interest in a new light: from Piazza della Signoria, the beating heart of the city and the orientation centre of Florence (all around are the city’s major points of interest) to Palazzo Vecchio up to the Duomo.
We recommend that you visit all the major landmarks and capture your favorite views in romantic photos to share with your friends or keep in your memory drawer.
The supreme art with which the entire city is imbued in Autumn gives unexpected sensations of beauty and new glimpses for the eyes, so that the majesty of monuments such as Santa Maria Novella or Giotto’s Campanile are renewed in the wonder of new reflections.
Autumn days are perfect for visiting the Boboli Gardens and the Cascine Park. The latter is the perfect location for cycling and jogging lovers. Surely here nature will amaze us and make us fall in love for the thousandth time of these timeless places.
If what you have read so far is not enough for you and you are wondering “Why should I visit Florence in Autumn?”, keep reading our travel tips and you will find the answer.
Autumn is certainly an excellent time to visit the city of Florence also for the mild climate that can be enjoyed all year round and that gives this period still pleasant temperatures and serene days.
Shopping in the streets of Florence
This season is perfect because there is not as crowded with tourists as the summer season: you can enjoy shopping in the elegant boutiques of the historic center and stroll among the artisan shops of the Oltrarno district.
Visiting the surroundings of Florence
Without forgetting that at the beginning of Autumn it is extremely pleasant to enjoy the hot thermal waters around Florence: relaxation and well-being in the valleys of Chianti become a true experience of well-being and beauty this time of year.
This is the ideal time of year to arrange a long holiday in the city then spend a few days in the vineyards and wineries and enjoy the local wine tasting experience.
Tuscany is an explosion of flavours, including the truffle, which finds its greatest expression in autumn, together with the new oil.
Events in Florence
We recommend some important events that take place in the Florentine region right in the autumn: among them, in the historical centre, the celebration of SANTA REPARATA, co-patron of Florence, which is celebrated with a parade in medieval costumes, and the BIENNALE DI FIRENZE, at Fortezza da Basso.
Florence is a treasure trove of art, emotion, culture and beauty: visiting it each time is a different experience and each time feels like the first time.
Florence is a treasure trove of art, emotions, culture and beauty. Visit Florence at any time of the year, from spring to magical winter. You will live a different experience each time and each time it will feel like you have done it for the first time.