If you’re about to relax and take a holiday in Tuscany this year, then here are a few options available to you. The greatest travel getaway by far and away is Florence, with it’s wonderfully domed cathedral and recognition by UNESCO as a world heritage site, and being nationally recognized by Italian’s, as the birth place of the Renaissance.
But in the high summer season Florence can become utterly over-run with tourists, which can make the experience slightly less than comfortable!
Probably the best time for you to pay a visit to Tuscany is last May through to middle/end of June.
I hope that these 4 points of reference give some practical guidance if you’re thinking about taking a Tuscany villas holiday.
While I’ve suggested that good times to visit Florence are in earlier in the Summer months, holidays are holiday and sometimes they cannot be moved. So what’s are a few of the things you need to know if you you intend to visit the Florence during the blistering months of July and August? First of all, if you are coming from a country that has a climate for most of the year is fresh rather hot, you need to come prepared. We highly recommend that you find an apartment with air conditioning as this really will make the difference to your stay in the city, and your eventual sleeping. In the summer months you can expect that the temperature will not go down below 30C even at midnight. It’s crazy! If you are visiting Florence and are a senior do be careful going from heavily air-conditioned environments (for example restaurants at lunch) to the outside heat.
There are a couple of open-air swimming pools in Florence which can relieve the heat from and also can keep your children entertained. One thing to mention is that you must take an ID card with you to the Swimming pool. That will mean from some people taking their passport, while for others a national identity card.
Of course visiting Florence during the summer months is always going to be spectacular, but don’t exclude the end of the year also. While the days may be shorter, and much cooler, sometimes we have really great weather right up until November. There are far fewer tourists and everything is open. When moving into November and December there are a number of Florentine Markets that start up and combined with the Christmas lights it is truly a romantic city to take a short-break.