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Summer in Florence
Let’s be honest and say that it can get quite warm in Florence in July – the city is in a valley that keeps warm air in. To keep cool, you can go visit lots of churches and museums (which stay refreshingly cool given their thick stone walls), head to one of the city’s outdoors pools or head to the “lungarno beach” to relax and cool down.
Summer evenings in July are the best time to enjoy the city, with musical notes echoing off the stone palazzos and a gelato cone in hand. You can head to the Bargello for a concert, performance or show or simply enjoy a late evening visit to the Uffizi or Accademia (open late on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer period). These are just events we highlight in our July events article.
Whatever you do to keep cool, just remember to stop and enjoy the beauty and history that surrounds us, thanks to the magnificent treasures created in this city centuries ago. The show “Magnificent” is a great way to enjoy this (at Palazzo Vecchio).
Highlights from our Travel Guide
MAGNIFICENT – THE BEAUTY AT PALAZZO VECCHIO
Andrea Bocelli tells of the incredible story of the beauty that started in Florence and has influenced the world in the exciting multimedia exhibit “Magnificent”. Read »
DRINKS WITH A VIEW
What do Florentines do before dinner? They enjoy an “aperitivo” with friends, which is even better when this on a beautiful terrace with a view overlooking the city in summer. Read »
THINKING OF DRIVING IN FLORENCE?
Do you know the historical center is a “traffic limited zone”? If you’re arriving with a car, read our tips on how to drive safely in the center without running the risk of being fined. Read »
EVENTS IN JULY
Art and culture don’t go on holiday ever, and this July is full of great events and initiatives in Florence and surroundings. Take a look at some of the highlights. Read »
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