Are you wondering what to wear in Florence in April? In this guide we cover what to pack for Tuscnay in April alongside information on what to expect from the weather in Florence in April weather and any special events that will affect your Florence packing list.
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Weather in Florence in April
Spring is in full swing in Florence in April and the average temperatures rise quite dramatically from March with average highs and lows of 19°C / 66F and 8°C / 46F. I find this to be very pleasant temperatures for sightseeing in Tuscany generally. But what about rain?
Does it rain a lot in April in Florence?
Generally speaking you will get rainfall on c.10 days in Florence in the month of April. However it usually isn’t heavy downpours but more Spring showers.
Therefore you shouldn’t worry too much about having lots of waterproof wear on your packing list in April but it is definitely worth having a compact travel umbrella with you.
Note: the weather between months changes quite dramatically in Tuscany and there are always special events in Italy which can affect both your attire and your ability to visit certain attractions. If your trip spans a couple of months then please be sure to check out our other monthly and regional Italy guides:
- What to wear in Italy in March
- What to Wear to Rome in March
- What to wear in Tuscany in Spring
- What to wear in Milan in Spring
- What to Wear in Venice in April
- What to wear to Pompeii
- What to wear to Cinque Terre
- What to wear on the Amalfi Coast
Note: we always recommend checking the forecast at your destination(s) 7 days out from travel to make sure there are no expected weather fronts i.e. heatwaves or cold snaps.
How do locals dress in Florence in April
You will always find the locals in Florence and Tuscany as a whole are a stylish bunch. And in April you will find that the locals have fully transitioned into their Spring Capsule Wardrobes. This means more stylish jackets instead of coats and more pastels and florals are sneaking into the wardrobes over neutrals and monochromes.
What to Wear in Florence in April
So now you know what to expect from the weather in Florence in April, we will turn our attention on what to pack. We have split this guide into the best shoes, as well as packing lists for men and women for easier navigation.
Best Shoes for Florence in April
Sneakers are my favorite shoe for Florence o matter the time of year you are traveling. There are lots of cobbled stone streets in Florence, and sneakers are the best shoes for walking long distances on them.
I would pick the pair of sneakers you feel most comfortable in as you will be doing lots of walking in Florence. I love Hoka and AllBirds, but I also find a versatile white sneaker like the Addidas cloudfoam a great choice.
, but some of my favorite brands for walking in are Hoka and AllBirds. But I also find white sneakers a versatile choice for Spring.
Boots won’t be required for Florence in April. Instead I prefer sandal for the weather. Just be sure to pick one with good arch support and sole for walking on cobbled stone streets.
A great walking sandal is Teva.
What to wear in Florence in April for Women
As the weather is warming up I ditch my heavyweight Winter coats for a lighter more packaway jacket. Denim jackets are great for Florence and for rainier periods a good choice is a trench coat.
Personally I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a light pair of jeans in Florence in the Spring time. Just be sure to pack a pair that are more tailored than baggy or ripped.
And if you are traveling towards the end of the month a linen pant or chino can be another great pick.
Dresses / Skirts
The weather is starting to warm up enough to wear dresses both during the day and at night. I just recommend sticking with midi and maxi length skirts and dresses as these are suitable for Italian churches which have a dress code.
Florals are great for any Italian city in Spring. As the flowers are out in bloom in April it is nice to have some florals in your wardrobe too. I usually add them in dresses or blouses.
A loose blouse works perfectly for warmer days and cooler nights. I like to pick one that can be layered easily with a blouse.
I always pack a few t shirts when visiting Florence no matter the time of year. In April I usually just pack short sleeve ones and a couple of layers to put on top in case of a cold snap.
Also for Italy I always pack dark coloured t shirts and t shirts without graphics or slogans will make you fit in with the locals most. Graphic, slogan and logo tess are on my what not wear in Europe list.
Although you are unlikely to need thick jumpers during the day in April, a cardigan is great for cooler days and as an extra evening layer especially if you want to enjoy some al fresco dining in Spring. I personally like a waterfall cardigan but this is a personal style choice.
PJs or Nightie, Underwear and Socks
Lightweight pyjamas and nighties are perfect especially towards the end of the month.
The sun in bright in Florence whatever month you visit and it can be dazzling in April. For this reason I never travel to Florence without a pair of sunglasses.
What to pack for Florence in April for Men
The rules and layers that a you will want to pack for men in Florence in Spring is similar to the guidance for women. For this reason we recommend packing the below items:
A jacket is a perfect addition to a men’s Spring Packing List for Florence. Something like a blazer or denim jacket is perfect for April.
Chinos and a light pair of jeans are perfect for April.
T Shirts and Shirts
Again I would bring more short sleeve T shirts for this time of year and stick to darker coloured tees to not look like a tourist.
I always recommend men adding at least one button down shirt to their packing list for Italy. Although not lots of Italian restaurants will have strict dress codes, you will find that many Italian men dress for dinner. Therefore a collared shirt will help you stay in keeping with the locals.
for the reasons we said above
Underwear, Socks and Pjs
What Else to Pack for Florence in April
- Crossbody bag – we recommend packing a crossbody bag, one with plenty of zips that can put off pick pockets is best which can be found near tourist attractions anywhere in Europe.
- Backpack – a good choice for day trips in Tuscany
- Travel Adaptor -Italy uses EU plugs so if you are coming from the UK or US you will need an adaptor to get your electronics to work / charge.
- Power Pack / Battery recharger
- Compact Umbrella – essential for Spring in Italy,
- Reusable Water Bottle – Save yourself some money by bringing a reusable water bottle and topping up as you go.
- Travel First Aid Kit
- Blister plasters
- Toiletries – for more information on the essential toiletries we recommend packing check out this post.
How to dress in Florence in April for Special Events
There aren’t any big special events in Florence in April which have a special dress code attached to them that will affect your packing list.
FAQs about April Florence Packing List
Do you need a coat in April in Florence?
It is unlikely you will need a thick coat in Florence in April. However a jacket is a good idea for April.
What to wear to the Duomo in Florence?
Possibly the biggest tourist attraction in Florence is the Duomo, which is the place that attracts most visitors. It is also the place in Florence that has the strictest dress code as an Italian church. Be sure you have at least one modest outfit in your capsule wardrobe for Italy so it complies with church dress codes.
We hope this has given you some good Florence outfit inspiration and will teach you how to pack for the weather and more. However if you have any questions please feel free to drop us a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.