Are you wondering what to wear in Florence in July? Summer is in full swing if you are visiting Florence is in July therefore you need to pack for the heat. This Florence Summer Packing List will cover everything that you need to enjoy a summer city break in this beautiful Tuscan city from information on weather to shoes.
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Weather in Florence in July
July is definitely summer. As the temperatures in the city begin to increase you need to be sure that you pack light breathable natural fabrics that will reduce sweat and help you cope sightseeing in the Italian summer heat.
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 July
- What to Wear to Rome in July
- What to Wear in Venice in July
- What to wear to Pompeii
- What to wear to Cinque Terre
How hot is Florence in July?
Tuscany is very hot in Summer. The average high temperature in July in Florence tends to be around high 80s°F to 90s so breathable fabrics are an absolute must.
As weather can change month from month in Florence be sure to check out our monthly guides which details weather and special events.
Does it rain a lot in July in Florence?
July is actually one of the driest months in Florence, so the good news is that you don’t need to worry about rain for your summer Florence packing list.
What to Wear in Florence in July
As we said, Florence in July is hot, therefore it is important to pack for the heat.
I think the key to packing for hot weather is light fabrics that are natural rather than manmade that will help reduce sweat.
Therefore whether you are a man, woman or child traveling to Florence in Summer I would stick to the below fabrics to help you cope with the heat:
What to wear in Florence in July for Women
July in Florence is hot so I would ditch the jeans for a lighter weight trouser such as a linen trouser or a chino.
Jeans just aren’t comfortable for most people in the temperatures you will experience.
Longer length skirts and dresses
Short skirts and dresses are always on my what not to wear in Italy list. That is because they are not appropriate in lots of Florence tourist attractions such as churches like the Duomo in Florence which is an absolute must see in the city.
However midi and maxi length skirts and dresses are great and are good for day to night transition outfits. Just be sure that whatever skirts you pack don’t reveal your knee. This is especially important if your skirt has a slit in it.
This is because when visiting Italian churches you need to be modest in your dress which includes having knees covered up.
I always pack a few t shirts when visiting Florence no matter the time of year.
For this time of year cotton short sleeve t shirts are preferable.
Also it is worth noting that if you want to blend in with locals plan single color tees and t shirts without graphics or slogans will make you fit in with the locals most.
A loose blouse works perfectly for warmer days and cooler nights and perfect for evenings when you decide to dine alfresco.
I don’t think you will need lots of layers for Florence in July but a cardigan for cooler nights dining al fresco is always a good idea.
Just pick a neutral color that will coordinate with most things.
PJs or Nightie
Lightweight pyjamas and nighties are perfect especially as much Florentine accommodation does not have air conditioning.
The sun in bright in Florence whatever month you visit so don’t come without a pair of sunglasses.
I always recommend taking a sun hat if you are visiting Florence in summer. I tend to opt for smarter hats rather than baseball caps which can single you out as a tourist.
Underwear and Socks
What to pack for Florence in July for Men
The rules and layers that a you will want to pack for men in Florence in Summer is similar to the guidance for women. For this reason we recommend packing the below items:
Chinos and linen trousers are perfect for men in July for churches, museums and restaurants.
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.
Button down shirts, especially short sleeve ones are good for evenings in Florence.
for the reasons we said above
Underwear, Socks and Pjs
Best Shoes for Florence in July
Now I know many people worry about wearing sneakers in Italy, there seems to be an internet rumour that tells people these are a big no no in Italy.
Sneakers are perfectly acceptable in Italy and they are my go to shoe for Italy.
Fashion trainers tend to be more in keeping with locals over sports sneakers but any is fine.
Sandals are great for the day in the heat and are also my go to shoe for dinner in Italy where the locals do tend to dress for dinner.
What Else to Pack for Florence in July
- Travel Adaptor
- Power Pack / Battery recharger
- Crossbody bag – one with plenty of zips that can put off pick pockets is best.
- Sunscreen – always needed in Italy even in Summer.
- Aloe Vera – no one wants to get burnt however this will help if you do get burnt in Florence.
FAQs about Summer Florence Packing List
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.
he dress code at Italian churches tends require a modest attire which includes:
- keeping your shoulders covered at all times inside the church
- keeping your knees covered.
This dress code applies to both men and women.
Do I need swimwear for Florence in July?
Unless you have booked accommodation with a pool or plan on going onto a beach location or on a Med cruise it is unlikely you will need swimwear in Florence.
What do people wear in Florence in July?
People in Florence in July know that July is a transition month. The temperatures are rising so lighter clothes are seen on the streets. However shorts and tank tops are not commonly work by Florentine locals. Instead you will see lots of linen trousers and loose blouse.
Have you been to Florence in July what did you wear? And if you have a question that we haven’t answered here drop us a comment below and we will do out best to answer!