What to Pack for Florence, Italy – Packing Light

 

Florence Italy Packing Light List Dressy Tank | White T-shirt | Blouse | Striped Pullover | White Blouse | Grey Knit Sweater
Cardigan | Black Dress | Wide Leg Pants | Black Pants | Denim | Trench Coat |Blanket Scarf
Hat | Scarf | Watch | Sunglasses | Flats | Wedge Sandals | Ankle Boots | Purse | Clutch 

Known for its history, Florence was one of the wealthiest European cities of the medieval times through trade and finance, and was one of the most important cities in the World from the 14th-16th centuries. It is widely known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has a rich political history in which the Medici family were huge, important players. Florence and the gold Florin was an integral part in financing during the age of discovery. Opera was invented in Florence,  Galileo was a pioneer in astronomy, Pico della Mirandola, Leonardo Bruni, Machiavelli, were just some of the people who laid the groundwork for our understanding of political science. To say Florence was an important city in making the world what it is today is an understatement.

Declared as a World Heritage site by Unesco in 1982, The Historic Centre of Florence has many museums and art galleries and is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture. Florence regularly ranks as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Florence has a humid, subtropical climate with hot summers and cool, damp winters. Rainfall is moderate and the average is 10°C in January to 30°C during the hottest summer months. Night time brings slightly cooler weather so bringing a lightweight coat or sweater is a good idea even during the summer months. April-June and Sept/Oct look to have the most comfortable travelling weather not so hot and humid that walking around is uncomfortable, but cool enough that you can wear long sleeves, a sweater, or a light jacket.

In this packing light packing list for What to Pack for Florence, Italy I included 12 items of clothing plus 3 shoes and accessories. Florence fashion leans towards dressy casual, so bring a scarf or accessories to easily dress up an outfit or to bring it from daytime touring to nighttime opera shows. Comfortable yet stylish shoes are also important because many of Florence’s streets are cobblestones, therefore hard to walk on if you are wearing heels. I included a pair of leopard print flats, flat ankle boots, and a low wedge for dressier times. Outfit options for this list will be in the next post.

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Sara