Florence in September: weather and climate tips

Dre Roelandt

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 26.09.2023

Embrace the autumn allure of Florence in September, where pleasant weather sets the stage for a cultural escapade. As the city's artistic heritage beckons, be well-prepared for your adventure with our essential weather tips. Navigate the picturesque streets and immerse yourself in the charm of this Tuscan gem during this delightful season. Here's our guide to the weather in Florence in September.

Is September a good month to visit Florence?

September beckons travellers to Florence with its irresistible charm and favourable weather, as is a fantastic time to experience city's cultural treasures and breathtaking landmarks.

With the scorching summer days waning, you'll enjoy the city's attractions with pleasant weather and fewer crowds. Whether you're an art lover, a history buff, or a food enthusiast, September offers an idyllic setting for exploring this city.

Planning a trip to Florence? Make sure to check out our Italy travel experts and fully customizable Italy itineraries.

Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore in Florence Italy © Songquan Deng/Shutterstock

Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore in Florence Italy © Songquan Deng/Shutterstock

What is the weather like in Florence in September?

The weather in Florence in September brings warm days and cooler evenings, creating the perfect setting for sightseeing and leisurely strolls.

Daytime temperatures range from 22°C to 27°C (72°F to 81°F), ensuring a comfortable climate for outdoor exploration. As the sun sets, the evenings bring pleasant coolness, with temperatures between 14°C to 17°C (57°F to 63°F).

For those yearning for a coastal retreat, the Tyrrhenian Sea is worth a visit. Sea temperatures range from 22°C to 24°C (72°F to 75°F), offering a delightful respite from the city's allure.

Make sure to read all about the weather in Italy in September and the best time to visit Italy.

Can it rain in Florence in September?

While September generally blesses Florence with sunny days, occasional showers may surprise you. However, these passing rainfalls hardly dampen the city's spirit and add a touch of freshness to its streets. Be prepared with a light rain jacket or an umbrella to stay dry, just in case.

Feeling inspired to take a trip this autumn? See what made our list of the best places to visit in September.

What should I pack with me?

The weather in Florence in September calls for versatile clothing to accommodate the changing weather. Light layers that can be easily added or removed are essential to stay comfortable throughout the day.

Opt for comfortable footwear to explore the city's historic cobblestone streets with ease.

A small daypack will come in handy for carrying essentials like a water bottle, sunscreen, and your camera to capture the city's beauty in every frame.


The weather in Florence in September is great to visit highlights like Ponte Vecchio © Shutterstock

Unforgettable and fully customizable Florence itineraries

Our tailor-made trip to Italy service allows you to go on the trip of your dreams without the planning or hassle. All of our planned itineraries are created by local Italy travel experts and can be adjusted to meet your specific needs.

  • Italian Cities of the Renaissance (8 days): Embark on a week-long journey through Italy, where you'll uncover the captivating historical wonders adorning the premier cities of the country. Traverse from the time-honoured sites of Rome to the picturesque waterways of Venice and the quaint cobbled streets of Florence.
  • Florence: A Trip Back in Time (5 days): Florence evokes Renaissance romance, breathtaking art, and stunning architecture. Witness it all firsthand – your journey awaits.
  • Grand Tour of Northern Italy (16 days): f you have a longer trip in mind, our Grand Tour of Northern Italy itinerary takes in a tonne of top Italian attractions and experiences in around two weeks. Discover Venice’s canals and islands, Milan’s modern verve and medieval grandeur, and Florence’s Renaissance charms. This trip delivers a bunch of fulfilling experiences for foodies and history buffs.

Looking for more options to choose from? Discover all of our Italy itineraries.

Chianti Region, Tuscany, Italy. Vineyards in autumn at sunset © Shutterstock

Chianti Region, Tuscany, Italy. Vineyards in autumn at sunset © Shutterstock

What to do in Florence in September

With pleasant weather and fewer crowds, September is the perfect time to immerse yourself in Renaissance art, culture, and historic landmarks. Explore charming streets, visit Florence Museums and indulge in the city's rich heritage.

Centro Storico

The heart of Florence, Centro Storico, invites you to an enchanting journey through time. With its historic treasures and architectural marvels like the iconic Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and Ponte Vecchio, the city's rich heritage unfolds before your eyes.

Festa della Rificolona

In September, Florence lights up with the Festa della Rificolona, a time-honoured tradition that fills the streets with magical lanterns. Locals and visitors alike carry illuminated paper lanterns through the city, creating a radiant spectacle reminiscent of its ancient origins.

Florence Fortissimissimo Festival

Experience the Florence Fortissimissimo Festival, an open-air celebration of music that fills the city's squares and piazzas with music. As the sun sets, the notes of classical melodies and contemporary compositions resonate through the air. This is especially magical under the starry Tuscan sky.

Firenze Jazz Festival

For jazz enthusiasts, September brings the Firenze Jazz Festival, a harmonious celebration of improvisation and creativity. This annual event features renowned jazz musicians from around the world performing in various iconic locations across Florence

Winery excursions during grape season

Celebrate September in Tuscany's countryside as the grape season begins. Explore renowned wineries, indulge in tours and tastings, and savor the finest wines amidst stunning landscapes. Cheers to the region's winemaking heritage!

Planning your trip to Tuscany's capital? See our guides to the weather in Florence in August.

Dre Roelandt

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 26.09.2023

Dre Roelandt is originally from the United States but lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Dre is a freelance writer and artist with a passion for travelling. They are an in-house Content Editor at Rough Guides.

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