Florence’s Temperature in October
After our time in Rome, we headed to Florence. As you get further north in Italy, the temperatures do get cooler. However, Florence is not so far north of Rome that the weather change is significant. But in the Fall, it is known to be rainy season. Overall during our time in Florence, the temperature was in the mid 70’s and it was sunny/partly cloudy. There was some rain. The first day, it rained the first half of the day. Thankfully, we were on the train there when it did and it did rain in the evening (we were already in our hotel room by then). Talk about luck! One thing we noticed was that after the rain, as soon as the sun came out, the pavements and cobblestones quickly dried out. Of course, certain spots were still wet but it didn’t affect our time there.
Tips on Figuring Out What to Wear in Florence in October
Similar to what I did in Rome, I utilized Instagram to figure out what to wear in Florence in October. In Instagram’s search bar, I typed in Florence, Italy and made sure the search was under ‘Places’. I filtered posts by looking at the most recent photos. I also looked at the Instagram Stories as well to determine the temperature or appropriate outfits to wear. In my past experience traveling in Europe, I learned that the actual temperature and real feel temperature can really make a difference. For instance, the real feel temperature in Barcelona had at least a 10 degree difference. The temperature would be 73 degrees but the real feel is 83 degrees.
What to Wear in Florence in October
Below are what I recommend packing for Florence in October.
Layering or wearing layers is so important. Since the temperature can fluctuate throughout the day, you want to be prepared. In the mornings and evenings, it is cooler. The warmest temperature usually happens around noon until the sun sets. So I like to bring light layers or outerwear that are considered light. In this instance, I wore my moto jacket or a jean jacket. These outerwears are great because they aren’t too bulky to carry around when it warms up.
Also, since October is considered a rainy season, I recommend bringing a rain jacket. I made sure I brought a rain jacket that was packable. My rain jacket can easily be folded or rolled up barely taking up any space. Tre carries around a backpack and I was able to stuff it into the backpack.
I think wearing comfortable shoes is pretty obvious. If you are like us, we walk a lot when we travel. It’s a great way to see a city or town. However, it does take a toll on your feet. My go-to for cute & stylish comfortables shoes are white sneakers. I got these white sneakers from Naturalizer. Everything from Naturalizer is cute, stylish, and very comfortable. I also brought a pair of sandals. Surprisingly these sandals are comfortable. However, I do love these Naturalizer ones. It is definitely high on my list to get next once I wear out my current sandals.
When I say breathable clothes, I mean clothing that is light and airy and not clothing made out of heavy fabrics. When you’re walking everywhere (we average 20K steps a day), you definitely heat up! Plus, breathable clothes are easy to layer with. You can easily slip on a jacket and they are easy to pack. I also took this as an opportunity to wear dresses. I mainly wore maxi dresses or midi dresses.
What I Wore in Florence
Below are outfits I wore during our time in Florence. Most of my dresses are on sale!
If you are into eco-friendly/sustainable brands, my Happy x Nature dress is an eco-friendly brand and it is made with recycled materials. This brand is founded by Kate Hudson.
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