Florence in November | Weather, What To Pack & Things To Do!
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Things to Do in Florence in November

2. Explore Siena Cathedral
3. Wine Tasting at Chianti
4. Stop by Boboli Gardens
5. Experience Palazzo Pitti
7. Train Rides at Cinque Terre
8. Take Part In Florence Marathon
9. Pay a Visit Medici Chapels
10. Day Trip to Pisa

Florence in November consists of cold weather with low temperatures and frequent rains. November being a shoulder season, you will find a lesser crowd in most attractions resulting in a lesser waiting time. November is also the beginning of the holiday season, so you will be able to enjoy the festivities and participate in the events such as Florence Marathon and others that happen during this month.

There are several things to do in Florence, Italy in November. You can visit several of the places of attractions such as the Medici Chapels, Siena Cathedral, Palazzo Pitti, Museo del Bargello, and others. Those interested in art will surely want to visit the famous Accademia Gallery, known for Michaelangelo's spectacular marble sculpture, David. Opt to have an outdoor outing at the famous Boboli Gardens. Apart from this, you can also embark on exciting day trips such as a trip to Pisa, a train ride to Cinque Terre, or a trip to Chianti to taste wine.
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Essential Information About Florence In November


Weather Conditions of Florence In November

November in Florence marks the closing of the autumn season and the weather becomes cold and rainy. Florence has an average temperature of 14.7 during the day which drops to 5.1 at night. The month has the most rainfall in the city with an average of 113.6 mm.

November also has the least sunshine with an average daylight of 9.7 hours, making it the perfect weather to enjoy hiking and camping. The month also has the highest wind speeds of 7 miles per hour, offering a dramatic essence in your trip.

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What To Pack For Florence Trip

Since the weather in November is a little chilly, it is recommended to carry a sweater or a light jacket for your Florence trip. Take a scarf along for windy days. For daytime wear, you can pack a few Heavy pieces of cotton and light woolen clothes and a pair or two of fully-covered (covering knees and shoulders) clothing to wear at some of the conservative institutions having dress codes.

Carry a good pair of walking shoes as you will need to walk during sightseeing. If you visit any of the churches, pack a pair of socks as you will have to remove your shoes before entering. Carry an umbrella, Poncho or raincoat as the city gets lots of rainfall in November. Do not forget to carry a 3-pin to 2-pin converter plug with round pins for the C, F, and L-type sockets to charge your phones in Florence.

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Things To Do In Florence In November


Visit Accademia Gallery

  • While visiting Florence in November,  do not miss out on the Accademia Gallery, an art gallery dedicated majorly to sculpture art.
  • The gallery is well-known for Michaelangelo's spectacular marble sculpture, David.
  • Explore the gallery to admire the famous status along with other unfinished works of the great artist mostly from 1300-1600 century.
  • Admire masterpieces by some famous artists such as Ghirlandaio, Pontormo and Botticelli.

: Via Ricasoli, 58, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing: Tuesday to Sunday: 8:15 AM to 6:50 PM; Closed on Mondays.

Price: € 49

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Stop By Boboli Gardens

  • Exploring the Boboli Gardens is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Florence, Italy in November.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the garden which is located in the backyard of the Pitti Palace.
  • Appreciate the plethora of sculptures at the largest open-air museum in Florence.
  • Take a stroll on the winding paths of the Upper Botanical Garden and the Viale dei Cipressi in the November rains and stop to admire the fountains.
  • Wander to the top of the garden to see a breathtaking view of the city.

: Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy 

Timing: Daily 8:15 am – 6:30 pm

Price:  € 6 per person

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Experience Palazzo Pitti

  • You must include a visit to Palazzo Pitti in your list of things to do in Florence, Italy in November.
  • Palazzo Pitti belongs to the Renaissance period and is currently one of the largest museums in Florence. 
  • Explore the museum and stroll across the various galleries housed inside the building.
  • Observe the displays in the Gallery of Modern Art and the Palatine Gallery.
  • Walk into the Silver Museum which was the treasury of the Grand Dukes and then stroll into the Royal Apartments before heading towards the Museum of Costume and Fashion. 

:Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Timings:Tuesday to Sunday, 1:30 to 6:30 PM

Entry Fee: € 6 per person

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Admire Museo Del Bargello

  • An interesting place to visit in Florence in November is the Museo del Bargello, an art museum.
  • Pay a visit to the museum that was originally designed as a prison and a barrack.
  • Look at one of the largest collections of Renaissance-period sculptures on display in the museum.
  • Delight in observing an amazing collection of coins, silver, ivory, ceramics and others.
  • Admire the works of well-known artists such as Michelangelo and Donatello

Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing: Mon, Wed to Fri: 8:15 AM to 1:50 PM;
              Sat: 8:15 AM to 6:50 PM;
              Sun & Tue: Closed

Price: €15.75 per person

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Pay A Visit Medici Chapels

  • A must-visit place during your trip to Florence in November is the Medici Chapel, a museum which is also a burial place of the Medici family.
  • Explore the chapel that forms a part of the monumental complex of San Lorenzo, built by Michelangelo and Buontalenti in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Check out its two major attractions - the Chapel of the Princes and the Sagrestia Nuova (New Sacristy), which are architectural marvels.

Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing: Wed to Sat & Mon: 8:15 am to 6:50 pm;
              Sun: 8:15 AM to 1:50 PM;
               Tuesday: Closed

Price: Adult: € 16.75 per person

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Day Trip To Pisa

  • One of the popular activities to do in Florence in November is to take a day trip from Florence to the historic city of Pisa.
  • The journey will take only an hour and a half and take you to the city of Pisa, famous for its iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Visit the iconic landmark and head towards other attractions such as the Medici Palace, Stefano Dei Cavalieri and others.
  • Explore Pisa which has over 20 medieval palaces and historic churches which you can visit.

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Timing: Tour runs daily at 1:30 PM

Price: Adults: €35

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Wine Tasting At Chianti

  • Florence in November is ideal for a wine tasting experience at Chianti.
  • Take a day trip to reach the wineries in Chianti, journeying along the hills.
  • Visit two well known wineries and delight in a tour of the wine cellars.
  • Relish the exquisite taste of Chianti wine, after a tour of a well known winery of Chianti.

Chianti, Tuscany, in the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo

Timings:Wed, Fri and Sat at 2:45 PM

Entry Fee: €45 per person for a half day tour

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Train Rides At Cinque Terre

  • Hop on to a train and journey to the Italian seaside, Cinque Terre for a day-long trip.
  • Delight in the vistas of Florence city before passing vibrant fishing villages as you cross the Italian Riviera.
  • Reach the town to explore the beautiful place and take a dip in the seawater.

Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy

Timings: Number of trains throughout the day

Entry Fee: Children from 4 to 12 years: € 8.50; 70+: € 11.20;
                   Adults: € 14.80

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Take Part In Florence Marathon

  • One of the activities to do in Florence in November is to take part in the Florence Marathon.
  • Held every year on the last Sunday of November, the Marathon attracts thousands of participants from across the world.
  • Opt to participate in the marathon and get a participation certificate.
  • Run for 42 km and 195 m and get a glimpse of the culture, art and architecture of the historic city.

All across Florence starting at Piazza Duomo

Timings: Starts from 8:30 am every year

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Explore Siena Cathedral

  • While holidaying in Florence in November, visit the Siena Cathedral, a stunning structure located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside
  • Explore the cathedral which is known to be one of the finest cathedrals in the world.
  • Walk into the place and appreciate the artistic treasures by Renaissance artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo, and Bernini
  • Check out the Piccolomini Library to observe the marble-inlay floor as well as the frescoes by Pinturicchio.
  • Head towards the Museo dell'Opera to take a look at Italian art such as Duccio di Buoninsegna's Maestà and others.

Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

Timings:Mon to Sat: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Sun:1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Entry Fee: €9.8 per person

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People Also Ask About Florence

  1. Which are the best things to do in Florence In November?

    1. Visit Accademia Gallery: Do not miss out on visiting the Accademia Gallery, known for having the spectacular marble sculpture, David by Michaelangelo along with masterpieces by other famous artists such as Ghirlandaio, Pontormo and Botticelli.

    2. Explore the Boboli Gardens: Going for an exploration of the Boboli Gardens is one of the fun things to do in Florence Italy in November. Appreciate the plethora of sculptures at the largest open-air museum in Florence as you take a stroll on the winding paths in the garden.

    3. Day Trip to Pisa: An exciting thing to do in Florence in November is to take a day trip from Florence to the historic city of Pisa to see its iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Visit the iconic landmark and head towards other attractions such as the Medici Palace, Stefano Dei Cavalieri and others.

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  2. How many days do you need in Florence?

    If you are traveling to Florence in November, it is recommended that you spend 4 days in the city to be able to cover most of the attractions that the city has. An ideal itinerary would be as follows:

    Day 1:
    Visit the highlights of the city such as the Piazza Della signoria, Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery, San Lorenzo market, Ponte Vecchio and others.
    Day 2: Keep the 2nd day for visiting Palazzo Pitti, Brancacci Chapel and Boboli Gardens.
    Day 3: On the 3rd day you can visit Florence’s Museums and Galleries such as Palazzo Medici, Basilica di Santa Croce, San Marco Museum, Accademia Gallery, etc.
    Day 4: On the 4th day take a day trip to Pisa 

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  3. How to reach Florence?

    1. By Train: You can reach any of the 3 main stations of the city - Firenze SMN, Firenze Campo Di and Firenze Refried, traveling by a high-speed train network from almost all major cities of Italy. Catch the overnight trains from France and Germany to reach Florence by express trains.

    2. By Air: You can fly to any of the 2 airports near Florence. While Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci international airport has flights from several European cities such as Barcelona, Amsterdam, Munich and Frankfurt, Pisa International Airport has flights coming from more destinations. Pisa is 85 km away from the city. 

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  4. What is special about Florence?

    First and foremost, Florence is well known for being the birthplace of the Renaissance. The city is also known for its open-air museum and delightful cuisine. Other reasons for the popularity of the city are the architecture of its monuments and the vibrant culture that can be witnessed in its people.  The city has several art galleries and museums such as the Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi Gallery which must be visited during your trip. 
  5. Is November a good time to visit Florence?

    Florence in November is cold and wet with regular rainfall every other day. So, you will need to carry your umbrellas and raincoats with you at all times. However, if you are vacationing in November, you will enjoy shorter queues at attractions and will be able to enjoy seasonal special meals at restaurants. You will also be able to visit the winter park at Arno River and will be able to purchase holiday souvenirs at antique fairs like the Largo Pietro Annigoni and Fortezza da Basso. 

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