Wondering what time of year you should plan your trip to Florence?
You want to pick a time where great weather is almost guaranteed. You want to avoid peak season and the crowds and long waits it brings. If it happens that flights and hotels are cheaper, that’s great.
If this sounds like you, then I have a surprising answer to your question.
Florence is a great home base when visiting Italy. In the heart of Tuscany, it's close to so many other interesting cities that can easily be explored in a day. Some effort is required to get to this charming hilltop town but it is well worth it.
In the heart of Tuscany, lies beautiful Siena. This hilly town is home to a magnificent Duomo and iconic Tuscan delicacies (think panforte and pici pasta.) It deserves to be on your list of must-see places in Italy and is easy to visit in just a day.