What to Pack for Spring in Tuscany
Spring in Tuscany is a beautiful time to visit. The flowers are in bloom, it’s less crowded and it’s more affordable. However, as the weather transitions from winter, it can be a bit tricky to figure out what to pack. And that’s the last thing you want to do before a trip! So we’ve created this packing list so that you can spend less time stressing about forgetting something and more time daydreaming about gelato.
Spring Weather in Tuscany
March: The average temperature in Tuscany is a high of 61 degrees and a low of 43 degrees. While it might not be warm enough for the beach, you will definitely enjoy those thermal spas. Occasionally, there’s a few scattered bouts of rain, so you’ll want to bring a light rainjacket.
April: The average temperature is a high of 66 degrees and a low of 46 degrees. With just a small jump in temperature, April is a cool but pleasant time of year to travel.
May: The average temperature is a high of 73 degrees and a low of 54 degrees. This is one of the best times of year to visit because while the temperature is warm, there’s a bit of a breeze so it’s not too hot.
The Essential Items
These are the items that we highly recommend you bring.
- Passport: always triple check that you have this with you, with at least 6 months remaining before it expires.
- Photocopy of passport: In case you don’t want to carry your passport with you everywhere, a copy will often suffice.
- International travel plug adapters: Before you purchase an adapter, make sure it is suited for Italy.
- Camera: For memories of all the places you go and all the Italian food you eat.
- Reusable water bottle: Super essential because you will be doing a lot of walking. Bringing a reusable water bottle means that you’ll save a bit of money and the environment from all those disposable plastic water bottles.
- Your phone charger: Probably the number 1 item people forget! Worse comes to worst you can always buy a new one in the airport.
- Journal, books, magazines, etc: Check out our reading list to capture the mood of Italy.
- Headphones: Important for all the traveling you’ll be doing.
- Money belt: Pickpocketing does exit, so keep your money and bank cards safe!
- Extra bank cards: As we’ve already mentioned, pickpocketing exists! Leave the extra bank cards at your villa or in your hotel safe, so that if you do get robbed, you’ll still have access to money.
- Money: Either exchange money beforehand or grab some from an ATM (called “Bancomat” in Italy) at the terminal. You’ll need it for transportation from the airport to your villa.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Razor and shaving cream
- Other optional toiletries: makeup, lotion, face wash, facial moisturizer, hair spray, etc.
- Leave the hairdryer at home, as the electrical surge may burn it up if you try to plug it in, even with an adaptor. Villas and hotels will have hairdryers for your use.
Clothing, Shoes and Accessories
Because the weather can vary, be sure to dress in layers!
- Several pairs of socks
- Pajamas: We suggest a lightweight pair
- Hat: For a little bit of relief when the sun comes out
- Light rainjacket
- Active wear for any long walks or hikes
- A light jacket or sweater: It can get chilly in spring!
- Shirts: short sleeve, tank top, and long sleeve
- Shoes: Sneakers, sandals, dress shoes and flip flops (keep cobblestone streets in mind)
- Ladies: Jeans, sundress, skirt, shorts
- Men: Jeans, shorts
- Scarf or shawl: In Italy, scarves are common for men too!
- Swimsuit: Not always essential for spring, but if you plan on going to a spa, definitely bring it!