Florence Events

Fill your agendas and itineraries with all the best Firenze events!

Chronologically listed are all of the events in Florence, organized and specially selected by the StudentsVille staff. We’ve sifted through the thousands of Florence events happening in our lovely city to bring you the richest, and most entertaining, in cultural enjoyment events in Florence, Italy. You will find all the answers to the question, “What should I do in Florence today?”

What’s happening in Florence

Here you will find a list of all the most interesting cinema in Florence – outdoor and indoor, Florence concerts held in the center of the city, theatre in FlorenceFlorence music events and other exhibits and fairs happening throughout the year.

 

  • The first Sunday of every month there is free entrance to state museums. You can anticipate a longer line, but hey, it was free right? For a full list of the museums participating, click here.
  • For the latest in movies (in original sound with subtitles) check out Odeon Firenze  for their schedules and upcoming events.
  • For all shows at Teatro Verdi in the center, including ballets, plays, musicals and entertainment, visit the Teatro Verdi Website to see what shows will be playing when you’re in town.
  • For concerts and events throughout the year at the main venue in Florence, visit: Mandela Forum.

Art Exhibitions, Photography

  • At the Feet of the Gods. Footwear from Classical times to the modern era, Pitti Palace, Museum of Costume and Fashion, 16 December 2019 – 19 April 2020

In Florence, at the Fashion Museum of Pitti Palace, history, social role and symbolic value of footwear are reconstructed from the classical world to the contemporary one. More info: here.

  • Enigma Pinocchio, Villa Bardini, October 22nd 2019 – March 22nd 2020

Enigma Pinocchio – an exhibition dedicated to the creature of Collodi, the wooden puppet, universal known symbol of Italy and Tuscany: Pinocchio. More to know, here.

  • Tomás Saraceno, Palazzo Strozzi, February 22nd – July 19th 2020

Palazzo Strozzi will hosts the Tomás Saraceno exhibition entirely designed for the museum from February 22nd 2020 to July 19th 2020. More Info: here.

  • Come as you are – Kurt Cobain and the grunge revolution, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, March 7th – June 14th 2020

From March 7 to June 14, 2020, in Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi hosts the photographic exhibition “Peterson – Lavine. Come as you are: Kurt Cobain and the Grunge Revolution”. Curated by ONO arte contemporanea, the exhibition is organized and promoted by OEO Firenze Art and Le Nozze di Figaro, in collaboration with the Metropolitan City of Florence, the Municipality of Florence and Mus.e.
You can read more about it: here.

 

Cinema Festivals

  • Festival of Korean Cinema in Italy, Cinema La Compagnia, 19-27 March 2020

Florence Korea Film Fest is a unique film festival. It offers documentaries, short films, films and extensive retrospectives on the main directors of Korean cinema, with the participation of the authors. Info: here.

  • Middle East Now – Festival of Cinema and Contemporary Culture on the Middle East, Cinema La Compagnia – Cinema Stensen, March 31st 2020 – April 5th 2020

Middle East Now brings to Florence the contemporary Middle East with a rich program of cinema, documentaries, art, music, theater, meetings, social projects, food and events. The international festival will be held between Cinema La Compagnia and Cinema Stensen. Upcoming program: here.

 

Music Festivals, Concerts

Enjoy some beautiful concertos in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo’s Salone del Paradiso. You’ll love every moment of it!

  • New Generation Festival Concert Series,  from 20th Sept to 19th June 2020

From September 20, the Franco Zeffirelli Foundation will host the New Generation Festival Concert Series, a concert programme dedicated to young artists.

Many talented young artists will perform at the Franco Zeffirelli Foundation and in other Florentine locations: The Oratory of the Zeffirelli Foundation, The British Institute and Palazzo Corsini al Prato.

More info: Fondazione Zeffirelli’s webiste.

  • Annibale Festival, Titty Twister club, May 9th 2020

One day  of concerts and DJ sets that will take place in the afternoon at Titty Twister club. For all fans of psych, garage, punk, cumbia and experimental sounds. Moon Duo already announced. Tickets: here.

  • Firenze Rocks, Visarno Arena, June 10 – 13 2020

Four days of some of the best rock artists out there. Green Day, Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vasco Rossi already announced, click the link for the upcoming line-up: Firenze Rocks. 

  • Decibel Open Air Festival, Visarno Arena,  June 2020 (dates not yet announced)

A two days that transforms  Visarno Arena into one of the biggest dance parties in Europe, Decibel brings the giants of house and techno, in front of the vast crowd of the arena, for a show not to be missed: Decibel Open Air Festival

  • Musart Festival, Piazza Santissima Annunziata, July 2020

Musart Festival combines great concerts, art and culture.
Paul Weller, the “modfather”, already announced on 27th July 2020. (FB event: here)

Food, Artisan

  • Taste, Stazione Leopolda, 7-9 March 2020

PITTI TASTE, exhibition dedicated to the excellence of taste, Italian lifestyle and table design.

  • Firenze Bio per la sostenibilità, Fortezza da Basso, 20-22 March 2020

Market exhibition of bio products. Conferences, tastings, cooking shows, special parties in the monumental halls of the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, initiatives in schools, dedicated menus in over 50 restaurants in the city. Info: here.

  • Florence International Artisan Fair, Fortezza da Basso, April 24th – May 1st 2020

The first certified craft fair in Italy every year hosts teachers and new talents in a magnificent place, the sixteenth-century Fortezza da Basso, where cultural heritage and innovation give life to unique creations and experiences, destined to last. You can read more about it: here.

  • Festa dell’Unicorno, Vinci (Florence), 24-26 July 2020

Festival dedicated to the world of fantasy is preparing to amaze fans and onlookers with a new edition that will aim to consolidate the event with new guests, shows and concerts. You can read more about: here.

commemorations processions Florence

Festival, Commemorations

  • Easter Day – April 12th, 2020

” Lo Scoppio del Carro” – “Explosion of the Cart”  Piazza del Duomo 10AM 

An Easter tradition dating back centuries. We suggest getting to the piazza as early as possible because you will find a huge crowd of both Florentines and tourists. For a detailed explanation of this tradition, visit – Explosion of the Cart.

 

  • Liberation Day – April 25th, 2019

Celebrating the day that Nazi occupation came to an end in Italy towards the end of the WWII. Enjoy an annual ceremony and concert in Piazza Signoria among other events dedicated to those who fought all around Florence and Italy in general.

  • Festa di San Giovanni – June 24th 2019

Celebrating Saint John, the patron saint of Florence, you can expect to see crowds and a lot of events happening all around the city including Calcio Storico (the final game) during the day and the famous fireworks taking off from Piazzale Michelangelo at night. For more information about this holiday and what you can expect, visit: Festa di San Giovanni.