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?"

Everything you need to know: 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 centre of the city, theatre in FlorenceFlorence music events and other exhibits and fairs happening throughout the year.

  • On 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 centre, 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.

Best Art, Photography Exhibitions in Florence

  • Jeff Koons. Shine, Palazzo Strozzi,  October 2nd 2021 - January 30th 2022

From 2 October 2021, Palazzo Strozzi will host a major new exhibition dedicated to Jeff Koons, one of the most discussed artists in contemporary art.
Buy Jeff Koons. Shine exhibition's tickets

  • Donatello, The Renaissance, Palazzo Strozzi and Musei del Bargello, March 19th - July 31st 2022

From 19 March 2022, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Musei del Bargello host "Donatello, the Renaissance": an exhibition that aims to reconstruct the extraordinary career of one of the most important and influential masters of the Italian Renaissance.
Read more info about Donatello, The Renaissance

Cinema Festivals

  • River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, Cinema La Compagnia, 3-8 December 2021

River to River is the Film Festival in Florence dedicated to Indian cinema. Its first edition, in October 2001, was at the Teatro del Rondò di Bacco in Palazzo Pitti in Florence.
Visit River to River Florence Indian Film Festival's website.

Music Festivals, Concerts

  • Firenze Rocks, Visarno, June 16th 2022

Firenze Rocks will return in summer 2022. Confirmed in next year's line-up: Green Day and Weezer on Thursday 16th June, Muse on Friday 17th June.
Visarno Arena's official website: here.

  • Paul Weller, Tuscany Hall, September 12th 2022

The "Modfather" Paul Weller is back in Italy. On September 12th he will be live at Tuscany Hall.
FB event: here.

 

commemorations processions Florence

Festival, Commemorations

  • Easter Day 

" 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

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 

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.