The 2024 Return of the Half Marathon Race, Runs & Walks

Runners take your marks; the International Half Marathon Firenze is this Sunday, April 7.  Buses that run downtown will be detoured from their normal routes that morning until early afternoon. The organization strives to be as eco-friendly as possible, and supports a charity each year. The popular Half Marathon Village, full of sports themed events and information booths, will be set up all weekend in Piazza Santa Croce as a gathering point for [...]

The 2023 Firenze Marathon & Ginky Family Run

Sun. 26: FIRENZE MARATHON. Starts and ends in Piazza Duomo.  8:30 am.   Residents and visitors will see the streets of Florence crowded with 8, 500 runners on Sunday for the Firenze Marathon. Athletes from all over will come together for the 39th edition of the Firenze Marathon.  Along with the main marathon, the Ginky Family Run and ‘MaratonAbile,’ a handcycling event, will also be held on the same day. The marathon itself is 42.195 kilometers [...]

From Stage to TV: All Things Dance at ‘Danzainfiera’ 2023

Fri. 24 – Sun. 26: DANZAINFIERA dance festival 2023.  Fortezza da Basso.  Open 9 am to 8 pm. Admission €18, reduced €12. The slogan for this year’s 17th edition of Danzainfiera is, “all you need is dance.”  Dance lovers, students, professional dancers, and representatives from schools and companies will all gather for this special event. The festival will offer multiple lessons, dance shows, book presentations, and meet & greets open to all, along [...]

‘Firenze Marathon’ 2022 in Downtown Florence


Sun. 27: FIRENZE MARATHON. Starts and ends in Piazza Duomo. 8:30 am. Athletes from all over will come together for the Firenze Marathon.  The marathon itself is 42.195 kilometers (26 mi). The route will go through centuries of art, history and culture here in Florence. Registrations are closed as of now, however more information about the event’s route and background can be found at Expect to see the fastest runner receive their trophies [...]

Franchi Stadium Redevelopment Project Unveiled

The winning project for the redevelopment of the Artemio Franchi stadium (Stadio Franchi), home to the A.C. Fiorentina soccer team, was recently presented in Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio. The stadium, created by renowned Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi (✞ 1979), is one of the most significant examples of 20th-century architecture in the city.  Located in the Campo di Marte neighborhood, the Franchi stadium, boasting a capacity for a capacity of 45,000 [...]

The 2022 Return of the ‘DanzainFiera’ Festival

Feb. 25 – 27: DANZAINFIERA, Fortezza da Basso. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 8 pm. Admission: 1 day €18, 3 days €40; free for children 5 and under; €12 for 6 – 12-year-olds. The event follows current Covid-19 regulations and a valid Super Green Pass is required for entrance. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, all things dance-related come together once more at the DanzainFiera event in the Fortezza [...]

Free Florence Fitness Classes in Local Parks

For the seventh consecutive year, the Sports Department of Florence and UISP are partnering to offer residents free outdoor fitness classes. The initiative, which aims to promote physical fitness in all ages, was discontinued in 2020 due to the pandemic. The ease on COVID-19 guidelines, however, allowed the program to resume in June and continue throughout July and September. The sessions will be offered to all ages at local public parks and green [...]

How to Stay Fit during the Covid 19 Quarantine

Most people by now are suffering from lack of exercise and fresh air due to the Coronavirus lockdown, a measure that has just been extended from to April 13 as announced by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.  He has also authorized children and teenagers to exercise or take a walk accompanied by one parent close to home.  Those lucky enough to have a terrace might enjoy the small amount of open space it [...]

‘Centro Ippico’ Open Days Offer Free Horseback Rides

Fun for the whole family continues throughout spring with “Open Days” at Centro Ippico Toscano the first Sunday of every month. Located in the middle of Cascine Park (via Vespucci 5), the center will open its doors to Florence residents from 3 pm to 6 pm and will provide children with free rides as well as information about lessons, riding courses and other activities. Admission will be free to those who make reservations [...]

Cycling at FBC, the 2019 Florence Bike Festival

The Florence Bike Festival will be returning to the Parco delle Cascine from April 12 – 14 for its seventh edition and a weekend full of activities, races and various cycling festivities. On Friday, April 12 at 2 pm, the park will be transformed into the traditional FBF Village and a party at the Florence Out Of Ordinary bistro, housed in The Student Hotel complex (via Spartaco Lavagnini 70), will kick off the [...]