‘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, 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 and attendees can [...]

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 [...]

A Race for Everyone at Firenze Marathon

Over 10,000 participants are expected for the 35th Firenze Marathon: athletes from all over the world will come together for the event on Sunday, Nov. 25. This year, new initiatives have been organized in hopes to broaden the array of people who participate. Along with the main marathon, the weekend will contain the Huawei Relay, the Ginky Family Run, and offer Marathonabile. The marathon, which will start at 8:30 am in Piazza Duomo, [...]

Florence’s Pool Palooza: Le Pavoniere

Escape Florence’s summer heat at the Le Pavoniere swimming pool, located in the historic Cascine Park. Shaded by ages-old trees and tucked away from the hubbub of town, the pool is a refreshing spot to hang out with family and friends. Open seven days a week, the pool’s hours are 10 am to 6 pm, with free swim from 6:45 to 7:45 pm. Visitors can swim on weekdays during daytime hours for € [...]

Run, Drink, and Be Merry: Florence’s ‘Run & Wine’

Mark your calendars for the third annual Run&Wine event on Thursday, May 31. The race will take place at 8 pm starting from Le Vecchie Carceri in Piazza Madonna della Neve, towards Piazzale Michelangelo, past the old Florentine walls, past Piazza Pitti, Ponte alle Grazie, Santa Croce, and ending at the starting line. The 10 km (6.2mi) run and 5 km (3.1mi) walk are open to runners, walkers, and wine lovers alike! After [...]

Seeing Florence through the ‘Guarda Firenze’ Race

Do you want to learn about the history of Florence while also enjoying a run? Register for the annual Guarda Firenze race, taking place on Sunday, May 6 at 9:30 am. This run, which brings together over 3,000 people annually, focuses on teaching runners about the rich history of Florence while simultaneously promoting healthy lifestyles for all. This 10km (6.2mi) race will start at Piazza San Giovanni and take runners through some of the most important [...]

A Sports & Street Food Weekend at Campo di Marte

Piazza Campioni, next to the Franchi stadium in Campo di Marte, will host a three-day fair on April 6 – 8. Nine food trucks and a sports village comprised of 24 sports associations are set to provide a memorable experience for children and adults alike. Following a successful 2017 event with a record of over 20,000 visitors, this year’s edition has expanded to include even more sports activities. From golf to fencing, running and [...]

A ‘Rosamimosa’ Race to Prevent Violence Against Women

Named for two flowers inextricably connected with women, the rose and the mimosa, the “Rosamimosa” race, which is the oldest female race in Italy, will be celebrating its 33rd year this year on March 10 at 4:30 pm. This year’s theme, “Stop femicides,” will be in support of the fight against violence towards women, which is an ever present topic in Italy today. The competitive race will consist of an 8 km (5 [...]

‘Notturna di San Giovanni’ Night Race

Sat. 17:  NOTTURNA DI SAN GIOVANNI 4 & 10K RACE. Race starts and finishes in Piazza del Duomo. 9 pm.  Registration fee: €10. Runners, walkers, joggers, and their families are welcome to come explore and appreciate the exquisite views of Florence at night in a race to celebrate the patron saint of Florence, St. John the Baptist. Two races will be offered this year, a competitive 10k open to adults over 18 who [...]

Qi Gong in Florence’s Botanical Garden

Saturdays, May 27, June 10 and 24:  Qi Gong at the Botanical Garden, via Micheli 3.  11 am – noon.  €10, includes admission to the park. The Botanical Garden at the Giardino dei Semplici near Piazza San Marco is a green lush oasis in the heart of the bustling city. Patricia Muller, T’ai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong instructor will be holding classes among the wildflowers and bush lined paths every other Saturday [...]