The Antiques Biennale: Tradition & Innovation

  Until October 2:  INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUES BIENNALE.  Palazzo Corsini, Lungarno Corsini.  Open 10:30 am – 8 pm. Admission €15, €10 by downloading or printing the Magenta Smart Card, and displayed at the entrance; free for kids under six. Bridging the classic and the contemporary, Florence’s International Antiques Biennale (BIAF) will engage the birthplace of the Renaissance on the world stage.  The fair is regarded as one of the most acclaimed events dedicated to Italian art, as it attracts [...]

The Oct. 2 ‘Corri La Vita’ Annual Charity Run for Life

Corri La Vita (Run for Life) is an annual charity run that aims to help people diagnosed with breast cancer and contribute to the public health system of Florence with treatments and research. In its 20th edition, the race will take place in Florence on October 2, allowing the attendees to support a great cause and discover several city attractions and spots in the meanwhile. The participants are invited to meet in the [...]

September 24 – 25 €1 & Free Museum Admission & Evening Hours

Sept. 24 & 25: EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE DAYS  This Saturday and Sunday, residents and tourists in Florence are welcome to participate in “European Cultural Heritage Days.” The event encompasses free to €1 admission at a number of galleries, landmarks and gardens at specific times as outlined below. Every September, signatory countries participate in the European Cultural Convention to create this opportunity for the museum-going public. European Heritage Days (EHP) began in 1985 in an effort [...]

‘Water Spell,’ Free Performance on the Arno

  Look out for the special performance “Water Spell” on September 23 floating down the Arno! In the evening at around 6:45 pm this coming Friday, a boat stage will be set up on the Arno River to host this event created by Emiliano Maggi. The show will take place between the Palazzo Corsini and the Ponte Vecchio, and it will involve music, sculpture, and choreography. Maggi has decided to involve the members [...]

Tradition & Innovation at the Antiques Biennale

Until October 2:  INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUES BIENNALE.  Palazzo Corsini, Lungarno Corsini.  Open 10:30 am – 8 pm. Admission €15, €10 by downloading or printing the Magenta Smart Card, and displayed at the entrance; free for kids under six. Bridging the classic and the contemporary, Florence’s International Antiques Biennale (BIAF) will engage the birthplace of the Renaissance on the world stage.  The fair is regarded as one of the most acclaimed events dedicated to Italian [...]

Italian & European Craftsmanship at ‘Artigianato e Palazzo’

  Friday 16 – Sunday 18: ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO CRAFTS FAIR.  Corsini Palace and Garden, via della Scala 115.  Open 10 am – 7:30 pm.   Admission:  €8, € 6 reduced, and free admission for children under 12.  Free catalogue included. The Artigianato e Palazzo Fair will reflect the journey of artisan culture from craftsmen to art designers, showcasing traditional and contemporary works. Guests will have the opportunity to walk through an itinerary that comprises the Limonaia [...]

Queen Elizabeth Commemorations at the British Institute Library

The British Institute of Florence has announced initiatives in commemoration of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. On Wednesday, September 14 at 6 pm, there will be a screening of  a 50 minute documentary film (in English: Queen Elizabeth II: a Life of Service), followed by a toast in her memory at the British Institute Library, at Lungarno Guicciardini 9.  All are welcome; free admission. Books of Condolence have been placed in the [...]

The Swinging Sounds of the 2022 Firenze Jazz Festival

  Opening September 8:  FIRENZE JAZZ FESTIVAL.  Sala Vanni, Piazza del Carmine, Villa Strozzi, Villa Bardini.  Performances scheduled between 7:30 and 9:30 pm.  Free admission. The Firenze Jazz Festival is back with its sixth edition, involving more than 100 musicians and concerts in nine locations. Starting September 8, a review of national and international jazz music awaits people in and around Florence in historic villas, concert halls, farmhouses, clubs, and Renaissance cloister. The festival will bring a [...]

Florence’s September 2022 Free Museum Sunday

On Sunday, September 4, the state museums of Florence are free for everyone. City-run museums are also providing access at no cost to residents of the Florentine metropolitan area  (Domenica Metropolitana) on the same day. The state-run museums comprise: Uffizi Gallery (8:15 am – 6:50 pm); Palazzo Pitti  complex (8:15 am – 6:50 pm); Boboli Gardens (9 am – 6:45 pm); Galleria  dell’Accademia (9 am – 6:50 pm); Bargello Museum (8:45 am – [...]

The Fabbrica Europa ’22 Festival Goes Live

  Sept. 2 – 25:  FABBRICA EUROPA Festival.  Various venues throughout Florence.  Tickets will range from €5 to €15 and are available through Fabbrica Europa is back on stage to entertain audience for its 34th avant-garde performance arts festival, this time in the fall, rather than the spring. The festival is popular among Italians and visitors for its variety in performances and workshops and has been marked an important cultural entity by the [...]