Decorating Eggs & More at the Children’s Lending Library Easter Party

Saturday, April 1: Children’s Lending Library’s Easter Party. Undercroft of the church of St. James, via Rucellai 9, Florence. 4 – 6 pm. Entrance: €3 per family (Library members): €5 per family (non-Library members). All children must be accompanied by an adult. The Children’s Lending Library’s spring fundraiser will spotlight an iconic Easter tradition in English-speaking countries: decorating Easter eggs. Kids should bring their own medium-sized hard-boiled eggs, preferably white. Extra hard-boiled eggs will be on sale during [...]

Open House at FAI Spring Days 2023

  FAI Spring Days (Giornate di Primavera) make their return to Florence this year on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. The weekend-long event will open the doors of three normally inaccessible sites in Florence: Villa Schifanoia-EUI, the Palace of the Bank of Italy (Palazzo della Banca d’Italia) and the Robert Longhi Foundation (Fondazione Roberto Longhi). The nonprofit foundation, founded in 1975, aims to protect historical and cultural landmarks, monuments and landscapes [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Florence, 2023

  Florence is no stranger to Saint Patrick’s Day festivities that liven up Irish American communities worldwide each year. To celebrate, a wide range of events will be available to the public to commemorate the holiday in Florence on Friday, March 17. For those looking to enjoy some Irish dancing, The Hard Rock Café on Via dei Brunelleschi has invited the Shamrock Dance company from the Clover School of Irish Dance to perform [...]

Talk in English on ‘Circular Fashion: Made in Italy’ at CEA

The CEA CAPA center in Piazza della Repubblica 6 is hosting the lecture in English “Circular Fashion: Made in Italy” on March 13 at 6 pm.  Admission is free and the public is welcome. In order to build a truly  sustainable alternative to fast fashion, speaker Niccolò Cipriani will delve into the following topics:  Is it possible to change the fashion industry?  Is it possible to make it more sustainable? Is it possible [...]

Oscar Night on the Big Screen with Free Admission

  Cinema La Compagnia (via Cavour 50/r) will be providing live coverage of the Academy Awards ceremony in the early hours of Monday, March 12 thanks to Sky Cinema starting at 12:15 am.  Admission is free until there are remaining seats. The Tuscan producer and director Alice Rohrwacher is in the running for an Oscar with “Le Pupille,” a short film distributed by Disney+.

International Women’s Day in Florence, 2023

  Wednesday, March 8: FESTA DELLA DONNA (International Women’s Day). On International Women’s Day, women are honored in many ways around the world. In Florence, there will be free admission for women at a variety of museums, free guided tours for all visitors at the Bargello, the Medici Chapels and the Palazzo Davanzati, the opening of the free CaraDonna photography exhibition and a 24-hour strike affecting public and private sectors. An idea launched by the [...]

‘Florence Archaeofilm:’ International Movies on Archaeology & Art

The 5th edition of the Archeological Film Festival comes to Florence’s La Compagnia Cinema March 1-5. Organized by the magazine Archeologia Viva, the five-day festival includes 80 documentary films, screened continuously beginning at 10 am as well as talks with filmmakers. Participants can travel through cinema to discover great archeological sites, breathtaking scenery and landscapes around the globe. This year’s films come from the United Kingdom, Turkey, Jordan, Brazil, Iran, the United States [...]

Browsing the ‘Testo’ Literary Fair at the Stazione Leopolda

  February 24 – 26: TESTO [Come si diventa un libro] (How to create a book) book and publishing fair. Stazione Leopolda, Viale Fratelli Rosselli 5 (outside Porta a Porta near the Teatro del Maggio and located across the Stazione Leopolda tram stop). Open 10 am – 8 pm.  Admission: €5. The TESTO literary fair will return to Florence to celebrate its second edition, featuring over 160 events by authors, and book publishers for literary fans [...]

February 21 Mardi Gras Concert at Teatro Verdi

Tuesday, February 21: Mardi Gras Concert. Teatro Verdi at 9 pm. Tickets are available for purchase before the event on Ticketone. To bring on the Mardi Gras festivities, the Teatro Verdi will present a special concert showcasing the talents of the Tuscan Regional Orchestra (ORT). This performance also marks the debut of conductor Diego Ceretta in Florence for the first time and highlights the skill of violinist Giuseppe Gibboni through a special solo. [...]

‘Calcio Storico’ Historical Reenactment: Men, Mud & Muscle

  Fri. 17: CALCIO STORICO HISTORICAL GAME REENACTMENT. Piazza Santa Croce. Historical parade, 2 pm, match at 3  pm. Free admission. Florence will once again commemorate the historic February 17, 1530 Calcio Storico (a mixture of soccer  and rugby) match played in defiance of the siege posed by Charles V of Spain with a reenactment featuring the “Vecchie Glorie” in the same venue. The game, offering a spectacle of men, mud, and muscle, [...]