Live Classical Music Returns to Florence

The performing arts have also been one of the many fields that was terribly affected by the current Covid-19 crisis. The fact of joining many people together in an enclosed space is exactly what was being discouraged. Now after months of complete closure, Florence’s classical music organizations are finding ways to allow the musicians to play together and the audience to enjoy live performances, including distancing for both the musicians and the audience [...]

The 2020 Korea Film Fest: the Show Goes On

  Originally scheduled during the months of lockdown, the annual Korea Film Fest in Florence has resurfaced with an outstanding itinerary for the last week in September that aims to reimagine how we experience cinema with COVID-19 as part of our daily lives.  Put on by the Taegukgi Toscana Korea Association and directed by Riccardo Gelli, the festival will take place in a hybrid fashion accessible both in person at Florence’s La Compagnia [...]

The Joy of the Florence Jazz Festival

Organizers of the Firenze Jazz Festival were doubtful just a few weeks ago as to whether there would be a fourth edition of the music event.  Yet, despite the complications of COVID-19, the Jazz Festival of the city of Florence returns from September 17 – 20. With 10 performances in various iconic outdoor venues, from the Villa Bardini to the Poggio Casciano estate in the hills surrounding Grassina to Santa Rosa Bistrot on [...]

Time, Space & Performing Arts: Fabbrica Europa

FABBRICA EUROPA avant-garde performing arts festival.  Various venues throughout Florence.  Tickets will range from €5 to €12 and will be available via  All events will follow health regulations including social distancing and capacity limits, so buy your tickets in advance to secure a spot. For more information on this year’s festival, visit Fabbrica Europa will offer live music, dance, and theater performances in the Performing Arts Research Center (PARC), as well [...]

Access to Florentine Treasures for Families

  Until Sept. 30:  FREE ENTRANCE AND GUIDED VISITS AT FLORENCE MUSEUMS & GARDENS. The CRF Foundation invites Florentines– both natives and residents — to discover the city’s most beautiful museums and historic gardens for free.  As the city continues to open, this initiative provides the opportunity for Florentines, as well as residents of the neighboring municipalities of Scandicci, Fiesole, Calenzano, Signa, Lastra a Signa, Sesto Fiorentino, Bagni a Ripoli, Campi Bisenzio and [...]

Music & Theatre at Anconella Park

The Anconella Garden promises an end of the month dedicated to theatre and music. All events will be held in the park, the “polmone verde” (green lung) of Florence on via Villamagna 39/d. You can still catch the end of this month’s theatre performances on August 25 and the following evening on August 26 at 9 pm which will mark the close of the program. The original drama “Cronache di Firenze” directed by [...]

ReGeneration Festival: Free Boboli Concerts

The ReGeneration Festival is reawakening arts and culture in Florence after the coronavirus pandemic brought months of quiet and hardship to the Renaissance city, with no-cost concert tickets this week available online.   A spinoff of the annual New Generation Festival normally held in the Corsini Garden, the ReGeneration Festival will take place from August 26 to August 29 at the Prato delle Colonne of the Boboli Gardens, featuring a variety of socially-distanced concerts [...]

Ferragosto Festivities in Florence Gardens 2020

Outdoor Ferragosto events to celebrate the national Italian holiday on and around August 15 are taking place in two leafy gardens close to downtown Florence as well as the Synagogue garden near Piazza Sant’ Ambrogio. ARTECULTURAL GARDEN Celebrating its seventh edition in 2020, a key part of the annual Giardino dell’ArteCultura (a shady park on via Vittorio Emanuele II, 4) calendar is Tuttapposto a Ferragosto, a series of musical performances dedicated to local bands at [...]

Florence Pools Post-Lockdown, Summer 2020

For pool scene during summer 2020, the most obvious new rule to comply with, will of course be the continuation of social distancing, in all facilities at all times. In swimming pools, guests will be asked to keep a distance of at least one meter – 3.2 ft. (except for members of the same household). A distance of at least a meter-and-a-half (5 ft.) will have to be observed by those using deckchairs, [...]

Florence Summer Spots Post-Pandemic

There are several summer spots — including one that is new — to check out for outdoor events and fine dining in Florence. From Serre Torrigiani on via Gusciana near Porta Romana to other cultural aperitivo venues including the Villa Vittoria, Parc Bistrò, and La Toraia on the Arno River, summer 2020 welcomes a new socializing normal post-pandemic. Serre Torrigiani, which opened on June 18 and is situated in the heart of the [...]