Santa Croce Hosts a Free Puccini Concert

Thursday, June 13: Free concert. Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence. 9 pm. A special evening in the Basilica of Santa Croce will commemorate the centenary of Giacomo Puccini’s death with a free concert. The Florence Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Giuseppe Lanzetta, will perform alongside the choirs of Santa Cecilia of Empoli and of Santa Cecilia of Borgo San Lorenzo, directed by choirmasters Andrea Sardi and Simone Faraoni. The performance will feature tenor Shunyao [...]

Shop Vintage to Help Home Health at FILE Market

  Solidarietà (Solidarity), Florence’s vintage charity market returns to Palazzo Corsini from May 17 to 19. All proceeds go towards free palliative care services for those with serious illness and their families, this market is stocked with exclusively vintage clothing, accessories and homeware.  Organised by FILE (Fondazione Italiana di Leniterapia), Solidarità 2024 marks the ninth year of the market, completely supplied by vintage donations from supporters of the charity. This year the market [...]

June 27 Free Baroque Concert at Casa Buonarroti

  The final concert of the Festival Passaggi in Florence will take place on June 27 in the courtyard of Casa Buonarroti (Michelangelo’s House), on via Ghibellina, 70 at 9 pm.  There is free admission with reservation: call 055/241752 between 10 am and 4 pm (except Tuesday). June 27: “Paris | Naples | Florence: A Baroque Stroll”  The offers an evening of Baroque music from the 17th and early 18th centuries interpreted by [...]

2022’s Thanksgiving Giveaway at Pino’s Sandwiches

Pino’s Sandwiches has been around for over 25 years and is located right in the heart of Florence. Pino is the creator of the first “Thanksgiving” sandwich in Florence, which includes roast turkey, gravy and if desired, chestnut stuffing and brie cheese. Alternatively, Pino’s Thanksgiving entrée comprises turkey breast, chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, and a green bean casserole with creamy onion sauce. Magenta Florence is giving away THREE (3) of Pino’s famous Thanksgiving [...]

International Youth Orchestra Concerts in Piazza Signoria

The Florence Youth Orchestra Festival headlines international orchestral concerts with free entrance in Piazza Signoria once again this July. After two years of difficulty regarding the COVID-19 restrictions, the 23rd edition returns with 18 youth orchestras from 11 countries and celebrates talent, music, and youth under the Loggia dei Lanzi which is the main venue of the event. Began in 1999, the festival has brought orchestras from around the world in Florence. After [...]

Notte Europea €1 Museum Admission & Night Hours

  As part of the annual “Notte europea dei musei” (An Evening at the Museum), Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, the Bargello National Renaissance Sculpture Museum, the Accademia Gallery, the Archeological Museum, the San Marco Museum the Marino Marini Museum and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure Semi-Precious Stone Artwork Museum welcomes visitors in the early evening and after dinner on Saturday, May 14 at a special entrance price of €1. All normally shut no later than [...]

Florence Vintage Market & AIRC Azalea Sales

Mother’s Day weekend in Florence will bring two benefit events: the sale of azaleas (a perfect gift for moms) in local squares to raise money for cancer research, and the Florence Vintage Market, with proceeds donated to the home and hospice care of the terminally ill and support for their families. The Florence Vintage Market will take place at Palazzo Corsini (Lungarno Corsini 8) from Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8.  Hours [...]

Pino’s Thanksgiving Meal Special and Turkey Sandwich

  Pino’s Sandwiches has been around for over 25 years and is located right in the heart of Florence on via Verdi 36/r. Pino is the creator of the first “Thanksgiving” sandwich (€6) in Florence.  Toasted, it includes includes roast turkey, gravy and if desired, chestnut stuffing and brie cheese, all nestled in focaccia bread.  It will be available for guests to eat in or take out all day on November 25 from [...]

Florence’s 2021 Spring Plant & Flower Market

May 28 – June 2, 2021: PLANT & FLOWER MARKET. Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 4.  Open 8 am – 8 pm.  Free admission. It’s finally time to visit the Giardino dell’Orticoltura for the Tuscan Society of Horticulture’s Spring 2021 Plant and Flower fair.  The market features 60 wholesale specialist vendors offering a wide selection of plants, flowers, vases, outdoor furniture and more. This annual event happens to be taking place late due to the COVID [...]

Florence’s Mercato Centrale Offers Food Discounts

The ground floor of the historic Central Market in the San Lorenzo district created an initiative at the beginning of this month to offer their products at lower costs. The discounts are published every Saturday for the week ahead on their Facebook page. Until the end of February, customers can find meat, seafood, bread, cheese, and other goods for up to 30% off.  In conjunction with lower costs, the shops and stalls of [...]