Fun al fresco

Cool entertainment outdoors

Joanna Sandager
June 21, 2012


Summer has arrived in Florence, bringing with it new events and old staples.

Venues across the city are bringing summer fun outdoors and filling the streets with music and games. Among them is the Easy Living (Piazza Poggi), which boasts a full bar and ‘seaside' fun at the Arno beach, where patrons can catch rays and play beach volleyball and soccer. For information, see


Las Palmas (Largo Annigoni) offers various music programs each day and low-cost aperitivi. For information, see


A Bio-Fruit Bar has opened in Circolo Aurora (Piazza Tasso), offering smoothies and fruit cocktails, as well as activities, such as free tai chi, DJ sets and language exchanges. For details, see


Open for a second year, Off Bar,  outside the Fortezza da Basso, will host aperitivi al fresco, music events and open-air cinema. For details, see


Even the Giardino dell'Artecultura at Florence's horticulture gardens, on via Bolognese 17, is offering events daily through the summer season. For information, call 338/7507562 or 338/7583858.


For more information on summer events, see the 2012 Firenze Estate programme at

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