Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

Our top picks for September 25 to October 3, 2019

Jane Farrell
September 25, 2019 - 11:30

SCIENCE/ Wired next fest 

September 27-29

Free events at Palazzo Vecchio


A festival celebrating science, technology, business, research and innovation through workshops, talks and performances. The wide range of events and the long list of guest speakers will all focus on the theme of 'People'. Free admission.


Palazzo Vecchio

piazza della signoria, Florence





September 26-28

Discover Santa Croce


Two nights, three days and a whole host of events to discover Santa Croce with Controradio. Let music and theatre surround you in the monumental complex of Santa Croce in Florence. The third edition of the festival will feature over 20 events including Massimo Cacciari and Maurizio Ghelardi, Marina Rei and Lilac For People. Free admission, booking required on


Santa Croce

Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, Florence




FUN/Il Senso Del Ridicolo

September 27-29

The sense of the ridiculous


The sense of the ridiculous is the first Italian festival to focus on humour, comedy and satire. Three days of events to tickle funny bones and put smiles on faces as the world of comedy, recipes for laughter and irony all take centre-stage.


Piazza del Luogo Pio,





CHARITY/Corri La Vita

September 29

Run to raise funds


One of the most awaited and participated in solidarity events, promoting the collection of funds for projects dedicated to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Registration takes place until Thursday 26. The 6km or 11km walk/run will be launched by the renowned journalist Giovanni Minoli.


Starting point Cascine Park,

Piazzale delle Cascine, Florence




Florence Short Film Festival

October 1-2

Held in Cinema Alferi


The Florence Short Film Festival is an event dedicated to the art of the short film. Spotlighting young independent filmmakers, the festival has rapidly grown to have an international following with high-caliber guests and jurors from the world of film criticism, acting and producing. Entry 7 euro


Cinema Alferi,

via dell'Ulivo 6, Florence

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