Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

Our top picks for June 25-July 2, 2020

Jane Farrell
June 25, 2020 - 15:05

URBAN/ Visarno Market

5pm-1am, June 26-28


Style in spades



From handmade and vintage to artwork, vinyl and live painting - not forgetting food and drinks - Visarno Market even has a relax area with musical performances and DJ sets. A 3 euro entrance fee grants you access to all of the above. Have a look


Piazzale delle Cascine, Florence




GARDENING/ Afternoon at I Colli di Marliano Farm

5pm, June 28


Family fun



Simple pleasure seekers look no further than Genuino.Zero's calendar of rural events. This week's event takes place at the I Colli di Marliano farm, above Lastra a Signa. Relish in the thriving organic crops and the treasures of the Tuscany region. Visit the alpaca's living on the farm, followed by a snack-aperitivo with Mugello goat cheese, cold cuts, Menoni Luca sandwiches with Montespertoli bread, Verna scones, sheep's milk yogurt with honey and Forno Romolino biscuits, washed down with Marliano's mead, craft beer, and organic Mariano wines. Tuscan fruit juices for the little ones! Limited number of reservations, so book your spot here. More info can be found here


Colli di Marliano, via del Pollaiolo, 50,

Marliano, Lastra a Signa




EXHIBITION/ Florence from the 1950s to the present day 

Until July 18


Giuseppe Chiari, 'Free you', 2002. Photo Credit Galleria d'arte La Fonderia



On the occasion of San Giovanni, June 24, the Galleria d'arte La Fonderia launched an innovative exhibition celebrating the best of Florence from the 1950s to the present day. The collective show displays artists who "made history in Florence", creating and vaunting Florentine identity. Artists include Vinicio Berti, Gualtiero Nativi, Mario Nuti and Alvaro Monnini. Open from Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm and 3.30-8pm, Saturdays from 10am-1pm, booking required. 


Galleria d’arte La Fonderia,

via della Fonderia 42R, Florence





6pm, July 1


What will the future of the Renaissance city look like



The British Institute of Florence hosts a panel discussion online in collaboration with The Florentine about the future of Florence.  As prompted by Dario Nardella's talk at the end of May envisioning the socio-economic reconstruction of Florence following the COVID-19 crisis, four local internationalists discuss what the challenges and plans for how it can be constructed. Participating panelists are John Hooper, Italy correspondent for The Economist, Georgette Jupe, Editor and blogger Girl in Florence, Morgan Fiumi, Digital entrepreneur and Marco del Panta, Special Adviser to the Mayor for International Affairs and Higher Education, chaired by Simon Gammell, director of The British Institute of Florence. The event will be held on Zoom (up to 100 people) and will also be streamed live on Facebook. Audience interaction encouraged. Register for the event hereDonations requested to participate. 




CHILL/ Anconella Garden

Throughout the summer


Summer serenity



Jazz resounds throughout the green spaces of Anconella gardens. The free-entry events programme at the summer hang out spot features live music, art exhibitions and an international menu including Karaage (Japenese chicken street food) and panin cu u 'pure (sandwich with fried octopus, ricotta, toasted cicorino, fig and honey). Every day, from 5pm until late. 

Anconella Garden,

via Villamagna, Florence

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