Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

Our top picks for July 23-30, 2020

Jane Farrell
July 23, 2020 - 15:08

MARKET/ Gran Bazar Mercato Urbano

5-11pm, July 24-26


Discover unique items



Afternoons and evenings of pure shopping paradise at the Ippodromo del Visarno in Cascine Park. Relax in the gardens while admiring your new purchases as musical performances and DJ sets complete the scene. Grab some street food and a drink as you are surrounded by vintage, handmade crafts, vinyl and artworks on all sides. 3 euro admission grants you access to all three days. 


Prato del Quercione,

Cascine park, Florence




PERFORMANCE/ Walt Disney Fantasy

9pm, July 24


Conductor Giuseppe Lanzetta


Orchestra di Toscana Classica perform a Walt Disney Fantasy with Giuseppe Lanzetta as conductor at the Teatro Romano, as part of Estate Fiesolana. Call 055 210804 or grab your tickets via Box Office Toscana or Ticket One for what is sure to be a magical and memorable evening. 


Teatro Romano di Fiesole,
via Portigiani 1, Fiesole



FESTIVAL/ Kilowatt

July 20-26


Energetic events



Kilowatt is a festival dedicated to all things contemporary, from theatre, dance, performing arts, music, literature to the visual arts.  This year's theme is based around a journey to the end of the night and how what used to be normal now frightens us. Created and run by the Capotrave company since 2003, the programme of events can be found here


Sansepolcro historic centre,





STROLL/ Sunset walks

Until August 31


Discover the best of Tuscany at the most romantic hour



Wander through Tuscany's artistic and architectural treasures in six evenings of sunset strolls, curated by Cooperativa Archeologia with Enjoy Firenze. Whether you choose to take the tour guided by experts along the banks of the Arno, admire the Bardini Gardens, and head up to Bellosguardo, all are sure to be spectacular. Complete programme here. Reservations required at 055 5520407 or at [email protected] 


Various locations




MUSIC/ Empoli Jazz Summer Festival

Until August 6


Photo by Sauro Pucci



A perfect summer evening awaits you in Empoli with an evening of top-class jazz in a relaxing environment. Not to be missed is Michelangelo Scandroglio, one of the most exciting names in the Italian jazz scene. Tickets cost 10 euro and more info can be found at this link


Torrione di Santa Brigida,

Support The Florentine

The Florentine is still here.

“Thank you, The Florentine, for the support you’ve offered to the city of Florence during such a difficult time.”


We’ve kept our promise to stand by your side during lockdown with real-time updates on legislative changes to inform local readers; with thoughtful words and iconic photography in Healing not Broken, a commemorative special issue; a more frequent and redesigned newsletter; and TF Together, our live interview series on Facebook and YouTube.

We’re bruised, but alive. We’re hurt, but refuse to break. Our advertising revenue has all but vanished, but we are striving to stay true to our mission as the English News Magazine in Florence since 2005. It’s thanks to our readers, the international community of Florence, wherever you are in the world that we are still afloat as Covid-19 relinquishes its grip on Italy and the economic crisis begins to bite.

If The Florentine is here tomorrow, it’s thanks to you.

Please donate to help us continue our coverage from this city we love.

Our request

We’re asking Florence lovers, here in Italy, in the US and further afield, to pledge what you can to guarantee coverage in the short- and mid-term.

Personal Info

Donation Total: €20,00

more articles