Best events in Florence this week April 14-21, 2022

Here’s our round-up for April 14-21.

Here’s our line-up of best events this April 14 – 21.

21 April 2022

On the futility of war

At 9pm on April 21, the Cathedral of Florence hosts an event to reflect on the futility of war, taking its message from the famous words delivered by Pope Pius XII on the eve of the Second World, “Nothing is lost with peace, everything can be lost with war”. Recitations and music will fill the Duomo, with free admission, reservation required ( Four readings form the programming, with words by Giorgio La Pira and Padre Turoldo interspersed with classical pieces by Suoni Riflessi, including Frates, a hymn to brotherhood by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, and the Florentine pianist and composer Alessandro Galati. The narrator will be the actor and writer, Sandro Lombardi in the event that’s organized by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore and artistic direction by Musicus Concentus.


Easter 2022 in Florence

Florence gets festive for the Easter holidays, as schools take a break and many events are organized all over. 2022 sees the resumption of the Scoppio del Carro, the city’s oldest tradition, and celebrations of all kinds bring some springtime cheer. See our line-up of things to do.

17 April 2022

Fierucola di Santo Spirito

On Easter Sunday, April 17, wander through the stalls of the Santo Spirito Fierucola market from 9am to 7pm, savouring the scents and flavours of locally produced foods and crafts.

21 April 2022

Royals in Florence by Deirdre Pirro

An evening with Deirdre Pirro to discuss her latest book, Royals in Florence, published by The Florentine Press, will be held at 7pm on April 21 at St Mark’s English Church. Florence has always held a certain allure for royalty. In Royals in Florence, we meet the regal figures who have resided or vacationed in the Renaissance city and its hills from the eighteenth century onwards. This collection of essays by writer and researcher Deirdre Pirro is a treat for the seasoned Italy lover, with illustrations by Leo Cardini.

15 April 2022

Rucellai Chapel

After 500 years, the lights are back on the Sacellum of the Holy Sepulcher. Reigniting the centuries-old tradition, Leon Battista Alberti’s masterpiece will be illuminated by the flames of 30 candles, as saxophonist Gavino Murgia performs a “jazz prayer”, ranging from sacred music to John Coltrane. Taking place at 7pm on April 15 at the Marino Marini Museum, admission costs 6 euro.

18 April 2022

International Day of Monuments and Sites

On April 18, the historic centre of Florence celebrates 40 years of being part of the UNESCO heritage list. Four free walks mark the occasion, exploring the boundaries of the UNESCO area from San Niccolò to San Miniato and vice versa. One route takes a historical-artistical focus, led by Florinda Nesticò of MUS.E, while the other is more concentrated on environmental and naturalistic matters, guided by MUS.E’s Grazia Minutella. The two-hour long tours are aimed at adults and are free of charge, with the walking tour including uphill sections and reaching a distance of about two kilometres. Reservations required:

21 April 2022

Workshop Walkabout

At 6pm on April 21, a virtual visit to three bottegas will be streamed online by Creative People in Florence, with founders Sara Amrhein and Anna Rose leading the live-streamed tour. Join the Workshop Walkabout via Zoom.

15 April 2022 - 16 April 2022

Open Studio

A group of 6 artists and instructors from the Florence Academy of Art host an open studio at via Fratelli Bandiera 7R on April 15-16. Jana Buettner, Marco Franco, Matteo Taverna, Laura Wenmaekers, Dasha Belokrylova and Hannah Sutton share their space with wine, music, and artworks for sale.