Best events in Florence this week April 21-28, 2022

Here’s our round-up for April 21-28.

Here’s our line-up of best events this April 21 – 28.

27 April 2022

Wine Tasting with Tom Harrow

The stunning setting of Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel sees a serata from 6.30-8pm on April 27 followed by an aperitivo, costing 40 euro in total. The wine tasting in English with Tom Harrow, the British wine expert and great storyteller, treats audiences to both the speakers immense knowledge as well as the spectacular panoramic view up in the hills of Fiesole. Reservation required as numbers are limited. Contact, T: +39 055 5678200.

23 April 2022 - 1 May 2022

Holle Market Street Food Festival

Taking place as part of Corte dei Sapori in the 86th edition of MIDA (Florence’s International Craft Fair), dine on deliciousness with over 28 street food stations and flavours by some of the best artisans in Italy’s gourmet world. Made up of 14 food trucks and 14 pop up restaurants, choose from the foods on offer that range from lampredotto to Neapolitan pizza.



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.

22 April 2022 - 25 April 2022

Mercatino Francese Belle Epoque

The aromas, flavours and colours of France come to piazza Santa Croce for a French fair. With over 80 types of cheese and a wide range of wines, select your choice of goods from the boulangerie and the endless desserts. Lavender, soaps, perfumes and more await for your Florence to France voyage.

25 April 2022

Corsa dell’Arno

The Ippodromo of Florence hosts the 195th edition of Corsa dell’Arno, “Florence’s Royal Ascot”, with horse races and designer hats in the name of charity. Following a two year hiatus, the event returns with its most beautiful hat competition in aid of Corri La Vita.

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.

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.

28 April 2022 - 2 May 2022

Preziosa Makers, Florence Jewellery Week 2022, + MIDA

The first edition of Preziosa Makers forms part of the programming for Florence Jewellery Week, launched by LAO Le Arti Orafe and Artigianato e Palazzo, held at the Scuderie of Palazzo Corsini al Prato, with free admission. The days dedicated to designers and artisans also takes place as part of Fuori MIDA International Handicraft Exhibition at Fortezza da Basso from April 23 to May 1. Many museums and galleries take part with exhibitions, meetings and events dedicated to contemporary jewellery, design and new technologies.