Best events in Florence this week February 2-9-2023

Here’s our round-up for February 2-9

Food fests, free museums, tribute bands, and the beginning of Carnevale’s month long affairs will guarantee to fill up everyone’s schedules this week.

4 February 2023 - 6 February 2023


The annual Italian food festival is back to tempt tastebuds. The theme of this year’s event is pasta, making for the perfect winter day of eating. Foodies are welcome to indulge with 500 contemporary food producers presenting their best dishes. To wash everything down, alcoholic bitters will also have a spotlight in the special spirits area. For those who don’t plan to attend, local restaurants throughout the city will host Fuori di Taste themed dinners to partake in and get a taste of the experience (pun intended).

7 February 2023

Artemisia Tour

An exclusive event reserved only for The Florentine readers. Discover the mystery behind Artemisia Gentileschi’s female nude portrait gracing the ceiling of the Casa Buonarroti Gallery with a special private tour. Limited spaces are available for this event, to reserve email

3 February 2023

Midnight in Florence

Calling all creatives! This is a night dedicated to any and all creative people in Florence. Painters, musicians, poets, and so on are all welcome to socialize and meet other likeminded people in the community at The Michael Collins Irish Pub. Musicians are also welcomed to bring an instrument and play a tune while those looking to display their artwork have the opportunity to reserve a spot with a 25 euro fee per artwork (limit to 2 paintings per artist). The event takes places on February 3 and entrance is free but registration is required.

8 February 2023

Women’s International Network

Join WIN for an apericena on February 8 to celebrate the 9th annual members fair. This is a great opportunity to network with other women in the Florence area and expand your community. This event takes place in Palazzo San Niccolò and registration is required.

5 February 2023

Domenica Metropolitana

On the first Sunday of every month, all residents of the metropolitan city of Florence have free access to museums, historical sites, and cultural landmarks. Hours will remain the same and reservations will still be required where they are necessary.

5 February 2023

The Godfather dinner

In celebration of Taste 2023, join restaurant Irene at Hotel Savoy in partnership with Poli Distillerie. Feast upon roast beef and yorkshire pudding paired with a a Godfather themed cocktail. To book your spot, send an email to:

February 2 + 3

Live Music at the Hard Rock

Join the Hard Rock cafe for two special nights of live music. Bless the rains down in Africa with STOP, the Toto tribute band on February 2 and sing along as they play the brand’s greatest hits. If you’re feeling Radioactive, join the Imagine Dragons cover band to jam to all of your favorites the night after.

February 2 + 16

Sequence Shot film festival

25 Hours opens the atmospheric Cinema Paradiso for a string of interactive film competitions. Starting with the Longtake edition on February 2 and following on the February 16 with the Monochrome, audiences will have the opportunity to view a series of docu-films and participate in an audience evaluation of the films.

8 February 2023

Julia Kent

Canadian musician Julia Kent will perform at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo for a solo cello concert. This event is free with reservations required.

Until February 18

By message in a collage

Grab a burger and take a look around for this collage art exhibition at Reburger curated by Giulia Masini and Sara Parolini. The artist will join Reburger on February 2+16.

February 4,12,16,19,21,25


The coastal town of Viareggio brightens up the gloomy winter months with a celebration of the Italian Carnevale. Extravagant masks, satirical parade floats, and costumed affairs are only part of the fun. This year, Viareggio celebrates the 150th anniversary of the beloved parade.

8 February 2023 - 11 February 2023

Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s most treasured story comes to life on stage at Teatro Verdi with a performance of the zany and whimsical tale. Little Alice takes a tea-induced journey through wonderland, making a plentiful of funky friends to ensure her adventure is an interesting one. Orchestra della Toscana will provide a musical back drop for this fantastical affair. All performances are in Italian.

26 January 2023 - 28 February 2023

Sauro Cavallini- L'Opera di un internato

This show at Palazzo Strozzi Sacrato (piazza Duomo) features 16 of the artist Sauro Cavallini’s iron and brass sculptural works, in collaboration with Fondazione Fossoli and Prato’s Deportation Museum.

Until April 30

Rudolf Levy (1875-1944) Work and exile

An homage to the German expressionist painter Rudolf Levy. Levy was a student of Henri Matisse before fighting in WW1 and eventually travelling his way to Florence where he stayed and painted as a Jew in exile until the German Occupation. From then, he was arrested and deported to Auschwitz. An exhibition dedicated to his life and work, guests have the opportunity to witness 47 of his works that follow his early years in exile all the way to his last years in Florence.