Best events in Florence this week February 8-15, 2024

Here’s our round-up for February 8-15, 2024.

Get set, go for charity with the Meyer ‘Run for Love’ campaign, and see Massimo Listri’s latest war-themed works at Palazzo Vecchio’s Sala d’Arme.

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8 February 2024 - 8 March 2024

Florence - Kyiv and back

Photographs by Massimo Listri will be on display in the Sala d’Arme at Palazzo Vecchio, curated by Sergio Risaliti, artistic director of the Museo Novecento. The works are dedicated to the architectural and artistic beauties of Kyiv, where much of the historical and artistic heritage is at risk of survival. Twelve large photographs will be propped on metal “easels”, while others will be projected onto the walls. The exhibition is visitable for free from 2-7pm, every day except Thursday.

10 February 2024 - 14 February 2024

Run for Meyer

Returning for its fourth edition, the #RunForLove campaign challenges couples to run a combined distance of 9km (4.5km each) for the Meyer Children’s Hospital on the weekend around Valentine’s Day. Anyone running in pairs can choose when and where they run between February 10 and 14, and donations of 9 euro per person will go towards the children’s hospital. For an additional 5-euro donation, runners can order this year’s #RunForMeyer t-shirt, and prizes will be given to the fastest couples, the largest group, and those with the t-shirts of every previous year.

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11 February 2024

American Football: The Big Game

Kick off at the Hard Rock Cafe is from 00.15am on Sunday, February 11. Livestreaming (in Italian) of The Big Game will be accompanied by a themed menu: 2 food items for 27.95 euro per person, 3 items for 38.95 euro, or 4 items for 48.95 euro. Choose from nachos, wings, sliders, onion ring towers, pretzels and more for the ultimate game watching experience.

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16 February 2024

The Florentine free guided tour

On February 16 at 11.30am + 12.30pm, enjoy a free private guided tour of the impressive Banca di Italia headquarters in Florence during the current exhibition Towards Modernity: Women in the Banca d’Italia’s Art Collection. Climb the iconic staircase, gaze at the art collection and learn more about the bank’s activities. Exclusive to readers of The Florentine.

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February 4+11+18+25

Brunch and show

The Social Hub (viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70/72) hosts an all-you-can-eat brunch with live music and entertainment from 11.30am to 4pm with the sweet and savoury buffet enhanced by an ‘80s and ‘90s set by Isabella Centaro from Collettivo Loredana on February 11. A Drag Brunch with The Shade will be on February 18 and pop covers by Sinedades on February 25.

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10 February 2024

School of magic

A day dedicated to all things Harry Potter with medieval castles and historic villas opening up to aspiring wizards and witches. Put together spells and potions, and immerse the whole family in magic. Open from 10am-7pm. Tickets cost 20 euro.

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15 February 2024

Io Capitano

Cinema Alfieri hosts a special screening of the Oscar-nominated film, Io Capitano, at 10.30am on February 15. In celebration of Black History Month Florence, Stanford in Florence partners with BHMF to share the journey of two young boys as they travel from Dakar to Europe. An introduction and Q&A will be held in English, with the film screened in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets cost 5 euro

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16 February 2024

Chianti Classico Collection

Connoisseurs and the curious flock to the former railway station for earlybird tastings of Chianti Classico with the producers on hand to explain their Riserva and Gran Selezione bottlings. Open from 10am-7pm. Tickets cost 30 euro, 15 euro reduced.

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11 February 2024

Puppet - existential crisis of a marionette

Contemporary dance meets prose theatre in this performance directed by Tommaso Panconesi. The actor becomes a puppet, recited texts intrinsically connected to the existential condition of being human, with the stage representing a bare bedroom visibly abandoned over time. The show is in Italian, with English translations provided.

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From February 1

Onofrio Pepe – The Myths Rediscovered

The University of Florence celebrates its 100th anniversary with a journey through the symbolic universe of myth in two historic venues. Seven sculptures and 30 polychrome steles in terracotta and wood by Onofrio Pepe make up the “Wall of Myth”.

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1 February 2024 - 28 February 2024


Reburger, in partnership with Street Levels Gallery, launches a series of temporary exhibitions that will last throughout 2024. The inaugural exhibition features works by the internationally-known Florentine urban artist, Monograff.

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From February 1


MAD Murate Art District presents a new permanent installation for the spaces of the former prison in collaboration with BHMF – Black History Month Florence. The site-specific sound installation by the sound artist SADI (Florence, 1978), was created to resound the thoughts, philosophies and struggles of numerous figures who once occupied the space, transforming the sense of a prison, where words are denied, into its opposite, an Agora, the square at the center of the ancient Greek polis.

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Daisy’s dining

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Social life drawing

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