Best events in Florence this week January 11-18, 2024

Here’s our round-up for January 11-18, 2024.

Celestial wonders and explorations of the cosmos are covered as well as top-class classical concerts and unmissable markets.

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Until March 17

Celestial Splendors: Observation of the Sky from Galileo to Gravitational Waves

Visitors are taken on a journey through the past and future of astronomy in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s Assayer. Interactive installations and immersive projections grant a new way of looking at the universe with the stars, planets and their satellites the subject of this scientific exhibition.

9 January 2024 - 12 January 2024

Pitti Immagine Uomo

Style takes over the city as the 105th edition of the twice-yearly male fashion fair returns to Fortezza da Basso. The unmissable occasion for all fashionistas sees leading international figures make their way to Florence, with 835 brands showcasing their winter collections, 43% of which come from abroad. Guest designers Steven Stockey-Daley and Luca Magliano feature, with the theme this edition being PittiTime. Pitti Bimbo 98 follows from January 17-19, switching the focus to kiddies wear, with the first edition of the Petite Parade.


11 January 2024 - 21 January 2024


Photographer Alessandro Messina displays his “anti-portrait” project, exploring the concept of absence and the search for balance through the downsizing of the ego. Loneliness as something we deal with every day is expressed through the protagonists in his shots as the works on display in the former bomb shelter create an intriguing experience.

January 14+21+28

Brunch at The Social Hub

From January 14, The Social Hub (viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70/72) hosts an all-you-can-eat brunch with live music and entertainment on Sundays from 11.30am to 3pm, kicking off with a Drag brunch with The Shade, followed by Sinedades live music on January 21, and Bioritmo on January 28. The brunch with entertainment costs 25 euro (drinks not included).

Until February 10


Works by Nancy Lupo come to the creative space as everyday materials are turned into profound installations, challenging conventional perceptions. Natural light is used by the artist with artificial illumination avoided so that the art and the environment can interplay, aligning with the artist’s focus on blurring the line between natural and the man-made.

11 January 2024 - 28 January 2024

I Am You

Following the Florence Biennale which took place at the Fortezza da Basso last October, the winners at the international exhibition of contemporary art and design will be displayed at the Florence Academy of Fine Arts.


14 January 2024

Sant'Ambrogio market celebrates 150 years

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Sant’Ambrogio market with a delicious lunch costing 10 euro with no booking required. Your ticket includes a small ticket, with all profits donated to the Sipario Association.

14 January 2024

Firenze in Musica

The Occidental Glee Club from the USA, conducted by Desiree La Vertu, will perform a free concert that also features the local Florentine female choir, Menura Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Maestro Edoardo Materassi. The rich and eclectic repertoire varies from Vivaldi and Strauss to gospel and traditional songs. Taking place at 4.30pm, reservations are recommended. Email:


From January 17


25hours Hotel in piazza San Paolino relaunches film screenings in their plush Cinema Paradiso. Held every Wednesday at 7.30pm from January 17, pick up your popcorn and drinks onsite and settle into the sumptuous surroundings.

TEDx Youth

The 7th edition of the International School of Florence’s TEDx Youth takes place this Saturday, consisting of talks by eight current students, two former students, and two other adult speakers, exploring topics such as why period products should be free and building a new identity for Ukraine. There will also be two musical performances by current students. Held from 4-7pm, tickets cost 10 euro and can be purchased at the door.
16 January 2024 - 17 January 2024

Edward Grieg’s Peer Gynt

Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will host a performance of Edward Grieg’s Peer Gynt at 8pm on January 16 and 17, with the orchestra and choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

14 January 2024

La Fierucolina

The Fiercolina is held from 9am to 2pm on January 14 in piazza del Carmine, bringing together products from small-scale organic and natural farmers, as well as hand-made crafts.

8 December 2023 - 15 January 2024

Florence on Ice Village and Panoramic Wheel

The popular ice skating rink pops up from December 8 to January 15, said to be the largest rink in Tuscany. Skaters dash through the spectacular setting from 10am to midnight. While there, don’t miss the chance to take a spin on the 55-meter-high panoramic wheel, which will be on site from December 8 to June 10. Not a fan of heights? There’s a fabulous Christmas village with specially curated activities for families and children, as well as plenty of food stalls and more. The fun doesn’t stop there! From May 1 to June 10 there will be other attractions in place of the Christmassy-vibes, taking on a spring theme.

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