Best events in Florence this week July 4-11, 2024

Here’s our round-up for July 4-11, 2024.

Celebrate American Independence Day with The Florentine at Hotel Savoy and see cinema under the stars with a stellar selection.

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Revelations exhibition at Museo Sant’Orsola

Juliette Minchin and Marta Roberti display impactful art in the former city-centre convent.


Estate Fiorentina 2024: the summer sees Florence filled with festivals

From circus to jazz to film screenings, there will be something for every taste this summer.


Lola Costa exhibition at Il Palmerino

"Return Home" features the estate’s garden, fruits and flowers with early twentieth-century flair.

11 July 2024

Tropicana Sunset

Salute the “real” start of summer with an evening at 25Hours Hotel. Two premium liqueur brands from the Pernod group, Codigo 1530 and Monkey 47, are accompanied by lots of tropical fruits, with a DJ set by Remo Giugni. From 7pm to 1am. Entry is free with a special price for cocktails.

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Until July 12

Spiragli Festival

The sixth edition of the travelling arts festival features talents from the international contemporary theatre scene, putting a spotlight on the work carried out by the Compagnia Interazioni Elementari, in which young people of Florence’s juvenile prison are involved in the performing arts workshop.

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Until August 28

Non Solo Cinema

Until August 28, Non Solo Cinema returns to Manifattura Tabacchi, with a new location of the Cortile della Ciminiera. The programme of screenings and events curated by Fondazione Stensen in Italian and original language with subtitles. There’s free admission for the 11.30pm on Thursdays in July, with reduced entry of 3.50 euro for Italian and European films.

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Until September 30

La Torre allo specchio

100 works, including drawings, engravings, paintings, sculptures and photographs ranging from the 13th century to the contemporary, illustrate how the perception of the most famous bell tower in the world has changed over the centuries, on the occasion of the 850th anniversary of the “Leaning Tower”.

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Lucia Baldini – The gaze of the wayfarer

The exhibition space of the Antica Canonica di San Giovanni hosts works by the photographer in which she treats the monuments of the Cathedral of Florence with a dreamlike and poetic vision across 13 black and white images.

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From July 4

Jazz in Fattoria

A magical mix of jazz, the landscape and Chianti Rufina wines brings together all the ingredients for a spectacular summer serata. 14 events in the Valdisieve area see a series of concerts and tastings from July 4.

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5 July 2024

Florence Choral Course Showcase

The Annual Showcase of the Fondazione Mascarade Opera’s Florence Choral Course will be held at 8pm on July 5, with selected young singers from around the world performing music of the Italian Renaissance in the beautiful setting of the historic Palazzo Corsini al Prato. The ticket gives you access to the Fondazione and Corsini gardens (weather permitting) from 7pm, including the offer of a glass of wine.

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6 July 2024

Cinema under the stars at Querceto di Castellina

Cinema under the stars at Querceto di Castellina is an unforgettable event on July 6 that sees wine-themed movie, Ridley Scoot’s A Good Year, screened under the Tuscan stars while sipping and savouring glasses of Chianti Classico or a gin-based cocktail crafted by the makers. Popcorn, of course, completes the scene, with the gorgeous vineyard view as a backdrop.

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Music and more at Villa San Michele

Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel delights with a varied calendar in the picturesque hilltop setting in Fiesole. A classical concert by students of the Fiesole Music School will be held on July 10 and 24, with a mixology evening on July 25 and August 28.  Contact or call 055 5678200 to reserve your spot, and don’t forget that every Tuesday Villa San Michele hosts a DJ set by the Pool Bar, from 7-10.30pm.

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Ciao Estate

The Social Hub on viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70-72 continues their fab free entry summer programme titled Ciao Estate in their atmospheric courtyard. The programme includes poetry readings, book presentations, stand-up comedy and music, with this week seeing ‘Run and Flow on July 9, and Creator Wiz Live’ with Daniele Gattano on July 11.

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Until October 20

MP5 - The Third Dimension

The site-specific work commissioned to celebrate the museum’s tenth anniversary unfolds along the walls of the two loggias, with a line of black and white figures forming a frieze in MP5’s distinctive style.

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Until July 14

Trattoria Guiana

Trattoria Guaiana opens in Villa Romana, “a convivial, participatory table to explore what it tastes, looks and feels like to live in a society where tradition is no longer used for ‘othering’ people and instead, it learns from every voice that contributes to its reality”. The project stems from the significant historical erasure of the attempt by the Medici to colonize the Amazon in 1608, with flavours and sensorial experiences supporting the cultures and natures that contribute to Italian tradition and identity but are still excluded from it. Guided tastings, experimental dinners, kitchen-counter chats and community conversations are designed to challenge the traditional notion of Italian identity.

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6 July 2024 - 11 July 2024

Glass Sound Festival

A free entry concert series by Il Trillo Music School sees a series of performances start at 9pm each evenin, from classical to electronic sounds and jazz.

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Until September 26

Return Home – Lola Costa al Palmerino

Explore the evolution of artist Lola Costa over the course of the 20th century through paintings, drawings and poetry, while examining her life as an expat British woman in Florence. The exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of her death, and aims to commemorate the legacy of her Tuscan hillside home.

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Until July 20

Ville e Giardini Incantati

The 8th edition of the classical music series sees concerts in various Medicean villas in Tuscany, with audiences treated to performances by the Orchestra della Toscana in venues like the villas of Cerreto Guidi, Seravezza, and Pratolino Park. Mozart, Beethoven, Mendlessohn and Prokofiev are the composers conjuring their magic, with guided tours of the villas for an added cultural experience. Tickets from 10 euro (with free entry for some events), via

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4 July 2024

Red, white and blue party

Celebrate American Independence Day at The Florentine’s red, white and blue themed cocktail party, from 7-9pm on July 4, at Hotel Savoy Florence in piazza della Repubblica 7, costing 45 euro per person. Reserve your spot:

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Florence Dance Festival

The 35th edition of the Florence Dance Performing Arts festival, is all about love, “I love dance, you love dance, we all love dance!” The spectacular circular stage in the historic setting sees international and national stars. This week sees Bohème at 9.30pm on July 10, a new production by Florence Dance Festival that pays homage to Giacomo Puccini on the occasion of the 100th anniversary since his passing.

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Fridays and Saturdays

Dinner and live music

Enjoy dinner in the Tuscan hills with live music on Friday and Saturday nights at the Tre Rane Restaurant on Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano estate. Our advice: get there around 7pm to savour the sunset in the gardens with a complimentary glass of Ruffino wine.

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