Best events in Florence this week June 6-13, 2024

Here’s our round-up for June 6-13, 2024.

The city votes for its new mayor on June 8+9, with reduced entry to cinemas and large-scale music fests making our events calendar this week.

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THINGS TO DO

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.

COMMUNITY

Open-ended arts at The Square

The new venue comprises a bar, theatre space, recording studio, co-working stations and more.

THINGS TO DO

Culture in the hills: The Season at Villa La Pietra

Musicians, actors, dancers and university alumni take the stage at the picturesque NYU campus.

THINGS TO DO

Daisy’s Dining: an evening of fine dining + entertainment

Starting at 8pm, this weekly series of special dinner shows is bringing evenings alive in Florence.

June 13+15
MUSIC

Firenze Rocks

Rockers make their way to the Cascine for the days dedicated to the genre. Headline acts this year include Avenged Sevenfold and Tool, with Bowling for Soup, Cemetery Sun and The Struts bringing fans to Florence.

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Until July 16
CONTEMPORARY

Secret Florence

Tempo Reale, Fabbrica Europa, Lo scuola dell’arte, Musicus Concentus and the Centro di Production of Danza Virgilio Sieni come together for the 9th edition of one of the flagship festivals of Estate Fiorentina. Surprising performances in lesser-known spots in the city bring together dance, music, art and cinema, dialoguing with the urban landscape and its history. All events are free of charge.

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Until June 9
WINE

ARS UNA by Felice Limosani

The Antinori family celebrates 50 years of Tignanello in Florence with an art-experiential installation by Felice Limosani, along with other initiatives to celebrate the anniversary.  The work, visible on the facade and in the courtyard, features dreamlike landscapes  and enchanted gardens. The soundtrack includes the natural sounds of birds, cicadas and crickets.

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11 June 2024 - 14 June 2024
FASHION

Pitti Immagine Uomo

Fashionistas flock for the menswear fashion week, as Pitti “peacocks” parade their looks in the piazzas. This edition features British stylist Paul Smith, guest designer Marine Serre, and French designer Pierre-Louis Mascia.

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8 June 2024 - 9 June 2024
VOTE

Elections

On June 8 and 9, local elections will take place for the next Mayor of Florence, the district presidents and city councillors. Polling stations will be open on June 8 from 3 to 11pm, and June 9 from 7am to 11pm. In case of a second ballot, the run-off will take place on June 23.

See our guide to the elections
15 June 2024
SPORT

Calcio Storico

The historic Florentine football final kicks off on June 15 (and not, as per tradition, on June 24, the feast day of San Giovanni), with the Azzurri and Rossi battling it out.

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11 June 2024 - 15 June 2024
LITERATURE

Le piazze dei libri

The third edition of the lit-fest brings books and their authors to meet readers in many of the city’s squares, as part of the Estate Fiorentina calendar. The participating squares are piazza della Repubblica, piazza Santa Maria Novella, piazza Strozzi, via de’ Cerretani, piazza delle Cure, piazza Elia Dalla Costa, piazza dell’Isolotto, and piazza Dalmazia

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5 June 2024 - 9 June 2024
LITERARY

La Città dei Lettori

From May until October, over 100 special guests take part in events held in 12 locations in Tuscany, celebrating contemporary literature. The Florence iteration of the festival will be held at Villa Bardini, with focuses on artificial intelligence and debut authors. Guests include Francesco Martini Coveri, creative director at the fashion Maison Enrico Coveri, with noted events such as talks on gender violence, and a meditation led by internationally renowned biologist and naturalist Daniel Lumera. A new aspect this year will be events offered with Italian sign language, making the festival ever more accessible.

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8 June 2024 - 9 June 2024
MARKET

Ortinterrazza

Artisans bring their accessories made with natural or recycled products while farmers add their wines and olives oils in the varied market. From vintage to products made thanks to bees, this edition also offers a series of events such as a ceramics demonstration, storytelling for children, and a flower-crown workshop. Free entry, with aperitivo from 5.30pm.

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2 June 2024 - 26 July 2024
MUSIC

Lucca Summer Festival

Music lovers make their way to Lucca for the outstanding lineup that includes Eric Clapton, Ed Sheeran, Swedish House Mafia, Smashing Pumpkins, Rod Stewart, Lenny Kravitz, Sam Smith and Duran Duran in what’s sure to be a highlight this summer.

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6 June 2024 - 30 August 2024
EXHIBITION

Ludmilla Radchenko's 'Green Revolution'

Works by artist Ludmilla Radchenko are presented in the elegant setting of Hotel Savoy in collaboration with the Brancacci Art Gallery on the occasion of International Environment Day. Irony and pop elements feature in the pieces by the Siberian artist who aims to raise awareness of issues such as sustainability and environmental awareness, expressed through bright colors and unusual materials.

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7 June 2024
CONCERT

Peter Dulborough's 'Music of the Stars'

TeatroMagma in Le Cure hosts Peter Dulborough’s Music of the Stars on June 7. Starting at 8.45pm, there will be a concert version with a live band and a narration of the music and songs of the musical inspired by Antoine di Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. From classical to pop-rock, taking in piano ballads and jazz and blues pieces, it promises to be a lively musical performance.

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9 June 2024 - 13 June 2024
FILM

Cinema in Festa

It’s the perfect time to enjoy a cinema screening with a special ticket price of 3.50 euro for all films at participating cinemas from June 9-13.

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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. June 6 sees a talk by Alessandra Marchetti titled ‘Our hillsides: formidable women and their villas in Fiesole and Settignano in the early 20th century’, held in English. An enchanting calligraphy experience with Betty Soldi is an unmissable hands-on activity on June 14, with mixology on June 20 and a classical concert on June 26 finishing off the month in style. Contact concierge.vsm@belmond.com or call 055 5678200 to reserve your spot. Starting June 4, every Tuesday Villa San Michele will host a DJ set by the Pool Bar, from 7-10.30pm.

 

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Until June 11
CULTURE

The Recovery Plan

Events organised by Black History Month Florence traverse the politics of representation, museum mediation, Afrosonic memory and legacy work. Taking place at The Recovery Plan on via Santa Reparata, talks, film screenings and more are led by experts in the area.

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Ciao Estate

The Social Hub (viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70-72) hosts a festive line-up in the courtyard titled Ciao Estate. The free entry programme includes poetry readings, book presentations, stand-up comedy and DJ sets, with this week seeing an aperitivo with DJ sets most evenings. Queerlesque is on June 8 and the ‘Solo se ti rende felice’ podcast is on June 9.

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11 June 2024
COMMUNITY

Orchestra Umana Armonia

St. James American Episcopal Church host the first concert by Orchestra Umana Armonia at 8.30pm on June 11. This newly formed orchestra, carrying forward the legacy of Johanna Knauf and her Orchestra Desideria da Settignano, of which many were a part, in collaboration with young, up-and-coming conductors and composers, has put together a program that embraces different genres and musical periods: two pieces, Searching and Rebirth, from a 9-piece musical suite Landscapes Within composed by Belinda É. Samari and conducted by Sara Pace, followed by Beethovan’s Seventh Symphony conducted by Tommaso Giannoni. All welcome, free entrance, with donations requested.

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From May 25 and throughout the summer
TOURS

Gates, towers and fortresses of Florence

Tales of war, peace, courage and dreams are revealed by the Municipality of Florence and MUS.E with a rich programme of visits to some of the city’s most wondrous locations. From the recently restored San Niccolò Tower to Porto San Frediano and the centuries old Fortezza da Basso, the tours explore the UNESCO awarded historic centre, taking participants through formative historical moments for Florence.

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