Best events in Florence this week March 17-24, 2022

Here’s our round-up for March 17-24.

Here’s our line-up of best events this March 17-24.

18 March 2022 - 7 September 2022

Filippo de Pisis, Giulio Paolini and Luca Vitone

Three exhibitions by three artists from three generations are compared in this interconnected display in the spaces of Museo Novecento. Works by Filippo de Pisis, Giulio Paolini and Luca Vitone are joined in a three-way dialogue from March 18 and until September 7, with the eclectic and often elusive pieces engaging viewers in the discovery of their multi-layered meanings.

20 March 2022

Chianti Lovers & Rosso Morellino

One-day wine event Chianti Lovers returns to Florence during the Tuscan wine preview week (March 19 to 25), welcoming connoisseurs for tastings of Tuscany’s beloved red wine as well as a sneak peek at the latest releases of Morellino di Scansano from Maremma in southern Tuscany, with over 100 wineries in attendance. Tickets available via

19 March 2022 - 22 April 2022

Painters Sam Bordley, Lydia Chapman and Emily Rogers

Three emergent painters, Sam Bordley, Lydia Chapman and Emily Rogers, trained at the Charles H. Cecil Studios art atelier in the heart of the Oltrarno, will exhibit portraits of friends and neighbours from the district. Their works, created using the ‘sight-size’ method (a live portrait technique with lots of walking involved) will be displayed alongside female portraits by Violante Siries Cerroti (1709-1783) and Federigo Angeli’s 1930s copy of an Uffizi self-portrait by Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807). Admission free, visitable Thursdays to Sundays or by appointmente, from 3-6.30pm. Reservations required to join aperitivo on inauguration night and final evening (March 19 / April 22):

19 March 2022 - 31 July 2022

Donatello, The Renaissance

The phenomenal career of Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, better known as Donatello, is explored in this awe-inspiring exhibition curated by Francesco Caglioti that extends across two venues. The masterpieces are juxtaposed with those by other Italian Renaissance masters such as Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael and Michelangelo, in an engaging deep dive into the influential artist’s creative journey.

16 March 2022 - 21 March 2022


A wide-range of events across 8 museums host themed tours, talks and cultural activities in the programme titled Inform, Perform, Transform, Re-visit cultural heritage that seeks to combat racism.



St Patrick's Day

To mark St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, Clover Danze Irlandesi brings a tour of traditional Irish dance to celebrate the patron saint of the Emerald Isle, with music by The Hidden Note at Fitzpatrick’s Irish pub (via Ghibellina 152) on March 11 with a traditional Irish menu, a show by the Shamrock Dance Company at the Hard Rock Café on March 17, and other events around Tuscany. IRIS Academy of Irish Dance and Willos’ Irish folk music with Massimo Giuntini perform at Fitzpatrick’s Irish Pub on March 17, with an Irish menu, concert and dancing costing 25 euro (20 euro for IRIS members). Reserve at March 18 sees a full-on Irish festival with Tuscany Hall serving Irish dishes like Guinness Irish stew and Colcannon from 7.30. Music from Willos’, Her Pillow, the Marco Fabbri Trio and a céilí led by the Clover Irish dance studio celebrate the occasion in style.


18 March 2022

Concert for Ukraine

At 6pm on March 18, St Mark’s English Church host a benefit concert in aid of Ukraine, with a performance of Fauré’s Requiem in the atmospheric setting.
16 March 2022 - 18 March 2022

Back to the cinema

16 theaters in and around Florence offer 4 euro admission on March 16, 17 and 18, with food and drinks once again available. From The Batman to Oscar-winning documentaries, take advantage of the reduced price to enjoy popcorn in one of the city’s theatres. Participating cinemas are Fiamma, Adriano, Fiorella, Flora, Marconi, Portico, Principe, Sala Esse, San Quirico sms, Spazio Alfieri, Spazio Uno, Stensen, La Compagnia Cabiria (Scandicci), Grotta (Sesto Fiorentino) and Everest (Galluzzo), with more info available here.

17 March 2022


The film titled Reflection focuses on the war in Donbass, screened to support the Ukrainian people with a premier at the Spazio Alfieri. The 8-year war is documented in the film by Ukrainian Valentyn Vasyanovychk, introduced by theatre director Riccardo Sottili, creator of a documentary on Russia and Italy.

Experience Bar

From Ethiopia to Kenya, El Salvador and Colombia, skirting Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Florence’s coffee education centre, Scuola del Caffè – Ditta Artigianale Sant’Ambrogio, presents Tuscany’s roasters during Experience Bar. Open from 10am to 6pm, in via Carducci 2-4R, internationally renowned coffee experts Francesco SanapoSimone Amenini and Francesco Masciullo will explain all about some of the best specialty coffees roasted in Tuscany with tastings based on a range of extraction techniques, including espresso, filter and brewing. The coffees and roasteries include Kenya Kiunyu from D612; Ethiopia Cherenet from Caffè Piansa; Ethiopia Guji Abeda from La Tosteria; Costa Rica El Diamante Reserve from Ditta Artigianale; Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires from Le Piantagioni del Caffe; Nicaragua Finca Aurora from Pacamara Coffee Lab; El Salvador Volcano from CaffeLab; and Colombia San Alberto Women’s Coffee Project from Spazio Caffè Firenze.