Best events in Florence this week March 31-April 7, 2022

Here’s our round-up for March 31-April 7.

Here’s our line-up of best events this March 31-April 7.


The SOTTO al British space on the ground floor of the Harold Acton Library (lungarno Guicciardini 15) inaugurates the new space dedicated to contemporary creativity at 7.30pm on April 2 with a musical and artistic experience titled Undon3 by the musician and sound engineer Nicola Pedroni, and illustrator Federico Bria, in partnership with ON.irica. At 6pm on April 4, Tom Byrne leads life drawing sessions followed by wine refreshments. The Talk Tuesdays series kicks off at 6pm on April 5 with Martina Bartolozzi (@mementomartina) in conversation with Marisa Garreffa on the topic of influencing Florence.

5 April 2022

Welcome Day for Students

A Welcome Day for students will be held in the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio at 5.30pm on April 5. Study abroad students will be invited to celebrate their new community in Florence, with Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella, Consul General of the United States of America Ragini Gupta, and the president of AACUPI, Fabrizio Ricciardelli, in attendance.

3 April 2022

Sunday Free at Museums

Metropolitan Sunday returns on April 3, a day in which all residents of the Metropolitan City of Florence have the opportunity to see the city museums for free, including the Palazzo Vecchio Museum, Museo Novecento, Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the Santa Maria Novella Complex.

3 April 2022

BAMMM! Books (&) Arts

From 11am to 6pm, BAMMM Books (&) Arts returns to Museo Marino Marini. The market exhibition displays art and artist’s books created in collaboration with the Centro Di publishing house in the style of the Bouquinistes of Paris, with a wide selection of rare volumes, design, vinyl and more. Free entry.

29 March 2022 - 5 June 2022

Giuseppe Bezzuoli: A great painter of the Romantic era at Palazzo Pitti

Palazzina della Meridiana in Palazzo Pitti hosts a spectacular display of paintings, sculptures and drawings by the Romantic artist. Born in 1784, Giuseppe Bezzuoli attended the Academy of Fine Arts under the guidance of Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Desmarais and Pietro Benvenuti, quickly achieving acclaim. The exhibition is curated by Vanessa Gavioli, Elena Marconi and Ettore Spalletti and is the first major retrospective dedicated to the renowned painter. The display details Bezzuoli’s career as well as the art of his time in the vast show that includes many loans from Italian and international museums and collections. The artistic itinerary starts with Bezzuoli’s neoclassical beginnings before reaching his later works when he was at the height of his fame. Bezzuoli’s masterpieces of Italian romantic painting include Eve tempted by the snake (1853), and The Expulsion of Hagar (1844), both recent acquisitions by the Uffizi Galleries.

24 March 2022 - 15 April 2022

Enduring Freedom

Works by Florentine artists Gianluca Braccini and Jonathan Soliman Awadalla are on display at the RFK International House for Human Rights at via Ghibellina 12 from March 24  to April 15. 65 works reflect on conflict with proceeds from the sale of the works to be donated to charities supporting Afghan people.


2 April 2022 - 3 April 2022

Where garden paths lead to paintings. Springtime walks at Il Palmerino

Art historian Monica Shenouda shares the history of a house that has hosted artists since its construction in 1400. Explore the ‘English Colony’ connection on the estate that was home to British writer Vernon Lee; from the turn of the last century until 1935, Il Palmerino’s international literary salons hosted the likes of Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Henry James, John Singer Sargent and many more. The tour will conclude with a viewing of the exhibition ‘Portrait Dialogues’ where adoptive Oltrarno artists S. Bordley, E. Rogers and L. Chapman stand in ‘conversation’ with female painters of the past. Guided tours last 1.5 hours circa, in Italian and/or English. Admission 10 euro, light snack included. Maximum 15 people per group. Reservations required, walks take place at 3 and 5pm on April 2-3.