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

Here’s our round-up for November 17-24.

From a faux-supermarket that delves into mental health to the arrival of the Christmas market in piazza Santa Croce, there’s the usual eclectic mix in this week’s line-up. Here’s your best events for November 17-24.


19 November 2022 - 2 December 2022


The Social Hub (formerly The Student Hotel) hosts an intriguing exhibition by the collective Timidessen, organized by Marcella Piccinni. The spaces of The Social Hub are transformed into a subversive supermarket, with art, irony and items familiar from store shelves, communicating themes of fears, health, mental health, paranoia and depression through plays on popular brand names. At the grand opening on November 19, yoga therapist Silvia Moneti will conduct 20 minutes of collective meditation.

17 November 2022

Donizetti, Puccini and Massenet: Mascarade Emerging Artists

Scenes from Puccini’s La Bohème, Massenet’s Werther and L’Elisir d’amore by Donizetti are directed by Noa Naamat on November 17 at the stunning setting of Palazzo Corsini in via il Prato in an evening of exquisite classical music organized by the Mascarade Opera Studio. Ticket sales are until 6pm, when doors open to the Fondazione and Corsini gardens, with wine on offer.

18 November 2022

Truffle rock 'n' roll at Irene

Irene restaurant at Hotel Savoy hosts an unforgettable evening from 8pm on November 18 with a four course menu starring black and white truffles and an excellent selection of wines. Musical entertainment is provided by ‘The Truffle Hunter Show’. Book your table by calling 055 2735891 or email

24 November 2022

Con il Cielo Dentro

The Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore hosts the first performance of the play Con il Cielo Dentro at 9.15pm on November 24. With words by Davide Rondoni, staging by Giancarlo Cauteruccio and original music by Roberto Fabbriciani, it’s produced by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore in collaboration with the Krypton Studio Theater, interpreting the story of the historic cathedral.


19 November 2022

Zero waste workshop at Tiche

Head to the Tiche studio for a zero waste creative workshop accompanied by an aperitivo, where you can make a dried flower autumn-inspired wreath to hang on your door or gift to one you love. Only ten spots available, costing 25 euro. Book your ticket.

20 November 2022

Fierucola dell'Olio Novo

The best of seasonal flavours are on offer in a market-fair in piazza Santa Croce, with new olive oil, chestnuts, breads, vegetables, cheeses and crafts in the atmospheric setting.


24 November 2022

Thanksgiving in Florence

As always, Florence is catering to the international community here with plenty of options for celebrating Thanksgiving on November 24. Click through to see some of the best places in the city to get your Turkey Day treats. Don’t miss our own event with Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano wine estate to celebrate Thanksgiving in the Tuscan hills, just 30 minutes from Florence. The dinner will begin at 7.30pm with music from Lucille DJ and Partners in Crime. Book your place at the table for 40 euro per person (wine not included) and enjoy a menu including prune bonbon wrapped in pork cheek bacon and pumpkin ketchup, cacio and pepe pasta served with Maremma blue cheese, traditional turkey stuffed with Mugello chestnut and sausage stuffing, served with pomegranate jelly and cabbage, all finished off by tiramisù.

November 12-13, 19-20 + 26-27

San Miniato White Truffle Market Exhibition

San Miniato fills with the appetite-inducing scent of truffles over the last three weekends of November for the fair that sees gourmets and the curious getting to know the famous underground delicacy through the events programme and food stands that fill the picturesque town.

19 November 2022 - 18 December 2022


The traditional festive market returns to piazza Santa Croce from November 19 to December 18, with over 50 stands housing artisanal crafts and international foods. Stroll among the German-style wooden huts and get into the holiday mood with cheerful tunes and entertainment, as well as a must-have serving of mulled wine.

19 November 2022 - 20 November 2022

Green Factory

Dedicated to promoting the culture of sustainability, the Tepidarium del Roster in Giardino Orticoltura sees a series of installations, exhibitions, artisanal markets, talks, workshops and children’s activities focused on protecting the planet, taking place from November 19-20.

Until November 20

I Concerti al Cenacolo

L’Homme Armé host musical extravaganzas in historical settings until November 20, with equally historical music to match. Among the places seeing sacred repertoires are the concerts taking place in the San Salvi Museum on November 5 and 20, with the programme featuring conversations around the genre combined with the concert.

23 November 2022 - 27 November 2022

Festival di Cinema e Donne

From November 23-27, a film screening series focuses on women, with a particular look at gender-based violence and racial discrimination across the programme that takes place at the Deutsches Institut, Institut Français, and Cinema La Compagnia.