Best events in Florence this week November 23-30, 2023

Here’s our round-up for November 23-30, 2023.

Contemporary circus, intriguing escape games and ready, set, go for the Florence Marathon, here’s your best events of the week line-up.

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25 November 2023 - 26 November 2023

Vento Multiforme

As part of a contemporary circus series, InStabile Chapiteau hosts a multifaceted performance of dance, juggling, clowns, acrobats and music, taking audiences on a journey through the exciting art of creative circus.

25 November 2023

MUS.Escape - The new enigma

Young people aged 18 to 30 can take part in the fascinating cultural project by MUS.E in which participants try their hand at an intriguing escape game with trick questions, hidden clues, challenges of skill and speed to reveal the final solution, with prizes on offer for the best team (3-8 members). Taking place from 10.30am to 4pm, entrance is every half hour (excluding 1.30pm). Free upon registration, with purchase required of museum ticket.



24 November 2023 - 26 November 2023

Festival Internazionale di Cinema e Donne

Celebrating movies made by women, the film fest features talks and more, exploring cinema as a cultural activity and how it involves local communities, taking place as part of the 50 Days of Cinema series. Films are in the original language with Italian subtitles.

23 November 2023

Mascarade song recital

The Mascarade Concert Series continues at 6.30pm on November 23 at The British Institute Library performing songs with Florentine links, from Rossini’s Serate Musicali and some wonderfully atmospheric Respighi to Liszt’s beautiful settings for tenor voice of the Petrarch Sonnets. This is a one-hour programme with Mascarade singers accompanied by artistic director Julia Lynch at the piano. Find out more.


26 November 2023

Florence Marathon

Ready, set, go for the 39th edition of the international road race held in the city centre, with the 42km challenge being the second most famous Italian marathon after Rome. The route takes runners through many of Florence’s main sites, from piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio to piazza Duomo, with the built landscape providing a welcome distraction from the physical fatigue.

30 November 2023

Wired next fest

The festival focused on innovation and digital technologies features special guests such as Lucrezia Reichlin, Yoko Yamada, Tiberio Cosmin and more. Free entry upon registration.

23 November 2023

Thanksgiving at Hotel Number Nine with The Florentine

Make sure to book your table for a celebration at Hotel Number Nine with The Florentine! Join us for a four-course meal served with Ruffino wines and live music by Daisy’s as we raise a glass in gratitude for what we have. Kicking off at 7.30pm on November 23, 75 euro (55 euro for children under 16) includes a donation to Associazione Artemisia, a Florence-based charity supporting women and children who experience domestic abuse. Limited space available, so book early to avoid disappointment. / +39 055 2937740

18 November 2023 - 17 December 2023

Mercato di Natale

Signs of Christmas commence with the popping up of this much-loved German-inspired market, bringing street food stalls, sweet gift ideas, and a whole lot of atmosphere.

21 November 2023 - 23 November 2023

The world in Florence 2023

The third edition of the international festival dedicated to tourism and cultural heritage sees highlights such as a conference-show titled Homus turisticus Evolution by Duccio Canestrini at 8.30pm on November 21 (15 euro via Eventbrite), a documentary film on Georgian wine in the presence of director Nana Jorjadze and a wine tasting at 6pm on November 22. At 7pm, there will be a screening of the film Genius Loci by Matteo Faccenda attended by the director. Free entry for many events.

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