Best events in Florence this week November 24-December 1, 2022

Here’s our round-up for November 24-December 1.

Banksy is the subject of an immersive street art experience, while a festival in Fortezza takes us to Japan and the Florence marathon sees athletes race through the streets of the city. Here’s your line-up for November 24 to December 1.

26 November 2022 - 26 February 2023

Inside Banksy

The former Santo Stefano al Ponte Church in piazza di Santo Stefano is transformed with Banksy’s street art from November 26 to February 26 in an immersive experience. Created by Crossmedia Group in collaboration with curator Gianni Mercurio and Madinart, the spaces are projected with Banksy’s instantly recognizable works, with images, sounds and music conjuring Bristol’s underground culture.

27 November 2022

Hike, guided tour and lunch

On November 27, set off from historic San Niccolò and climb the centuries-old streets until you reach Arcetri and the Certosa di Firenze, enjoying a delicious lunch at the Antica Certosa restaurant before taking a guided tour of the fascinating Certosa. The event is organized by The Florentine and led by licensed guide Jennifer Deckert.
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Until January 14

Ilaria Turba - Le simmetrie dei desideri

From a 19th-century basket made by the artist’s great-grandfather to a Mexican musical instrument made from terracotta and a leather self-portrait mask, various objects make up the display curated by Giorgio Bacci and Valentina Gensini, with the concept of desire at the basis of Ilaria Turba’s artistic research.

25 November 2022

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25 globally marks the day dedicated to awareness towards gender-based violence. A perpetually relevant issue, this day is meant to raise women’s voices and condemn all forms of trauma imposed on women including but not limited to domestic abuse and sexual assault. Click through to read our round-up of events.

26 November 2022 - 27 November 2022

Japanese Festival

Satisfy your cultural cravings with the 23rd edition of the fest dedicated to Japan. With dance, martial arts, music, demonstrations and workshops, it’s a chance to immerse yourself in all things Japanese, getting a glimpse of ancient tea ceremonies, kimonos, the art of swords, typical flavours, comic sketches and calligraphy, with elaborate costumes and carefully choreographed performances by the Modern Kabuki Manjushaka dance company. 3 euro admission, free for under 10s + Lailac members.

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 centuries-old cathedral.


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.

19 November 2022 - 18 December 2022

Christmas Markets

The holiday spirit is in the air (or maybe that’s just the smell of gingerbread cookies in the oven). If you’re in town or planning to come into the city for a walk along the sparkly light-soaked streets, be sure not to miss these amazing Christmas markets for all kinds of delicious treats and unique holiday treasures.

Until December 10

Pinocchio Live Jazz

Launching from November 5, smooth tunes take us through to December 10 at the Circolo Ricreativo Vie Nuove. The 28th edition sees live concerts on Saturdays, with groups known for their originality, talent and risk-taking, having made their names on the Italian and international music scene.

27 November 2022

Florence Marathon

The 38th edition of the historic race sees runners take to the streets of the city on November 27. Starting from piazza del Duomo, participants move through many of Florence’s main landmarks.

1 December 2022

Firenze Wine Expo

The Chianti Colli Fiorentini consortium hosts a tasting in the remarkable venue of Palazzo Vecchio, giving attendees an opportunity to get to know producers up close and taste more than 50 labels. Prestigious vintages and reserves of Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG will be presented at the event, as well as other types of IGT produced in the area and Vinsanto. Free entry by registering via Eventbrite.

Poetry and music recital

Alessandra Parrini presents her poetry collection, Starfish, On Propkopios Shoreline or Homage to Palomar published by Kemonia Edizioni from 5-6pm at The British Institute library on December 1. The book presentation will feature music by pianist Peter Dulborough. Part of proceedings made from sales of the book will go to the charitable organization Tulimè.