Best events in Florence this week November 3-10, 2022

Here’s our round-up for November 3-10.

From brick-building for Lego lovers to a sustainability-focused fest, here’s your best events of the week line-up for November 3-10. Don’t forget there’s free entry to many of the city’s museums this Sunday, November 6!


4 November 2022 - 6 November 2022

SMILE Charity Market

The three-day solidarity event organized by Smile Project to support charitable activities in Eritrea returns to Giardino dell’Orticoltura with an array of clothes, accessories, bags and footwear from many noted brands. From 9.30am to 7pm.

2 November 2022 - 4 November 2022

Florence Short Film Festival

The 8th edition of the international short film festival features independent directors from all over, with entries selected from the hundreds of submissions for the categories of Fiction, Animation and Documentaries.

10 November 2022

Intermezzo by Lauren Mouat

Marisa Garreffa speaks with Lauren Mouat (@laurenissima_unlock_italy) about her new book, Intermezzo. Taking place at 6.45pm at Alice Storyteller (via de Pucci 4), the collection of stories will be discussed by the author, with the collection focusing on moments of change, and a parallel text translation in Italian by Alessia Mennitti.
9 November 2022

InBottega Artisan Event

From 5.30pm to 8.30pm on November 9, InBottega host an artisans meet-up with snacks and drinks and a showcase of artisan products. Exchange ideas on how to promote this important part of Florence and its historic arts.
10 November 2022

Mascarade Opera Foundation

Pianist Giuseppe Guarrera plays at the stunning setting of Palazzo Corsini in via il Prato in an evening of exquisite classical music organized by the Mascarade Opera Studio. The programme consists of Three Sonatas by Scarlatti, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1, Chopin’s Nocturnes Op. 62, Nos. 1 & 2, and Venezia e Napoli, S.159 by Liszt.

5 November 2022 - 6 November 2022

Bricks in Florence festival

Brightly coloured bricks get their moment with the fifth edition of the fest for LEGO lovers packing the theatre with clever creations. As the LEGO group celebrates 90 years, ToscanaBricks reaches its 10th anniversary and five years of LEGO in Florence is marked, there’s a suitably exciting edition to honour the occasion. Young builders get a dedicated space exhibiting their works, with activities such as Speed Building competitions and a Minecraft workshop giving you a chance to showcase your skills. The Fairy Bricks initiative donates LEGO to children in Tuscan hospitals.

3 November 2022 - 24 November 2022

God is Green: Reverse towards a New Paradigm

Sustainability and the future are at the centre of the fifth edition of the fest, with the devastating pandemic and the planetary emergency addressed through talks, cultural events and artworks. Separated into five thematic areas, topics like technology with purpose and re-enchanting the world are innovatively imagined.

5 November 2022

Giovanisì Next Generation Fest

Generation Z are at the heart of events at the prestigious theatre, with key issues for young people up for discussion and a calendar of events that highlights their potential and creativity. Over 60 speakers including content creators, video makers, directors, YouTubers, chefs, entrepreneurs and sports champions share their thoughts, and a tree planting project throughout will bring about a forest dedicated to the Next Generation Fest. Free entry upon reservation.

5 November 2022 - 6 November 2022

Textile Arts Market

The Textile Arts Market fills the piazza with skillfully crafted creations by top-tier artisans from all over Italy, bringing centuries of tradition and innovation. Ethical, sustainable and environmentally-friendly textiles create a dazzling display with weaving demonstrations, free workshops for children and adults, and a focus on local wools and yarns, hand-weaving, spinning, natural dyes, felt and eco-prints. Stock up on organic farming products and seasonal fruit and veg while you’re there, with wine, olive oil and cheese adding to the fair. Free entry, 9am-7pm.

5 November 2022 - 13 November 2022

Festival dei Popoli

Cinema Stensen, Cinema La Compagnia, Spazio Alfieri, 25hours Hotel and various other venues host the 63rd edition of the international documentary film fest that focuses on the environment, archival films and cinema of the new generations, with awards for the best in the genre. From November 5 to 13, film fans will find sections dedicated to kids and teens, with an homage to innovators such as Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, as well as reflections on the G8 in Genoa, Margherita Hack, and Kathryn Ferguson’s overview of Sinead O’Connor’s career. Screenings are in original language with Italian and English subtitles, unless specified otherwise.