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THINGS TO DO

What’s on and events in Florence, Italy, including exhibitions, movies, music, travel and more.

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What to do in Florence this August

As chiuso per ferie (closed for holidays) signs pop up all over, we take you through ideas for an estate in style.

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Celebrity facialist Iván Pol comes to Four Seasons Florence

This October, The Spa at Four Seasons Florence brings celebrity facialist Iván Pol and The Beauty Sandwich method to Italy for the first time.

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Sublime summer events at Castello di Casole

Expect cinema, stargazing and blissful nights at this Belmond hotel in the Tuscan countryside

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Men’s vintage shopping in Florence

Sartorial aficionado Ata Çin lets us in on his men's vintage shopping secrets in Florence.

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“Lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my!” – Cracking Art at Barberino Designer Outlet

Barberino Designer Outlet displays 100 giant colourful animals in an open-air exhibition by Cracking Art, on display from July 12 to September 25.

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Time-travelling in Sant’Angelo in Colle with the Argiano Baroque Music Festival

From July 21 to August 26, four concerts take audiences back to the Baroque.

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Musical encounters: Incontri in Terra di Siena festival

This year's Incontri in Terra di Siena chamber music festival starts with a concert in Florence at Teatro Verdi on July 21.

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Estate Fiorentina 2022: summer event series

The city’s summer programme sees four months of fabulous activities, taking us through from June 1 to September 30, with 15 festivals, 137 projects, 118 widespread events, 3 special projects and 14 summer spaces.

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Boboli Gardens reopens Porta Romana and Forte Belvedere entrances from July 5

Entrances reopen, with free entry for residents of Florence.

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Eleonora Gentile Luxury Hair Spa: a treat for your locks

Expect affordable luxury and a refreshing experience at Eleonora Gentile Luxury Hair Spa in via della Pergola.

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Rifugio Digitale: bomb shelter turned into an arts space

The disused WW2 air raid shelter in San Niccolò has recently been repurposed as a digital art exhibition space, Rifugio Digitale.

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Towers and fortresses reopen for the season

Make the mot of the chance to visit some of the city's dramatic defensive structures this summer.

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What’s on for Festa di San Giovanni 2022

Florence celebrates its patron saint, San Giovanni Battista (St John the Baptist) on June 24 with fantastic fochi (fireworks).

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Tishani Doshi: the dancing poet

Tishani Doshi talks about her novel, Small Days and Nights, ahead of her performance at The British Institute on June 28.

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New summer opening hours at the Accademia Gallery

The Accademia Gallery will be open on Tuesday nights throughout the summer as well as extending its opening hours during the week.

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Summer spots in Florence 2022

Our list of the most happening places in Florence this summer, to grab a drink or a bite to eat whilst enjoying the great outdoors.

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In their shoes: The Rangoni sisters

Valentina and Carolina Rangoni are the third generation of the Florence-based shoe company that was founded by their grandfather in 1934.

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Best riverside summer hangouts in Florence

Head for the Arno this summer as the city's riversides explode with late-night entertainment, quality bars and great places to mingle.

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Estate Fiorentina 2022: Tre Passi Avanti

The seasonal programme from June 1 to September 30 promises a fantastic four months of events and activities.

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Peter Broderick performs in the Chiostro del Carmine on June 7

The American (Irish by adoption) multi-instrumentalist and neo-folk singer plays as part of Secret Florence, organized by Musicus Concentus.

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Former Ariston cinema homes HZERO model railway museum

The recently launched museum orients around its giant centerpiece, a 280-square metre-railway model that’s one of the largest in Europe.

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Farms for family fun not far from Florence

Relax at these farms not far from the city, which offers plenty of fun activities for the whole family

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Celebrate Fourth of July and join the Sotto Le Stelle talks with The Florentine and Ruffino

This June, we’re joining forces with Ruffino Wines for four stellar conversations every Wednesday at 7pm on the Poggio Casciano wine estate.

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Jazz performer Phelan Burgoyne at The British Institute

The Suffolk-born jazz performer has been touring with his new trio, with their final show taking place at The British Institute at 7.30pm on Thursday May 26.

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