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Summer

Seeking summer events? Have a read here for those as well as tips for coping with the heat and how best to spend summer in Florence. From summer hangouts to camps and music festivals, discover how to savour summer in the city. Take a peak at seasonal looks to help you beat the heat and save our line-ups of summer spots that only open for these hot months.

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Summer serate at Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel

Enjoy pizza by the pool, an evening dedicated to mixology, and an expert-led wine tasting in the panoramic gardens.

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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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Sublime summer events at Castello di Casole

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

FOOD + WINE

Outdoor summer venues in Florence

Summer in Florence might be hot, but it makes for lovely long evenings of good food and drinks.

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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.

FOOD + WINE

Borgo Petriolo: the best thing since sliced bread

Borgo Petriolo provides mill tours and bread making workshops as well as a farm shop and wholesome restaurant

COMMUNITY

6 ways to beat the heat in Florence

If you can't get to the coast, make sure you change your way of life to cope with the heat this summer.

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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.

COMMUNITY

How to manage mosquitoes this summer: a witty take on the biters

Here are 7 ways to keep mosquitoes at bay this summer in Florence.

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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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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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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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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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Garden events at Belmond Villa San Michele

The Italian garden is the setting for a series of high calibre events this season for a blissful experience just a short distance from Florence.

ART + CULTURE

Argiano Baroque Music Festival: a melodic mix in the Montalcino countryside

Glasses chink as the concert bell chimes and the centuries-old gates peel back into the terracotta-tiled courtyard. It’s a magical introduction to the evening of music that awaits at the ...

ART + CULTURE

Summer reading list about Italy

Beach ball: check. Bikini: check. A good book: not yet. Here’s our pick of Italy-centric reads for the summer months ahead, wherever you plan to spend the dog days.   ...

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What to do this August in Florence

August 1 / You have until September 1 to avail of the summer sales, so now’s the time to stock up on the bits you need before the good stuff ...

COMMUNITY

The “bagno” community

Maurizio is putting down his well-leafed copy of today’s La Nazione. He’s spotted us under our ombrellone and he’s determined to have a chat. I have nothing against some good ...

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