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Things to do

Get out and about in the city and surroundings! Here’s what’s on in Florence, Italy, with exhibitions, movies, music, travel and more to give ideas on how to fill up your calendars and make the most of the city’s ever-active cultural scene. With parks, picnics and gardens galore, there’s a never-ending line-up.


Activities + Tours + Events

Tour + Events

Tuscany Bike / Vespa Tours

Tuscany Bike Tours offers bike, e-bike, and Vespa tours just south of Florence in the heart of the Chianti wine region. Our tours in Tuscany have everything: authentic Tuscan lunch, ...

Tour + Events

One day bike/vespa tours in Tuscany

Tuscany Bike Tours offers bike, e-bike, and Vespa tours just south of Florence in the heart of the Chianti wine region. Our tours in Tuscany have everything: authentic Tuscan lunch, ...

Tour + Events

Cantina Ruffino Tour & Tastings

Ruffino provides you endless occasions to experience everything that wine has to offer, in the breathtaking setting of Ruffino Poggio Casciano estate. We organize a variety of tours and tastings ...

Tour + Events

Wine blending with 3 wines

Get ready to elevate your wine tasting experience to the next level! Our interactive wine blending experience is unlike any other, where you’ll create your own custom tuscan wine blend ...


Tyler Ellis and her Tuscany-made celebrity-loved bags

Tyler Ellis’s must-have bags are produced near Florence with a father-and-son-owned manufacturer.


Bianco Bianchi: the ancient art of scagliola for contemporary living

Bianco Bianchi's clients have included the British Royal Family and Gianni Versace.

Travel + Tuscany


Autumn indulgence at Castello di Casole

This Belmond hotel in Tuscany organizes nature-inspired workshops, spa treatments, and wine + truffle events this fall.


Become a top Travel Advisor in Italy!

September is the new January, which means that it’s the best time of year for a career change. Innovative US-headquartered host agency for luxury leisure travel sales, Departure Lounge, is ...


Introducing Nine Vita, Club Nine + Nine Bistro

Hotel Number Nine and Daisy's Firenze launch a series of new initiatives made specifically for the residents and guests of Florence. 


Exploring the Etruscan past of Casole d’Elsa

Dive into the Etruscan past and present-day cultural life of this village between Siena and Volterra.


6 summer spots in Tuscany

From beaches to mountains, here are our editors' suggestions for summering in Tuscany.


Summer visions: a visual summary

Summer loving, ping pong and fritto misto: what's not to love about the long Italian summer.

Florence, Italy, is never short of things to do, with a busy events calendar all year round. We put together what’s on in the city and surroundings with weekly and monthly best events lists that give ideas on what to do in Florence.

Among the many must see things to do in Florence, there are of course the many museums, galleries, and cultural spots, like the Uffizi Galleries, Palazzo Pitti, Accademia Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio, but we’ll also let you in on the newer spots and lesser known secrets too! From the latest installations to brand-new exhibitions, this page is ever-updated with the ongoing and upcoming events in Florence.

For a weekend in the sunshine, have a look at our parks and picnics round-ups, or on a rainy day, check out the must-see museums in Florence and our top picks of the cultural ongoings. Have a look at the latest news from events spaces and cultural venues, and the tips and tricks for life in Florence like children-friendly parks and where are the best hills for hikes.

Whether you come to Florence on a day trip or for longer, we’ll give you some of the must-see things to do in Florence to make the most of your time. A local or here for a longer time? Check out the more off the beaten track locations or join in one of the community events organized by the ever-active international groups.

Looking for where to stay in Florence? We’ve got that covered too! We’ve been to many of the popular (and lesser known) spots in the city and surroundings for spas, short breaks, and top class cocktails, sharing our opinions and what’s going on to help out visitors to the city and those seeking a staycation.

Things to do features:

  • Exhibitions
  • Cinema
  • Music
  • Travel
  • Markets
  • Festivals
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Photography
  • Performing Arts
  • Wellness
  • Outdoor activities
  • Tours
  • Where to stay
  • Sports
  • Concerts
  • Religious centres
  • Talks
  • Fun for kids
  • Family activities