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.

What's On in Florence

THINGS TO DO

Opera and Florence merge in MaggioMusicArt

The four cultural experiences offered by Destination Florence and Teatro del Maggio consist of exclusive occasions of opera coupled with themed itineraries.

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5 nightlife spots in Florence

Whether it’s a drag show, live music or late-night karaoke, check out these 5 nightlife spots for a fun night out in Florence.

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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

Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo’s The Fourth Estate in Palazzo Vecchio

From May 1 to June 30, Palazzo Vecchio becomes home to Il Quarto Stato (The Fourth Estate) by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (1868-1907).

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Gallery Hotel Art reopens with Alan Gelati’s Light and Shadows photography show

The newly reopened Gallery Hotel Art hosts photographer Alan Gelati’s My Lights & Shadows collection, which is being presented for the first time in Italy.

Editor's picks

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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

Free entry to state museums on first Sunday of each month returns

From April 3, free access to state museums and parks every first Sunday of the month.

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Travel

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YellowSquare hostel opens in Florence’s viale Redi

Student hostel YellowSquare opens in Florence's viale Redi, with 250 dorm beds, a rooftop pool, bar and restaurant.

NEWS

Palazzo Portinari Salviati opens in via del Corso

Palazzo Portinari Salviati's blend of high-end residential apartments, vacation suites and fine dining opens on April 15.

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
  • LGBTQIA+
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