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.

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ART + CULTURE

Violin makers Giovannetti & Schultz

Learn about the artistry and science behind being a "liutaio".

ART + CULTURE

Weaving a new thread in Florence’s artisanal tradition

Jules Vissers and Anna Meryl Rose work with textiles in intriguing new ways.

Activities + Tours + Events

Tour + Events

Marble workshop in Florence

Discover the secrets of the Florentine masters through hands-on workshops in an historic marble studio in the center of Florence. Work with authentic materials such as marble, mosaic, lapis lazuli an...

Tour + Events

Join Us at Milan Fashion Week!

Join Us at Milan Fashion Week!
With or Without Hotel Stay – Space Limited Are you a university student with a passion for fashion? Fashion for Futures invites you to an exclusive, curated experie...

Tour + Events

Classic Fiat 500 experience

Drive your rented Classic Fiat 500 through the most beautiful streets of Florence, where you’ll visit extraordinary locations with breathtaking views. You’ll be able to take spectacular photos among monuments, ...

Tour + Events

Guided cycling tours

Vista Cycling organizes Tuscan bike tours that incorporate some of the best views to be found. Whether your preference is a guided ride for an individual or group or a ...

Travel + Tuscany

THINGS TO DO

Michelin Key hotels in Florence + Tuscany

The Michelin Guide has published new distinctions for the best hotels in Italy.

THINGS TO DO

Glitz + glamour at Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte

Michelin-star dining, contemporary design and heritage hospitality

THINGS TO DO

Castello di Casole, A Belmond Hotel, Tuscany, a bike and nature farm estate

Cycle the gravel paths, revitalize with an Etruscan massage and enjoy the deep nature of Tuscany.

THINGS TO DO

How to go on a ski holiday from Florence without a car

Train and bus options to reach Italy's ski resorts from Florence.

THINGS TO DO

Luggage lockers in Florence

Where to leave your bags in Florence

COMMUNITY

Italy Segreta: a conversation with founders Marina and Cesare Cacciapuoti

How Instagram success led to the creation of a magazine, creative agency and travel service

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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