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

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ART + CULTURE

How to approach contemporary art buying in Florence

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Activities + Tours + Events

Tour + Events

2 for 1 Tickets, Mystical Evening Event

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Art experiences in the heart of Florence

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Tour + Events

Discover Hidden Florence Tours

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Beta-test local experiences for free!

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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

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THINGS TO DO

Portrait Milano: Florentine hospitality group converts a former seminary

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THINGS TO DO

Why choose a professional travel agent

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THINGS TO DO

Autumn indulgence at Castello di Casole

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Become a top Travel Advisor in Italy!

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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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