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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.

What's On in Florence

ART + CULTURE

Palazzo Davanzati Museum reopens after renovations

The Palazzo Davanzati Museum has reopened after being completely rearranged and renovated during six months of intense work.

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Museo Novecento: Tony Cragg exhibition opens

Explore the creative process of the artist Tony Cragg at an exhibition opening at the Museo Novecento.

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Palazzo Strozzi: Olafur Eliasson’s Nel tuo tempo to open

Colour, water and light focused works dialogue with the Renaissance palazzo.

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The art of Henry Moore returns to Florence

50 years after the memorable exhibition at Forte Belvedere, Florence once again displays sculptures by the British artist.

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Restoration Conversations explores ‘Fotografe!’ at Villa Bardini

Online talk exploring women's contributions to the Alinari Archives.

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Travel

THINGS TO DO

Saturnia: a weekend for foodies

Saturnia’s natural thermal baths must be visited at least once in a lifetime. Make the most of a foodie weekend in the area.

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Exploring Montemurlo: Villa Pazzi al Parugiano and I Vivai al Parugiano

Montemurlo goes international with a romantic country villa for weddings and an industrial chic boutique hotel.

COMMUNITY

How to find student housing in Florence

Florence has a range of homestay accommodations, hotels and apartments for people studying in the city.

FOOD + WINE

San Gimignano: where to eat

San Gimignano is one of the best-loved towns in Tuscany. Here are some top picks for where to spend your calories in the turreted town.

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Savour the spring with Destination Florence

Surprise someone special with a memorable outing in the city.

NEWS

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.

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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