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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


4 cooking classes to try in Florence

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Celebrating Lunar New Year in Florence and Tuscany

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Late Baroque sculptures from the Ginori Museum at the Palazzo Marucelli-Fenzi 

Venture to the little-known Palazzo Marucelli-Fenzi this winter to gaze at Late Baroque art.


Craft beer competition Birraio dell’Anno returns

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Wines from Tuscany for your Christmas table

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Activities + Tours + Events

Tours + Events

Midnight in Florence

This event is a gathering of artists from various disciplines and people who enjoy the company of creative people. If you are a musician, we'd love it if you brought your instrument. We also have e...

Tours + Events

Artemisia: View the restoration in progress

Special opening of Casa Buonarroti for The Florentine readers Casa Buonarroti is Michelangelo’s home, but it is also “the birthplace” of Artemisia’s legend, the larger-than-life persona she built in paint ...

Tours + Events

5 day photography & meditation retreat

5 day portrait photography, meditation and Qi Gong retreat in Tuscany The Portrait Photography Retreat is an immersive experience of self-discovery and personal growth, designed to bring deeper awa...

Tours + Events

Discovering Brunello di Montalcino in the heart of Florence

Discovering Brunello di Montalcino in the heart of Florence. Discover The Wine Lounge, where you can experience the wines and charm of Castiglion del Bosco Winery (Montalcino).




Pitti Uomo 103: in pictures

The bi-annual fashion spectacle has arrived in Florence for another edition of the stylish trade show.


The future of Pitti Immagine

CEO of Pitti Immagine, Raffaello Napoleone, tells us what to watch out for during this edition of the trailblazing trade fair.


Holiday gift ideas from Florence’s personal shoppers

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Need present ideas? Gift Florence!

Destination Florence's gift ideas for the festive season.


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