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19th May 2018 – European Museum Night – nightly revenue at 1 euro


Back an appointment that has become a tradition: the European Night of Museums. On May 19th, many Florentine museums will be open from 9.00 pm to 11.00 pm at the symbolic price of 1 euro. The event will take place throughout Europe.
Please note that during the three hours of extraordinary opening the entrance ticket will be at the symbolic cost of 1 euro, while during the ordinary hours the ticket will take place according to the usual costs.

DJ Ten – May 13th in Florence


The village will be located in Piazza Santa Croce

Opening time:

SATURDAY 12 MAY – 9.00 -20.00

SUNDAY 13 MAY – 7.00 – 12.30

You can pick up your bib at the village:

SATURDAY 12 MAY – 9.00 -20.00

SUNDAY 13 MAY – 7.00 – 9.00

Documents to be presented for collection of the bib number:

Payment receipt;
In case you want to withdraw the breastplate of third parties, you must bring a signed proxy and a copy of the identity card of the delegator

10 KM: departure at 09.30am from Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia and arrival at Piazza del Duomo
5 KM: departure 10.00 from Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia and arrival Via dei Magliabechi

May 6th, 2018 – Free entry to the civic museums for the Metropolitan Sunday


The Sunday Metro of May offers a rich proposal of visits and activities to discover the Florentine Civic Museums are scheduled many visits and multiple paths in view of greater accessibility and cultural inclusion.
We would like to point out visits to the exhibition The design of the sculptor at the Museo Novecento and the special paths “A occhi chiusi” and the ateliers at the Bardini Museum.

From Saturday 21st April to Tuesday 1st May 2018 – from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fortezza Da Basso – Florence


An event which hosted the most important master craftsmen of history inside a privileged space, where tradition and innovation merge to create extremely valuable handmade products.

Every year, here you can admire the works of the ancient Florence workshops, as well as remote arts which are being rediscovered through the fair itineraries, following a harmonious path among the Italian regions and the countries of the whole world.

The International Handicrafts Trade Fair is the place where culture, arts, handicraft traditions and new creativities meet and shape up to become exclusive. Unique pieces, modelled by experienced hands, dedicated to people who want to stand out. Classical, modern, ethnic, contemporary, feasible – any kind of style here finds its ideal dimension.



Gelato Festival 2018 at the Piazzale Michelangelo from 20th to 22nd of April


Now in its 9th edition, the Gelato Festival is the most important event dedicated to the world of Italian gelato. A European competition that recognises the best Italian and foreign gelato artisans and the flavours they create for the tour. A festival “on the road” that from April to September travels through Italy and the rest of Europe bringing goodness, joy, experience, culture. The votes of a panel of experts and those of the public determine the winner of each stage. From city to city, for the duration of the Festival award-winning chefs, gelato masters, important and prestigious firms in the business will share the fantastic world of Italian gelato. Become a part of the voting public, taste the best new flavours: your vote, together with those of a jury of experts, will decide the winner of the individual stages and the name of the chef who will continue the journey to the Gelato Festival World Masters, the global competition that in 2021 will compare the best chefs in the world.

XXXV HALF MARATHON FIRENZE Vivicittà – 15th April 2018


The 35^ edition of the international Half Marathon Firenze Vivicittà will take place on Sunday 15th April 2018. Runners from all over the word, enthusiasts and families with children come to participate in this classic sport event in the streets of Florence.

The event will have four different races:
– The classic Half Marathon (21,097 km)
– Non competitive race (8 km)
– Walking (5 km)
– Kids race “Tommasino Run” (1,5 km)

The route will lead you past the main monuments that have made Florence famous all over the world: from Lungarno della Zecca to Piazza della Signoria, from Piazza Duomo to Oltrarno. The race course is completely asphalted and flat. These characteristics make the Half Marathon Firenze Vivicittà loved by runners with start and finish in Piazza Santa Croce.

The Vivicittà Village, located in Piazza Santa Croce, became very popular over the years: here people can find sport events and lots of fun. The Half Marathon Firenze Vivicittà supports a charity event every year and the organization strives to be eco-friendly.
All of this guarantees that all runners run for a good cause.

6 – 7 – 8 April Finger food festival – free entrance


The most important Italian event for the promotion of street food and craft beers, the Finger Food Festival, is coming to Florence for the first time.



Since it’s the first Sunday of the month and also Easter, Florence museums will be free all day long!!

Here are some of the museums and hours of opening:

Openings & closings for 2018:

Palazzo Vecchio and Arnolfo Tower – the museum will be open on Sunday 1 and Monday 2, 2018 from 9 am to 11 pm; the tower from 9 am to 9 pm (closed in case of rain)

Museo Novecento – open on Easter Sunday and Monday, 2018 from 11 am to 8 pm

Complesso di Santa Maria Novella – open on April 1 from 1 pm to 5,30 pm and Monday from 9 am to 7 pm

Museo Bardini – closed on April 1, open on Easter Monday, 2018 from 11 am to 5 pm

Cappella Brancacci – closed on April 16, open on Easter Monday from 1 pm to 5 pm

Fondazione Salvatore Romano – closed on April 1, open on Easter Monday, 2018 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Bigallo Museum – guided visits on April 1 and April 2, 2018 at 10 am and 12 pm (reservation required at 055288496)

Accademia Gallery – open on April 1 (free entry as it is First Sunday of the month) and special opening on April 2, open both days from 8.15 am to 6.50 pm

Palazzo Strozzi – open over the entire Easter weekend, 10am -8pm

Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens – open on April 1st with free entry (First Sunday of the month).

Uffizi Gallery – on April 2nd, open from 8.15am to 6.50pm.

Boboli Gardens – open from 8.15am to 6.30pm. Last entrance an hour before closing time.



On Easter Sunday follow the procession of cart through the streets of Florence on it’s way to the Duomo for the Explosion of the cart:
When: 1/04/2018 (every Easter Sunday)
At 8:00
The “Cart of Fire”, accompanied by the Historic Procession of the Florentine Republic, will leave from the Prato’s depot to reach Piazza del Duomo with the following itinerary:
via il Prato, Borgo Ognissanti, Goldoni square, via della Vigna Nuova, via Strozzi, piazza della Repubblica (with reunion with the Gonfalone coming from Piazza Signoria), via Roma with arrival in piazza San Giovanni.
8:15 am
A representation of Bandierai of the Uffizi will start from the Palagio di Parte Guelfa, along via Porta Rossa, Mercato Nuovo, via Vacchereccia, P.zza della Signoria.
8.30 am
Piazza Signoria: the Procession of the Florentine Republic, with the Gonfalone and the Mayor, will move along Via Calzaiuoli, Via degli Speziali, to reach Piazza della Repubblica – display of flag-wavers and musicians – then rejoining the procession from Via il Prato.
9:40 am
Arrival in Piazza S. Giovanni del Corteo with the Explosion of the Cart.
10:15 am
draw for the match of the matches of the San Giovanni tournament.
11:00 am
Explosion of the Cart
Where: Piazza del Duomo
Free of charge of course! But beware of big crowds!!!

FAI Spring Days 24 and 25 March 2018 in Florence – guided tours of the Murate


An extraordinary opening to get to know the history and the environments of the complex The Murate.

Progetti Arte Contemporanea participates in the Spring Days and on March 25 from 10:00 to 18:00 (last entrance at 17:00) opens the doors of the former convent and former Florentine penitentiary for a journey to discover the structure, from the courtyard of the hour of air to the cells of the hard prison.

The initiative, which is part of the 26th edition of the Primavera Fai Days (which are open on March 24 and 25, over 1000 places throughout Italy) sees the Murate complex selected among the places visited in the city of Florence, with guides of the Gruppo Fai Giovani Firenze to act as guides in the various environments.

The route of view includes: the spaces of the former male prison, the cells of the hard prison, the ground floor of the semi-octagon. The installation ‘Nuclei (Vitali)’ by Valeria Muledda, in the hard prison, will allow an involving and multi-sensory experience through the reproduction of the sounds of the prison and the testimony of those who lived there.

Here are the other places open in Florence:

Church of S. Maria dell’Umiltà and ancient S. Giovanni di Dio Hospital

Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 (last entry 17:00)

Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00 (last entry 17:00)

Cloister and Cenacle of San Salvatore in Ognissanti

Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 (last entry 17:00)

Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00 (last entry 17:00)

Cloister Grande and Chapel of S. Luca at the S. Annunziata

Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 (last entry 17:00)

Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00 (last entry 17:00)


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