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From September 29th to 30th the Wired Next Fest comes back to Florence


The Wired Next Fest, which will be held in Palazzo Vecchio from September 28th to 30th, arrives in Florence for the third time. This year’s theme will be “Simplicity”. The aim is to tell how innovation, new technologies, the use of big data and artificial intelligences are able to make life – of individuals, companies and organizations – simpler.
Digital is indeed a perfect tool to put people at the center, giving them more freedom and opportunities.
Among the guests Negramaro and Mika

Admission to the WNF18 in Florence is free but registration is required on the site.

“Steve McCurry, icons” – Villa Bardini – Florence


In 100 shots the great journey in humanity of Steve McCurry (Darby, PA, 1950). It’s the theme of the retrospective ‘Steve McCurry. Icons’ that from June 15 to September 16 at Villa Bardini brings together the most striking images of one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography that exhibits for the first time in the Tuscan capital.

Ferragosto 2018, museums open in Florence


Ferragosto to the museum: the civic museums of Florence will open the doors even the day of August 15th. The Palazzo Vecchio museum can be visited from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.
It will be possible to get on the Tower of Arnolfo from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm (the ticket office closes at 8.00 pm). The complex of Santa Maria Novella opens from 12 to 18.30. In the square Santa Maria Novella, the Museo Novecento will be open from 11:00 to 20:00.
Forte Belvedere is also open, currently hosting the “Gong” exhibition by Eliseo Mattiacci, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (last access at 7.00 pm).
The Bigallo museum will be open from 10:00 and 12:00 (reservation required)

Photo by: Nardia Plumridge

5 August 2018 – Free visits to the Museums and to the state archeological areas


On the first Sunday of each month the museums and the state archaeological sites will be open for free.

The State Museums of Florence are as follows:

Uffizi Gallery
Accademy’s Gallery
Museum of the Medici Chapels
Palazzo Pitti Museums (Palatina Gallery and Royal Apartments, Gallery of Modern Art, Museo degli Argenti, Costume Gallery, Porcelain Museum, Boboli Gardens)
National Bargello Museum
Cenacle of Andrea del Sarto
Museum of the Ancient Florentine House of Palazzo Davanzati
National archeologic museum
Museum of Casa Martelli
Orsanmichele Museum
Garden of the Medicean Villa of Castello
Park of Villa il Ventaglio
Villa Corsini in Castello
Medici Villa of Petraia

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On July 17th, the Musart Festival returns to Piazza della Santissima Annunziata


From 17/07/2018 to 28/07/2018 The Musart Festival is back: music, dance, art and good food, the Florentine festival that for the third year will bring great national and international characters to Piazza della Santissima Annunziata.

Until the 11th of August at the Piazzale degli Uffizi, the outdoor cinema is back


The outdoor cinema in the center of Florence from 2017 is located in the square of the Uffizi.

until 11th August it will be possible to sit and watch – for free – one of the films selected by Quelli dell’Alfieri, Fondazione Toscana system, Festival dei Popoli, Screen Art, Nice, Premio Fiesole and Map of creation.

1st July – Sunday at the State Museum


Every first Sunday of every month State Museums (Uffizi,
Accademia, Bargello, Palazzo Pitti etc.) will be free of charge
without reservation, for everybody.
Also the entrance to Villa Bardini is free for

From June 27th IQA Quidditch World Cup 2018


From June 27th to July 2nd 2018 all quidditch fans will meet in Florence to attend the Quidditch World Cup races organized by the IQA. With 31 participating countries (including Italy), Florence is preparing to host for the first time in Italy the biggest tournament in the history of this sport.

On June 27th, in the afternoon, Piazza Santa Croce will be held, on the field of Calcio Storico, the demonstration match with the participation of the Italian National Quidditch.

June 24 Fireworks of Saint John – “Fochi” di San Giovanni


On June 24th the Arno and the sky above Florence will be colored by the glow of the “Fochi di San Giovanni”, the patron saint of the city.
An ancient tradition that is carried out with great enthusiasm.

Program of June 24th

In the morning “historical procession” for the delivery of the Ceri and the Crosses to the Mayor of the city of Florence and to the Archbishop of the city of Florence and “Holy Mass”.

The concert before the fires at 20:30 Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia

At 22:00, after the greetings of the authorities, the rain of “fochi” from Piazzale Michelangelo will start.

Florence Rocks 2018 from June 14 – Visarno Arena Florence – Parco delle Cascine


and many other bands that will be added in the coming days.

The most rock festival of the Italian summer unveils the headliners of the 2018 edition, scheduled from June 14 to 17 at the Visarno Arena in Florence. An extraordinary line-up for a festival that in the past year has welcomed 140,000 fans from all over the world and will be joined by other big names in the coming weeks.

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