MUST-SEE EVENTS IN FLORENCE IN 2018 | TIPS
Planning a trip to Florence? Why not plan your holiday around some of the must-see events in Florence this year? From culinary events to cultural festivals, it is always a great time to enjoy this beautiful city. Check out five Travel Tips for Florence in 2018.
Terrazza Buontalenti | Florence
When traveling in Florence Private Residence Terrazza Buontalenti is the perfect luxury apartment where to stay. Located right in the center in the Palazzo Tornabuoni. From the private terrace, you enjoy the view of the Duomo.
March 10-12, 2018
A three-day event that offers tastings, exhibitions, talks, pop-up food stall and off-site events in Florence restaurants, hotels and landmarks.
Located inside the converted Stazione Leopolda train station, enjoy a huge gastronomic extravaganza.
Scoppio del Carro
Easter Sunday (April 1)
The Scoppio del Carro is one of the most ancient events in Florence. The cart is stuffed with fireworks pulled by a team of white oxen, escorted by a procession of Florentines in Renaissance costume. A fiery mechanical dove swoops from inside the cathedral to light the blue touchpaper…a pagan rite of spring that celebrates the beginning of the good season.
Maggio Fiorentino Musicale
The Maggio Fiorentino since 1933 has become Italy’s leading opera and classical music festival. The main venue is the amazing Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze opera house and concert hall by ABDR architects, opened since May 2014. The Maggio Fiorentino has strong remit for new work and revivals of little-known curious amidst the mainstream fare.
Firenze Gelato Festival
End of April
Florence’s long-standing tradition of top-quality artisanal ice-cream is celebrated in this five-day festival dedicated to gelato in all its forms (including frozen cocktails), which takes over the lanes and piazzas of the centro storico for five days in April. Gelato was invented in 1559 by the ingenious Florentine artist Bernardo Buontalenti, who at a banquet held at the Court of the Medici served the first cold cream made from milk, honey and egg yolk. It was a culinary triumph! At the time gelato was synonymous with the power, imagination and creativity of the noble kitchens.
50 Giorni di Cinema Internazionale October November 2018
A raft of autumn festivals and other cinematic events in Florence come together under the ‘50 Days of International Cinema’ banner.
28 OTTOBRE – 1 NOVEMBRE
2 – 3 NOVEMBRE
UNA FINESTRA SUL NORD – RASSEGNA DI CINEMA NORDICO
1966 – 2016 | CINQUANT’ANNI DALL’ALLUVIONE
5 – 9 NOVEMBRE
FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DI CINEMA E DONNE
10 – 15 NOVEMBRE
FLORENCE QUEER FESTIVAL
16 – 20 NOVEMBRE
LO SCHERMO DELL’ARTE FILM FESTIVAL
21 – 24 NOVEMBRE
IL CINEMA RITROVATO ALLA 50 GIORNI
25 NOVEMBRE – 2 DICEMBRE
FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI
3 – 8 DICEMBRE
RIVER TO RIVER FLORENCE INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL
PREMIO N.I.C.E. CITTÀ DI FIRENZE
Enjoy Florence in 2018!