Weekend in Florence: events not to be missed on September 16, 17 and 18

The last weekend of summer 2022, full of events not to be missed: first of all the Art Week in Florence with its many not-to-be-missed exhibitions, then cruises on the Arno, Artigianato and Palazzo and much more. Here are the events you absolutely cannot miss.

Art Week

The first Florentine Art Week kicks off this weekend. In fact, from Friday in Florence you will breathe even more sparkling and creative air. There are many unmissable events already in these first three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday): from the statues of Henry Moore in Piazza della Signoria and San Miniato al Monte to numerous exhibitions in private galleries with the possibility of buying some of the works of Florence. From the retrospective dedicated to Joe Pomodoro and the first exhibition of Daria Dmitrenko at the Eduardo Secchi Gallery in split ends at Spazio Amanita. Rifugio Digitale presents a photography exhibition entitled “Invasion” curated by Roberto Di Caro, journalist for L’Espresso, a retrospective of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 to 2009.

And then again at the Il Ponte gallery for the first Italian exhibition of Michel Parmentier; shows Fabbrica Europa at the Teatro Cantiere Florida with Greta on the Beach, a work inspired by the figure of activist Greta Thunberg Based on/Projects a space for contemporary art a project by French artist Loris Greo that will only be visible during the Florentine exhibition period.

HERE for all other Florence Art Week events

Craft and Palace

One of the most anticipated events in the panorama of craftsmanship returns to the garden of Villa Corsini: Artigianato e Palazzo. This edition is confirmed as an unparalleled journey of the protagonists of craft culture yesterday and today – from artisans to artists-designers – along a path that winds through the Limone of the Renaissance garden and some of the halls of the Palazzo Corsini, which, animated by exhibitions, installations, workshops, events, gives an opportunity to reflect on the role of the artisan in modern society.

world Cup

In the cultural and attractive space of Lumen, a special festival loved in Florence will be organized: Copula Mundi, an event of art, music, laboratories and workshops promoted by the Association for Social Promotion Icchè Ci Vah Ci Vole. The Lumen areas will be transformed into “planets” to be discovered, where basket weaving, hip-hop workshops, upcoming bees (Pollinaire) can participate; Attend urban regeneration talks, engagement meetings and theatrical performances, including an event with Pierluca Mariti in the art of @pi rather_che, a social revelation that touches with great irony on current topics such as gender identity and more.

Cruises on the Arno

On Sunday, it will be possible to take part in something new for the city: zero-impact river boat cruises on the Arno. HERE all the details.

jazz festival

Last weekend there were concerts of the Jazz Festival. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can’t miss a musical event elsewhere. Here you will find a program with detailed explanations of the bands and their music.


On Saturday, the music season starts again at Tenax, a real establishment for Florentine clubs and beyond. Among the guests of the great opening party was the Californian Gene On Earth, a true benchmark of the modern world underground scene, and then, obviously, host Alex Neri.

Market Exhibition of Comics and Records

After a two-year hiatus, the Comic and Disco Fair returns to Scandicci with over 70 exhibitors and during the event you can sell and buy your old records, comics and vinyls from the experts.

Caliber 35 in concert to the music of Morricone

Album and tour on behalf of Ennio Morricone for Calibro 35, the coolest project coming out of our country in recent years, as defined by Rolling Stone. Concert Friday night in Florence: all the details here.

wonderful market

The student hotel returns for two days of Wonderful Market featuring sustainable crafts, vintage, design, illustration and vinyl. In addition to the classical musical setting accompanying the event, there will be a food and drink area.

Fiera al Galluzzo and Fierucola

In Florence meeting with the fair and Fiercuola, both events take place on Sunday: the fair in Galluzzo, where you can find stalls with clothing, home accessories, food and wine, and Fierucola in Oltrarno, an artisan and agricultural market. with local producers.

wine to wine

In Panzano in Chianti, the village of Greve in Chianti, the wine and gastronomic event Vino al Vino will take place. On this occasion, you can taste the best wines and products from Chianti. When buying a glass, it will be possible to taste the wines of the wineries participating in the event.

Ice Cream for Meyer

At the Ice Cream Café della Passera, in the square of the same name, you can taste the award-winning gourmet flavors of Cinzia Orti. Proceeds will go to charity Meyer Children’s Hospital. HERE all the details.

schiacciati festival

From morning to evening on September 18 in Valle, in the village of Bivigliano, it will be possible to take part in the Schiaccata festival. Throughout the day, the food stalls will offer quality and local products, most notably the Tuscan schiacciata.

Fiesole Truffle Festival

From 1 to 25 September in Fiesole, in the village of Girona, the 38th truffle festival will take place. The event is timed to coincide with the Feast of the Blue Cross Volunteer Pontassieva, and also this year offers interesting and delicious news.

Feast of the Pig and Porcino

Pork and porcini mushroom festival with wild boar delicacies and handmade tortelli. The menu of the festival is mainly based on the improvement of Mugello products and gastronomy.

Mixed Roast Festival

The 6th edition of Sagra del Fritto Misto takes place in Limite sull’Arno in Piazza Vittorio Veneto for fried food lovers, an event not to be missed with a menu full of specialties.

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