Estate Fiorentina: six months of art, music, cinema and culture

The Florentine festival takes place in both the center and the suburbs and features countless events.

Per tradition, the “hot” season in Florence is colored by creativity and entertainmentwith a city calendar jam-packed with events: music, art, theatre, cinema and performing arts.
Estate Fiorentina (“Florentine summer”) is the umbrella under which 
extraordinary seasonal events take place, renewing and growing with each passing year thanks to the many participating associations.
Despite the festival name, the 
events are not limited to just the summer months – they begin in May and extend all the way to October – and involve the entire city, offering numerous chances for entertainment and cultural enrichment.

From the center to the suburbs

The projects in place number 140 this year and are spread across some of the most famous spots in the historic center and the suburbs, in an aim to allow everyone, residents and tourists alike, to enjoy the broad range of fascinating activities offered.
This year, apart from the traditional spots across which the events take place, some new entries stand out: the amphitheater of the Cascine Park, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, the new tram line and the Manifattura Tabacchi.
Events on the program are aimed at a wide range of audiences: if you love art, you’ll certainly find something that fits the bill; if you’re a music fan, you’ll only be spoiled for choice; if you want to spend an evening among friends in a space set up specifically for summer, you have multiple opportunities to do so. You can attend festivals and concerts that range from rock to jazz, with detours into folk and electronic music; enjoy a film under the stars; savor an aperitivo in one of the many summer spaces; listen to readings or attend theatrical and dance performances.

Events at the 2018 edition

Here are just a few examples of what you can find on the program: the exhibition GONG. Eliseo Mattiacci at Forte di Belvedere (June 2-October 14), readings on the tram (the new line 3 is the star of the show), the electronic music event Next Tech Festival (September 20-22), books as the centerpiece at Città dei lettori (“City of Readers”), Cirk Fantastik in the Cascine Park and various neighborhoods in September, the Firenze Jazz Fringe Festival in the Oltrarno (September 5-9), Genius Loci in Santa Croce (September 20-22), and Eredità delle donne, the festival conceived and curated by Serena Dandini (September 21-23).

Pro tip: check the calendar for yourself because you’ll really run the risk of missing

Photo Credits: Estate Fiorentina