Events in 2022
Destination Florence puts together the highlights of the year to come.
As we usher in a new year and welcome the arrival of 2022, Destination Florence takes a look at the events in programme for the year ahead. Get your diaries ready and pens in hand to jot down the unmissable events in Florence and our themes for each month!
While the weather may be duller in January, the events are anything but! Our theme is BE.GLAM for the fashionable month that features Pitti Uomo and Pitti Bimbo on January 11-13, and Vintage Selection from January 22-30, all of which take place at Fortezza da Basso. Sip some top brews at Birraio dell’Anno at Teatro Tuscany Hall on January 15-16.
February, of course, is dedicated to BE.LOVE with more stylish events filling our agendas. Pitti Filati is from February 2-4, and Immagine Italia & Co. looks at loungewear and lingerie from February 5-7. Our final fabric-focused event of the month is Firenze Home Texstyle from February 4-7 at Fortezza da Basso.
A highlight of the year for all wine connoisseurs (and not only) is Chianti Lovers, taking place on February 13. A new exhibition is set to come to the renowned Accademia Gallery from February 15 to June 19 titled The Bronze Portraits of Michelangelo by Daniele da Volterra. Black History Month Florence always sees a fascinating series of events, and get your dancing shoes on from February 25-27 as Danzainfiera gets Fortezza da Basso in the groove. Pope Francis will be in Florence on February 27 for the Meeting of the Bishops and Mayors of the Mediterranean with meetings and masses forming the schedule.
In March, Destination Florence takes a female-focus with a BE.WOMAN theme, and a highly anticipated new exhibition comes to Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello Museums from March 18 to July 31 titled Donatello, the Renaissance. Foodies get a treat with Taste Firenze at Fortezza da Basso from March 26-28 and its rich and delicious line-up.
In April, things get BE.CREATIVE as Florence Jewellery Week takes place from April 28 to May 2, featuring expert craftspeople and their treasures. May is all about BE.ROCK, and it’s the ideal month to visit theatres like Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and their ever-interesting programme of top caliber performances, making sure to take a look at what the Teatro della Pergola is up to too!
Firenze Rocks livens up June with the incredible line-up at the Visarno Arena set to see the likes of Green Day and Muse in concert from June 16-19 as Destination Florence takes a BE.YOURSELF theme.
July is all about BE.MODERN and there’s certainly plenty to keep us occupied with the Estate Fiorentina calendar that runs throughout the summer, packed with all kinds of entertainment and activities. The heat of August will have us all longing to BE.COOL and thankfully the events line-up doesn’t disappoint as the festival continues throughout the period when many Italians take their holidays giving us more time to enjoy the stellar line-up!
September is a busy month with Palazzo Strozzi hosting an exciting exhibition of works by Olafur Eliasson from September 22 to January 29, 2023, and tie up your laces for Corri La Vita on September 22, a physical event to raise funds to fight breast cancer.
Vintage fans will be glad to hear that the Antiques Biennale is planned for September 24 to October 2 and we take a BE.LONG and BE.HAPPY theme to fit with the action-packed events.
October is all about an environmentally-friendly lifestyle with a BE.GREEN outlook, and the Florence Queer Festival usually takes place this month.
November has us looking at how to BE.INSPIRED with film festivals like Lo Schermo dell’Arte regular additions to the city’s cultural calendar. That brings us to December and our BE.HUMAN theme, with the F.Light Festival an annual occasion that lights up the city with installations and projections to finish off the year in style.
Ultimately, whatever time of year you visit Florence, you’re bound to find plenty of ways to enjoy this stunning city!