Things to do in Florence - October 2023

OCTOBER IN FLORENCE: BE.GREEN!

Events and experiences this October with Destination Florence

There are so many things to do in Florence all year round, including autumn! This is the season of olive oil, mushrooms, chestnuts, foliage, sustainability – and so, Be.Green! October in Florence is the perfect time of year to fill your diaries with tours of olive oil mills, wine and olive oil tasting escapades, and activities that stimulate creativity and your taste buds. Take advantage of autumn to reflect on how to contribute to the well-being of the area while savouring its products and masterpieces.

Enjoy Respect Florence!

Events in Florence, October 2023, with Destination Florence

For Be.Green October, we've selected four products to help you make the most of Florence at this time of year, allowing you to get to know the city in an authentic and sustainable way.

  • Two mill tours with extra virgin olive oil tastings in the beautiful hills of Fiesole and Impruneta: to see all our mill tours and tasting experiences, click here.
  • An entirely zero-kilometre menu for two people in the green haven of Florence, Fattoria di Maiano.
  • An open ticket for the new Palazzo Strozzi exhibition Anish Kapoor Untrue Unreal, to emerge with new ways of thinking.

Traditional meals

Tuscan Meal for two people @ The Maiano Farm

Lunch or Dinner: dishes of the day for 2 people in the Lo Spaccio restaurant at the Fattoria di Maiano, with th ...

Starting from 75,00 €

Tastings

Buonamici Olive Mill - Tour and tasting of 4 types of oil

Tasting of 4 types of extra virgin olive oil, in a glass and on a plate, with typical Tuscan foods combined and ...

Starting from 55,00 €

Don't Miss These Events in Florence This October

Anish Kapoor Untrue, Unreal – Palazzo Strozzi

From October 7, 2023, until February 4, 2024, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi presents a major new exhibition by and with Anish Kapoor, the renowned master who revolutionized the concept of sculpture in contemporary art, forging a journey through large-scale installations, intimate environments, and disturbing forms, creating an original and engaging dialogue with both the architecture of Palazzo Strozzi and the public.

50 Days of Cinema in Florence – from October 5 to December 12

Beginning on October 5th, the 50-day film festival sees Florence host some of the most important international film festivals. This event in Florence opens with the Chinese Film Festival from the 5th to the 8th of October at Cinema La Compagnia, followed by Middle East Now (October 10 to 15), Florence Queer Festival (October 18 to 22), and France Odeon, the film festival beyond the Alps (October 28 to November 1).

Firenze Flower Show – from October 14 to 15

Firenze Flower Show is one of the most important national horticultural fairs. With rare and unusual plants, the market exhibition holds its first autumn edition, taking place, as always, at the Corsini Gardens in the heart of Florence.

Alphonse Mucha, the Seduction of Art Nouveau - from October 27, 2023 to April 7, 2024

From October 27, 2023, to April 7, 2024, Museo degli Innocenti hosts the first exhibition in Florence dedicated to Alphonse Mucha, the famous Czech artist and creator of iconic images, pioneer of Art Nouveau.

See our round up of events this October.