april in florence

April 2024 in Florence: Be.Floral

Events and experiences this April with Destination Florence.

Open your senses: April is when Florence becomes floral. According to an ancient legend, the city of the lily, Florentia, was founded by the Romans on the occasion of the celebrations for the arrival of spring (Floralia), the time of year when its meadows and hills were covered with blooming lilies.

So, if you’ve decided to visit Florence in April, expect wonderful days surrounded by greenery and art in the spectacular gardens, take trips out of town to embrace spring in the Chianti, and enjoy wellness experiences in Tuscany! Tip of the month: it’s the perfect time of year to visit Medici Pratolino Park, a few minutes by car or bus from the centre of Florence! Giambologna's majestic Apennine Giant, the grotto of the Medici Villa Demidoff, works of art, hectares of parkland and a magical atmosphere awaits you.


Needless to say, the four experiences we’ve selected for April are a celebration of nature, gardens and the outdoors:

  • A tour to discover the Boboli Gardens, the most famous of the Italian Renaissance gardens, and the Bardini Gardens with the spectacular wisteria-covered baroque steps (perfect in spring!), from which you can enjoy an amazing view of Florence.

  • A picnic with typical, zero-km products in the largest botanical garden in Italy at Fattoria di Maiano, a green paradise close to the centre of Florence.

  • An excursion suitable for everyone among the majestic fir trees and beech forests surrounding the Vallombrosa Abbey, a mystical forest and nature reserve with infinite secrets.

  • For those seeking a little comfort, a sidecar is the ideal mode of transportation this spring! Settle in and set off in discovery of the Chianti area.

Guided visits

Florence and its beautiful gardens: Boboli Gardens and Bardini ...

EXCLUSIVE tour. Discovering another face of Florence: let yourself be enchanted by the green heart of this city ...

Starting from 62,00 €


Tuscan PicNic in the countryside for two people @Fattoria di M ...

Voucher for 2 people valid for 1 year: enjoy a Tuscan picnic with local food and wine in the marvelous Maiano F ...

Starting from 34,50 €


Sidecar Tour with pilot - Chianti & Wine by vintage motorcycle ...

Ride on a vintage sidecar in Chianti Classico to experience the famous red wine and Tuscan food in a family own ...

Starting from 219,00 €


Hike - Vallombrosa: a 1,000 years of history

Easy hike among solemn fir trees and bright beech woods around the Vallombrosa Abbey. The history of mankind is ...


Florence Half Marathon

Both running professionals and enthusiasts come together to undertake 21,097 km through the streets and squares of Florence. On April 7, there’s the chance to take part in a unique, urban race, with a flat route that winds through the historic centre before reaching the charming streets of the Oltrarno.

Annual opening of the Iris Garden

From April 25, the beautiful Iris Garden, the floral oasis located under Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, reopens to the public. The park will be open every day (including holidays) from 10am to 6pm until May 20, offering almost a month of free visits to this special space in the heart of Florence.

MIDA - 88th International Crafts Exhibition

MIDA is a veritable global village of arts and crafts of different cultures developed as a journey among the various Italian regions, and featuring countries all over the world. The news this year is that the 9th edition of the Salone dell’Arte e del Restauro will be held at the Fortezza da Basso at the same time, from April 25 to May 1, the main trade fair event in Italy in the field of conservation, restoration and the valorization of the world's cultural and artistic heritage.