International Women's Day in Florence
What to do and where to go on March 8 among special events and initiatives
International Women's Day occurs every year on March 8 and is celebrated around the world to commemorate the social, political and economic achievements made by women in recent decades. The idea of celebrating Women's Day originated in the United States in 1909 when women began demonstrating to claim their right to vote. Today this has become an occasion for coming together, celebrating and uniting.
A very special 'pink' day, with many events to spend this day immersed in art and the beauty of the masterpieces kept in the city.
At the proposal of the Minister of Culture, admission for women to museums, archaeological parks, monumental complexes, castles, historic villas and gardens and other state-owned cultural sites is free of charge. The Uffizi Galleries, Palazzo Pitti, the Boboli Gardens but also the Bargello National Museum, Palazzo Davanzati and the Medici Chapels are joining the initiative (Here is our unpublished itinerary to discover the must-see museums in Florence).
A focus on Women and Iran, organized in collaboration with the University of Florence, is held on March 7 in the Sala d'Arme in Palazzo Vecchio: a talk that will be attended by professors, experts and students to explore what is dramatically happening in Iran in the aftermath of the war. Also on the theme of women and Iran on March 11, a photography exhibition will be inaugurated at the Oblate that will remain open until March 25, organized in collaboration with Movimento Donna Vita Libertà Firenze and Donne Libere Iraniane.
Numerous events are also scheduled in the libraries, which throughout the month are organizing meetings and insights on women thanks to the historic cultural review entitled "si scrive marzo si legge donna": among them is a conference by Anita Norcini on March 8 at the Oblate on Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter who became a symbol of feminism.
The evening of information and awareness organized by Artemisia with the contribution of Fondazione CR Firenze is aimed at facilitating requests for help to the Anti-Violence Center and will include: at 7 p.m. opening talk, at 8 p.m. apericena by Tuscany Hall and at 9 p.m. the comic theater performance entitled Sante Donnacce! by and with Maria Cassi, accompanied by Leonardo Brizzi on piano.
Irregular and Inopportune, March 8 at the Fiesole Theater. An evening of information and awareness raising organized with the contribution of Fondazione CR Firenze. At 7 p.m. opening talk, at 8 p.m. apericena by Tuscany Hall and at 9 p.m. the comic theater show entitled Sante Donnacce! by and with Maria Cassi, accompanied by Leonardo Brizzi on piano.
On the other hand, for those who wish to surprise their sweetheart, mother or friend with a special thought, here are the best florists in town to express your love with a flower and here are the jewelry stores to stop by if you are looking for a sparkling gift.
For those who choose to celebrate in a sweeter and more mouth-watering way, find our tour of Florence's best pastry shops here and the most modern and innovative restaurants for an evening to remember here.
Finally, to give or treat yourself to a shopping and carefree moment, here are the best perfumeries in Florence.