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Cinema in villa - Terrazza Belvedere del Giardino Bardini

text Martina Olivieri

June 28, 2022

The most beautiful open-air cinemas in Florence

Films under the stars are back in some of the city's most beautiful locations: let's find out where

Summer evenings brighten up again with cinema under the stars, a tradition that keeps us company every year allowing us to enjoy a good film in the open air surrounded by the summer breeze. But which summer Arenas are not to be missed?

  • Apriti Cinema - Piazzale degli Uffizi

Apriti Cinema, the screen in the Piazzale degli Uffizi, returns from 27 June to 7 August with its programme of the best of festivals and reviews. Every evening, in one of Florence's most beautiful and historic locations, a film will be screened in its original language with free admission. The Apriti Cinema 2022 programme is composed of films proposed by Florentine festivals with an international vocation, such as the Festival dei Popoli, Lo Schermo dell'Arte, the Middle East Now, which will propose real mini-reviews within the Apriti Cinema programme; and also the Florence Korea Film Fest, Fán Huā Chinese Film Festival, France Odeon, River to River Florence Indian Film Festival and the Nice Festival. Admission free, subject to availability.

Cinema Uffizi

  • Cinema nel Chiostro al Museo Novecento

From Wednesday 20 July throughout the summer until 6 September at 9.30 p.m. arthouse cinema returns to the cloister of the Museo Novecento. The summer arena, which seats about 130, will feature arthouse films, the best films of the season and a special homage to Pasolini with Ascanio Celestini. Italian titles include "Nostalgia" by Mario Martone with Pierfrancecso Favino, "Esterno Notte" by Marco Bellocchio, "Ennio" by Giuseppe Tornatore, a documentary with Ennio Morricone; "Le voci sole" by Andrea Brusa and Marco Scotuzzi with Giovanni Storti.

Cinema nel Chiostro - Museo Novecento

  • Non solo Cinema in Manifattura - Manifattura Tabacchi 

From 28 June to 8 September, cinema returns to Manifattura Tabacchi. 70 evenings telling personal and collective, intense, touching, compelling, surprising and unexpected stories. Stories of love, war, travel, social and adventure. Words and images that refresh the mind to make one reflect. Tickets cost € 6 full price and € 4 reduced. Advance sales at the cash desk in the Manifattura every day from 7.30 pm.

Manifattura Tabacchi

  • Arena estiva Cinema di Castello

The Cinema di Castello summer arena has been running since 18 June in the outdoor courtyard of the Arci club. The programming focuses on the best titles of the season, but privileging above all those seen less frequently, the pearls to be recovered, the films not to be missed. On Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, the pizzeria is also active, with the pizza plus film promo at 12 euros, while the price of a single ticket is 5 euros.

  • Cinema Chiardiluna

With the warm season also begins the 2022 programme of the Chiardiluna cinema in Florence, the large open-air screen located in Via Monte Oliveto, in the area between Piazza Pier Vettori, San Frediano and Piazza Tasso. The open-air cinema programme kicks off on Monday 20 June and continues in July, August and early September with new releases and the best titles of the past season. The big news is the 5 euro cult films that will be offered throughout the season. The ticket price is 6 euros inside, 5 euros reduced, 7 euros online, reductions with the Firenze al cinema card.

Cinema Chiardiluna

  • Cinema in Villa - Giardino Bardini

The Belvedere Terrace of the Bardini Garden in Florence is once again hosting the Cinema in Villa film festival, from 7 July to 28 August. About 50 appointments including screenings, previews, and meetings with directors, actors, and writers. Confirmed is the Thursday appointment Cinema in the family with free admission for parents and children, otherwise the ticket price is € 5.00 + online presale fee. Free parking is possible at the Forte di Belvedere car park.

  • Estate Fiesolana: il cinema nel teatro romano di Fiesole

The Estate Fiesolana is now in its 75th edition. There are many editions of the multidisciplinary festival held at the Roman Theatre in Fiesole. Among music, concerts and shows, the programme of films under the stars also returns.

the Etruscan-Roman theaterin Fiesole

  • Esterno notte - Poggetto

The Poggetto film arena in Via Michele Mercati in the Flog area also opens. The full ticket costs 6 euro and reduced 5, and the shows are scheduled to begin at 9.30 p.m.

arena estiva poggetto

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