What to do in autumn in Florence
Tips, exhibitions, restaurants and everything you mustn't miss this fascinating season
If you are thinking about what to do in autumn in Florence, this is the right place for you. In this beautiful and fascinating season with all its colours experiencing the city is even more magical with its mix of greens, yellows and oranges. An enchantment of colours enveloping the cradle of the Renaissance.
It is harvest season for wine, olives, truffles and chestnuts. Let's start now with a tour of mushroom dishes to taste in the city's restaurants.
If you are on the hunt for unique taste experiences, we suggest the most beautiful wine cellars in Tuscany for a lunch or dinner to remember. Are you curious to participate in the grape harvest or take a visit or picnic among the vineyards? Here we suggest the ones not to be missed in these weeks.
For art lovers, this is a season full of new exhibitions: Anish Kapoor arrives in the halls of Palazzo Strozzi from Oct. 7 to Feb. 24, 2024; Alphonse Mucha from Oct. 27 to April 7, 2024 offers visitors a journey through the Belle Époque at the Museo degli Innocenti; and a monograph devoted to 20th-century master Fortunato Depero is part of Florence Art Week from Sept. 28 to Jan. 28, 2024.
Also kicking off between September and October are the playbills of major Tuscan theaters. The Teatro della Toscana announces the new season of the Teatro della Pergola. A playbill crossed by a constant dialogue between classic and contemporary authors and texts, both Italian and foreign, between great poetry and literature, between historical and new dramaturgy. The opening from Oct. 24 to 29, 2023 is thus in the sign of poetry and acting art, with Mariano Rigillo and Anna Teresa Rossini in Ezra in a Cage - or the Ezra Pound Case. It continues with Lino Guanciale and Francesco Montanari in Davide Sacco's L'uomo più crudele del mondo from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5; Alessandro Haber directed by Paolo Valerio in Italo Svevo's La coscienza di Zeno from Nov. 14 to Nov. 19; Fabrizio Gifuni in I fantasmi della nostra Storia from Aldo Moro and Pier Paolo Pasolini from Nov. 28 to Dec. 3; and Elio Germano and Teho Teardo in Il Sogno di una cosa da Pier Paolo Pasolini from Dec. 12 to Dec. 17.
The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino season starts again Sept. 13 with the concert Welcome back to May conducted by Zubin Mehta and dedicated to the music of Mozart. On the bill is La bohème, as an introduction to the Puccini year, from Nov. 14 to 29. The children's opera The Wonderful Story of the Magic Flute, based on Mozart's masterpiece, is staged Dec. 14-16.