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Firenze da Piazzale Michelangelo ph Lorenzo Cotrozzi

text Martina Olivieri
photo cover: Lorenzo Cotrozzi

October 11, 2021

What to do this week in Florence

Events, exhibitions and appointments not to be missed from October 18 to 25, 2021

Art, exhibitions, festivals and much more. October is a month full of unmissable events in the city, let's discover together those that go from October 11 to 18.


  • Vinokilo, from October 14 to 16, 2021: at the Manifattura Tabacchi the vintage market returns to the weight. To participate it will be necessary to book, the first ones to book will get free tickets otherwise the cost is 3,00 euro.

Villa Fontallerta
  • Fiera di Scandicci, until October 17, 2021: an appointment with about 300 exhibitors on an exhibition area of over 20 thousand square meters, in an area that from Piazza Resistenza stretches further towards the De Andrè tramway stop.

  • Fán Huā Chinese Film Festival, from 14 to 17 October: at the Cinema La Compagnia a journey into the most authentic China, a four-day film festival in Florence with a selection of eleven films previously unseen in Italy.

  • Electronic Fair, October 16 and 17: at Tuscany Hall exhibitors from all over Italy will offer to the public their products ranging from DVDs to PC accessories to telephony and electronic gadgets.

  • Small Antiques Market, October 17: in Dicomano every third Sunday of the month.


The Dubliners
  • On 15th October, at 8 p.m., the fourth appointment with the Beethoven Cycle at the Maggio Musicale Theatre. Maestro Zubin Mehta will conduct two of the German composer's most famous works: Symphony no. 3 "Eroica" and Symphony no. 5. 

Teho Teardo, Elio Germano - Paradiso XXXIII
  • Concerts at the Cenacolo, from October 18 to December 8: The review of ancient music organized by the Association L'Homme Armé. The appointments will take place in evocative places such as the Cenacolo Hall of Andrea del Sarto in the Museum of San Salvi.

  • Fabbrica Europa, until October 17: the 28th edition of the festival continues with meetings, performances and projects by national and international artists.

  • Dante Pop, until October 21: a series of encounters exploring the role of Dante.

  • Suoni Riflessi (Reflected Sounds), from October 11 to November 14: the 19th edition under the artistic direction of maestro Mario Ancillotti. A series of concerts, conversations and meetings to unite music and philosophical, historical and social thought.


Hulk - Jeff Koons
  • I love lego, from October 13, 2021 to January 31, 2022: the legendary bricks, which have been part of the childhood of every child but also of the fun of many adults, will be the protagonists of autumn 2021 with an exhibition at the Museo degli Innocenti in Florence.

I Love Lego
  • Tano Pisano. Meccano (Pietrasanta), until February 6, 2022: the eclectic artist offers a vast retrospective of works created from the late 1970s to the present, never seen in Italy.

  • Henry Moore Relocated. Warrior with shield, until January 9, 2022: fifty years after the exhibition that brought it here for the first time, the sculpture returns 'home' and until January 9, 2022 it will be exhibited in Palazzo Vecchio, in the Sala Leone X.

Felice Limosani Dante 700
  • Inside Dalí, until January 16, 2022: in the Cathedral of the Image in Piazza Santo Stefano in Florence, a multisensory experience poised between imagination and reality where the visitor travels to an imaginary dream universe and rediscovers the life of one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century and a true icon of surrealism, Salvador Dalí.


  • Market exhibition of the marron buono in Marradi, on 10, 17, 24 and 31 October: food stands and handicraft products.

  • Feast of tortello and porcini at Lago Viola in Vicchio, from 15 to 17 and from 22 to 24 October appointment every evening for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for lunch.

  • Chestnut Festival in Bacchereto, weekend 16-17 and 23-24 October: typical products and market.

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