What to do in April in Florence

If you have already booked a holiday in Florence in April or you are thinking about it, here is a series of suggestions on what to do in the city during your free time. There is to suit all tastes. From art exhibitions to food and wine events, from historical reenactments to concerts. Do not miss the best events during your next spring holiday.

Ideas on what to do in April in Florence: the selection of the best events

  • Explosion of the Cart, piazza del Duomo, April 1st,
  • Easter lunch in Florence at the Hotel Brunelleschi, April 1st,
  • Mercato Manodopera, the art of handmade work, piazza di Santa Croce, April 1st,
  • Vidaloca, One Night based on Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Pop and DanceHall, Obihall Theatre, April 1st,
  • Made in New York. Keith Haring, Paolo Buggiani and co. The true origin of Street Art, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, until April 3rd,
  • From Brooklyn to the Bargello: Giovanni della Robbia, the lunette Antinori and Stefano Arienti, Bargello National Museum, until April 8th,
  • Fierucola dei Legnaioli, piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 1 and 2 April,
  • Free entrance to the state museums of Florence, April 2nd,
  • Finger Food Festival Florence, Ippodromo del Visarno, from 6 to 8 April,
  • Bob Dylan, Nelson Mandela Forum, April 7th,
  • The “Mercatale of Florence”, piazza della Repubblica, 7-8 April,
  • Change of the Guard, piazza della Signoria, April 8th, at 09.00 – 10.00 – 11.00 – 12.00 – 13,
  • Fiera di Oltrarno, piazza Santo Spirito, April 8th,
  • Otello, Teatro della Pergola, April 8th,
  • Zubin Mehta | Julian Rachlin, Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, April 8th,
  • Fierucola dei Legnaioli, piazza Santissima Annunziata, 7-8 April,
  • Enricomincio da me, Teatro Verdi, April 8th,
  • Fiera della SS. Annunziata, piazza della Santissima Annunziata, April 9th,
  • Middle East Now, cinema festival dedicated to the Middle East, Cinema La Compagnia, from 10 to 15 April,
  • Florence Bike Festival, piazza delle Cascine, from 13 to 15 April,
  • The 18th Century. A selection, Palazzo Pitti, Gallery of Modern Art, Sala delle Nicchie, until April 15th,
  • Vivicittà Half Marathon Florence, departure from Lungarno della Zecca at 9.30 am, April 15th,
  • Fierucolina di Pasqua, piazza Santo Spirito, April 15th,
  • Mercato Manodopera, the art of handmade work, piazza SS. Annunziata, 14-15 April,
  • Fortezza Antiquaria, piazza Vittorio Veneto, 14 and 15 April,
  • Granfondo di Firenze, via de’ Calzaiuoli, April 15th,
  • Ornella Vanoni, Teatro Verdi, April 16th,
  • Baustelle, Teatro Obihall, April 16th,
  • Firenze Gelato Festival 2018, piazzale Michelangelo, from 20 to 22 April,
  • 82° ART – Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato, Fortezza da Basso, from April 21st to May 1st,
  • Fiera di Primavera, Campo di Marte –Stadium area – Viale Fanti – viale Manfredo Fanti-Viale Maratona, April 22nd,
  • Opening of the Iris Garden to the public, piazzale Michelangelo, from April 25th to May 20th,
  • Exhibition of plants and flowers – spring edition, Giardino dell’Orticoltura, from April 25th to May 1st,
  • Firenze Tango Festival, from 25 to 29 April,
  • Firenze Atletica Multistars, Atletic Stadium Luigi Ridolfi, 27 and 28 April,
  • “A tutta scienza” at the Galileo Museum, activities for famiglie and children, every weekend,
  • ARTour il bello in piazza, piazza di S. Croce, from April 28th to May 1st ,
  • Ciompi Mensile Antiquariato, piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, April 29th ,
  • Monet Experience, Church of S.Stefano al Ponte, until May 1st,
  • The return to Italy. Salvatore Ferragamo and the visual culture of the twentieth century, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, until May 2nd,
  • From Pinocchio to Harry Potter. 155 years of Italian illustration from the Salani Archives since 1862, Villa Bardini, until June 3rd,
  • Dawn of a Nation. From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano, Palazzo Strozzi, until July 22nd.

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29 March 2018