What to do in Florence in October

Are you looking for ideas on what to do in Florence in October? With the arrival of autumn, you will discover all the vitality of the Florentine capital in its events, exhibitions, markets, concerts, theatrical performances and much more. If you visit a city, it is worth living it to the full and participating in all those initiatives also frequented by the residents themselves. Enjoy your holiday in Florence and find out the selection of events by the team of the bed and breakfast in Florence centre Palazzo Ruspoli. We are in via de’ Martelli, a few meters away from the entrance to the Cathedral and the San Lorenzo district, where the famous Central Market is located.

Events in Florence and ideas on what to do in October 2020

  • The return of Joseph, prince of dreams, exhibition at Palazzo Vecchio, until 2021;
  • Nabucco at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 4-7-10-13 October;
  • Middle East Now Festival at La Compagnia Cinema from 6 to 11 October;
  • Feast of Santa Reparata, Piazza Duomo, 8 October,
  • Nanni Moretti – Dear diary, reading and screening of the film at the Odeon Cinema Theatre, 10 October;
  • Creative Factory in piazza dei Ciompi, 10 and 11 October;
  • Eliahu Inbal at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 11 October;
  • Van Gogh & the cursed at the Santo Stefano al Ponte Auditorium until 11 October;
  • Emma Marrone at the Nelson Mandela Forum, 13 October;
  • Florence Queer Festival, La Compagnia and other venues, from 13 to 18 October;
  • Ádám Fischer at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 15 October;
  • Promotional fair of independent bookshops, Piazza dei Ciompi, 17 October;
  • Anastasio – Atto Zero Tour 2020, at the Viper Theatre, 17 October;
  • Street Food – Gianni Superhero in via Aretina, 17 and 18 October;
  • Antiques Independence, Independence Square, 17 and 18 October;
  • Come as you are: Kurt Cobain and the Grunge Revolution at Palazzo Medici Riccardi until 18 October;
  • FAI Autumn Days at the thermal power station of Santa Maria Novella station, 17 and 18 and 24 and 25 October;
  • Kally’s Mashup at the Tuscany Hall Theatre, 19 October;
  • Sculptures by Lorenzo Quinn. Give to the Boboli Gardens until October 19;
  • Enrico Nigiotti at the Verdi Theatre, 22 October;
  • Vinokilo – vintage market at the kilo at the Park of Villa Strozzi al Boschetto, from 22 to 25 October;
  • Gigi D’Alessio at the Verdi Theatre, 24 October;
  • French Cinema in Palazzo al Teatro of the French Institute until October 26;
  • Children at the Palace, animated film in original French language at the French Institute Theatre from 26 September to 19 December;
  • The Barber of Seville, at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 23-25-27-29 October;
  • Vintage market in piazza dei Ciompi, 24 and 25 October;
  • Santo Spirito in Fiera in piazza Santo Spirito, 25 October;
  • Achille Lauro at the Tuscany Hall Theatre, 28 October;
  • Florence Creativity.it Handmade in Italy, at the Fortezza da Basso, from 29 October to 1 November,
  • John Axelrod and Jin Ju at the Verdi Theatre, 29 and 30 October;
  • James Conlon and the Orchestra della Toscana at the Verdi Theatre, 29 and 30 October;
  • Massimo Ranieri at the Nelson Mandela Forum, 31 October 2020;
  • Halloween dinner in Florence, at Osteria Pagliazza, 31 October,
  • Tutankhamun – Journey to Eternity at Palazzo Medici Riccardi until 31 October;
  • Tomàs Saraceno – Aria exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi until 1 November 2020;
  • Exhibition Giuseppe Bezzuoli (1789-1855). A great protagonist of romantic painting at the Uffizi until 31 December 2020;
  • Virtual exhibition – Medici portraits at the Stibbert Museum until 31 December;
  • Virtual Exhibition: The Saint who baptized Christ. Scenes from the life of San Giovanni Battista in the Uffizi, until 31 December;
  • Sustainable Thinking, Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, until January 16, 2021;
  • Raphael and the return of the Medici Pope: restorations and discoveries at the Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments in Palazzo Pitti, from 27 October 2020 to 31 January 2021.
1 October 2020