What to do in May in Florence

Are you planning a holiday and are you looking for any ideas on what to do in May in Florence? In this page we list you all of our proposals on the best events in the city, from classical and pop concerts to fairs, from markets to sporting events. Do not miss your favourite events and come to us at the Bed and Breakfast Palazzo Ruspoli in via de’ Martelli, in the heart of the historic centre, in front of Eataly Florence.

Here are our tips on what to do in May in Florence:

– Festa del glicine at Villa Bardini, May 1st,
– Trofeo Marzocco 2018, piazza della Signoria, May 1st,
– Monet Experience Florence, piazza di Santo Stefano, until May 1st,
–Promozional Fair Slow Market, piazza Santissima Annunziata, May 1st,
– ARTour il bello in piazza, piazza Santa Croce, May 1st,
– Cascine in Fiera, piazzale John Fitzgerald Kennedy, May 1st,
– Exhibition of plants and flowers – spring edition, Giardino dell’Orticoltura, via Vittorio Emanuele II, May 1st,
– The return to Italy. Salvatore Ferragamo and the visual culture of the twentieth century, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, until May 2nd,
– 82nd ART – International Craft Show, Fortezza da Basso, April 21st – May 1st,
– Florence Street Art – Art Can Change the World, Fortezza da Basso, May 1st,
– Santa Croce Festival, Basilica of Santa Croce, May 3rd,
– Vittorio Sgarbi. Michelangelo, Teatro Obihall, May 3rd,
– Festival degli scrittori – Gregor von Rezzori Award City of Firenze, from 3 to 5 May,
– Fabbrica Europa, Stazione Leopolda and other spaces, from 4 May to the 10 June,
– Firenze dei Bambini (Florence for children), piazzale delle Cascine, from 4 to 6 May,
– Homage to Franco Zeffirelli, Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli, piazza di San Firenze, May 5th,
– Elio e le Storie Tese, Mandela Forum, May 5th,
– The Fierucola of the Arts and Crafts, piazza SS. Annunziata, 5-6 May,
– Change of the Guard, piazza della Signoria, May 6th,
– Free entrance to state museums of Florence, on Sunday May 6th,
– Watch Florence and Mini Watch Florence, non-competitive race, piazza del Duomo, May 6th,
– Marzocchino Trophy, friendly tournament between young members of historical groups of flag-wavers, piazza della Signoria, May 6th,
– Florence Creativity Spring, Fortezza da Basso, 10-12 May,
– Romeo and Juliet, Teatro Verdi, 10-13 May,
– Opening of the Iris Garden to the public, piazzale Michelangelo, from 25 April to 20 May,
– Florence Ice Gala Plushenko Kostner and Friends, Nelson Mandela Forum, 12-13 May,
– Jin Ju, Sala Orchestra Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, May 13,
– Deejay Ten 2018, May 13,
– Oltrarno Fair, piazza Santo Spirito, May 13,
– Fiera Quaresimale e del Grillo, piazza J.F. Kennedy, May 13,
– Naruhiko Kawaguchi, Sala Orchestra Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, May 16,
– Biennial Exhibition of Art and Restoration of Florence, Palazzo dei Congressi, 16-18 May,
– ModaPrima, Stazione Leopolda, 18-20 May,
– The Night of the Museums, museums of Florence, May 19th,
– Fortezza Antiquaria, piazza Vittorio Veneto, 19-20 May,
– Fierucolina di Maggio, piazza Santo Spirito, May 20th,
– Palio del Baluardo, Baluardo a San Giorgio – via di Belvedere, May 20th,
– “A tutta scienza” at Galileo Museum, activities for children and families, every weekend,
– La Fiorita. Anniversary of the death of Fra’ Girolamo Savonarola, piazza della Signoria, May 23rd,
– Italy at Hollywood, Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, until 10 March 2019,
– Craftsmanship & Palace, Garden of  Palazzo Corsini sul Prato, via della Scala 115, from 17 to 20 May,
– Emma “Essere qui Tour”, Mandela Forum, May 23rd,
– 100 km del Passatore Firenze-Faenza, May 26th,
– Ciompi Mensile Antiquariato, piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, May 27,
– Spain and Italy in dialogue in the Europe of the sixteenth century, Uffizi Gallery, Magliabechiana hall, Gallery of Statues and Paintings, until May 27th,
– Murray Perahia, Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, May 30th,
– Dawn of a Nation. From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano, Palazzo Strozzi, until July 2018,
– Exhibition for the 95th anniversary of the Italian Air Force, Palazzo Medici Riccardi – Galleria delle Carrozze,
– Amico Museo, museums of Florence, from 18 May to 3 June,
– From Pinocchio to Harry Potter. 155 years of Italian illustration from the Salani Archives since 1862, Villa Bardini, until June 3rd,
– Raffaello, Rubens, Tiepolo, Author’s studies from the 16th to the 18th century, Horne Museums, until July 31st.

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27 April 2018