Florence in September - Events and Exhibitions

Florence in September - Events and Exhibitions


September is an amazing month to visit Tuscany. Not too warm and sunny but not too hot, kids have gone back to school so it’s not crazy crowded. It’s also time for the wine harvest and there are all sorts of amazing events going on.

Feast of the Rificolona

Piazza Santa Felicita to Piazza SS. Annunziata passing through Piazza della Signoria
7th September from 8 p.m. onwards



The feast of the lanterns is on the 7th of September. It’s a really cool event in Florence. There’s a pretty cool tradition to this lantern parade. The 8th of September used to be a big religious festival and farmers from outlying areas would travel into Florence. To be there in time for the church service they would have to travel through the night with lanterns. Now the religion thing not so much but the lantern parade lives on, don’t forget to bring your own if you want to join the fun.


Ai Weiwei. Libero

Palazzo Strozzi from September 23 - January 22, 2017


This month an Palazzo Strozzi presents a major retrospective of the celebrated dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei is known as much for his politics as for his art and is one of the most influential figures in contemporary art. The Palazzo Strozzi is a 15th Century palace which will serve as a dramatic contrast to a series of new and major works by the artist. The exhibition will cover much of Ai Weiwei’s career and include everything from installations to sculpture to video and photography. It’s not to be missed! You can find out more on the Palazzo Strozzi website.


Wine tasting & Music festival September 7th

Teatro di Cestello 9-11pm €15


Teatro di Cestello is hosting concerts and wine tastings throughout September. On the 7th you can enjoy a range of Champagne’s whilst listening to music from Debussy, Milhaud, Poulen and Ravel. September is the month of wine harvests so what better time to indulge.


You can find more details and how to book on The Florentine website.


Italian Opera performed in Santa Monaca Church

6th, 7th, 8th September 9.15pm


Watch Italian opera in the beautiful setting of the Chiesa di Santa Monaca, this small 15th Century church has wonderful acoustics that make it particularly suitable as a venue for Italian opea..The program features arias from La Traviata, La Bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, the Marriage of Figaro, and the Barber of Seville, performed by professional singers accompanied by piano. You can get tickets on the ClassicTic website.