Events in Florence: Concerts, Exhibitions and Fairs

What to do in Florence in May

April 30, 2019
what to do in Florence in May

Are you looking for ideas on what to do in Florence in May? In this monthly column we report many suggestions from the Hotel Brunelleschi team, 4 stars in the historic centre of Florence, in Piazza Santa Elisabetta. Our luxury hotel in Florence is the ideal starting point for any excursion in the city and to participate in the most beautiful events scheduled. You will find out a corner of absolute relaxation thanks to our rooms with panoramic views, our restaurants situated in a unique location in the world, the Byzantine Tower of Pagliazza, and our Tower Bar with the possibility to make a tasting of Perrier-Jouët champagne of which we are Maison Racommandée or a tasty happy hour with the finger food by Chef Rocco de Santis.

Here are our suggestions on what to do in Florence in May 2019:

– Trofeo Marzocco 2019, piazza della Signoria, 1 May,
– Cascine in Fiera, piazzale John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1 May,
– The science of soap bubbles, Museo Galileo, 1 May,
– 83a ART – Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato, Fortezza da Basso, 24 April-1 May,
– Florence and the birth of the Opera, Museo di Casa Buonarroti, 3 April-15 May,
– Festival of Europe, Le Murate and other places, 1-10 May,
– Lear, Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, 2-5-9 May,
– Concert for the Basilica of Santa Croce, piazza Santa Croce, 3 May,
– Artefacendo, piazza dei Ciompi, 4 May,
– Fabio Luisi, Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, 4 May,
– Guarda Firenze e Mini Guarda Firenze, a non-competitive race, piazza del Duomo, 5 May,
– Trofeo Marzocchino, piazza San Lorenzo, 5 May,
–Spring Fair, viale Manfredo Fanti, 5 May,
– The Fierucola of the Arts and Crafts, piazza SS. Annunziata, 5 May,
– Free admission to Florence’s state museums, on Sunday 5 May,
– Van Gogh & the Maledetti, Santo Stefano al Ponte Church, until 5 May,
– Animalia Fashion Exhibition, Palazzo Pitti, Fashion and Costume Museum, until 5 May,
– Festival La Democrazia del Corpo, Cango Cantieri Goldonetta, until 5 May,
– Iris International Competition “Premio Firenze”, Iris Garden (Piazzale Michelangelo), from 6 to 11 May,
– Exhibition of sculptures by Tony Cragg, Boboli Gardens, from 7 May to 13 October,
– Concert by Fiorella Mannoia, Teatro Verdi, 7 May,
– “A tutta scienza” at the Museo Galileo, activities for children and families every weekend,
– Amico Museo, Museums of Florence and province, until 2 June,
– Opening to the public of the Iris Garden, Piazzale Michelangelo, from 25 April to 20 May,
– Notte Blu, former Murate prison complex, 9-10 May,
– Sprig Florence Creativity, Fortezza da Basso, 9-11 May,
– Concert by Giorgia, Nelson Mandela Forum, 10 May,
– Creative Factory, piazza dei Ciompi, 10-11 May,
– Concert of Elisa, Teatro Verdi, 11-12 May,
– Oltrarno Fair, piazza Santo Spirito, 12 May,
– La Straniera, Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, 14-16-19 May,
– Raf Tozzi, Mandela Forum, 16 May,
– La Mille Miglia, piazzale Michelangelo, 17 May,
– Fortezza Antiquaria, piazza dell’Indipendenza, 18-19 May,
– Giorgio Moroder, Mandela Forum, 18 May,
– “The Sacred Triad: David, Iggy & Lou” special guest Alessio Ultimarata by D.I.V.A., Palazzo Medici Riccardi, 18 May,
– Promotional fair for independent bookshops, Piazza dei Ciompi, 18 May,
– Fierucolina di Maggio, piazza Santo Spirito, 19 May,
– Exclusive Tuscany: Open courtyards and gardens in Florence, various courtyards and gardens of Florence, 19 May,
– Deejay Ten 2019, 19 May,
– The Night of Museums, museums of Florence, 19 May,
– Palio del Baluardo, Baluardo a San Giorgio – via di Belvedere, 19 May ,
– Festa della Musica, Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, 20 May,
– Concert by Marco Mengoni, Mandela Forum, 21-22 May,
– Myung – Whun Chung, Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, 23 May,
– Antony Gormley. To be, Uffizi Gallery, until 26 May,
– Concert by Achille Lauro at the Teatro Tuscany Hall, 23 May,
– La Fiorita. Anniversary of the death of Fra’ Girolamo Savonarola, piazza della Signoria, 23 May,
– 100 km del Passatore Firenze-Faenza, 25 May,
– Ciompi Mensile Antiquariato, piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 26 May,
–Promotional Fair Santo Spirito in Fiera, piazza Santo Spirito, 26 May,
– Zubin Mehta, Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, 26 and 30 May,
– Leonardo and Natural History, Museum of Natural History, until 26 May,
– Riccardo Muti and the Orchestra Giovanile Cherubini, Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, 28 May,
– Cryptic Music, Art and music, Marino Marini Museum, Cripta, 29 May,
– Festival del Viaggio, various location, from 30 May to 2 June,
– Exit Morandi, Museo Novecento, piazza di Santa Maria Novella, until 27 June,
– Children at the Museum, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, until 28 September,
– Heroes – Bowie by Sukita, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, until 28 June,
– Kiki Smith. What I saw on the road, Palazzo Pitti, Gallery of Modern Art, Andito degli Angiolini, until 2 June,
– Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, unitl 24 June,
– Verrocchio, the master of Leonardo, Palazzo Strozzi, until 14 July,
– Leonardo da Vinci. On the trail of the Battle of Anghiari, Palazzo Vecchio, until 12 January 2020,
– Promotional fair of plants and flowers, Piazza dei Ciompi, every Friday morning.

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