Events in Florence: Concerts, Exhibitions and Fairs

What to do in Florence in May 2021

May 1, 2021
what to do in Florence in May

Are you looking for any ideas on what to do in Florence in May? In this monthly column, we report many suggestions on events in Florence in May from the team of the Brunelleschi Hotel, 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 to the city and participation in the most beautiful scheduled events. You will find out a corner of absolute relaxation thanks to our rooms with panoramic views, our restaurants located in a location unique in the world: the Byzantine Tower of Pagliazza, and our Tower Bar with the possibility of tasting the Perrier-Jouët champagne of which we are Maison Racommandée, or a tasty happy hour with the finger food of Chef Rocco De Santis.

Finally, in May 2021, reopen several museums and attractions, after the long closure due to the lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The city begins to flourish again together with the many organized events that will animate the coming spring days.

Events in Florence in May 2021

With May 2021, the Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino returns with its 83rd edition that brings the great protagonists of international classical music to the stage. In this year’s program: Myung-Whun Chung (5 and 9 May), Riccardo Muti (10 May), “The Princess of Frost” from the opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini (12 and 13 May). The Teatro del Maggio in Piazza Vittorio Gui adopts all the precautionary anti-Covid19 measures required by law, to ensure the performance of the shows in a very safe manner.

Events also scheduled at the Museo Novecento in May: the exhibition “Étoile – Titina Maselli, Salvatore Ferragamo and the myth of Greta Garbo” awaits you until 29 August 2021, the Henry Moore exhibition in Tuscany until 30 May 2021 as a side event to the Henry Moore exhibition. The sculptor’s drawing until 18 July 2021.

On the façade of Palazzo Strozzi in Piazza Strozzi it is possible to admire the installation of the work “La Ferita” by the French artist JR who in his style uses the photographic collage technique. The work represents a reflection on accessibility to places of culture at the time of Covid-19.

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Also at Palazzo Strozzi from 28 May to 29 August 2021, it will be possible to visit the exhibition “American Art 1961 – 2001” with a selection of works (painting, photography, video, sculpture and installations) by artists of contemporary American art, from Andy Warhol to Kara Walker.

At the National Museum of the Bargello the exhibition “Honorable and ancient citizen of Florence. Il Bargello per Dante” has been postponed to the period from 11 May to 8 August 2021.

The updated list of events dedicated to the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri in Florence is available on the initiative website>

On May 1st, the virtual exhibition Van Gogh & I Maledetti will also reopen at the Cathedral of the Image in Florence (former Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte).

Live hybrid formula from 21 to 28 May at Cinema La Compagnia and online for the Florence Korea Film Fest.

Great Italian music is also back with the Gianna Nannini concert at the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence scheduled for May 29th. The artist returns with her new album of unpublished “The difference” and the great successes of the past.


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