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, Hotel 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.

The city begins to flourish again together with the many organized events that will animate the coming spring days.

Events in Florence in May 2023

  • 87th International Handicrafts Exhibition, Fortezza da Basso, April 25 to May 1;
  • Officina Bardini at Fortezza da Basso, April 25 to May 1;
  • Florence Tango Festival (Florence Tango Days), April 27 to May 1;
  • Inside Banksy, Cathedral of the Image – Former Museum of Santo Stefano al Ponte, through May 1;
  • Spring Exhibition Market at Giardino dell’Orticoltura in Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 4, from April 25 to May 1;
  • Eleonora da Toledo and the Invention of the Medici Court in Florence, Pitti Palace, until May 14;
  • Iris Garden opening to the public, Piazzale Michelangelo, April 25 to May 20;
  • Baustelle at Tuscany Hall Theater, May 2;
  • Don Giovanni at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Theater, May 3-5-6-9-12;
  • Myung-Whun Chung at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, May 5;
  • Tutti parlano di Jamie – the musical, at the Teatro Verdi, May 5-6-7;
  • Villa medicea della Petraia. Discovering wild orchids in Via della Petraia, May 6;
  • Artefacendo in Piazza dei Ciompi, May 6 and 7;
  • Changing of the Guard in Piazza della Signoria, May 7;
  • Tananai Live 2023, at Nelson Mandela Forum, May 10;
  • Fierucola in Piazza del Carmine, May 14;
  • Eleonora da Toledo and the Invention of the Medici Court at the Pitti Palace, through May 14;
  • Niccolò Fabi at Teatro Verdi, May 15;
  • Raf at the Verdi Theater, May 19;
  • Ars Manualis – The Legacy of Knowledge in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, May 19 to 21;
  • Fierucola in Piazza Santo Spirito, May 21;
  • Inti Illimani & Giulio Wilson at Tuscany Hall Theater, May 22;
  • La Fiorita. Anniversary of the death of Fra Girolamo Savonarola, parade from Piazzetta di Parte Guelfa to Piazza della Signoria, May 23;
  • Massimo Ranieri at Teatro Verdi, May 30;
  • Giacometti – Fontana exhibition. The Quest for the Absolute at the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, through June 4;
  • Luca Giordano exhibition. Baroque master at Palazzo Medici Riccardi until Sept. 5;
  • Lucio Fontana exhibition. L’origine du monde, at the Museo Novecento, until Sept. 13.

For more information or doubts about the events scheduled in Florence in May 2023, contact us at concierge@hotelbrunelleschi.it, by phone at 0039.055.27370 or by filling in the following fields. We will reply you as soon as possible.

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