Estate Fiorentina

Estate Fiorentina - Summer in Florence

The Estate Fiorentina festival is returning with a rich programme of over 100 events that will be animating the 5 districts of the city from June to September.

This new edition is dedicated to Giorgio Gaber (on the twentieth anniversary of his death) and to Don Lorenzo Milani (on the centenary of his birth). Caber is going to be celebrated in Quartiere 4, from July 1st to 20th, while Don Milani and his revolutionary message have inspired shows, performances and meetings, curated by the Chille de la Balanza group, and scheduled from June 1st to August 13th.

The inaugural event of Estate Fiorentina 2023 is taking place on June 2nd, on the Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), and will consist of a series of readings, in many public libraries, of extracts from great 20th-century’s authors, with the aim of reliving our republican history. In the evening, at Teatro della Pergola, the closing event is going to be a concert-reading.

The promotion of books and reading is a leading aspect of the festival and many events are dedicated to it: "Le piazze dei libri 2023" (The squares of books), scattered in 11 of Florence’s squares; “I giardini della Poesia” (The gardens of Poetry), consisting of readings held in parks;”La città dei lettori” (The City of Readers), a festival taking place at Villa Bardini.  
Many well-established Festivals of the previous editions are coming back: Musart and its guests from the world of music and entertainment (in piazza SS Annunziata), the Firenze Jazz Festival in Oltrarno district, Genius Loci with its events to discover the beautiful Basilica of Santa Croce, the concerts in the parvis of churches, the Cirk Fantastik at Cascine park, the guided tours to discover an unusual side of Florence (“Florence from above” and “Secret Florence”), Apriti Cinema!, the open-air cinema programming in piazzale degli Uffizi, the Florence Dance Festival in Santa Maria Novella church, and many more… 

The nights of Estate Fiorentina will be brightened by 12 open-air clubs, spread around the city center as well as in the peripheral… and fresher areas.    

You will find the full programme on the official website of Estate Fiorentina.