Too hot to enjoy the city during the day? Then you should try spending your summer nights in Florence visiting the museums. Here are some Florence nightlife activities that will appeal to those looking to enrich their mind and appreciate the culturally rich atmosphere of this amazing city.
Musart Festival (17 – 23 July)
Where: Piazza della Santissima Annunziata
Here we have concert after concert after concert!! And guess what? The tickets will also allow you to entrance from 8 pm till the beginning of the concert to these great places: Museum of the Innocents, Church of San Francesco Poverino, the Garden at the Museum of Archaeology, the Santissima Annunziata Church Mensa della Caritas diocesana – San Francesco e la Biblioteca Umanistica dell’Università di Firenze. So not only can you listen to the regional Tuscan orchestra or Italian classics like Paolo Conte but you can visit these interesting places all facing onto the main square. PS you can also use this ticket to get a reduction on the entrance to the Bill Viola exhibition and the Museum of Archaeology and Museum of the Innocents.
Florence Dance Festival (27 June – 25 July)
Where: Museo Nazionale del Bargello
For more than a quarter of a century, the Florence Dance Festival, has kept the art of dance in the alive for many, making it more accessible to the general public. In a wide range of movement from flamenco to ballet from FloDance to Kaos, these shows under the stars at Bargello are a great way to cool off in the evening.The program is open to all, honoring the values and traditions of the art and discipline of classical academic dance, while encouraging the contemporary dance as today’s language.
Appuntamento ad arte (every Tue & Thur night until September 26)
Where: Galleria dell’Accademia
Just think, every Tuesday & Thursday night until September 26, the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze will extend its opening hours until 22:00! A great way to skip the long lines during the day. And not only will they be opening their doors, but for up to 25 persons, there is a free guided tour – with a theme. This is only offered in Italian. It is not necessary to make reservations for the tour.
UFIZI LIVE (every Tuesday night)
Where: Uffizi Museum
Concerts and other exhibitions are the name of the game at the Uffizi museum, mixing art of all types while the visitors navigate the museum’s halls.
On these Tuesdays, the museum will remain open until 9:50pm, with concerts starting at 7pm. Take the time between 5pm and 7pm to enjoy the museum’s permanent collections and the view from the terrace before enjoying the shows.
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Museo di Casa Martelli
Every Thursday from June 22 until August 3 (EXCEPT for July 27), the above mentioned museums will extend their hours to include 5 pm to 8 pm, last entry at 7:20 pm.
In addition, the museums are offering the possibility of guided visits (unfortunately only in Italian). For example, at Orsanmichele and Palazzo Davanzati at 5.30pm and 6.30pm, museum staff will conduct guided visits on the history of the museums and their collections.
At the Medici Chapels, visitors can follow a tour in Italian on Thursdays at 5.30pm and at 3pm on Saturdays in English on the “Reliquaries of the Medici Chapels: The Sacred Treasures of the Grand Dukes”.
All you need to join in is present yourself at that time near the ticket office.
More Music Under the Stars
If you are just looking for summer fun – Florentine style – then be sure to check out the calendar of events at this link.
Within a short distance of the city is the lovely little town of Fiesole which promises great views, small restaurants and an exciting calendar of shows at the Roman amphitheater, read here for details.
One last option – if you are wander outside the city walls during your holiday in Florence, Tuscany is loaded with concerts under the stars, look at the updated Summer Music Events calendar.