The summer holidays are a faded memory and christmas time is still too far away to be taken into account. In Italy the All Saint’s day on the 1st of November is a national holiday, public offices and schools are closed and this year the calendar gives us a long free weekend at our disposal.
If you have decided that this is the right opportunity to visit Florence (excellent choice!) or if you were in town and you are looking for ideas for your free time, this post on what to do in Florence is for you!
Let’s start with the night of the 31st of October which has now entered fully into the Florentine calendar: bars and nightclubs in the center of the city will offer a wide choice of parties with pumpkins, witches and ghosts. For the first time in Florence a fun flash mob on the music of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 7pm for the scariest night of the year. Here the link to the dance coreography.
As for daytime activities, the opportunity to experience something new for the 1st and 2nd November in Florence.
Halloween tango festival. In Calenzano just a few kilometers from Florence an appointment for tango dancer with teachers, workshops and demonstrations from 31st of October to 3rd of November in a milonga held in a 4-star hotel .
France Odeon – French Film Festival at the Odeon cinema from 31st of October to 3rd of November with 3 daily screenings and special meetings with fans and the press. To know the best French film production
Real-Illusion show by the illusionist Gaetano Triggiano . Fantasy, magic and illusion the ingredients for a magical afternoon at the Teatro Verdi. The way to return children and be guided in a dimension where everything is possible. Be prepared to enter the scene, the audience is involved in the show in a so much fun way.
Join the exhibitions in addition to the classic and already rich offer of museums in Florence:
“The Russian Avant-garde , Siberia and the Far East” - An exhibition in Palazzo Strozzi with works by Kandinsky , Malevich , Filonov and Gončarova that tell the Russian modernism and its relations with Eastern influences .
“Unstable Territories . Borders and identity in contemporary art” – International exhibition of ten artists at the Strozzina Centre for Contemporary Culture on the concept of territory , border and of man’s relationship with its community .
To eat: special events to eat something of special, in addiction to the excelent restaurants and eateries in the centre of the city:
International Vegan Day - On the 1st and 2nd of November in the hills of Settignano at the “Casa del Popolo” with a beautiful view of Florence a two-day appointments for adults and children to celebrate the establishment of the first vegan association. Of note two Vegan dinners with street food and traditional Turkish dishes .
The Fierucola - On the 2nd and the 3rd of November from 9am to 7.30pm in Piazza Santissima Annunziata, a friendly meeting and a market with fruits and vegetables of the area, small crafts, productions Km 0, organic and street food of the Tuscan tradition.
And then all that Florence has to offer all year with its heritage, culture and cousine. So, how will you spend your Halloween time in Florence? we are waiting for you.
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