Events in Florence and the metropolitan area in July 2021
This is a selection of events taking place in Florence and the Metropolitan area in July 2021. The full programme is listed on the areas tourism website Feel Forence.
The most awaited event this month is the 33rd Mercantia making a return in Certaldo after last year’s edition was cancelled. The central theme of the event from 15 to 18 July will be the symbolic final line from Dante Inferno and thence we came forth to see again the stars.
Estate Fiorentina will continue until 30 September bringing events all across the area , including the special location of Ultravox at the Cascine Park .
Other events taking place outside Florence are the 74th Estate Fiesolana at the Roman Amphitheatre, Estate Empolese and Barberino Estate 2021.
Dante 700 – A rich programme of events will commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Supreme Poet’s death. Until Sunday 8 August the exhibition Honorable and Ancient Citizen of Florence will welcome visitors at Bargello. From 26 July the VIsitors Centre at the National Park of the Casentino Forests in San Godenzo will host the renown portrait of Dante the fugitive ghibelliN by Andrea del Castagno.
Held at Palazzo Strozzi, the exhibition American Art 1961-2021 showcases an extraordinary selection of works by the most important american personalities and contemporary art movements in the last sixty years.
French artist JR, will reinterpret the facade of Palazzo Strozzi, with his installation, “The wound” on display Until 22 August . Museum Novecento will exhibit drawings and sculptures by Henry Moore Until 18 July.
The most iconic cartoon characters will be hosted at Palazzo Medici Riccardi with the exhibition -Anima the magic of animation from Biancaneve to Goldrake.
Music – After the year-long pause due to covid, music and dance will once again take centre stage in the renaissance square of Piazza della Santissima Annunziata in Florence, where Musart 2021 will see Roberto Bolle, Edoardo Bennato, Stefano Bollani, Luka Šulić, Fiorella Mannoia, Niccolò Fabi, Vinicio Capossela among renown artists performing 14 to 27 July.
The acclaimed programme of classical concerts Classica will take place in July and August in the cloisters and convents of Gambassi Terme e Montaione.
Festivals – Until 29 July the 32 Florence Dance FEstival will take place in the Large Cloister of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. On 14 and 15 July Sesto Fiorentino will host the third itinerant literary event of La Citta’ dei Lettori, celebrating books and reading.
Cinema – The outdoor cinema at Arena of Uffizi will reopen again this year with Apriti Cinema 2021. The program includes 42 cinematic evenings. events are free but booking is essential. Until 31 August the Clock Tower of Manifattura Tabacchi will be turned into a 200 seats open air cinema hosting the festival Cinema in Manifattura.
Nature – All through the month, visitors will be able to join guided tours of the most beautiful landscapes in the metropolitan area like Padule di Fucecchio and the Vallombrosa Biogenetic Nature Reserve.
Elenco dei Comuni
- Bagno a Ripoli
- Barberino di Mugello
- Barberino Val d’Elsa
- Borgo San Lorenzo
- Campi Bisenzio
- Capraia e Limite
- Cerreto Guidi
- Figline e Incisa Valdarno
- Gambassi Terme
- Greve in Chianti
- Lastra a Signa
- Montelupo Fiorentino
- Palazzuolo sul Senio
- Rignano sull’Arno
- San Casciano in Val di Pesa
- San Godenzo
- San Piero a Sieve Scarperia
- Sesto Fiorentino
- Tavarnelle Val di Pesa