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Events in Florence and the Metropolitan area in May 2021

giovedì 6 Maggio 2021

This is a selection of events taking place in May 2021 in Florence and the Metropolitan area. The full programme is listed on the area’s official tourism website, Feel Florence.

With Tuscany back in yellow zone, local museums, theatres and cinema are allowed to reopen but all events are once again subject to changes in compliance with the regulations anti-covid 19

The 83rd Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will be back after its 2020 edition was cancelled due to the pandemic. As Tuscany is now in yellow zone, shows will be open to the public although some restrictions will remain in place.

Should the pandemic worsen, concerts will be streamed online. To book tickets and For more information please visit Maggio’s official website


A vast programme of events will commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death.

Until 28th May the Historical Archives of the City of Florence will display works documenting how nineteenth century architecture was inspired by the myth of the Supreme Poet in medievalism.

The Uffizi Gallery will present a virtual display of the collection of 88 drawings known as ‘Dante Istoriato’ by Federico Zuccari. The event will be available throughout Dante’s year in 2021. Unitl 31 JUly Bargello will host the exhibition Honorable and ancient Citizen of Florence” .

Currently held at Palazzo Strozzi, American Art 1961-2021 displays an extraordinary selection of paintings, photography, videos, sculptures and installations celebrating artworks by the most important american personalities and contemporary art movements in the last sixty years.

Until 18 July Museum Novecento will display drawings and sculptures by Henry Moore. Museo Salvatore Ferragamo will reopen to the public with the new exhibition “Silk” celebrating the maison’s prints on silk.


This year’s Florence Korea Film Fest will honour south korean director Kim Ki-duk, who passed away in 2020 due to Covid-19.

His major festival awards include the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for Pietà, a Silver bear for Best Director at Berlin for Samaritan Girl, and the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes for Arirang.

In case Tuscany or the Metropolitan area become a “Red Zone” some of the listed events might be available online. For more information please check directly on the museum’s official websites and social media pages.