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Florence Marathon photo

Florence Marathon

27 Nov 2022

Piazzale Michelangelo

More than 10,000 athletes take to the streets of Florence in the annual Florence Marathon. The 26-mile (42km) race sets off from the Piazzale Michelangelo and crosses the Ponte all…

Florence Marathon

27 Nov 2022

Piazzale Michelangelo

More than 10,000 athletes take to the streets of Florence in the annual Florence Marathon. The 26-mile (42km) race sets off from the Piazzale Michelangelo and crosses the Ponte alla Vittoria. The course winds through the Parco delle Cascine, Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, before ending at Piazza Santa Croce in the town centre. A famously beautiful city, the marathon's extremely picturesque route contributes hugely to its popularity. It takes participants past landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce, among others. The Florence Marathon was established in 1984 and is now the second largest Italian marathon, the first being the Rome Marathon. Italians make up the majority of competitors but many international runners also compete. There is a Marathon Party after the event, with Tuscan food and a live music concert. There is also a fun Family Run which kids love to participate in.

Website www.firenzemarathon.it

River to River photo

River to River

6 — 11 December 2022

Odeon Cinema, Piazza Santo Spirito

Florence's Indian Film Festival is the first festival in the world entirely devoted to films from and about India. River to River features a collection of independent Indian movies…

River to River

6 — 11 December 2022

Odeon Cinema, Piazza Santo Spirito

Florence's Indian Film Festival is the first festival in the world entirely devoted to films from and about India. River to River features a collection of independent Indian movies, as well as the latest productions focusing on India by directors from all over the world. The films screen in their original language with English subtitles. Held annually at the Odeon Cinema, the audience votes for winners in the different categories. The winners receive the River to River DigiChannel Audience Award. First held in 2001, it rode a wave of interest in Indian cinema and Bollywood influence on blockbuster films. Many filmmakers, actors, and producers attend, and its popularity and success has led to a Rome edition over the last few years. The River to River Florence Indian Film Festival may seem an odd sort of cultural collision but the festival is well-run, well-supported and entertaining.

Website www.rivertoriver.it

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Florence Tango Festival

27 April – 1 May 2023

Saschall Theatre

Each year, the Florence Tango Festival welcomes top dancers from across the globe to Florence's Saschall Theatre, where art exhibitions, shows, workshops, dinners, and tango classe…

Florence Tango Festival

27 April – 1 May 2023

Saschall Theatre

Each year, the Florence Tango Festival welcomes top dancers from across the globe to Florence's Saschall Theatre, where art exhibitions, shows, workshops, dinners, and tango classes inspire locals and tourists alike. Channel your inner Latin lover with a tango class, impress your date, or simply learn more about the fascinating art of tango.

The tango lessons are divided into six different skill levels accommodating beginners and experienced dancers. Lessons can only be taken in couples. But if you don't have a partner, the organizers make every effort to help find you a partner suitable to your skill level.

There are a number of different festival packages ranging from participation in a single lesson to the full extravaganza with nine lessons and all social events and shows included. Check out the official festival website listed below for information on the events, a workshops programme, and registration details. The Florence Tango Festival is fun and energetic and a great way to meet people and learn some new skills in a friendly and inspiring environment.

Website www.firenzetangofestival.com