8 Extraordinary Things to do in Florence this February

By Megan Millisky

Embark on an Italian adventure this February! You'll easily get swept up in the architectural beauty of the city. Head to one of Firenze's many basilicas for a close look at historical objects and art. Take a few selfies in front of the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, then listen to an opera at night! Don't miss out on all there is to do this February in Florence.

1. Bargello Museum

Roaming the halls of the Bargello Museum is a lovely way to get to know Florence’s art scene! The Bargello Museum, open through February, contains Renaissance sculptures and paintings. This former castle contains the David by Donatello and a bust of Christ by Lombardo, among other important works.

Address: Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

2. Immagine Italia

Don’t miss out on the exquisite fashion of Immagine Italia. This festival sells lingerie, sleepwear, linens, and much more! Immagine takes place from February 1-3.

Address: Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

3. Duomo Cathedral

The Duomo Cathedral is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Built in 1436, Duomo is located in the heart of Florence. The Last Judgement fresco inside the dome is a can’t-miss sight!

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

4. Doom Over Florence

This annual metal concert is always a hit! On February 8, rock out to DJs playing heavy metal sets. The show takes place in Scandicci at the Circus arena.

Address: Via Isaac Newton, 62, 50018 Scandicci FI, Italy

5. Donizetti's Don Pasquale

February 21, 23, 26, and 29, head to the Opera di Firenze! The opera house is hosting Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Matinee shows begin at 3:30 PM; evening shows start at 8 PM.

Address: Piazza Vittorio Gui, 1, 50144 Firenze FI, Italy

6. Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio is a well-known historic bridge and shopping center. It's great to visit in February, when tourism is lower. Jewelry stores, antique and art dealers, and souvenir shops are built into the side of the bridge.

Address: Ponte Vecchio, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

7. Basilica di San Lorenzo

While it isn’t Florence’s biggest basilica, the Basilica di San Lorenzo is known for its incredible artwork. Visitors are awed by the many frescos, sculptures, and artwork displayed inside the church. San Lorenzo is open to visitors through February.

Address: Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

8. Forte di Belvedere

Head to Boboli Gardens to see Florence’s second-biggest fort. The forte was constructed in the 1500s. Visitors can see the fort - and capture that perfect vacation picture! - through the month of February.

Address: Via di S. Leonardo, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

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