Antiques Markets & Exhibitions this Weekend in Tuscany

During the past few days, Tuscany has enjoyed an amazing climate: high temperatures reached about 15°C (59 °F) and it seemed to already be spring time!
But it’s still January and over the next few days, the weather forecast predicts a heavy fall in temperatures. Anyway, the weekend is almost here and it’s rich of interesting events in which to take part of.

To prompt our blog readers to get out of the warmth of their homes or rooms, here are some of the most interesting events in Tuscany and Florence we recommend this weekend:

Antiques Markets:

– In Viareggio (Lucca) throughout the weekend, January 22 and 23, visit “Il Tarlo al Mare”, an antiques markets organized every month in Piazza Campioni.

Prato on January 23 awaits all antiques-lovers and collectors at the market “Collezionare in Piazza”, organized in Piazza San Francesco.

– On Sunday 23, the street of the historical center of Montevarchi will be filled with the stands of the market called “Mercato di Via dei Musei” offering antiques, collector’s items and handicrafts.

Biological Food Markets:

– In Piazza della Sala in Pistoia on Sunday 23 the ecological market “Zucca Barucca” will take place. The stands will offer only biological products, from food to handicrafts.

– Saturday 22 in Pisa you’ll find the “Mercato Contadino” on the streets near the Piazza dei Miracoli, which offers biological food specialties and products from the nearby countryside.


These are the last days of the exhibit dedicated to Bronzino in Florence called “Bronzino. Artist and Poet at the Court of the Medici”. The exhibition is organized in Palazzo Strozzi and will end on January 23.

Take advantage of the last days of the exhibition “’Never seen before’: Self-portraits by female artists for the Uffizi Gallery” organized at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence until January 30.

Anyone visiting Pisa will have until February 13th to visit the interesting exhibition dedicated to Joan Mirò, called “Joan Mirò. I miti del Mediterraneo”, and organized in the Palazzo Blu.

Events especially for children:

Even if the children’s shows are in Italian, your children might still enjoy seeing the puppets and costumes and doing something different while here in Tuscany.

On Saturday, January 22 the Biblioteca delle Oblate in Florence will be putting on a marionette show called “Il gioco del vento”, of the “Play of the Wind”, in the children’s area at 16.30.

At the Teatro Cantiere Florida in Florence on Sunday at 16, the theatrical show “Verdino ed il pentolone degli Gnomi” is recommended for children from 3 to 10 years old.

Have an eventful weekend!

About Cristina Romeo

Born in Florence at the end of the fabulous '70s, Cristina has always lived in the famous "cradle of the Renaissance". She's in love with her homeland, but also enjoys traveling and discovering new places. Cristina is mum to a lovely little girl, to whom she hopes to pass on all the passion and love of our precious, wonderful Tuscany.