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Festival: New Generation Festival



28th - 31st August 2019


Concealed behind the façade of the Palazzo Corsini al Prato is one of Florence’s finest gardens, now home to The New Generation Festival.

Dress Code

The dress code at The New Generation Festival is formal evening dress. There is a black tie/long dress guide in place, but guests can wear whatever they feel most fabulous in.

How To Get There?

The Palazzo Gardens are only 10 minutes' walk from Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station, which you can travel to from Pisa, Bologna or Milan and is itself a 20 minute shuttle bus journey from Florence's own small airport.

The grand entrance is located at 115 Via Della Scala, where guests will be greeted by a picture-perfect view into the gardens. The gates open at 6pm each evening, giving guests the opportunity to select their perfect spot to enjoy during the interval.

Food & Drink

2019 will see the opening of The New Generation Festival Restaurant, giving guests the opportunity to pre-book their tables and enjoy menus prepared by a different NGF chef each evening. Ticket holders will be notified when bookings open.

The gardens will also be home to various food stalls for guests to indulge in, as well as traditional Limonaia bars, perfect for sipping in the sunshine.

Audiences are welcome to bring picnics and have their choice of a seating area. Between 6pm - 7.30pm guests will be able to enjoy all that the gardens have to offer and position their baskets and blankets ready for the 60 minute interval.

Both cash and cards will be accepted. Picnic furniture and litter bins are provided. Thank you for keeping these private, family gardens free of rubbish.


Discover tomorrow's talent at the New Generation Festival

The gardens of Palazzo Corsini al Prato © Guy Bell
Set in stunning private gardens in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the New Generation Festival showcases young, talented artists and aims to attract an equally young audience of music lovers.
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About The New Generation Festival:

The festival, now in its third year – offers an array of awe-inspiring productions, bringing the best of Italian culture and showcasing the finest rising stars of the opera, theatre and music industry in a unique and picturesque setting.

With an average temperature of 31 °C during summer, Florence makes for one of the best places to stay during the holidays and the perfect destination for an open-air sun-drenched festival. The New Generation Festival is a long weekend, where guests can fully immerse themselves in Italy’s dolce vita with fine food and wine, intimate live shows, spectacular opera and lively orchestral performances.

For further information, please visit The New Generation Festival site.