Firenze Tango Festival 2019

Workshops and lessons with international teachers, wonderful exhibitions and exciting milongas

From 25 April 2019 to 28 April 2019

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From 25 to 28 April, Florence will hold the 17th edition of the 'Florence Tango Festival', a highly anticipated event for all lovers of the fantastic and seductive dance born in Argentina, but now popular all over the world – so much so that in 2000 it was added to the UNESCO world heritage list! During this exciting event the ‘tangueros’ and ‘tangueras’ will give free rein to their desire to dance tango in Firenze. The rich program of the tango event in Tuscany offers various evening and afternoon ‘Milongas’ but also lectures and workshops with exceptional masters. An explosion of tango in Florence in the middle of spring is a tantalizing opportunity to organize a few days of well-deserved vacation in the beautiful ‘cradle of the Renaissance’. Take a look at the program and choose the tango events in Florence you would like to attend... unless you are a real dance fan, in which case we recommend a complete full immersion!


THE LOCATION. All the tango events of the festival will be held at the Teatro dell'Affratellamento in Firenze, a beautiful and welcoming ballroom in the center of Florence, a few steps from the River Arno. Teatro Affratellamento is an ancient theater with the perfect wooden flooring to dance and give your best. "Art and good Life" is the motto of this event taking place in a convenient, intimate, refined and elegant location where you will enjoy an experience with the same characteristics. A restaurant close to the location will offer special rates and priority service to all Argentine tango enthusiasts participating in Florence’s milongas and worskhops.


FIRENZE TANGO FESTIVAL 2019 WORKSHOP. The Firenze Tango Festival couldn’t not include the chance to take part in workshops and lessons to improve your style. To take part in any of these you will need to book online – for further information visit the event’s official website, where you will also find the schedule with times and details of the various lessons, divided according to the level (intermediate or advanced). For Florence Tango Festival lessons you will have to book in pairs. Panic not: if you do not have a partner, the event organisers will help you to find one who matches your level. So the Florence Tango Festival 2019 could be a good opportunity to get to know interesting people - not only for Italians but also for all the tourists who crowd magical Florence.



  • Thursday 25 April – Teatro Affratellamento Florence

    17.00 - 02.00: afternoon and evening milonga. The festival will begin by offering you more than 7 hours to let it all loose on the dance floor. In order not to miss the opportunity to dance tango in Florence, you just have to remember to book, as tickets for the event are limited. The musicalizadors of the festival of tango in Firenze, i.e. the DJs in charge of the music selection, will be: Gibo and Giovanni Ercoli.


  • Friday 26 April – Teatro Affratellamento

    19.45 - 21.15: Workshops with Simone Fiacchini and Gioia Abballe who will give you their valuable advice on altering the turn and counter-turn and on the use of space.

    22.30-3.00: Milonga with show by the masters of the Firenze Tango Festival Gioia Abballe and Simone Facchini and music by Filippo Giacomelli.


  • Saturday 27 April – Teatro Affratellamento

    13.15 -14.45: Workshop with Gioia Abballe on woman technique. So ladies, you have been warned, don't miss it if you want to discover all the secrets of the perfect tanguera!

    15.00-16.30: workshop with Giampiero Galdi and Lorena Tarantino
    on balance, fluidity and many other unmissable tips on how to become excellent tango dancers or how to improve your technique. Yes, thanks to these valuable lessons the Argentine Tango in Florence has found a new homeland!

    17.00 -21.00: afternoon milonga
    in Florence during which you can practice all the lessons learned in the workshops of the Florence tango festival. Music by El Gordo Mauro and Lole Lepore.

    21.30-3.00: evening milonga with show by the masters Giampiero Galdi and Lorena Tarantino and music by Sasa Vukelic.


  • Sunday 28 April – Teatro Affratellamento

    13.15-14.45: Workshop with Patricia Hilliges and Matteo Panero on accelerations and changes of pace. Workshop with Lorena Tarantino and Giampiero Galdi on off-axis in a closed embrace.

    17.00-21.00: Afternoon milonga
    . One of the most anticipated tango events in Tuscany could only end like this! What's better, in fact, than an exciting milonga in Florence? For the final evening the music selection will be curated by Robi and Gianni Marasco


Just be honest, hasn’t the program of the Florence Festival of Tango 2019 made you want to dance? Then what are you waiting for: start planning your weekend in Tuscany. Visit the event website and book as soon as possible: at the Festival of tango in 2019 in Florence reservations for workshops and milongas are mandatory.

And once you are in the cradle of the Renaissance you cannot forego a visit to Florence and its gems! Yes, we know you will be quite tired, but we at have the solution for this too! Why don’t you try our Segway Tour? It’s the perfect option to admire the wonders of Florence without having to move your legs and you can even have fun in the meantime. And if you happened to meet someone special on the dance floor and don’t want to lose the chemistry between the two of you, why not visit Florence in a carriage: this private tour around the historic center of the city will allow you to experience truly unforgettable moments… as the Italian proverb says, ‘se son rose, fioriranno’ (lit. if they are roses, they will bloom)! The ingredients are all there: the seductiveness of tango, Florence and the milonga!


Florence Tango Festival 2019

Datea: from 25th to 28th April 2019

Location: Teatro dell’Affratellamento – Via Giampaolo Orsini, 73

By Insidecom Editorial Staff