140 guests, 100 events, 26 venues and 137 side events: the first edition of L’Eredità delle Donne festival was dedicated to female empowerment, with the artistic direction of Serena Dandini, and invaded Florence for three days, from the 21 to the 23 September 2018, with large numbers of enthusiastic visitors.

The festival, dedicated to the female contribution to human progress, started out with an idea by Elastica, was promoted and sponsored by the Fondazione CR Firenze, with the support of the Municipality of Florence and the partnership of Gucci, together with many other sponsors.

For a weekend, Florence became a city of women, and revisited its artistic and cultural heritage in the name of the Electress of the Palatinate (the last descendant of the Medici family who ensured that the dynasty’s legacy would stay in the Tuscan capital permanently).  Guests included Ségolène Royal, Liza Donnelly, Michela Murgia, Suad Amiry, Anna Bonaiuto, Lunetta Savino, Jumpa Lahiri, Rula Jebral, Dori Ghezzi, Irene Grandi and many others.

Another very special guest was Franca Valeri, who received the keys of the city from Mayor Nardella to mark the occasion.

You can see the press cuttings for the Festival here.