The musical life of Florence in the summer was surprisingly rich. I say surprisingly only because I knew nothing of it. The places that are museums by day often provide musical venues by night. Palazzo Strozzi has a lovely bar where one might buy wine to drink during the concert. San Stefano held a festival for young people's groups for all of July. Most of these concerts are free. Evening musical events begin between 9:00 and 9:30, leaving plenty of time for dinner before.
I attended vocal recitals, chamber music concerts, choir concerts and orchestral concerts which I often did not review. One of my reviews has generated a lot of comment. I write my own opinions, but others may well think differently. It's simply a matter of taste.
Starting in the middle of July all of the designer houses have sales, on which the younger women spent all their money.