Women’s leadership, war and peace the focus of the fifth edition. Three days, ten thematic panels, nine Italian premiere books.


From 21st to 23rd October at Manifattura Tabacchi 


Guests include Pulitzer Prize winner Jill Abramson, the first woman to head the New York Times; Elizabeth II royal biographer Matthew Dennison; magistrate Ilda Boccassini; conductor Claire Gibault; iconic fashion and lifestyle figure Benedetta Barzini; poet and influencer Giorgia Soleri; writer Francesca Cavallo; singer-songwriter Donatella Rettore; and immunologist Antonella Viola.



All events are free admission while places are available, except for the two evenings with Serena Dandini (Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22) for which reservations can be made from Tuesday, Oct. 18.

All events of The Legacy of Women will be viewable via live streaming on the event’s website and Facebook page.



L’Eredità delle Donne is a project of Elastica, founding partners Fondazione CR Firenze and Gucci, with the co-promotion of the City of Florence, the collaboration of Alfemminile and the participation of Manifattura Tabacchi, the main venue of the festival.


Queens & Peace is the theme of the fifth edition of L’Eredità delle Donne, the festival on women’s empowerment and skills, under the artistic direction of Serena Dandini, to be held Oct. 21-23 in Florence at Manifattura Tabacchi and online at www.ereditadelledonne.eu.

Pulitzer Prize winners, political leaders, scientists, magistrates, writers, musicians, historical voices of feminism and Gen Z activists. On a horizon torn by armed conflict and bloody repression, marked by economic uncertainty and the aftermath of the pandemic, L’Eredità delle Donne festival gives voice to extraordinary female figures of our time and entrusts them with a message of awareness, resilience, hope and beauty.

Italian premieres for the three-day Florentine event that will feature more than 20 events on crucial current issues. Indeed, the focus of this edition will be on war and peace, power and leadership, women’s bodies and their rights, a centuries-old political battleground. And again, new generations, new feminisms and protagonists of yesterday and today will also be confronted on the themes of work and the world we want.


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L’Eredità delle Donne is the first event in Italy that each year invites female scientists, economists, writers, artists, leaders, environmentalists, activists, politicians and entrepreneurs to meet and discuss the major issues of contemporary life. In less than five years, the festival has become the indispensable point of reference on issues of empowerment and a privileged observatory on the gender condition in Italy and around the world.