Florence Inferno is a blog containing information on the events occuring in Florence, as well as an events guide on what’s happening in the city in terms of music, art, cinema, markets, and much more. In this post, we have provided you with information on events taking place over the next two weeks.
You won’t want to miss the Carnival in Viareggio, until February 28, 2015, and one of the world’s finest and grandest carnivals. In February, Viareggio became a creative factory through its giant papier mache parades. An unmissable event for adults and children. You must wear a mask!
We also make a special mention of Valentine’s Day in Florence, on February 14, featuring the Uffizi Art & Love Tour organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. Enjoy Florence in a unique way: visit the Uffizi Gallery on a special tour in the midst of art and love, discovering the most passionate romances in history and how the most famous painters in the world depicted them. Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/valentine-s-day-tour/
Friday, February 6, 2015
The Florence Photography Adventure Tour organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. Discover Florence with your camera and with a professional photography teacher and a great Florentine guide at your side. Photography workshop & tour: 1-hour class + lunch break + 4-hour photography tour. The tour runs every day. Starting at 12 p.m. Tour price: € 139 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
The Colour of Shade at Andito degli Angiolini in Pitti Palace. 100 or so portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, dream images, and more are on display at the Modern Art Gallery for the current exhibition ‘Il colore dell’ombra.’ This exhibition disproves the concept that black-and-white images lack ‘colour’ and instead reveals the many nuances of light and dark. Until March 8, 2015.
Info: Piazza de Pitti, 1
Saturday, February 7, 2015
I Mai Visti at Uffizi Gallery. 70 icons from Florentine galleries: the oldest existing collection of Russian icons from the Orthodox world. Icons of different sizes made in workshops in Moscow and in other cities in Russia dating back from the end of the sixteenth century to the early decades of the eighteenth century, from the collections of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Free admission. Hours of operation: from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Closed on Monday.
Info: Piazza degli Uffizi, 1
Aperitif/dinner and concert at La Cité, café and library. A very nice and distinct setting with books, music, wine, and coffee: daily jazz, swing or soul concerts; theater; exhibitions; and seminars. On Saturday, Febrary 7, LUCANìA, a performance that combines popular, tarantelle, and polka music. Starting at 7 p.m. (aperitif), 10 p.m. (concert)
Info: Borgo San Frediano 20; +39055210387; www.lacitelibreria.info
Sunday, February 8, 2015
[Outside Florence] Carnival parade in Viareggio. With its parties, fireworks, dancing, theatrical shows, and other events, the City of Viareggio is ready to be transformed into a fun factory through giant papier mache parades. The Carnival in Viareggio originates from the end of the 19th century. The parades draw thousands of visitors of all ages, who come to see the spectacular floats and parade as well as participate in the festive air that can be breathed all over the town on the days of the masquerade processions.
Until february 8, 2015.
Friends of Music at Teatro La Pergola. Tackacs Quartet performs music by Schubert and Beethoven. Starting at 4 p.m. Ticket price: € 25/5.
Info: Via della Pergola, 18; www.amicimusica.fi.it
Monday, February 9, 2015
The Florence Inferno Tour organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. A full-day walking tour of Florence inspired by Dan Brown’s latest novel Inferno. Enter some of the most amazing, mysterious, and famous places in Florence. The tour starts at 9.15 a.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking : http://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he is caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Original language. Starting at 4 p.m./6.30 p.m./9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Vasi Comunicanti by Francoise Bertolini at C2 Contemporary 2 by Antonio Lo Pinto.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., or by appointment. Until February 15, 2015.
Info: Via Ugo Foscolo, 6; www.c2contemporanea2.com
Special Event: Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Gemma Bovery, a 2014 French drama film based on the 1999 graphic novel by Posy Simmonds of the same name. Directed by Anne Fontaine. When Gemma Tate’s (Gemma Arterton) ex-boyfriend (Mel Raido) returns to the Norman village in which she has settled, he finds out that she has since married Charlie Bovery. Gemma’s desires and duties are now at odds. Original language. Starting at 4 p.m./6.30 p.m./9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
[Outside Florence] Oleum Nostrum at Prato. The fair is dedicated to the olive oil, cornerstone of Italian cooking, and will decide the best olive production of Prato. Events, courses, and tastings of typical food. Until February 19.
Info: Prato; http://www.po.camcom.it
Last days to visit: Moses Levy – Marine Light. A Story of Italian Art 1915-1935 at Villa Bardini. The sparkling and roaring images of a Viareggio in line with the time as told by Levy. Shaped in a creative climate of Viani, Pea, Puccini, and Tobin, Levy emphasizes that strip of land, an ideal place for meditation and inspiration. Visiting hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.Until February 15, 2015.
Info: Costa San Giorgio, 2; +3905520066206; www.bardinipeyron.it
Thrusday, February 12, 2015
[Outside Florence] Signorini, Fattori, Lega and the Caffé Michelangiolo. Macchiaioli rebels are born, not made at Lucca Center of Contemporary Art in Lucca. The exhibition tells the birth and evolution of the movement, with an alternate vision through forty masterpieces from prestigious public and private collections by artists such as Telemaco Signorini, Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Giuseppe Abbati, Cristiano Banti, Giovanni Boldini, Odoardo Borrani, Vincenzo Cabianca, Vito D’Ancona, and Raffaello Sernesi. Until April 6, 2015. Opening hours: 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Closed on Monday.
[Outside Florence] Last days to visit: Amedeo Modigliani at Palazzo Blu in Pisa. A rich and accurate selection of works from the Pompidou Center in Paris will be on display in Pisa’s impressive Palazzo Blu. The works of art in the exhibition follow Modigliani’s artistic life from his early years in Livorno to his move to Paris in 1906. Until February 15, 2015. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Info: +390502204650; firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, February 13, 2015
Exhibition: The colour of shade in Pitti Palace. 100 or so portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, dream images, and more are on display at the Modern Art Gallery for the current exhibition Il colore dell’ombra to disprove the concept that black-and-white images lack colour and instead reveal the many nuances of light and dark. Until March 8, 2015.
Info: Piazza Pitti, 1
Temporaneo / Expressioni 4 at Accademia Gallery. Works that explore the theme of the design in relation to photography and pay tribute to the photographic work of Franco Bertini. Inauguration at 5 p.m. Opening hours: 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m., closed on Monday. Ticket price: € 11/5,50.
Info: +39055294883; www.unannoadarte.it
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Today is Valentine’s Day and Florence is one of the most romantic places to celebrate it!
Valentine’s Day in Florence: Uffizi Art & Love Tour organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. A romantic 3-hour Uffizi Gallery tour that will allow you discover this museum through the eyes of love. A professional, knowledgeable guide will lead you along a path that follows the love-themed paintings adorning the rooms of the museum. You will discover how love was perceived throughout history and how the world’s most famous painters have depicted it. During the art tour, you will also be given the opportunity to take a break in the Uffizi Café panoramic terrace, where you will be able to enjoy with your loved one the amazing view from above Florence’s rooftops, one of the world’s most romantic sceneries. Starting at 2.45 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tour price: € 55 per couple.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/valentine-s-day-tour/
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Sagra delle Frittelle in San Donato in Collina – Florence. Tasty “frittelle” (pancakes) prepared according to a thirty-year-old tradition. Oranges, milk, rice, sugar, and raisins are the main ingredients. Every Saturday and Sunday, until March 29. Starting at 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Info:San Donato in Collina, Florence.
Last day to visit: Faces of Hermeticism at Villa Bardini and Cabinet Viesseux. In celebration of the centennial of the birth of the poets Mario Luzi, Piero Bigongiari, and Alessandro Parronchi, an exhibition based at Villa Bardini with a precious pendant at the Archives Bonsanti of Cabinet Viesseux. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 8. Until February 15, 2015.
Info: Costa San Giorgio, Villa Bardini, 2; www.bardinipeyron.it
Monday, February 16, 2015
Exhibition: Costante Cambiamento (Constant Change) at Fortezza da Basso. First exhibition in Italy of works from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, one of the four most important art academies in China. The exhibition reflects the changes that took place during the Chinese reform.
Info: Quartieri Monumentali, Fortezza a Basso; http://www.intoscana.it/
Friends of Music at Teatro La Pergola. Yuja Wang performs music by Chopin, Scriabin, Granados, Albéniz, and Schubert. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 25/10.
Info: Via della Pergola, 18; www.amicimusica.fi.it
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Uffizi & Accademia Tour in One Day organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. Set in the afternoon to avoid the crowds, it is a fascinating walking tour of the two most famous museums in Florence: the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery. An experienced guide fluent in the English language will ensure that you experience the best that each gallery has to offer by providing an historical and artistic path among each of its astonishing masterpieces. Starting at 2 p.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/uffizi-and-accademia-tour/
Orchestra della Toscana at Teatro Verdi. The Florentine theatre hosts a concert conducted by the maestro Daniele Rustioni with music by Casella,CajkovsKij, Rossini, and Sostakovic. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 18/15.
Info: Via Ghibellina, 99; http://www.orchestradellatoscana.it/
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Fiesole and the Longobards – Civic Archeological Museum of Fiesole. This exhibition is one of the many events celebrating the 100 years of the Museum of Fiesole. It is showing, for the first time, the recent discoveries from about 40 burials that were found in the excavations carried out in Fiesole’s Piazza Garibaldi area. On display are various objects from the unearthed Lombard grave furnishings, namely, fibule, hair pins, jewelry, and weapons. Until April 30, 2015. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 12.
Lunch at Dei Frescobaldi, a new, spacious wine bar of the celebrated Tuscan wine producers located in an alley perfumed with history and antiquity. The kitchen is in harmony with the selected wines. On the side of Via Condotta, Frescobaldino, a bubbly and vivacious place: wine by the glass and Italian tapas.
Info: Via dei Magazzini 2-4r; www.deifrescobaldi.it
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Treasures of the Foundation Buccellati. From Mario to Gianmaria, 100 years of goldsmith history at Museo degli Argenti. Until February 22, 2015. Combined ticket with the Costume Gallery, Porcelain Museum, Boboli Garden, and Bardini Garden. Opening hours: 8.15 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 7. Until February 22, 2015.
Info: Piazza Pitti, 1; +390552388709.
Aperitif at Zoe. Famous for its light lunch and aperitif, Zoe is an historic Florentine cocktail bar, art gallery, and café, and is a true Italian hangout.
Info: Via dei Renai 13r
We hope that you enjoy!
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