Our website Florence Inferno provides information on weekly events occuring in Florence, in addition to an events guide detailing what’s happening in the city in terms of music, art, cinema, markets, and so much more.
This week you won’t want to miss Around Midnight at Teatro Puccini, on Friday, August 29. On the occasion of the practice of the Young Talents National Jazz Orchestra, composed of the best students of the Italian conservatories, you will witness a jazz improvisation conducted by Paolo Damiani, the famous Italian jazz cellist and double-bassist.
We also make special mention of Bravìo delle Botti at Montepulciano (Siena), on Sunday, August 31, an original competition between the 8 “contrade” (districts). The contestants for each contrada push huge botti (wooden wine barrels) along the streets of the historical center to win the Bravio, a painted cloth banner depicting the city’s patron saint.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Sunset on the Tower at San Niccolò. An original tour of the Tower of San Niccolò with a view to understanding its history and purpose. You can enjoy a spectacular view of the city from the top at sunset. Tours are offered every day at half-hour intervals between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Until September 30. Ticket price: € 4.
Info: +390552768224; firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Every Wednesday and Saturday, starting at 12 p.m. Tour price: € 139 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Il dì di festa. At sunset in the garden and the villa of Castello. A guided tour of the Accademia della Crusca. In the garden, in the evening, enjoy this magnificent venue, which was very important to the Medici family. Starting at 6 p.m. Ticket price: € 12. Reservations required.
Info: Villa Medicea di Castello; Via di Castello 46, +390552001278
Around Midnight at Teatro Puccini. Young Talents National Jazz Orchestra in concert. After the great success of the previous two nights in June and July, a new appointment with jazz music. Paolo Damiani, the famous Italian jazz cellist and double-bassist, will participate in the show. Starting at 10 p.m. Ticket price (with drink included): € 10.
Info: Via delle Cascine, 41
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Extraordinary opening of the Chiostro Grande, Santa Maria Novella. The cloister is located in the complex of Santa Maria Novella, which has housed the Scuola Marescialli e Brigadieri dei Carabinieri since 1920. Built in the fourteenth century thanks to the generosity of certain noble Florentine families, the cloister is decorated with a cycle of frescoes depicting the stories of St. Dominic and other Dominican saints, produced from 1570 to 1590 by over fifteen different painters of the Academy. Opening hours: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Ticket price: € 5.
Info: Piazza della Stazione 4
Sunset Trip from Florence to Fiesole in the Tuscan Hills organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. A sunset trip from Florence to Fiesole, a small village situated in the hills of Tuscany. It is from this settlement that the City of Florence seems to have originated. Enjoy scenic routes, see breathtaking panoramas, visit Fiesole’s Abbey and Roman Amphitheatre, and taste delicious local wine and food. The tour runs every day. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Tour price: € 45 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/day-trip-to-fiesole/
Festa dell’Unità at Cascine Park. Festa dell’Unità is the name assumed by the festival organized periodically in several municipalities of Italy by the Democratic Party. Every day, until September 14, you can participate in political debates and cultural events, including concerts and shows. Numerous dining spaces.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Lunch at Al Fresco – Four Seasons Hotel. En plein air restaurant: trattoria for lunch, pizza, and barbecue dinner. All day, you can enjoy fresh seasonal dishes, and in the evening, you can enjoy pizzas and high-quality meat cooked in the oven or on the grill, both located in a corner of the garden.
Info: Borgo Pinti, 99; +390552626527; www.fourseasons.com
[Outside Florence] Bravìo delle Botti at Montepulciano (Siena). A traditional competition that sees the eight districts compete by rolling 80 kg barrels up a 1800 meter hill from the Duomo steps to Piazza Grande. Starting at 10 a.m. Ticket price: € 2,50.
Film screening at Cinema Odeon. Mud, by Jeff Nichols, with Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Sam Shepard. Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. Starting at 4.15 p.m./6.45 p.m./9.15 p.m. Ticket price: € 8
Monday, September 1, 2014
Museo del Novecento at Ex Leopoldine. This new museum, which was inaugurated on June 24, will host the works of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, namely, De Chirico, Sironi, Carrà, Morandi, Martini, Sassu, Guttridge, Barni, Rinaldi, Nannucci, Salvadori, Loffredo, Berti, Farulli Magnelli, and De Pisis.Ticket price: € 0/10.
Info: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10; +390552768224; www.museonovecento.it
[Outside Florence] CortonAntiquaria at Cortona (Arezzo). Cortona celebrates the 52th edition of its antiques exhibition, the oldest in Italy. The exhibition will unfold throughout the halls of Palazzo Vagnotti, the eighteenth-century architectural jewel of Cortona. You can admire and buy furniture, precious silver, paintings, rugs, jewelry, and many other items of fine quality, all from different ages and origins. Every day until September 7, 2014. Monday to Friday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m./3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m – 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 8/5.
Florence Summer – Divertimento mozartiano (Mozart fun) at National Museum of Bargello. Soloists from the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Music School of Fiesole. Music by Mozart, Linley, Spohr, Cavallerin, Bach. Starting at 9.15 p.m. Free admission.
Info: Via del Proconsolo 4
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Prospettiva Vegetale, a project realized by the contemporary Italian Giuseppe Penone at Boboli Gardens and Forte Belvedere. After the great success of the exhibition held in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles and the permanent works at the Venaria in Turin, Penone creates in Florence a new perspective between sculpture, architecture, and landscape. Until October 15, 2014.
Info: Boboli Gardens; Forte Belvedere
Uffizi & Accademia Tour in One Day organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. A fascinating walking tour in the afternoon to avoid the crowds 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. The tour runs every day except on Monday. Starting at 2 p.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/uffizi-and-accademia-tour/
Renato Fucini. The Life and the Papers of a True Tuscan in Riccardiana at Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Renato Fucini was a famous Italian writer who perfectly described the atmosphere of traditional Tuscany. Until September 30, 2014. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Info: Via Ginori 10; +39055212586
Beer Festival at Obihall Theater. Every day, until September 21, live music, games, and food. Starting at 7 p.m. Free admission.
Info: Lungarno Aldo Moro, 3; +390556504112; www.obihall.it
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Art Jewelry: the tradition in modernity at Horne Museum. On display: 300 works by 32 artists who focus their attention on the jewel, sometimes understood as a sculpture to wear, or as a pictorial or sculptural representation. Featuring Igor Mitoraj, Ivan Theimer, Roberto Barni, and Cordelia von den Steinen, internationally renowned sculptors whose jewelry can already be seen throughout several Italian museums. Until October 15, 2014. Ticket price: € 5. Opening hours: from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. -1 p.m. / 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Info: Via de’ Benci 6
Lunch at ZAP, Zona Aromatica Protetta (Protected Aromatic Area). Opening on May 20, Zap is the new green heart of Florence: recovery of green space, cultural cooperation, and youth projects are the three elements that characterize this area. Not surprisingly, the café/restaurant located on the ground floor is called Quinoa, a gluten-free cereal also known as the mother of all seeds. All dishes are gluten-free and contain no traces of peanuts.
Info: Palazzo Giovane, Vicolo S. Maria Maggiore, 1
The Florence Inferno Tour organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. A full-day Florence walking tour inspired by Dan Brown’s latest novel Inferno. Enter some of the most amazing, mysterious, and famous places in Florence. The tour runs every day starting at 9.15 a.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking : http://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Travels to the East at Casa Martelli. Photography exhibition by Carlo Martelli (1850–1945) purchased during his travels in the Holy Land and the Orient. The photographs come from Alexandria, Cairo Port Said, Jaffa, and hallowed sites of the Holy Land including Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. A number of photos from northern Africa are also on display. The collection of photographs perfectly portrays the exotic fascination Europe had for Africa. Until October 31, 2014. Opening hours: Thusday 2 p.m. until 7 p.m., Friday 2p.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Info: Via Ferdinando Zannetti 8; www.uffizi.firenze.it
Michelangelo and the twentieth century at Casa Buonarroti. Exhibition of a research project started in 2012 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the death of the artist. Until October 20, 2014. Ticket price: € 6,50
Info: Via Ghibellina 70, www.casabuonarroti.it
Aperitif and live music at ArteCultura Garden in Giardino dell’Orticoltura (Horticultural Garden). A meeting point for residents and tourists seeking to spend the summer participating in social, artistic, and cultural activities targeting all age groups, such as live concerts, art exhibition, DJ sets, and picnics. On Thursday, September 4, live music with Soul Trio in concert. Buffet and concert price: € 8. Starting at 7 p.m.
Info: Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 4; www.giardinoartecultura.it
We hope you enjoy!
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