At Florence Inferno we provide the events happening in Florence and an events guide with information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other exciting things going on in the city. In this post, we are providing you with information on events going on over the next two weeks.
This week you won’t want to miss Diladdarno Christmas in the quarters of Oltrarno, the area of Florence situated on the left bank of the Arno river. It includes the districts of Santo Spirito, San Frediano and San Niccolò, and is part of the historic center of Florence. Diladarno Christmas is a nice event with exhibitions, crafts markets, games, and shopping, that serves to promote the city and to help people rediscover the district.
We make also a special metion of the Christmas concert at Teatro Verdi. The Florentine theatre will host, on Wednesday, December 24, one of the most beloved concerts in the city, conducted by the master Daniele Rustioni.
Friday, December 12, 2014
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 except on Sunday and December 25. Starting at 12 p.m. Tour price: € 139 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina at Auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte. A Christmas concert directed by Giuseppe Lanzetta. Sountracks written by Rota, Morricone, Piovani and Bakalov. Starting at 9,15 p.m. Ticket price: € 20.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Natale in Fortezza (Christmas in Fortezza) at Fortezza da Basso, a market totally dedicated to Christmas. It exhibits objects and gift items relating to Christmas, and has a children’s area, workshops, and other entertainment. And of course, Santa Claus will be present. From December 11 until December 14. Visiting hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 5
Info: Fotezza da Basso
[Outside Florence] International Beer Festival in Prato. 100 different kinds of beer from around the world. The festival will include a traditional Christmas market. Until December 14. Free admission.
Info: Area Fabbricone; Via Targetti
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Contemporaneamente – Contemorary Art and More on Via Maggio, Oltrarno District. A project that aims to emphasize all the commercial and cultural activities that move in this area. More than thirty spaces and galleries will offer a full calendar of events, lectures, presentations, conferences, concerts, performances, and exhibitions. Until December 24.
Info: Via Maggio; http://viamaggio.blogspot.it/p/contemporaneamente.html
Friends of Music at Pergola Theatre. The Hillard Ensemble, a concert that combines the spirituality of Bach with Arvo Part. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 25/5.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Relatos Salvajes – Wild Tales, a film by Damian Szifron. A story about love, deception, the return to the past, tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, that push the protagonists toward the abyss, into the undeniable pleasure of losing control. Original language. Starting at 4.30 p.m./6.45 p.m./9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Glenn Miller Orchestra at Teatro Verdi. A dip in the swing-era through classics such as Moonlight Serenade, A String of Pearls, and Little Brown jug. Also, tributes to Count Basie, Harry James, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Anthony. Starting at 8.45 p.m. Ticket price: € 35/28/22.
Info: Via Ghibellina 9; www.bitconcerti.it
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Universe Comes Together in Silence. Alfredo Serri at Ente Cassa di Risparmio. Cultured and sensitive artist Alfredo Serri (Florence 1897-1972) is finally properly recognized in the first exhibition dedicated to him. Comprises 80 paintings, mostly from a private collection. Visiting hours: from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m./3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. Until January 18, 2015.
Info: Via Bufalini 6; +390555384001.
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio. The Chorus of the Maggio in the Petite Messe Solennelle written by Rossini in 1863. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 15.
Info: Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 7; www.operadifirenze.it
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Weihnachtsmarkt at Piazza Santa Croce. German Christmas market where, just like a nordic market, you can find stands wtith decorations for Christmas trees and homes,and Christmas cakes such as Stollen accompanied by the restorative Glühwein (mulled wine). Until December 21, open every day.
Info: Piazza Santa Croce
Musical Wednesday at Auditorium Ente Cassa di Risparmio. Organ solo Gianfranco Nicoletti and the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina conducted by its founders Giuseppe Lanzetta. Mozart, Grieg, Elgar, and Sammartini. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 5.
Info: Via Folco Portinari, 5r; www.orchestradacamerafiorentina.it
Thrusday, December 18, 2014
Lights on the 1900s at Gallery of Modern Art. Many expression of Italian figurative art and its most important interpreters, such as Capogrossi, Catena, Casorati, De Chirico, De Pisis, Peyron, Rosai and Severini. The best artistic chapters of the twentieth century with masterpieces by Carrà, Alberto Savino, Marini, Andreotti, and Maraini. Visiting hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, 8.15 a.m. to 6.50 p.m. Until March 8, 2015.
Info: Piazza Pitti, 1; www.unannodarte.it
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Jimmy’s Hall, a British film by Ken Loach. Political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the country’s ‘Red Scare’ of the 1930s. Original language. Starting at 4.30 p.m./6.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 8
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Friday, December 19, 2014
Terre Fiorenti at Galleria delle Carrozze in Palazzo Medici Ricciardi. The event includes quality food, oil, and wine, and demonstrations of how they are made by speciality craftsmen. Until December 21. Starting at 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Free admission.
Aperitif at Zoe. Famous for its light lunch and aperitif, Zoe is a historic Florentine cocktail bar, art gallery, and café, and is a true Italian hangout.
Info: Via dei Renai 13r
Saturday, December 20, 2014
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 on December 20, 22, 24 – starting at 9.15 a.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
Inauguration of I Mai Visti at Uffizi Gallery. 70 icons by Florentine galleries: the oldest existing collection of Russian icons from the Orthodox world.
Icons of different sizes made in the workshops in Moscow and other cities in Russia, dating back to a period between 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. Opening hours: from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Closed on Monday.
Info: Piazza degli Uffizi, 1
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Christmas Diladdarno in Oltrarno District. A kaleidoscope of activities, events, antiques markets, games, and shopping. A nice occasion through which citizens and tourists can discover the best of this artistic district of Florence. Every day until December 31.
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.
Info: Piazza Pitti, 1; +390552388709.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Galleria del Costume of Palazzo Pitti. Exhibition in tribute to the maestro Piero Tosi, also a theatrical costume designer who worked in popular movies alongside great directors such as Visconti, De Sica, Bolognini, Liliana Cavani, Zeffirelli, and Pasolini. Until December 31, 2014. Visiting hours: 8.15 a.m until 6.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 10.
Info: Piazza Pitti, 1
Lunch at San Lorenzo’s Central Market. Restored after being closed for many years, the market offers typical Tuscan cuisine; a real theater of taste based on interior design and food culture. Opening hours: Market: 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.; First floor, food, and beverages: 10 a.m until 12 p.m.
Info: Piazza San Lorenzo
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Camille Henrot. New art exhibition at Gucci Museum in Piazza della Signoria. Camille Henrot’s work, which embraces many artistic disciplines and theories of knowledge, utilizes a very broad range of media: film, video, illustration, photography, and sculpture. The Gucci Museo exhibition will be showing Grosse Fatigue, a work that has never been shown in Italy before. Until February 8, 2015. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Tursday from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Ticket price: € 7
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at Opera Florence. The traditional Christmas concert with ithe Orchestra and Chorus of the MMF conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 30/8.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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. 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 will host one of the most beloved concerts in the city, the Christmas concert, conducted by the master Daniele Rustioni with music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Dvorak. On Wednesday, December 24, at 5 p.m. Ticket price: € 20/17.
Thrusday, December 25, 2014
Today is Christmas!
Italians are used to spending this day with the family, organizing a great lunch with the traditional “panettone” and opening Christmas presents. Museums and exhibitions are generally closed on Christmas, but you will enjoy the tranquility of the city during, without a doubt, the nicest day of the year!
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 on December 24, 25. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Tour price: € 45 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/day-trip-to-fiesole/
We hope that you enjoy!