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 provide you with information on events occurring over the next two weeks.
This time we have an extensive list of important dates: St Stephen’s feast Day, on December 26, which celebrates the first Christian martyr; New Year’s Eve, on December 31; New Year’s Day, on January 1; and the Feast of the Epiphany, on January 6.
You won’t want to miss the historical reenactment of the Procession of the Magi, on the Feast of the Epiphany, organized by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore. It reenacts the cavalcade of the three Wise Men, or Magi, that bring gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn baby Jesus. The procession leaves from Piazza Pitti at 2 p.m. and passes along the streets of Florence, reaching Piazza Duomo at 3.30 p.m.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Today is St Stephen’s feast Day! St Stephen is considered the first Christian martyr, and this day is celebrated as a public holiday across Italy. Traditionally, Italians stay at home with their families on Christmas day, but St. Stephen’s day is a day to go out with friends and family or to visit the nativity scenes inside local churches.
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/
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Portraits of countries, seas, and cities at Palatine Gallery. 32 works spanning four centuries, whose main theme is the true representation of the surrounding environment through maps, images of the area, and historical events such as festivals and battles. Opening hours: 8.15 a.m. to 6.50 p.m. Ticket price: € 13.
Info: Piazza de Pitti, 1
Florence Winter Park at Obihall. Opening of the playground for winter sports: skating rink and snowtubing along the Arno River. Open daily. Until March 1, 2015. Ticket price: € 10/6/5.
Info: Via Fabrizio De Andrè; http://www.firenzewinterpark.it/
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Palazzo Strozzi Contemporary: site-specific installation by Franco Menicagli, Who Doesn’t Like Gazing at the Sky? in the Courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina. A powerful and evocative reinterpretation of the space, created by the use of three pilasters from which countless strips of suspended wood emerge, balanced among themselves. Open daily. Free admission. Until January 25, 2015.
Opera of Florence at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The second act of Giselle in the revisiting of Giorgio Mancini, also the author of Tristan and Isolde. Starting at 3.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 40/10.
Info: Viale Fratelli Rosselli,7; www.operadifirenze.it
Monday, December 29, 2014
Lights on the 1900s at Gallery of Modern Art. Many expressions 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. St. Vincent, a film by Ted Melfi, with Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy. A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. Original language. At 4.30 p.m./6.45 p.m./9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Tuesday, December 30, 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/
Christmas Diladdarno in Oltrarno District. A kaleidoscope of activities, events, antiques markets, games, and shopping. A nice occasion for citizens and tourists to discover the best of this artistic district of Florence. Every day until December 31.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Today is the last day of 2014!
New Year’s Eve is a magical time to celebrate the end of the current year and the dawn of the new year. In Florence you can enjoy many beautiful events. We suggest that you not miss the music for free in the city center. Florence offers a wide variety of music to the public:
– at Cascine Park in Piazzale del Re there will be the main concert with the exhibition of Mario Biondi, famous Italian singer and composer;
– in Piazza Santissima Annunziata there will be a gospel concert;
– in Piazza della Signoria, the traditional classical music concert;
– in Piazza del Carmine you will be able to enjoy a jazz orchestra;
– finally, in Piazza Annigoni, there will be an appointment for families and children with several street artists, rides, stands and a wonderful track for ice skating.
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Thrusday, January 1, 2015
Today is New Year’s Day!
It marks the start of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar and is a public holiday in Italy.
Traditionally it is a day to meet friends and relatives to exchange greetings, wishing a happy new year.
Many people celebrate the first day of the year with typical food, such as lentils, cotechino, or zampone and raisins, symbolizing wealth and good fortune.
Friday, January 2, 2015
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/
Florence in War 1940-1944 at Sale Fabiani, Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Documents, objects, images, voices, and movies reconstructing the early years of the war. Until January 6, 2015. Opening hours: 3 p.m. until 5.30 p.m.
Info: Via Cavour; 0552760427; www.provincia.fi.it
Saturday, January 3, 2015
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
Brunch at Targa. Mediterranean brunch charcuterie and cheeses, soups, appetizers, fried Cantonese basmati rice, scrambled eggs à la champagne, trays of meat, salad and dessert.
Info: Lungarno C. Colombo, 7; +39055677377
Sunday, January 4, 2015
[Outside Florence] Last days to visit The encounter of masterpiece at Palazzo Pretorio in Prato. Works of art by Filippo Lippi, Bellini, Caravaggio, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Jacopo Bassano from the collection of the Banca Popolare di Vicenza. A wide view of Tuscan and Venetian art between fifteenth and eighteenth century. Until January 6, 2015. Visiting hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Tuesday. Ticket price: € 10/8.
Info: Piazza del Comune; +39057419349961; www.palazzopretorio.prato.it
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Big Eyes, a film by Tim Burton, with Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter. A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. Original language. Starting at 4.30 p.m./6.45 p.m./9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Monday, January 5, 2015
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/
Dinner at Brown Sugar. Restaurant, café, wine bar, and lounge. Cozy, elegant, from breakfast to lunch, tea room and dinner. Selected wineries in conjunction with expressed specialities. Opening hours: 8 a.m. to midnight.
Info: Piazza San Firenze, 5r
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Today is the Feast of the Epiphany!
It is a national holiday in Italy, and the tradition of La Befana commemorates the day when the three Wise Men arrived at the manger bearing gifts for Jesus.
The Epiphany is also the end of the Christmas holiday.
In Florence, Epiphany is celebrated with the traditional event of the procession of the Magi. The solemn cavalcade, led by the Three Wise Men (or Magi) on horseback in sumptuous silk costumes, will leave Piazza Pitti at 2 p.m., and cross the streets of Florence, reaching Piazza Duomo at 3.30 p.m. Here you will enjoy a reading of the story of the Magi, and the flag throwers will perform.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
[Outside Florence] 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 until 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
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. American Sniper, a film by Clint Eastwood, with Bradley Cooper, Siena Miller. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Original language. Starting at 4.30 p.m./6.45 p.m./9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Thrusday, January 8, 2015
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
Lunch at Dei Frescobaldi. In an alley perfumed with history and antiquity, the new, spacious wine bar of the celebrated Tuscan wine producers. 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
We hope that you enjoy!
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