You have reached Florence Inferno, the website that provides you with the names of events happening in Florence as well as 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 going on over the next month, from Sunday, February 21, until Sunday, March 20, 2016.
You won’t want to miss the opening of the new exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi on March 19, 2016, entitled From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections. This major exhibition brings to Florence over one hundred masterpieces of European and American art from the 1920s to the 1960s, in a narrative that reconstructs the relationship and the ties between the two sides of the Atlantic through the lives of two leading American collectors, Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim.
We also make special mention of Taste at Stazione Leopolda. Dedicated to excellence in taste and food lifestyles, good eating, and good living, this fair is attended by the top figures in the international gastronomic trade as well as a public comprised of passionate foodies. Do not miss this journey toward discovering the excellence of Made in Italy among tastings, discoveries, purchases, and events. From March 12 until March 14, 2016.
Get Florence events by email: join our weekly newsletter!
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Chocolate Fair at Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Exhibitors from all over Italy and beyond with master chocolatiers are committed to showing their delicacies and promote one of the most beloved foods: chocolate.
Info: Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Museum of the Cappelle Medicee. The Museum is incorporated in the vast complex of the basilica of San Lorenzo, and it is here that members of the family were buried from the mid-15th century onward. The Museum is especially famous for the New Sacristy, which Michelangelo designed for the tombs of Lorenzo and Giuliano de’ Medici. Hours of operation: Monday to Sunday, 8.15 a.m. to 1.50 p.m. Ticket price: € 6
Info: Piazza Madonna Aldobrandini 6; +39055294883
Monday, February 22, 2016
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. The Danish Girl (USA, 120’) – Directed by Tom Hooper, with Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander. A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Starting at 4.15 p.m., 6.30 p.m., and 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Giovanni Spadolini. Journalist, historian, and institutions man at Expositions Space of Ente CR Florence. Books, documents, photos, and paintings of artists who Spadolini had attendance and friendship with, such as Soffici, Ottone Rosai, Leo Longanesi, Mino Maccari. Until February 28, 2016.
info: Via Bufalini, 6; +39055687521
Aperitif at Obicà. Located in an incredible courtyard on via de’ Tornabuoni, Obicà is a mozzarella bar and restaurant where you can eat the best mozzarella di bufala in Florence. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Info: Via de’ Tornabuoni, 16
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Florence Winter Park, a snow and ice attraction in the park near the Obihall. Here you will be able to ski, skate, and slide on the Arno river! In addition, there is a wide variety of bars, restaurants, kiosks, and children’s entertainment nearby. Open daily. Until March 6, 2016. Ticket price: € 10/6/5.
Info: Lungarno Aldo Moro
Sandwiches and wine at All’Antico Vinaio. Popular with Florentines and foreigners alike, the small sandwich shop is the perfect place to grab a quick bite and wash it down with some local wine.
Info: Via de’Neri 65r
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Between fables and legends at Museum of Duomo’s Opera. Francesco Ermini Polacci has invited a duo of young performers, Francis Dillon cellist and Emanuele Torquati pianist, to provide an overview of musical fairy tales and legends, from romantic and late romantic repertoire. Starting at 9 p.m. Free admission on reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Info: Piazza Duomo
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Spotlight (USA, 128’) – by Thomas McCarthy, with Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffallo, Rachel McAdams. The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Original language. Starting at 4.15 p.m., 6.45 p.m., and 9.15 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Dance at the Fair at Fortezza da Basso. Special edition of the festival for dance lovers, with the participation of international artists, to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Exceptional guests will be in attendance, and this show is not to be missed. Expected, among others, are Federico Bonelli, first dancer of the Royal Ballet in London, and Nikolay Tsiskaridze, director of the renowned Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 15. Until Sunday, February 28.
Max Gazzè in concert at Obihall. Concert by this Italian singer-songwriter and musician known for his high-pitched voice. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 25.
Info: Lungarno A. Moro
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Baglioni and Morandi in concert at Mandela Forum. The pair of the most famous singers in Italy come together for a concert with their great successes, which trace the history of Italian music. Starting at 9 p.m.
Info: Piazza Berlinguer
Friends of Music at Teatro Pergola. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Enrico Pace perform a duet in the Sonata in E flat major, Op. 16 Richard Strauss and Szymanowki’s Myths. Starting at 9 p.m.
Info: Via della Pergola, 18
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Opening of the exhibition Mariani chez Capucci at Villa Bardini. The important artist from Milan Umberto Mariani is compared with one of the most prestigious names of international Haute Couture, Roberto Capucci. Starting at 5 p.m. Until May 5, 2016. Hours of operation: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. (last admission is at 6 p.m. Closed on Monday). Ticket price: € 8.
Info: Costa San Giorgio 2
Friends of Music at Teatro Pergola. Concert of jazz and classical music with Cristina Zavala and Gabriele Pierannunzi, with pages of Gershwin, Mingus, and Charles Ives. Starting at 4 p.m.
Info: Via della Pergola, 18
Monday, February 29, 2016
[Outside Florence] Land of Tuscan at Lido di Camaiore. With over 130 wine producers and 600 labels, discover the prestigious wine and vacation region of Tuscany. Here you can taste various wine appellations ranging from those as basic as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Nobile di Montepulciano, or Vernaccia di San Gimignano, to excellent Bolgheri reds and Morellino di Scansano. Ticket price: € 25.
Info: Via Sergio Bernardini, 335
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Archaeology Museum. Contains one of the most important collections of Etruscan art in Italy as well as Medici and Lorraine grand ducal collection of precious stones, gems, cameos, and jewelry. Hours of operation: Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.; closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 4.
Info: Piazza SS. Annunziata 9/b
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Rigour and Grace: The Society of San Benedetto Bianco in 17th-century Florence in the Palatine Chapel at Palazzo Strozzi. The exhibition explores restored Benedictine artwork on Christ’s Passion. The works come almost entirely from the estate of the Society of San Benedetto Bianco, a religious group founded at the Camaldolese monastery of San Salvatore that moved to Florence in 1383. Until May 16, 2016. Hours of operation: 8.15 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. Closed on the first and last Monday of the month. Ticket price: € 10.
Info: Palatine Chapel, Palazzo Pitti
Thursday, March 3, 2016
The Florence Inferno Tour organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. 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/
Friday, March 4, 2016
The Florence Photography Adventure Tour organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. Discover Florence with your camera and with a professional photography teacher and an excellent 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/
Saturday, March 5, 2016
[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 atmosphere that can be felt all over the town on the days of the masquerade processions.
Until March 5, 2016.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Today is the birthday of Michelangelo: some of the greatest works by Michelangelo will be found in Florence, and there will be a celebration on this day.
A procession starts in Piazza Signoria at 10.30 heading toward piazza Santa Croce, where the great artist is buried in the cathedral.
After leaving flowers at his tomb, the procession carries on to the Renaissance artist’s home in Florence.
Last day to visit The World that Wasn’t There: Mayan & Aztec Civilizations at the Archaeology Museum. Pre-Columbian art from the Ligabue Collection. Until March 6, 2016.
Info: Piazza Santissima Annunziata 1; +3905523575
Monday, March 7, 2016
Galileo and the Measure of Time at Galileo Museum. Over a 1,000 scientific instruments on dispay in the restored halls of Museo Galileo, home to the priceless scientific collections of the Medici and the House of Lorraine, and the only surviving instruments by Galileo.
Info: Piazza dei Giudici, 1
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Today is International Women’s Day, annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. Events are held worldwide on this anniversary, and in Florence, political, community, and business leaders are usually invited to participate at various events.
Aperitif at Zoe. Famous for its light lunch and aperitif, Zoe is a historical Florentine cocktail bar, art gallery, and café, and is a true Italian hangout.
Info: Via dei Renai 13r
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
BodyWorlds at Santo Stefano Al Ponte Church. This exhibition is organized by the German physician and scientist Gunther von Hagens, and is dedicated to the “real world of the human body.” Through the installation entitled The Heart of Life, focused on the heart, the engine of life, and the cardiovascular system, participants will be able to understand our body in a simple but extremely detailed way. Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Ticket price: € 16.
La Specola Zoological Museum. Regarded by some as the oldest scientific museum in Europe. Hours of operation: Every day from 9.30 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 6.
Info: Via Romana, 17
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Modern and contemporary art. Anthology 2016 at Tornabuoni Arte Contemporary Art. On display will be works from Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, Tamara de Lempicka, Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Emilio Isgrò, and Sol Lewitt. Free admission. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and 3.30 p.m – 7.30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Until November 26, 2016.
Info: Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 3 and Via Maggio 58r
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Suffragette (USA, 106’) – by Sarah Gavron, with Carey Mulligan, Helena Bohman-Carter, Meryl Streep. The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Original language. Starting at 4.30 p.m. / 6.30 p.m./9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Friday, March 11, 2016
A Palace and the City at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. The Museum Salvatore Ferragamo will hold an exhibition dedicated to the history of the century-old building in which it was established. It will contain works of art and documents of great prestige from museums and private collections from around the world. Until April 3, 2016. Hours of operation: daily from 10 a.m. until 7.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 6.
Info: Piazza Santa Trinita, 5r; www.ferragamo.com/museo
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Sagra delle Frittelle in San Donato in Collina – Florence. Tasty “frittelle” (pancakes) prepared according to a thirty-year-old tradition. The main ingredients are oranges, milk, rice, sugar, and raisins. Every Saturday and Sunday until March 20. Starting at 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Info: San Donato in Collina, Florence.
Luch, aperitif, or dinner at Hard Rock Cafè in Piazza della Repubblica. Authentic American Cuisine in a Rock n Roll environment. Whether you want a legendary burger, great live music, or traditional tea. Open every day from breakfast to late evening.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Taste at Stazione Leopolda. Pitti Immagine presents the tenth edition of the fair dedicated to excellence in taste, Italian lifestyle, and table design. Taste is the place where the world’s finest in the field of haute gastronomie and the ever-growing audience of foodies gather amidst food, wine, unique items, and ideas. From March 12 until March 14. Hours of operation: Saturday and Sunday, 1.30 p.m. until 7.30 p.m.; Monday, 9.30 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 20.
Lunch at ZAP, Zona Aromatica Protetta (Protected Aromatic Area). 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
Monday, March 14, 2016
Vestire ad Arte. Sartorie e lusso nel 900 at Bardini Museum. Emma Bardini was the elegantly dressed daughter of the antiquarian Stefano Bardini, whose impressive collection is housed in the Bardini Museum. The show features 43 outfits reflecting the evolution of style from the 1920s to the 1980s. Celebrated collector Beatrice Albrici is behind the choices, which include decade-defining dresses, hats, gloves, bags, and numerous other accessories. Hours of operation: Friday to Monday, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Info: Via Dei Renai, 37
Aeros at Verdi Theatre. Three internationally famous choreographers, Daniel Ezralow, David Parsons, and Moses Pendleton, have united their creative genius to the athletic skills of Olympic champions from the Federazione Romena di Ginnastica Artistica, Ritmica, and Aerobica. Starting at 9 p.m.
Info: Via Ghibellina, 99
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Carlo Portelli. Eccentric Painter between Rosso Fiorentino and Vasari. Through his monumental altarpiece of the Immaculate Conception, this is an excellent opportunity to re-evaluate this very active but not so famous artist during the Medici Age. Hours of operation: 8.15 a.m. to 6.50 p.m. Closed on Monday. Ticket price: € 12/8. Until April 30, 2016.
Info: Via Ricasoli, 60
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Uffizi & Accademia Tour in One Day organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. 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/
Thrusday, March 17, 2016
New Opera del Duomo Museum. A magnificent museum comprising the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry of San Giovanni, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, and the Opera Museum. Here you will find some of the most important works such as Michelangelo’s Pietà.
Info: Via della Canonica, 1
Lunch, aperitif or dinner at Odeon Bistrò. Inside the beautiful structure of the Odeon Cinema, the Odeon Bistrò is an elegant restaurant recently renovated in a historic setting of great artistic importance.
Info: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Friday, March 18, 2016
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every day at at the Obihall with the Irish festival.There will be excellent Irish beers, pub fare, and lots and lots of live Irish music. Opening at 7:30 p.m. Ticket price: € 12 (concerts included).
Info: Via F. De Andrè
Rich evening aperitifs at Volume – Santo Spirito. A mix of museum, library, bar, café, and music venue, Volume is an interesting mélange of Italian hipsters, laid-back locals, and artsy expats. Starting at 7 p.m.
Info: Piazza Santo Spirito; +390552381460
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Opening of the exhibition From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections at Palazzo Strozzi. Over one hundred masterpieces of European and American art from the 1920s to the 1960s, European masters of modern art such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray and Pablo Picasso and European masters of so-called “Unformed Art,” such as Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, and some of the most important personalities on the American art scene such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein and Cy Twombly.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Museo del Novecento at Ex Leopoldine. The museum hosts 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