Welcome to Florence Inferno, where you will find details on events happening in Florence, in addition to an events guide containing 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.
You won’t want to miss the new and interesting exhibition at Uffizi Gallery: Gherardo delle Notti – Very Strange Tables and Cheerful Dinners. This exhibition is entirely dedicated to Gerrit van Honthorst and his artistic activity during his years in Italy, and follows the theme of Expo 2015. This painter used to be called “Gherardo of the Nights” because of his incredible ability to represent candle-lit scenes in his disarmingly beautiful paintings. The Uffizi Gallery owns his five beautiful paintings: among them, the great Adoration of the Shepherds, painted using a candlelight setting. Until May 24.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Gherardo delle Notti – Very strange tables and cheerful dinners at Uffizi Gallery. First monograph devoted to the activity of Italian Gerrit van Honthorst during his most prolific period, when he produced many stylistic innovations. Opening hours: 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m. (closed on Mondays). Until May 24, 2015.
[Outside Florence] Arezzo Esotika in Arezzo. The largest national pet fair, dedicated to all animal species, and serving to spread the knowledge and conservation of protected species. Opening hours: Friday from 10.30 a.m. until 7.30 p.m.; Saturday from 9.30 a.m. until 7.30 p.m.; Sunday from 9 a.m until 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 10/8.
Fabio Borbottoni at Ente Cassa di Risparmio. Florence: photography of a city’s history and current events On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Florence as capital. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Free admission.
Info: Via Bufalini, 6
Saturday, February 21, 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/
Last days to visit: 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 Gardens, and Bardini Gardens. Opening hours: 8.15 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 7. Until February 22, 2015.
Info: Piazza Pitti, 1; +390552388709.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Inauguration: George Tatge – Metaphysical Italy at Villa Bardini. Signs, symbols, and sacred geometries inspired by “constructed” Italy, that is, by man through images of Tatge. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.. Last entry at 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: Costa San Giorgio; www.bardinipeyron.it
[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.
Monday, February 23, 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. Boyhood, 7 Oscar nominations, by Richard Linklater, with Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane. Universally acclaimed Linklater project filmed over 12 years with the same actors. Mason is a boy who grows up and stumples along the way to adulthood. Original language. Starting at 4 p.m./8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 8
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
A capital and it architect. Political, social, urban and architectural events. Florence and the work of Giuseppe Poggi at State Archives. An overview of the various aspects related to the transfer of the capital to Florence, with a special focus on urban issues. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Florence as capital. Free admission. Until June 6, 2015.
Info: Via della Giovine Italia, 6
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at Goldoni Theatre. In memory of Hans Werner Henze, a return to the scene of his delightful little opera Pollicino. Reply until Saturday 28. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 15.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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 shades. Until March 8, 2015.
Info: Piazza de Pitti, 1
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
Thrusday, February 26, 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: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Closed on Monday.
Info: Piazza degli Uffizi, 1
Orchestra della Toscana at Teatro Verdi. Pianist Roger Muraro in Concerto n°4 for piano and orchestra by Beethoven. On the podium, Emilio Pomarico directs the Serenade n°1 of Brahms and Busoni’s Singing the song of Ronda of the Spirits. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 20/17/16/14.
Info: Via Ghibellina, 99; www.orchestradellatoscana.it
Friday, February 27, 2015
Florence Winter Park at Obihall. A snow and ice attraction in the park near the Obihall. This is a place where one can ski, skate, and slide on the Arno river! In addition, there is a wide choice of bars, restaurants, kiosks, and children’s entertainment nearby. Open daily. Until March 1, 2015. Ticket price: € 10/6/5.
Info: Via Fabrizio De Andrè; http://www.firenzewinterpark.it/
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Dance at the Fair at Fortezza da Basso. Special edition of the festival for dance lovers, with the partecipation of international artists, to celebrate the tenth anniversary. Exceptional guests and not-to-miss show. 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. Opening hours: 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 15. Until Sunday, March 1.
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at Opera of Florence. Program divided between Mozart and Beethoven, with Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider directing. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 30/8.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Artigian… Art at Obihall. Collecting in Florence – Artigianarte, an exhibition of modern and vintage collectibles, as well as antiques, handbags, sunglasses, scarves, Italian and American jewellery, clothes, and shoes. Opening hours: from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 3
Info: Lungarno A. Moro, 3
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 29. Starting at 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Info:San Donato in Collina, Florence.
Monday, March 2, 2015
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; www.museogalileo.it
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
Tuesday, March 3, 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/
[Outside Florence] Arte vera e gentile at Museo del Tessuto – Ex Fabbrica Campolmi, Prato. From the historical archives of the museum, a fascinating selection of artifacts, precious needleworks, laces, and draperies from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, preserved to keep alive the traditional techniques used before the mechanization of the industry, which took place at the beginning of last century. The exhibition also features photos and documents.
Info: Via Santa Chiaa, 24
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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: Tuesday to Sunday, 8.15 a.m. to 6.50 p.m. Until March 8, 2015.
Info: Piazza Pitti, 1; www.unannodarte.it
Film screaning at Odeon Cinema. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Leone d’Oro at Mostra del Cinema di Venezia by Roy Andersson, with Holger Andersson The completion of Roy Andersson’s delightfully off-kilter trilogy about a pair of travelling salesmen who peddle novelty items. Golden Lion winner at last year’s Venice Festival. Original language. Starting at 4 p.m./8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 8
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Thursday, March 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. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Tour price: € 45 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/day-trip-to-fiesole/
Equilibrium at Ferragamo Museum – The exhibition is based on a compilation of exceptional works of art and various media. The writings, studies, creations, and shoes of Salvatore Ferragamo have served as a stimulus for this thorough investigation of the topic “equilibrium.” Every day from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., until April 12, 2015.
We hope that you enjoy!