For tourists in Florence and also for the English-speaking population currently staying in this city, we have decided to publish on our blog, on weekly basis, a guide containing a selection of the events organized in Florence.
Every week we will provide information about theatrical events, cinema, exhibitions, concerts, dances, city tours, conferences, in short, many events in which you can participate even without knowing the Italian language.
- Friday, February 14, 2014
Uffizi Art & Love Tour organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. The best way to spend Valentine’s Day in Florence is on a romantic 3-hour tour of Uffizi Gallery with a professional guide to lead you along a path that follows the love-themed paintings adorning the rooms of the museum. Couples can book and pay as a single person! Starting at 2:45 p.m.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/valentine-s-day-tour/
Toast on the Tower of Arnolfo organized by the Civic Museums of Florence. An evocative evening walk for couples on the battlements of Palazzo Vecchio with an ascent to the top of the Tower of Arnolfo, where you can toast with your love. Reservations are required. Timetable: 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Price € 14.
Info and booking: firstname.lastname@example.org or 055 2768224
Dancehall for reggae lovers at Auditorium Flog. The Gladiators in concert, with special guest Droop Lion. From their early hits in the ‘70s to today, The Gladiators have gone from pure roots reggae to ‘90s ragga dancehall, always sharp with a sound imitated by many young reggae bands. Start time is 9:30 p.m.
Othello at Teatro Cantiere Florida from February 14, 2014 to February 15, 2014.
A particular choreographic work: the challenge of bringing dance to the stage with the power of the Othello drama and performing it live in this modern age with its many contrasting elements. Suitable for speakers of any language.
Info and booking: http://www.teatroflorida.it/spettacoli-firenze/danza-otello/
- Saturday, February 15, 2014
Uffizi Art & Love Tour. A romantic 3-hour Uffizi Gallery tour with a professional guide who will lead you along a path that follows the love-themed paintings along the rooms of the museum. Couples can book and pay as a single person! Start time is 2:45 p.m.
Info and boking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/valentine-s-day-tour/
Original-language Movies at Cinema Odeon. From Friday, February 14, 2014 until Thursday February 20, 2014:
Her (Lei), 5 Oscar Nomination (Usa, 126’).
An unusual science fiction melodrama in which a man falls in love with the voice of a computer; it is a movie about how someone can become lonely from lack of love.
“ Fortezza Antiquaria” (Ancient Fortress) at Gardens of Fortezza da Basso.
More than one hundred workers from all over Italy will exhibit antique furniture, objects from various eras and of various styles, used books, collectibles, and everything related to the world of antiques. Starting at 9.00 a.m.
Chocolate Fair in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Saturday Febrary 15 and Sunday 16 February, 2014. Mercat shows, appointments with food bloggers, cooking shows, chocolate-tasting stations, and presentations of chocolate recipe books.
House music made in Italy at Tenax. Special guest Alex Neri + Supernova +Cole. Starting at 11p.m. A night dedicated to lovers of house music with three giants from this music genre.
- Sunday, February 16, 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 is a every day starting at 9.15 a.m.
Info and booking : http://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
Brunch at Zaziè Dans Le Bistrò (Cinema Alfieri) from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Breakfast corner with buffet and hot dishes, beverage, and film’s projection. Price € 18.
“Yes We Jam” at Jazz Club. Jam session hip-hop style, nu beats and jazz, with derivations of punk and funk. National and international guests. Annual card € 5, with first drink free.
Symphony concert directed by Kazushi Ono at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The concert will begin with the Ruy Blas of Mendelssohn, Symphony n.33 by Mozart and finish with Symphony n.3 by Sostakovic. Repeat performance on Tuesday, February 18.
Info and booking: http://www.maggiofiorentino.com/content/kazushi-ono-vitalij-kowaljow
After Tea at Rivalta Cafè. Rich aperitifs and house music from 6 p.m. until late. A good place that reminds one of those returning from the sea in the summer.
Info: Rivalta Cafè, Lungarno Corsini 14R, T: 055 289810, mail: email@example.com
- Monday, February 17, 2014
Film Festival at Cinema Alfieri. Scheduled daily from Monday 17, February, to March 10, 2014. Exhibition dedicated to films of today that best define the Italian identity. Also, on that evening, Terramatta! Start at 8:30 p.m. Free admission.
Visit to the Rucellai Chapel. Reopened to the public is the fourteenth century chest that houses the Temple of The Holy Sepulchre of Leon Battista Alberti. Reservation required for groups, max 25 people every 30 minutes. Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, Sundays, and public holidays.
Museum admission + Rucellai Chapel + exhibitions: € 6
Amici della Musica (Music’s Friends) at Pergola Teather. The Keller Quartet with pianist Louise Lortie present the Quintet for Piano. Starting at 9 p.m.
Info and booking: http://www.amicimusica.fi.it/protagonisti/louis-lortie/
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Free Entry to Palazzo Vecchio (9 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and free guided tour of the Medici Chapel ( 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) in celebration of the memory of Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici.
Info and booking: 055 2616056
Exhibition: Robert Capa in Italia, “1943-1944” at Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia. Italy during the Second World War seen through the eyes of the great photojournalists. Visiting hours: every day except Wednesdays. Tickets € 9.
Rich evening aperitifs and an ample wine list at Sant’Ambrogio Caffè. Open every day from 10.30 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Info: Caffè S. Ambrogio, Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, 7r , T: 055 2477277
- Wednesday, February 19, 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. Every Wednesday and Saturday, starting at 12 p.m.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Exhibition “Re-learn Michelangelo” at Galleria dell’Accademia. The sculpture of Michelangelo in photography and painting in the nineteenth century to the present day. Until May 18, 2014. Tickets € 11. Closed on Mondays.
Info and booking: http://www.unannoadarte.it/michelangelo.html
International conference on the topic “Open Museums and Smart Cities”. Storytelling and Connected Culture” at Palazzo Vecchio. Conference dedicated to the relationship between museums and places of culture on the one hand and the new paradigms of digital culture on the other: social media, mobile tours, augmented reality.
- Thursday, Febraury 20, 2014
Exhibition “Three painting voices in the World” at Ente Cassa di Risparmio. The exhibition will explore the works of three artists representing different parts of the world. Occurring daily. Free entry.
Info: Via Bufalini 6, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asher Fisch at Verdi Theatre provides wide ranging survey on Austro-German Late Romanticism, performing the Kammersymphonie n.2 by Schonberg and the Adagio of Mahler’s Tenth Synphony. Ending with the piano for the Concerto K.466 by Mozart. Starting at 9 p.m.
Live set Che! Tango Trio at Restaurant Grif. Starting at 8:30 p.m. After dinner you can listen to the music of the Tango Trio. The trio offers a repertoire of Argentine tango and Latin music played and sung as usual. Reservation required for dinner.
Info and booking: 055 219978 or e-mail: email@example.com
We hope you enjoy!
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