You have reached Florence Inferno, the website that provides 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 occurring between Monday, March 21, to Thursday, March 31, 2016.
You won’t want to miss Florentine Easter traditions, the most famous of which being the Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the Cart) taking place in front of Basilica di S. Maria del Fiore, Piazza dal Duomo. In accordance with this traditional folkloric event, residents of Florence launch fireworks and detonators that are carried in an ancient wagon that is more than 500 years old. On Easter Monday, don’t miss your opportunity to have a picnic on the grass of one of Florence’s parks in celebration of Pasquetta.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Andy Warhol by Aurelio Amendola at Uffizi Gallery. A dozen photographs of the Pop Art master that were taken by a Pistoiese artist while visiting New York in 1977 and 1986. The exhibit is located in the Sala del Camino on the Uffizi’s Piano Nobile. Until April 10, 2016.
Info: +390552388651; firstname.lastname@example.org
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Hail, Cesar! (USA, 106’) – Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen, with George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes. A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line. Starting at 4.15 p.m., 6.30 p.m., and 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Enrico Benetta exhibition at Tornabuoni Arte – This is the first of a series of events dedicated to three different personalities from the current artistic community. Recent works by the Italian contemporary artist Enrico Benetta.
Tuesday to Friday: 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Until May 7, 2016.
Info: +39055289297; email@example.com
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
Wednesday, March 23, 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/
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, March 24, 2016
Mariani chez Capucci at Villa Bardini. Umberto Mariani, the important artist from Milan, is compared to 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. (final admission is at 6 p.m. Closed on Monday). Ticket price: € 8.
Info: Costa San Giorgio 2
Opera of Florence at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, directed by Lorenzo Fratini. Music and spirituality are enclosed and exalted in the pages of two great composers from the early eighteenth century. Starting at 8.00 p.m. Ticket price: € 30/20/15.
Info: Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 7
Friday, March 25, 2016
Today is Holy or Good Friday, a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ at Calvary. On this day, it is tradition to eat fish instead of meat. Every year, Grassina, a town located 15 minutes south of Florence, holds an Easter Passion Play, a tradition that consists of four hundred town residents faithfully recreating New Testament episodes, culminating in the Crucifixion. There is a procession of people dressed as Romans and a series of representations of the life of Jesus, and everyone can participate in the drama. This deeply moving ritual has been re-enacted in Grassina on and off for the past 300 years.
Starting at 9 p.m. Tickets: € 15/12
Sunset Trip from Florence to Fiesole in the Tuscan Hills organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. 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/
Saturday, March 26, 2016
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 the likes of Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, and Pablo Picasso; 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 27, 2016
Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the Cart) in front of Basilica di S. Maria del Fiore.
Florence celebrates Easter Sunday yearly in a very special way: the annual explosion of the cart. For over 350 years, the Easter celebration in Florence has included this ritual, according to which an elaborate wagon built in 1622 and standing two to three stories high is dragged throughout Florence behind a fleet of white, garlanded oxen. The pageantry ends in front of the Basilica di S. Maria del Fiore, where Mass is held.
During the midday service, a holy fire is stoked by ancient stone chips from the Holy Sepulcher, and the Archbishop lights a dove-shaped rocket that travels down a wire and collides with the cart in the square, setting off spectacular fireworks and explosions, to the cheers of all. A big bang signals a good harvest, and a parade in medieval costume follows.
Procession starts around 10 a.m., with the explosion around 11 a.m.
Info: Piazza del Duomo
Cocoon Florence at Obihall. Techno/electronic festival with Ilario Alicante and Carola Pisaturo. The concert starts at 10.30 p.m.
Info: Lungarno A. Moro
Monday, March 28, 2016
The day after Easter is traditionally called in Italy Pasquetta. It is a day of celebration that is usually spent with family and friends by having traditional picnic on the grass, engaging in outdoor activities, or taking a short vacation to the beach or lake. If you plan to spend it in Florence, we suggest that you prepare a dish best served cold, such as salad, pizza, pasta, salumi, and chocolate eggs, and to go to one of Florence’s parks, like Cascine Park or Anconella Park, to spend the day outdoors and in the company of friends.
Info: Cascine Park, via delle Cascine – Anconella Park, via di Villamagna
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/
Tuesday, March 29, 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
Shapes of Reality at Aria Art Gallery, an exhibition by American artist Carole A. Feuerman. The artist looks at the Shapes of Reality and goes back to the Renaissance to rediscover the beauty and elegance that lies hidden behind each shape. Like the great personalities of antique art, she models emotions, impressing them into gazes, and paints the sculptures with resin or bronze. Some are life-size to amplify their presence, while others are on scale to reduce their intrusiveness. Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday, 10.30 a.m./1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m./7.30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30, 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 hail almost entirely from the estate of the Society of San Benedetto Bianco, a religious group founded at the Camaldolese monastery of San Salvatore, which 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
Aperitif or dinner at Speakeasy 23 in San Niccolò. A new and friendly place where you can eat meats and cheeses with good wine or craft beer.
Info: Via San Niccolo 23r; +390552346502
Thursday, March 31, 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/
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