Florence Inferno is a blog with information on weekly events happening in Florence as well as an events guide detailing what’s going on in the city in terms of music, art, cinema, markets, and much more.
This week you won’t want to miss the Archaeological Nights, on until July 31. The Tuscan museums and archaeological sites are open late with guided tours of museum collections. Tours of new archaeological sites are organised, in addition to presentations on the latest archaeological research, conferences chaired by experts, exhibitions, and a series of workshops. For the occasion, Florentine civic museums offer a series of special events with extended opening hours and a guided tour of the excavations of the Roman Theatre of Palazzo Vecchio.
We make special mention of Narrative Archaeology, on Monday, July 21, itinerant theatrical performances taking place between the Hall of Five Hundred and the archaeological excavations. Starting at 9 p.m. Reservations required. Ticket price: € 12/10.
Friday, July 18, 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 every day starting at 9.15 a.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking : http://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
Art Jewelry: the tradition in modernity at Horne Museum. On display: 300 works by 32 artists who focus their attention on the jewel, sometimes understood as a sculpture to wear, or as the expression of a pictorial or sculptural representation. Featuring Igor Mitoraj, Ivan Theimer, Roberto Barni, and Cordelia von den Steinen, internationally renowned sculptors whose jewelry can already be seen in Italian museums. Ticket price: € 5. Opening hours: from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. -1 p.m. / 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Info: Via de’ Benci 6
Rich evening aperitifs and an extensive wine list at Sant’Ambrogio Caffè. Open daily from 10.30 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Info: Caffè S. Ambrogio, Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, 7r; +390552477277
Fiesolana Summer at the Roman Theatre in Fiesole. The Paolo Fresu quintet in concert. The band plays a main part in the history of Italian modern jazz and is consecrated as one of the groups at the leading edge of Italian jazz. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 26/24/22/20.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at the Cave of Buontalenti in Boboli Garden. Concert of choral music dedicated to the Hymn of Joy by Beethoven and Brahms’ choral notes. Ticket price: € 10.
Info: +390552779350; www.maggiofiorentino.com
Brunch or Coffee time at Ditta Artigianale – In addition to the typical array of Italian espresso, capuccino, Americanos, and lattes, this coffee shop offers coffee made from organically grown, fair trade beans from Ecuador and elsewhere, as well as a hearty brunch. Opening hours: 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.
Info: Via dei Neri, 32; +390552741541
[Outside Florence] Tuscan Summer – Arezzo Wave Love Festival at Arezzo. Arezzo Wave is a famous Italian festival, born exclusively as a launching platform for young Italian rock groups; in recent years, the festival has hosted famous Italian and foreign artists. On July 19, Pier Paolo Capovilla, Management Del Dolore Post Operatorio, and Raphael Gualazzi in concert. Until Monday, July 21. Free admission until 7 p.m., after ticket price: € 12.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Last day to see the exhibition Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Diverging Paths of Mannerism at Palazzo Strozzi. Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino, the two painters who were the most original and unconventional adepts of the new way of interpreting art during the Italian Cinquecento.
Museo del Novecento at Ex Leopoldine – The newly born museum, inaugurated on June 24, will host 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; www.museonovecento.it
Fierucola del grano (wheat market) at Piazza Santo Spirito. Typical market with products from various rural communities, to spread the love for Tuscan rural origins. Starting at 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Florence Dance Festival at National Museum of the Bargello. Tribute to the philosophy of Adi Da Samraj, with music by Vivaldi performed by the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 35.
Info: +390552388606; www.estatealbargello.it
Monday, July 21, 2014
Archaeological Nights – Narrative Archaeology, itinerant theatrical performances taking place between Hall of Five Hundred and the archaeological of the Roman Theatre of Palazzo Vecchio. Starting at 9 p.m. Reservations required. Ticket price: € 12/10.
Sunset Trip from Florence to Fiesole in the Tuscan Hills organised 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 every day. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Tour price: € 45 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/day-trip-to-fiesole/
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at the Opera in Florence. The Barber of Seville by Rossini with staging by José Carlos Plaza and scenography by Martin Begue. Fabrizio Maria carminati conducts the orchestra and chorus of the Maggio.
info: +390552779350; www.maggiofiorentino.com
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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. The tour runs every day except on Monday. Starting at 2 p.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/uffizi-and-accademia-tour/
Lunch at Fiaschetteria Nuvoli. One of the oldest taverns in Florence, where you can enjoy the best Tuscan specialities: crostini, pici, and ribollita.
Info: Piazza Dell’olio 15; +390552396616
Apriti Cinema, open air cinema, at Piazza SS. Annunziata. Every evening at 9.30 p.m., the open-air cinema will screen a selection of 30 international films from Japan, Italy, Great Britain, Brazil, France, all in the respective original language with Italian subtitles. In commemoration of the anniversary of the death of Michelangelo, films will be screened on that subject on Tuesday by the Accademia del Disegno: Michelangelo by Michelangelo Antonioni, and Michelangelo. Il Cuore e la Pietra by Giacomo Gatti. Free admission.
Info:Piazza SS. Annuziata; www.quellidellacompagnia.it
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
[Outside Florence] A veglia in the farmyards of Montespertoli at Montespertoli. Farmyards, barnyards, and wine cellars open to host the fourth edition of the event. 16 farms and bed and breakfasts open their doors to welcome you with a glass of wine and an appetizer, a locally made delicacy. There are wine tastings, agricultural workshops, meetings, walks, and children’s activities. Every day from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., until September 30. On Wednesday July 23: Charity dinner at Le Fonti di San Giorgio farm.
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. Tour price: € 139 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Three Prophets by Donatello at the Baptistery of Florence. Some exceptional marble works from Donatello, sculpted between 1415 and 1436: the Beardless Prophet, the Prophet Jeremiah, and the Bearded or Thoughtful Prophet, probably a portrait of architect Filippo Brunelleschi. Open during the visiting hours of Baptistery. Until November 30. Ticket price: € 10.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Last day to see the exhibition: Dadamaino at Tornabuoni Arte. A very important retrospective exhibition dedicated to the artist Dadamaino (1930-2004). More than 40 works, the artist’s most significant, showcasing his rich and fascinating career. During the 1940s, Dadamaino immersed himself in many of the European artistic movements. Opening hours: 9 a.m – 13 a.m. / 3.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Free admission.
Info: +39 055 6812697; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tornabuoniarte.it
Florentine Summer – The Festival au Désert/presenze d’Africa at Le Murate. The feature of the Festival is to host the musicians involved in the project a few days before the performances to work together to develop new proposals. On the days of the festival there will also be meetings and workshops on African music and culture. Until July 25.
Bargello Summer at National Museum of the Bargello. Soloists from the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina with violin soloist Marco Lorenzini in a concert of music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by the composers Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Telemann, and Handel. Starting at 9.15 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12.
Info: +390552388606; www.estatealbargello.it
We hope you enjoy!
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