Florence Inferno is the place to be to find information on the weekly events happening in Florence. It also contains 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 Prospettiva Vegetale, a project realized by Giuseppe Penone, contemporary Italian artist happening at Boboli Gardens and Forte Belvedere. The exhibition will be placed along the street that connects the Medici garden with the Florence overlooking terrace, Forte Belvedere, returned to the public last year after a long closure. After the great success of the exhibition held in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles and the permanent works at the Venaria in Turin, Penone creates in Florence a new perspective between sculpture, architecture and landscape. Inauguration on July 5. Until October 15, 2014.
We must also make a special mention of the Celebration of Saint Romulus, the patron saint of Fiesole, on Sunday, July 6. According to tradition Romulus became the first bishop of Fiesole and was martyred during the reign of Domitian, and every year the religious celebration are respected with the Santa Messa and the procession with the relics, terminating at 10.30 p.m., a great show with the massive fireworks.
Friday, July 4, 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/
I Love Denim – 24th edition of Vintage Selection at Stazione Leopolda. For the entire duration of the event visitors will be able to have their photo taken in vintage clothes by a very special polaroid. It will also include Vintage Tours and every evening happy hour will feature music and dance with a wide program of DJ sets and live concerts. Until July 5.
Info: Stazione Leopolda
Relaxing break or lunch at Amblé, bistrot/caffè bar, a place designed as a living room, from the furniture, chairs, tables, sofas, to porcelain cups, and where you can eat and shop at the same time. Famous for its sandwiches made with natural ingredients. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Info: Piazzetta dei Del Bene, 7/a; +39 055 268528; www.amble.it
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Florence summer sales – starting on July 5. There are only two huge sales per year and this will be the right opportunity to go shopping in the malls near to Florence (Barberino Designer Outlet in Barberino del Mugello, I Gigli in Prato, The Mall in Reggello) or, if you prefer to stay in the city, there are many options to buy items, clothes or shoes made in italy!
Prospettiva Vegetale, a project realized by Giuseppe Penone, contemporary Italian artist at Boboli Gardens and Forte Belvedere. After the great success of the exhibition held in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles and the permanent works at the Venaria in Turin, Penone create in Florence a new perspective between sculpture, architecture and landscape. Inauguration on July 5. Until October 15, 2014.
Info: Boboli Gardens; Forte Belvedere
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
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Celebration of Saint Romulus, the patron saint of Fiesole. Romulus was probably a local deacon, priest, or bishop of the 1st century. According to tradition Romulus became the first bishop of Fiesole and was martyred during the reign of Domitian.
At 11 a.m. Santa Messa celebrate by the Archbishop. In the afternoon, at 5.30 p.m., a procession with the relics of the patron saint, through the streets and, as usual, there will be the offer of the Votive candle. At 9 p.m., in the Cathedral square, the concert by Filarmonica of Fiesole, and finally, at 10.30 p.m. the fireworks.
The Artecultura Garden (Garden of art and culture) at Giardino dell’Orticoltura (Horticultural Garden) – Sunday Art Village: Tuballoswing. At 4 p.m. performances of Tuballoswing schools, dj, exhibition of vintage motorcycles and bicycles and a market of clothing and accessories, all in Swing and Retro style. At 8 p.m. live in concert Bladimiro p.o.s., a small swing orchestra, will play songs from the ‘30s to ‘60s, from Frank Sinatra to Luigi Tenco. Free entrance.
Info: www.facebook.com/giardinoartecultura2; www.giardinoartecultura.it
Hard Rock Rising on the Road at Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Velvet,The Carnaby and Jack Jaselli in concert. This will be the second Italian round of the festival which will end in Rome. Numerous social media contest allow the audience to win numerous Marshall gadgets and a Fender electric guitar. Starting at 6 p.m. Free entrance.
Info: Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Monday, July 7, 2014
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/
30/60, works from FRAC Champagne-Ardenne collection at Marino Marini Museum. The Marino Marini Museum is actually one of the few places in town dedicated to the twentieth-century art. It also houses a permanent exhibition of Marino Marini contemporary art. The works on display belong to the original nucleus, made up of works donated to Florence by the artist. Opening hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays. Ticket price: € 6
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Equilibrium at Ferragamo Museum – The exhibition is based on a compilation of exceptional works of art and various media. The writings of Salvatore Ferragamo, his studies, his creations and shoes, have served as a stimulus for this thorough investigation of the topic. To enrich the exhibition, out of the museum, in Piazza Santa Trinita, Hedge, the extraordinary installation by the British designer, artist and architect Cecil Balmond composed of a metal structure in balance. Every day, from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Until April 12, 2015.
Aperitif, dinner, and drinks at Grif, Glamour Restaurant, Cavalli Club. Here is the famous line of cocktails, signed by the stylists, Cavalli Serpentine, Cavalli Leopard and Horses Scorpion. On the first floor, the Cavalli Club Restaurant offers a menu that blends international and local gastronomic traditions. All the dishes are presented and enriched as the clothes of the maison. From 7 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Info: Piazza del Carmine, 8/r
Florence Dance Festival – The Sofia Festival Ballet at Museo Nazionale del Bargello: Don Chisciotte. 25th anniversary of the prestigious event. A journey through modern dance, and post-modern and contemporary art. Until July 26. Ticket price € 51.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.florencedance.org
Wednesday, July 9, 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. Tour price: € 139 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Officine Galileo: 150 years of History and Technology at Galileo Museum. In occasion of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Officine Galileo, the Museo Galileo presents an exhibit retracing the story of a company. Diplomas, medals, catalogues, and documents, and photographs will be on display. Monday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Until September 7, 2014.
Thursday, July 10, 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/
Spring – Summer Vezzoli. Francesco Vezzoli’s works enters three historical house-museums of Florence: Stefano Bardini Museum, Casa Martelli, and the Bellini Museum. The choice of the three museums is driven by the desire of Vezzoli to convey to the viewer a sense of closeness and intimacy with the artwork. Vezzoli explores power of contemporary popular culture, infiltrating within each museum a series of his works and pushing the viewer to a comparison with the existing collections. Visiting hours: Casa Martelli 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Bardini Museum 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Bellini Museum 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Until July 20, 2014
Info: Casa Martelli Museum, via Ferdinando Zannetti, 8; Museo Stefano Bardini, via dei Renai, 37; Museo Bellini, Lungarno Soderini, 5.
[Outside Florence] The Pistoia Blues Festival in Pistoia: Negramaro in concert at Piazza del Duomo. This is one of the oldest music Festivals taking place in Tuscany. The first edition of the festival took place in 1980. Soon after, the festival began changing and began eventually extended its genres of music from Blues to Hard Rock. The Festival will last until July 17. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 35.
We hope you enjoy!
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