Here at Florence Inferno we highlight for your convenience the weekly events happening in Florence. Check out our events guide for 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 Pitti Immagine Uomo – Contemporary Global Lifestyle. The world’s most important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects in men’s fashion.This year the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a great program of events. Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Emilio Pucci, Ermanno Scervino – the protagonists of the international fashion – are invited to make a tribute to the city with specific events in symbolic places. Opening events on June 16, until June 20. For the detailed program of events visit the official website: www.pittimmagine.com
We also make a special mention of Calcio Storico. A.K.A. Calcio in Costume and Calcio Fiorentino, an historical sport that runs deep in the Florentine blood line. It’s played annually in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence. Today, three matches are played each year. A team from each quartiere of the city is represented: Santa Croce are the Azzurri, blues; Santa Maria Novella are the Rossi, reds; Santo Spirito are the Bianchi, whites; San Giovanni are the Verdi, greens. The winning team receives a Chianina Cow. On Saturday, June 14; Sunday, June 15 and final mach on Tuesday, June 24.
Friday, June 13, 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/
Gio Ponti and Richard Ginori: an unpublished correspondence at Museo Marino Marini – 50 pieces from the rich collection of ceramics by Gio Ponti from the Museum di Doccia and a selection of thirty letters of the architect and designer. Opening at 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 6. Visiting hours: from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (closed Tuesday/Sunday). Until July 21.
Info: Piazza San Pancrazio; www.museomarinomarini.it
Manduca Summer season – Night club, disco, restaurant. Dine and dance by the pool and under the stars. From 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. Price of admission: €10
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Brain Waves – Creativity for people who have a brain at Limonaia Villa Strozzi. Music, dance, performing arts and meetings. The first edition of Brain Waves, the International Festival of Young Artists organized by Officine Creative Florentia Consort and under the artistic direction of Antonio Artese. Until Saturday, June 14. Ticket price: € 10.
Info: Via Pisana 77; www.officinecreative.fi.it
[Outside Florence] Fabbrica Europa Festival – Era delle cadute at Teatro Era, Pontedera. The special project Montare a cavallo, created and supported by the Fondazione Pontedera Teatro, opens to the public with the show Era delle cadute, a collective production of Fondazione Pontedera Teatro and nine theatrical groups. The show will be presented as a single collective work around a chosen theme, the fall. Showtime at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 10.
Aperitifs at Caffè Letterario – Le Murate. As the cultural center of Florence, this place is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods of the town, in the old Florentine prison, and offers an interesting program of events and meetings. From 6.30 p.m. until 9.30 p.m.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Brunch at Obikà – charming Italian mozzarella ristobar. Starting at 12 a.m. Every Sunday.
Info: +390552773526; Via Tornabuoni
Calcio Storico. A.K.A. Calcio in Costume and Calcio Fiorentino, an historical sport that runs deep in the Florentine blood line. Saturday, June 14: Azzurri, blues (Santa Croce) VS Bianchi, whites (Santo Spirito) – Sunday, June 15: Rossi, reds (Santa Maria Novella) VS Verdi, greens(Santo Spirito). Starting at 5 p.m. Ticket price: € 21/27/42/52.
[Outside Florence] DiVini Perfumes at Prato – In the beautiful surrounings of the Garden Buonamici, tasting event linked to good drinking and local flavors. Wine tasting and guided tours in the town of Prato, while restaurants are animated with themed initiatives. Free admission.
Info: Buonamici Garden; www.pratoturismo.it
Film screening at Cinema Odeon. Le weekend, by Roger Michell, with Jeff Goldblum, Jim Broadbent, Linsday Duncan. Drama film. NNick and Meg are a married, academic couple from Birmingham advancing in age marked by tension. To mark their 30th wedding anniversary, the two embark on a trip to the place they honeymooned three decades earlier, Paris. A new outook on life and love for the ageing couple. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Monday, June 16, 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/
Pat Metheny Group in concert at Teatro Romano, Fiesole. The legendary jazz artist Pat Metheny made his return with the Unity Group, a band gifted enough to keep up with the full range of his forty years of musical explorations. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 30/32/36/38
Pitti Immagine Uomo – Luci ed Emozioni sul Ponte Vecchio: The new lighting of the Ponte Vecchio and a great acquatic show by the famous french performance group Ilotopie. At 9 p.m.
Opening cocktail – The Latest Fashion Buzz, Sala Ottagonale at the Fortezza Da Basso. The new project showcasing some of the most talented and promising international designers of men’s fashions. Presentation of collections by a select group of prêt-à-porter and accessory designers who work on a new concept of modern in both the formal and sophisticated informal keys.
Tuesday, June 17, 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/
Pitti Immagine Uomo – Gucci Museum Open Day. A chance to visit for free the permanent exhibition of the Gucci archive and the exhibition of contemporary art Femminilità Radicale. And at 9 p.m. Blooming Colors Night. Exclusive party at Giardino dell’Orticoltura (Horticultural Garden). Peuterey celebrates with an event that combines fashion, culture and music, on the fil rouge of the dynamic contemporary evolution of this brand, started up last January.
[Outside Florence] Vintage Fashion Festival at Barberino del Mugello. Temporary store, flower exhibitions, works of wire couture, special contest and many other activities at Barberino Designer Outlet. Until June 29. Free admission.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Michelangelo and the twentieth century at Casa Buonarroti – Exhibition of a research project started in 2012 for the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the death of the artist. Inauguration at 6 p.m. Until October 20, 2014. Ticket price: € 6,50.
Info: Via Ghibellina 70, www.casabuonarroti.it
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/
Aperitif and drinks at Negroni Bar. One of the stars of Florentine scene, in a charming location in the San Niccolò neighborhood, a meetig spot for an international, curious public.
info: Via dei Renai 17r, +39055243647
Thursday, June 19, 2014
[Outside Florence] Spanish ceramics in Montelupo Fiorentino. The XXII edition of the International Festival of ceramics, from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22. The event is focused on the relationship with the Spanish cities of ceramic tradition and the production of the Montelupo majolica. In the old town craftsmen, young artists and Spanish potters. Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Pitti Immagine Uomo – The Italian car design of the 50s and 60s at Forte Belvedere. Sixteen vintage cars from the collection of Lopresto, dedicated to the Italian limited edition cars. Authentic masterpieces of design of the 50s and 60s, the golden age of Italy’s automobile production when cars are still built in a traditional way and based on the expressed desires of the customers. These icons of style will be joined by some valuable historic cars of the 30s. The Collection Lopresto is the most important national one and among the most prestigious in the world. Until June 22.
Info: Via San Leonardo
Lunch at San Lorenzo’s Central Market. Restored after being closed for many years, here you can find typical Tuscan cuisine; a real theater of taste based on interior design and food culture. Opening hours: Market: 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.; First floor, food, and beverages: 10 a.m until 12 p.m.
Info: Piazza San Lorenzo
Alex Britti at Teatro Romano, Fiesole – The Italian singer, songwriter and guitarist starts from Fiesole his live adventure. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 20/28/35.
Pictures by www.pittimmagine.com