Every week at Florence Inferno we list the events happening in Florence, in addition to an events guide with information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other exciting things going on in the city.
This week we make special mention of the festivital of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of Florence, on June 24. In honour of its patron saint, the city of Florence organizes a public celebration, which begins in the morning with a ceremonial procession during which people walk from Palazzo Vecchio through the city to offer large candies to their patron. This could also be an opportunity to visit the Baptistery of Florence dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Free admission.
Finally, in the evening, at 10 p.m., a great show with the massive fireworks display up on Piazzale Michelangelo.
Furthermore, we must also make a special mention of the Pitti Bimbo, with the important communication events, shows and cultural initiatives that accompany each edition. The runway shows, which launch new trends and offer invaluable ideas on styles and combining clothing and accessories, are attracting increasingly larger audiences. From June 26 until June 28. Special event: on the evening of Thursday, June 26, Monnalisa will present its latest collection to international buyers and press with a cocktail party in the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence.
More info: www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/bimbo
Friday, June 20, 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/
Charlotte Perriand. An icon of Modernity at Le Murate. The exhibition, housed inside the complex of the former jail of the Murate in Florence, will present an homage to the non-conformist architect Charlotte Perrian (1903-1999), considered among the founders of contemporary design. Four different sites will be open to visitors in an encounter seeking to merge architecture, decoration, and photography, to illustrate this chapter in the history of design. Until June 28. Free admission.
Rich aperitifs, drinks, and live music at Rex Café – An original pub with decò vintage-kitsch furniture. Rex Café is a reference point for Florence nightlife. Starting at 7 p.m.
Info: Via Fiesolana 25r; www.facebook.com/rex.firenze
77th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at Florence Opera – Juraj Valcuha, Orchestra and chorus. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 65/45/30/25/15/10.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Faces from Florence at Luigi Bellini Museum – Between October 2013 and May 2014, the artist Giambattista Giannangeli completed 460 portraits in his home studio, painting five per day. The finished paintings will be on public display until July 13.
Info: Lungarno Soderini 5
Lunch at ZAP, Zona Aromatica Protetta (Protected Aromatic Area) – Opening on May 20, Zap is the new green heart of Florence: recovery of green space, cultural cooperation, and youth projects are the three elements that characterize this area. Not surprisingly, the café/restaurant located on the ground floor is called Quinoa, a gluten-free cereal also known as the mother of all seeds. All dishes are gluten-free and contain no traces of peanuts.
Info: Palazzo Giovane, Vicolo S. Maria Maggiore, 1
MTV Awards at Anfiteatro delle Cascine, Cascine Park. Emotions, surprises, fun, and lots of music. The award is presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium. The 2014 MTV Awards involve the direct participation of the public, which can vote for the artists in the weeks before the show. Singers in the competition include Club Dogo, Emis Killa, Francesco Renga, Giorgia, Marracash, and Rocco Hunt. Starting at 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 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 Monday. Starting at 2 p.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/uffizi-and-accademia-tour/
Sala 1 at the Uffizi Gallery – Reopened to the public after being closed for renovation. The room houses nine artworks dating from the second half of the twelfth century to the end of the thirteenth century. The new room, completely renovated with the help of the Amici degli Uffizi, is an extention of the historic project by Vasari, but is the result of an expansion that occurred in beginning of the ‘20. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8:15 – 18:50. Ticket price: € 6,50.
[Outside Florence] Etnica 2014 in Vicchio, Mugello. Street artists on the roads of the country, market, concerts, and multi-ethnic dinners. On Sunday 22, Almamegretta and Raiz in concert. Until June 22.
Info: +390558439269; www.jazzclubofvicchio.it
Monday, June 23, 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/
75Th Notturna of St. John, Patron Saint of Florence – Piazza San Giovanni. A 10 km race that winds along the most beautiful monuments in the city. It is one of the oldest races in Italy, now in its 75th edition, and is organized on the occasion of the Patron Saint. Traditionally the race takes place at night, starting and finishing in Piazza San Giovanni in front of the Cathedral. Registration until June 20.
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
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Festivity of St. John the Baptist, Patron Saint of Florence. In the morning, a ceremonial procession during which people walk from Palazzo Vecchio through the city to offer large candies to their patron.
Finally, at night, at 10 p.m., a great show with the massive fireworks display up on Piazzale Michelangelo.
Museo del Novecento at Ex Leopoldine – Finally, on June 24, will be held the awaited inauguration of the Museo del Novecento (Museum of the twentieth century). The museum will host the works of the greatest artists of the twentieth century: De Chirico, Sironi, Carrà, Morandi, Martini, Sassu, Guttridge, Barni, Rinaldi, Nannucci, Salvadori, Loffredo, Berti, Farulli Magnelli, and De Pisis.
Wednesday, June 25, 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/
Luck of the primitives. Art treasures from the Italian collections between eighteenth and nineteenth centuries at Galleria dell’Accademia – An ideal journey through collectables in Italy in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century. Until December 8, 2014. Ticket price: € 11. Opening hours: 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m.
Info: +39055294883; www.unannoadarte.it
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. Until July 23, 2014. 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
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Brunch at The Dinner. Every day great prices are offered on dishes such as steak and eggs, hash browns, French toast, hamburgers, fries, and pancakes. Plus pasta, savory pies, and salads. Open from 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.
Info: Via dell’Acqua 2; +39055290748
Pitti Bimbo – After Pitti Immagine Uomo starts the fashion week for children. The world of childrens’ wear meets in Florence: a complete overview of children’s fashion, an extraordinary platform for presenting new lifestyle trends for kids. Fashion shows: Miss Blumarine at 11 a.m.; Children’s Fashion from Spain at 12 a.m.; Miss Grant, Grant Garçon, L:ù L:ù at 2 p.m.; Fun & Fun at 3 p.m.; MSGM at 5 p.m.
Special event: in the evening, Monnalisa will present its latest collection to international buyers and press with a cocktail party in the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence.
Fabbrica Europa Festival at Roman Theatre of Fiesole. The Festival au Désert/presenze d’Africa opens the fifth edition with a preview with Amadou & Mariam. International ambassadors of Malian music, these two extraordinary musicians have enchanted stars like Manu Chao, U2, and Coldplay. The Festival au Désert/presenze d’Africa will continue on July 24 and 25 at the Complesso Le Murate of Florence. Starting at 9 p.m. Presale.
Info: www. fabbricaeuropa.net
We hope you enjoy!
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