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 Giovedì al Quadrato at Palazzo Strozzi. The second Thursday of each month from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m., live music by the review Tappeto Acustico, organized in collaboration with the monthly magazine of art and culture Lungarno and the activities of Creativi in Cortile. On Thursday, June 12 Persian Pelican in concert.
During the evening you can also visit the exihibition at CCC Strozzina and Palazzo Strozzi: Family Matters. Portraits and experiences of family today – Every Thursday from 6 p.m. free entrance – and – Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Diverging Paths of Mannerism – Special ticket Thursday 2 × 1 € 10.00 entrance to the exhibition for two people from 6 p.m. Aperitif: two drink for the price of one!
Friday, June 6, 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 – On show 300 works by 32 artists who focus their attention to the jewel sometimes understood as a sculpture to wear, or as the expression of a pictorial or sculptural representation. Among them featuring Igor Mitoraj, Ivan Theimer, Roberto Barni and Cordelia von den Steinen, internationally renowned sculptors, already present with their jewelry in the 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
Relaxing break or lunch at Amblé, bistrot/caffè bar. A place designed as a living room where you can eat and shop at the same time, from the furniture, chairs, tables, sofas, to porcelain cups. 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, June 7, 2014
Jackson Pollock.The Figure of Fury at Palazzo Vecchio. Until July 27, 2014. Sixteen works of Pollock’s “talk” to The Genius of Victory, one of the most famous works of Michelangelo. Also sketches provided by the Metropolitan Museum in New York and some of Pollock’s paintings and engravings granted by international museums and private collections and a series of graphic works. Visiting hours: 9 a.m. to midnight; Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ticket price: € 12
Viaggio in Oriente – photography exhibition at Casa Martelli. Until October 5, 2014. The 24 portraits were purchased by Carlo Martelli (1850-1945) during his travels in the Holy Land and the Orient. They come from Alexandria, Cairo Port Said, Jaffa and hallowed sites of the Holy Land including Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. A number of photos from north Africa are also on display. These photographs offer a wonderful insight into everyday life in this part of the world. Opening hours: 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Info: Via F. Zannetti 8,
[Outside Florence] Opera Music Festival – Inferno, Prato. Dancers of the Carnival of Viareggio, trapeze artists, jugglers, and other animators, for a total of 50 performers, will be on stage together with the Florentine flag-wavers and interpret the seven deadly sins. Main soundtrack by the Opera Music Festival with Len Faki, DJ Rush and Jeff Mills and locals heroes Philipp & Cole. Ticket price: € 70/50/30.
Info: Stadio Rugby Cavalieri; Via Didaco Bessi, 5 – Prato; www.operamusicfestival.com
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Cortona. The dawn of the Etruscan Princes Journey back 2700 years to the beginning of the Etruscan era in Cortona at National Archaelogical Museum of Florence. A path that shows the various stages of recovery which starts from archaeological excavations to the recovery of materials until the restoration process is completed, in view of a final exhibition at the MAEC (Museum of the Etruscan and Roman City of Cortona) in Cortona. Until July 31, 2014. Ticket price: € 4. Opening hours: Monday, Saturday and Sunday 8.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. / from Tuesday to Friday 8.30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
[Outside Florence] Un Altro Parco in Città in Pistoia. The historical center of Pistoia will be fully occupied by a green blanket of grass, turning it into a park in the heart of the town. An initiative developed by a group of young architects in collaboration with the main bars, restaurants and pubs that will prepare special menus. All with live music and a lot of events, such as the educational farm organized by Giardino Zoologico. Starting at 11 a.m. Free entrance.
SunDay Art Village at Giardino dell’Orticoltura (Horticultural Garden) – Vintage selection: clothing, accessories, and handmade jewelry. Free entrance. Starting at 10.30 a.m. until 10.30 p.m.
Info: Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 4; www.giardinoartecultura.it
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. Starting at 7 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Info: Piazza del Carmine, 8/r
Monday, June 9, 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/
The Past is the Present at Jules Maidoff Galery. The non-profit cultural festival, San Giovanni Battista, dedicated to the people of Florence in celebrating the feast day of the city’s patron Saint on June 24, begins with this exhibition. The contemporary, sacred art exhibition showcases modern artworks from both Florentine and international painters and sculptors and is curated by John Hoenig and Naomi Muirhead. Until June 26, 2014.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Portraits from the Atelier of Charles H. Cecil – The British Institute of Florence presents the work of three young British talents on the art scene. George William Clark, Rupert Knox and Isabella Watling. They are currently advanced students studying at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence where aspiring painters learn to paint and draw from life. Free entrance. Until une 27.
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/
Roberto Cacciapaglia in concert at Teatro Verdi. The purity of the classical sound of the piano joins the electronic music, in a combination of great evocative sounds. Ticket price: € 34-20. Starting at 8.45 p.m.
Info: Teatro Verdi, Via Ghibellina, 99/r
Wednesday, June 11, 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/
“Aperi…Fuga Live” at Le Carceri, ex Murate. Every Wednesday evening, until July 24, special aperitifs at one of the most culturally fascinating places of the city. Fried foods, sandwiches, pasta, and many other dishes from land and sea, with live music. Starting at 7.30 p.m. Aperitif price: € 5.
Info: Piazza delle Murate; +390552346872
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Dadamaino at Tornabuoni Arte. A very important retrospective exhibition dedicated to artist Dadamaino (1930-2004). More than 40 works, the artist’s most significant, to show the rich and fascinating career of this artist. During the 1940s, Dadamaino has, in fact, experienced many of the artistic movements in Europe. Until July 23, 2014. Opening hours: 9 a.m – 13 a.m. / 3.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Free entrance.
Info: +39 055 6812697; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tornabuoniarte.it
Persian Pelican in concert at Palazzo Strozzi – The event is part of the program Giovedì al Quadrato: the second Thursday of each month from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m., live music by the review Tappeto Acustico, organized in collaboration with the monthly magazine of art and culture Lungarno and the project Creativi in Cortile. Starting at 7.30 p.m. Free entrance.
Info: Palazzo Strozzi
Fabbrica Europa Festival, Teatro Cantire Florida, Terramara. A love story told through dance: for sixty minutes, originally and unusually, the most vital and secret sentiment of two lovers in their daily routine, in the communal time of work, emanated from the pièce. Showtime at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12/10.
Picture by www.strozzina.org