Here we provide you with the weekly events happening in Florence. Our events guide provides you with all you need to know about music, art, cinema, markets, and many other activities going on in the city.
This week, the place to be for all designers, decor lovers, or simply curious people is Fair Salone di Firenze at Fortezza da Basso. Art lovers should also check out the exhibition Femminilità Radicale (Radical Femininity) going on at Gucci Museum.
Friday, March 14, 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/
Concert conducted by Ryan McAdams at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
The program comprises The symphony n.5 by Beethoven, Metaboles for Orchestra by Dutilleux , and Fantasy of Absence by Marzocchi.
Starting at 8:30 p.m. Ticket price: € 35/25.
Prima Visione Festival at Auditorium al Duomo until April 27, 2014. Evening concerts of latin music by Javier Girotto and Innovativo Ensemble. At 7:30 p.m. (included in the ticket price) inauguration cocktail with finger food and wine tasting. Concert starts at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 21,50.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Fair Salone di Firenze at Fortezza da Basso until March 23, 2014. A fair full of opportunities: the best furniture solutions and a series of events not to be missed, such as free food tastings and cooking shows, artistic paths to discover the most interesting contemporary artists; evenings with theme music and appetizers. Visiting hours: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. Free admission.
Info: http://www.salonedifirenze.com/salone-firenze/index.php; firstname.lastname@example.org
The show Mind Juggler by F. Tesei at Teatro Puccini. Through techniques of subliminal communication, mentalism, and psychological illusions, Tesei invites the public to explore with him the mysterious and ever-changing world of mind and communication. It is preferable to have a good knowledge of the Italian Language. Showtime at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 22/18.
Last day to attend Kermesse Irlanda in Festa (Festival of Ireland) at Obihall. Live music, folk dances, typical food, exhibits, records, books, performances, and handcrafted items. On March 15 live music with Med Kelt Band, Diarmand & Donncha, Daniele Ronda and Quasi Folk. Starting at 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 12.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Farmer’s Market La Fierucolina in Piazza Santo Spirito. This is the place to go in Florence for organic, home-grown produce, meats, and cheeses! All fruits and vegetables sold here are in season, so the selection always varies, is always fresh, and is always grown in fields, not greenhouses. This is the real taste of Tuscany, with originality and tradition tied to every food item. From 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., every third Sunday of the month. Free entry.
Info: Piazza Santo Spirito, Florence
Concert at Teatro della Pergola. Canadian Soprano Measha Brueggergosman with world-renown pianist Justus Zeyen playing pieces by Poulenc, Ravel, Wolf, and Wagner. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 27/22.
After Tea at Rivalta Cafè. Rich aperitifs and house music from 7 p.m. until late. A friendly place that reminds one of those returning from the sea in the summer.
Info: Rivalta Cafè, Lungarno Corsini 14/r, T: +39055289810, mail: email@example.com
Monday, March 17, 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/
Monday Yab Smoove at Yab Disco Club. Selections of hip hop and r&b music; DJ set by Master Freeze. Starting at 11 p.m. Ticket price: € 16/10 with drink.
Info: +39055215160; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Photography exhibition Personal Landscape by Anni Kinnunen at SACI Gallery until April 11, 2014. Anni Kinnunen depicts the relationship between man and nature, particularly the human need to control and manipulate nature, and concentrates on environments that nature has taken over. Hour: 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
Opera La Bohème at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. One of the most touching love stories ever – Rodolfo the poet and Mimi the seamstress find each other in Paris. Life as a Bohemian is difficult, but with help from their friends Marcello the painter and Musetta the showgirl, they manage. However, Mimi’s fragile health and Rodolfo’s fierce temper leads the opera to take a dramatic turn. The show begins at 8:30 pm. Ticket price: € 30/25/15.
Info: email@example.com; T: +393408119192
Florence by Night Live DJ Sessions at Twice Club. An evening designed for foreign students and all their friends. DJ set by Remo Giugni and Nic Messeri. House, hip-hop, r&b, pop house. Starting at 11p.m. until 4 a.m. Free admittance.
Info and reservation: +39348477209; firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 19, 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/
Film Festival Cinema Visionaries at Cinema Odeon in Piazza Strozzi. A tribute to the greatest directors in film history. Cinema Visionaries will provide the local audience with the unique opportunity to see these restored masterpieces in all their original beauty. Also on that evening, C’era una volta in America (Once Upon a Time in America) by Sergio Leone. In the English language with Italian subtitles. Starting at 8:30 p.m. Free admission.
Aperitif at Negroni Bar. One of the stars of the Florentine scene, in a charming location in the San Niccolò neighborhood: a meeting place for an international, inquisitive public that contains art exhibitions, music, and good food.
Info: Via dei Renai, 17/r, T: +39055243647
Thursday, March 20, 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/
Exhibition Femminilità Radicale (Radical Femininity) at Gucci Museum until September 7, 2014. Part of the Contemporary Art Space program, the Radical Femininity exhibition displays works of art by three rarely seen twentieth-century artists: American Lee Lozano, Pole Alina Szapocznikow, and Belgian Evelyne Axell, concentrating on the body as a means of criticism. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 6.
Concert by Hugo Race and Chris Eckman at Spazio Alfieri, two explorers of sound. The first founded the Bad Seeds with Nick Cave; the second led one of the bands in Seattle in the ‘90s, the Walkabouts. A mix of blues and African sounds. Starting at 9:30 p.m. Ticket price € 12.
Info: http://www.spazioalfieri.it/alfieri-storytellers-3/; T +390555320841
We hope you enjoy!
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