Florence Inferno is a blog containing information on the events occuring in Florence, as well as an events guide on what’s happening in the city in terms of music, art, cinema, markets, and much more. In this post, we have provided you with information on events taking place over the next two weeks.
On this occasion we would like to provide you with a special warning about April Fool’s Day on April 1, traditionally regarded as a day of practical jokes, pranks, and silliness!
In Italy, the traditional pesce d’Aprile consists of surreptitiously taping small paper fish on the shoulders of a friend, to make fun of him/her without their knowing why!
Also, beware of more sophisticated pranks, such as joke announcements and fake news!
Friday, March 20, 2015
Inauguration of the exhibition The Traveling Middle Ages at the National Museum of the Bargello. Paintings and objects that accompanied travellers driven by the search for redemption, money, or glory. Hours of operation: 8.15 a.m. until 1.50 p.m. Closed on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday, and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Ticket price: € 7.
Info: Via del Proconsolo, 4; www.unannoadarte.it
Inauguration of the exhibition Little Big Bronzes at the National Archaeological Museum. Masterpieces of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman collections belong to the Medici-Lorraine. Hours of operation: Tuesday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. until 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 8.30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Ticket price: € 4.
Info: Piazza SS. Annunziata, 9b
Saturday, March 21, 2015
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. The tour runs every day. Starting at 12 p.m. Tour price: € 139 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Lunch at Dei Frescobaldi. In an alley perfumed with history and antiquity you will find the new, spacious wine bar of the celebrated Tuscan wine producers. The kitchen is in harmony with the selected wines. On the side of Via Condotta, Frescobaldino, a bubbly and vivacious place: wine by the glass and Italian tapas.
Info: Via dei Magazzini 2-4r; www.deifrescobaldi.it
Marino Marini Museum. The Marino Marini Museum is one of the few places in town dedicated to twentieth-century art. It 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. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays. Ticket price: € 6
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Last day to visit George Tatge – Metaphysical Italy at Villa Bardini. Signs, symbols, and sacred geometry inspired by “constructed” Italy, that is, by man through images of Tatge. Hours of operation: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Last entry at 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: Costa San Giorgio; www.bardinipeyron.it
Amici della Musica at Teatro Pergola. Baritone Matthias Gaerne with the Schubertian cycle Schwanengesang and Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 25/5
Info: Via della Pergola, 18; www.amicimusica.fi.it
Monday, March 23, 2015
Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World at Palazzo Strozzi. Florence hosts a major exhibition showcasing some of the ancient world’s most important masterpieces of sculpture, with exhibitions from leading Italian and international museums. The exhibition uses 50 bronze sculptures to tell the story of the spectacular artistic developments of the Hellenistic era throughout the Mediterranean basin. Hours of operation: everyday (including holidays) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and every Thursday until 11 p.m. Ticket price: € 10. Until June 21, 2015.
Info: +390552645155; http://www.palazzostrozzi.org/
Chamber Orchestra of Florence at Auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio. Lanzetta directs Orchestra and Choir Harmonia Cantata: Mozart’s Ave Verum and Requiem. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12.
Info: Via Porta Santa Maria; www.orcafi.it
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Florence Inferno Tour organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. A full-day walking tour of Florence inspired by Dan Brown’s latest novel Inferno. Enter some of the most amazing, mysterious, and famous places in Florence. The tour starts at 9.15 a.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
Museo del Novecento at Ex Leopoldine. This new museum, which was inaugurated on June 24, 2014, hosts the works of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, namely, De Chirico, Sironi, Carrà, Morandi, Martini, Sassu, Guttridge, Barni, Rinaldi, Nannucci, Salvadori, Loffredo, Berti, Farulli Magnelli, and De Pisis.Ticket price: € 0/10.
Info: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10; +390552768224; www.museonovecento.it
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Jacques Lipchitz in Monaco, Florence and Prato. Drawings for sculptures from 1910 to 1972. Two exhibitions on one of the stars of the new figurative language living in early twentieth-century Paris, with Modigliani and Gris.
Prints and Drawings at Piazzale degli Uffizi. Hours of operation: 8.15 a.m. until 6 p.m.
[Outside Florence] Lipchitz in Prato at Palazzo Pretorio, Prato. Hours of operation: from 10.30 a.m. until 6.30 p.m.
Info: www.polomuseale.firenze.it; www.palazzopretorio.prato.it
Rich evening aperitifs and extensive wine list at Sant’Ambrogio Caffè. Open daily from 10.30 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Info: Caffè S. Ambrogio, Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, 7r; +390552477277
Thrusday, March 26, 2015
Sweets Triumphs and Fine Folds at Palatina Gallery. The exhibition commemorates the banquet held in Palazzo Vecchio on October 5, 1600, for the wedding between Maria de Medici and Enrico IV of France. Opening hours: 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m. Closed on Monday. Ticket price: € 13. Until June 7.
Info: Piazza Pitti, 1
Opera of Florence at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The pianist Evgheny Kissing performs Chopin, nestled between Prokofiev, Beethoven, and te Rakoczy march by Liszt. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 80/10.
Info: Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 7; www.operadifirenze.it
Friday, March 27, 2015
Flavio Borbottoni at Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. Florence: photography of a city of history and current events. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Florence as capital. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday,9 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Free admission.
Info: Via Bufalini, 6
Gherardo delle Notti – Very Strange Tables and Cheerful Dinners at Uffizi Gallery. First monograph devoted to the activity of Italian Gerrit van Honthorst during his most prolific period, when he produced many stylistic innovations. Hours of operation: 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m. (closed on Mondays). Until May 24, 2015.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Inauguration of the exhibition Florence 1865: Birth of a Capital at Gallery of Modern Art. On the occasion of the 150th annivrsary of Florence as capital. Hours of operation: 8.15 until 6.50 p.m. Closed on Monday.
Info: Piazza Pitti, 1; www.unannoadarte.it
[Outside Florence] The Signs of War, Pisa 1915-1918 at Palazzo Blu in Pisa. Documents, letters, photographs, memorabilia, and memories. An adequate and lively didactic apparatus illustrates the experience of the war years. Hours of operation: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. until p.m. Free admission.
Info: Lungarno Gambacorti, 9, Pisa
Aperitif, dinner, and drinks at Grif, Glamour Restaurant, Cavalli Club. Features 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 dishes are presented and enriched in the clothes of the maison. From 7 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Info: Piazza del Carmine, 8/r
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Equilibrium at Ferragamo Museum – The exhibition is based on a compilation of exceptional works of art and various media. The writings, studies, creations, and shoes of Salvatore Ferragamo have served as a stimuli for this thorough investigation of the topic “equilibrium.” Every day from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., until April 12, 2015.
Alternative brunch at Zibibbo 2.0. Enjoy a rich American-style breakfast and a delicious Italian-style Sunday lunch.
Info: Street of Chairs, 14r; +390552466462
Amici della Musica at Teatro Pergola. The Mahler Chamber Soloists in a program dedicated to music from Stravinsky to Poulenc, and Shostakovich to Gesualdo. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 25/5
Info: Via della Pergola, 18; www.amicimusica.fi.it
Monday, March 30, 2015
Inauguration of the exhibition The Art of Francis. Masterpieces of Art and Lands of Asia from the Thirteenth to the Fifteenth Century at the Accademia Gallery. The Franciscan friars and their vocation inspired high art from 1200 to 1400. Hours of operation: 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 12,50. Until October 11, 2015.
Info: Via Ricasoli, 60; www.unannoadarte.it
Opera of Florence at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The famous pianist Maria Joao Pires, flanked by the young talent Julien Brocal, performs pieces by Deebussy, Beethoven, Ravel. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 80/10.
Info: Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 7; www.operadifirenze.it
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Uffizi & Accademia Tour in One Day organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. Set in the afternoon to avoid the crowds, it is a fascinating walking tour 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. Starting at 2 p.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/uffizi-and-accademia-tour/
Sandwiches and wine at All’Antico Vinaio. Popular with Florentines and foreigners alike, the small sandwich shop is the perfect place to grab a quick bite and wash it down with some local wine.
Info: Via de’Neri 65r
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Van Gogh Alive at Santo Stefano al Ponte. A multimedia experience: the masterpieces of Van Gogh come to life in a vibrant symphony of light, color, and sound thanks to more than 3,000 images projected in high definition. A journey through the creative universe of the visionary artist, from the intense colors and the tumultuous existential events. Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. until 7.30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 12. Until April 12, 2015.
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branag, with Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Lily James, Helena Bonham Carter. When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. Original language. Starting at 4 p.m./6.30 p.m./9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Sunset Trip from Florence to Fiesole in the Tuscan Hills organized 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. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Tour price: € 45 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/day-trip-to-fiesole/
A capital and it architect. Political, social, urban and architectural events. Florence and the work of Giuseppe Poggi at State Archives. An overview of the various aspects related to the transfer of the capital to Florence, with a special focus on urban issues. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Florence as capital. Free admission. Until June 6, 2015.
Info: Via della Giovine Italia, 6