This is Florence Inferno, your website to find the names of events happening in Florence, as well as an events guide with information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other exciting things going on in the city. In this post, we provide you with information on events occurring over the next month, March 2017.
You won’t want to miss the new exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi: Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance. The exhibition is a celebration of Bill Viola’s special relationship with Florence, where his career in video art began when he was technical director of art/tapes/22, a video production and documentation centre. To create a unique experience, the exhibition presents works that span his long career and that resonate with the architecture of Palazzo Strozzi. Until July 23, 2017.
We also make special mention of Taste at Stazione Leopolda. Dedicated to excellence in taste and food lifestyles, good eating, and good living, this fair is attended by the top figures in the international gastronomic trade as well as a public comprised of passionate foodies. Do not miss this journey toward discovering the excellence of Made in Italy among tastings, discoveries, purchases, and events. From March 11 until March 13, 2017.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Faith and Fathom at Galleria Poggiali. A group show of eighteen international artists curated by the American artist Zhivago Duncan. All eighteen exhibitors are transgenerational artists expressing themselves in different media, but bound by a shared vision of the practice of quality contemporary art, with experiences in the experimental international avant-gardes. Until March 19, 2017.
Info: Via della Scala, 35a
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Galileo and the Measure of Time at Galileo Museum. Over 1,000 scientific instruments will be on display in the restored halls of Museo Galileo, home to the priceless scientific collections of the Medici and the House of Lorraine, and the only surviving instruments of Galileo.
Info: Piazza dei Giudici, 1
Aperitif at Zoe. Famous for its light lunch and aperitif, Zoe is an historic Florentine cocktail bar, art gallery, and café, and is a true Italian hangout.
Info: Via dei Renai 13r
Friday, March 3, 2017
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. La La Land (USA, 128’) by Damien Chazelle, with Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling. Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions, and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars. However, as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair. Original language. Starting at 4.30/ 6.45 / 9.15 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Uffizi & Accademia Tour in One Day organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. 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 to eat and wash it down with some local wine.
Info: Via de’Neri 65r
Sunday, March 5, 2017
New Opera del Duomo Museum. A magnificent museum comprising the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, and the Opera Museum. Here you will find some of the most important works in Florence, such as Michelangelo’s Pietà.
Info: Via della Canonica, 1
Monday, March 6, 2017
Today is Michelangelo’s birthday. Some of his greatest works will be displayed in Florence, and there will be a celebration on this day.
A procession will start in Piazza Signoria at 10.30 heading toward piazza Santa Croce, where the great artist is buried in the cathedral.
After leaving flowers at his tomb, the procession will carry on to the Renaissance artist’s home in Florence.
The Florence Inferno Tour organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. 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/
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
[Outside Florence] Gloria Gaynor in concert at Palazzetto dello Sport in Santa Croce sull’Arno. Gloria Gaynor, the queen of 1970s and 1980s disco and singer of the anthemic “I Will Survive”, will perform just before Festa della Donna (International Women’s Day).
Lunch, aperitif, or dinner at Hard Rock Cafè in Piazza della Repubblica. Authentic American Cuisine in a Rock n Roll environment, whether you want a legendary burger, great live music, or traditional tea. Open every day from breakfast until late in the evening.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Today is International Women’s Day, annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. Events are held worldwide on this anniversary, and in Florence, political, community, and business leaders are usually invited to participate at various events.
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 contemporary art by Marino Marini. The works on display belong to the original nucleus and are made up of works donated to Florence by the artist. Until April 23, 2016. Top Hundred, exhibition by Maurizio Nannucci, a Florentine contemporary artist. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays. Ticket price: € 6
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Florence Photography Adventure Tour organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. Discover Florence with your camera and with a professional photography teacher and an excellent 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/
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Trainspotting 2 (UK, 117’) by Danny Boyle, with Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner. First there was an opportunity… then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by: a continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters. Original language. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Friday, March 10, 2017
Opening of the exhibition Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance at Palazzo Strozzi. A single, comprehensive exhibition occupying both the Piano Nobile and the Strozzina will immerse you in space, music, and sound as you track the career of this artist from his early experimental work in the 1970s right up to his monumental installations of the 21st century. Hours of operation: daily, including holidays, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Thursdays, from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Ticket price: € 13.
Info: Palazzo Strozzi
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Taste at Stazione Leopolda. Pitti Immagine presents the tenth edition of the fair dedicated to excellence in taste, Italian lifestyle, and table design. Taste is the place where the world’s finest in the field of haute gastronomie and the ever-growing audience of foodies gather amidst food, wine, unique items, and ideas. From March 11 until March 13. Hours of operation: Saturday and Sunday, 1.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.; Monday, 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 20.
Lang Lang at Opera of Florence. Lang Lang returns to Florence with a virtuoso program that explores European music. The journey begins with various passages from the Suite española by Isaac Albéniz, Claude Debussy’s romantic composition Ballade. Closing the concert is the Sonata in B minor by Franz Liszt. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 120/90/75/40/30/15.
Info: Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1
Sunday, March 12, 2017
[Outside Florence] Viviani at Palazzo Blu in Pisa. The Review of the incisions, all of Pisa Foundation properties, is enriched with a collection of unreleased paintings. Free admission. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Monday.
Info: Lungarno Gambacorti, 9
Monday, March 13, 2017
Museo del Novecento at Ex Leopoldine. The museum 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
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Italian Hours at Dutch Institute for Art History. The contemporary artist Ramón van der Ven will be back in town to showcase 28 of his works carried out while clocking Italian Hours, the title of the show. He captures some of Florence’s most emblematic monuments and spaces and corners of the city. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Santa Maria Novella Station: 80 Years. New permanent photography exhibition at Santa Maria Novella train station. The exhibit was curated by the Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci, named after the station’s head architect. The 100 images on display trace the construction phases in detail, shedding light on how the plans for the station evolved. Until March 31, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Orsanmichele Church and Museum. Previously a granary, Orsanmichele bears little resemblance to a church. The museum, only open on Mondays, houses damaged stone statuettes of saints and prophets dating from the late 14th century. Hours of operation: Mondays from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Free admission.
Info: Via dell’Arte della Lana; +39055284944
Friday, March 17, 2017
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Beauty and The Best (USA, 123’) by Bill Condon, with Emma Watson, Luke Evans. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. Original language. Starting at 8.15 / 10.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Saturday, March 18, 2017
La Specola Zoological Museum, regarded by some as the oldest science museum in Europe. Hours of operation: every day from 9.30 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 6.
Info: Via Romana, 17
Sunday, March 19, 2017
[Outside Florence] Sagra delle frittelle at San Donato in Collina (FI). Frittelle are a kind of pancake, and along with the masks, are the perfect symbol of the carnival with their jokes, colors, and sweets. Every Saturday and Sunday from 8.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Until March 30, 2016.
Info: San Donato in Collina
Renzo Arbore in concert at Verdi Theatre. Arbore is an Italian showman, singer, and musician. He became nationally recognized as radio anchorman, together with Gianni Boncompagni, in the late 1960s with shows such as Bandiera gialla in 1965. They were increasingly marked by their ironical approach, which later became one of their brands. Starting at 8.45 p.m.
Info: Verdi Theatre
Monday, March 20, 2017
[Outside Florence] The new Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art in Prato. Having re-opened in October 16, 2016, with the new spaceship-shaped building extension by Maurice Nio, the museum hosts a unique collection in Italy with over 1000 works
by artists such as Anish Kapoor,
Jan Fabre, Jannis Kounellis, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Andy Warhol, and Sol LeWitt. Ticket price: € 6.
Info: Viale della Repubblica 277
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Innocenti Museum, which opened to the public on June 24, 2016, is poised to become another of the city’s major museums. While it’s a place every parent should definitely visit, anyone interested in Florentine history will find a missing part of the story. The Innocenti first opened its doors in 1445 as an orphanage for abandoned babies. Hours of operation: daily, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 7/5.
Info: Piazza SS. Annunziata 13, Florence
Rich evening aperitifs at Volume – Sant’Ambrogio. 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
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Lunch at San Lorenzo’s Central Market. Restored after being closed for many years, the market offers typical Tuscan cuisine; a real theater of taste based on interior design and food culture. Hours of operation: Market: 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.; First floor: food and beverages, 10 a.m until 12 p.m.
Info: Piazza San Lorenzo
Ligabue in concert at Mandela Forum. The famous Italian singer-songwriter plays his new album “Made in Italy.”
Info: Piazza Enrico Berlinguer
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Archaeology Museum. Contains one of the most important collections of Etruscan art in Italy, as well as Medici and Lorraine grand ducal collections of precious stones, gems, cameos, and jewelry. Hours of operation: Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday; 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.; closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 4.
Info: Piazza SS. Annunziata 9/b
Friday, March 24, 2017
Across Art and Fashion at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. The exhibition’s itinerary focuses on the work of Salvatore Ferragamo, who was fascinated with and inspired by the avant-garde art movements of the 20th century, several ateliers of the Fifties and Sixties that served as venues for studies and encounters, and the advent of the culture of celebrities. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Closed on April 2017. Ticket price: € 6
Info: Piazza Santa Trinita 5/R
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Tiepolo’s Drawings from the Horne Album at Horne Museum. Among the greatest painters of the Italian and European eighteenth century, Giambattista Tiepolo (Venice 1696 – Madrid 1770) was particularly distinguished for his monumental and spectacular decorative cycles in noble palaces and villas of Venice (and of the whole of Veneto), as well as Milan, Würzburg, and Madrid. His light figures are unforgettable, often cleverly foreshortened “di sottinsù – from below to above” silhouetted against infinite airy spaces. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Ticket price: € 7.
Info: Via De’ Benci 6
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Friends of Music at Pergola Theatre. Odissea Bach, Brunello in concert. Starting at 9 p.m.
Info: Pergola Theatre
Monday, March 27, 2017
Klimt Experience at Santo Stefano al Ponte. Klimt’s figures and landscapes are the protagonists of the interactive immersive exhibition dedicated to the founding father of the Vienna secession. The didactic introductive area is fitted with multimedia educational touch screen tablets and oculus samsung VR gear for an immersive virtual reality experience inside the most famous of Klimt’s masterpieces. Until April 2, 2017.
Info: Auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte; +39.055.217418
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Speakeasy English Aperitivs at Circolo Aurora. Multilingual happy hour with wine and snacks, conversation, and a chance to find language exchange partners. Starting at 7 p.m. Price: € 10.
Info: Viale Vasco Pratolini / Piazza Tasso
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Magic Flute, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at Opera of Florence. Singspiel in two acts. Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder with Karl Ludwig Giesecke.
Starting at 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 100/80/60/35/20/10.
Info: Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Loving (UK/USA, 123’) by Jeff Nichols, with Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton. The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Original language. Starting at 4.15 / 6.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Friday, March 31, 2017
Lunch, aperitif or dinner at Odeon Bistrò. Inside the beautiful structure of the Odeon Cinema, the Odeon Bistrò is an elegant restaurant recently renovated in a historic setting of great artistic importance.
Info: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Picture: Bill Viola – Electronic Renaissance, Palazzo Strozzi