We select for you the weekly events going on in Florence. In our events guide you can find music, art, cinema, markets, and much more happening in the city.
This week food lovers won’t want to miss the Fair Taste 9 at Stazione Leopolda. For art lovers we suggest that you attend the opening of the new exhibition Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Diverging Paths of Mannerism at Palazzo Strozzi.
- Friday, March 7, 2014
Festival Contemporary Visions ArtCloud#2 at Multiverso. The Festival uses the language of the internet and is divided into 5 sessions called ArtCloud. This second session ArtCloud#2 will be inaugurated Friday, March 7, with a performance by the young Russian Mischa Badasyan, who will present for the first time in Italy his last performance SUPERNOVA, developed and produced in five months artist residency in his home country of Armenia.
Starting at 7 p.m.
Tribute to Versace: Food Fashion and Fine Wine at Lungarno Bistrot. Exhibition of vintage clothes of the famous Italian fashion designer Versace, followed by aperitifs and live music. Starting at 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 20
Info and reservation: +393385624777
DJ set by Vakula at Tabasco in Piazza S. Cecilia. Vakula is considered one of the best DJs / Producers in the international Underground scene. House music with African, American, and Ukraine influences. Starting at 11:30 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/13.
Info: +393383311395; email@example.com
- Saturday, March 8, 2014
Free Entrance to the Civic Museums in Florence for Women’s Day. Being a female on March 8 provides you free access to the Palazzo Vecchio Museum, the Stefano Bardini Museum, Museum Salvatore Romano, and the Santa Maria Novella Church! If you make a reservation, you can add Brancacci Chapel and the panoramic Tower of Arnolfo to the list! Free admission
Info and reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org; T: +390552768224
Exhibition Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Diverging Paths of Mannerism at Palazzo Strozzi until July 20, 2014. Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino, the two painters who were the most original and unconventional adepts of the new way of interpreting art during the Italian Cinquecento, which Giorgio Vasari called the “modern manner”, celebrated in a major exhibition uniting for the first time masterpieces from Italy and abroad.
Info: +390552645155; http://www.palazzostrozzi.org/Sezione.jsp?idSezione=1771&idProgetto=2&idLinguaSito=2
Concert conducted by Henrik Nanasi at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The symphony n.4 by Tchaikovsky and the Concert n. 2 by Marcucci
Starting at 8:30 p.m. Ticket price: € 25/15
- Sunday, March 9, 2014
Fair Taste 9 at Stazione Leopolda until March 10, 2014. The fair dedicated to excellence in taste and food lifestyles. Taste is the Italian fair dedicated to good eating and good living and attended by the top figures in the international gastronomic and catering trade as well as an increasingly growing number of foodies. From 1:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Ticket price: € 15
Extraordinary opening of the Grande Chiostro (Great Cloister) in Santa Maria Novella. Built in the fourteenth century thanks to the generosity of noble Florentine families, the cloister is decorated with a cycle of frescoes depicting the stories of San Domenico and other saints, painted between the 1570s and the 1590s by over fifteen different painters. Visiting hour: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Dancing performance Esercizi di Primavera (Spring’s Excercises) at Cantieri Goldonetta. The cellist Naomi Berrill choreographs and simulates the movements of six dancers. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Ticket price: € 12/10
Info: +390552337681; email@example.com
- Monday, March 10, 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/
Film Festival Italian Identities at Cinema Alfieri. Exhibition dedicated to films of today that best define the Italian identity. Also on that evening, Una Famiglia Perfetta (A Perfect Family) by Paolo Genovese. Starting at 8:30 p.m. Free admission. The film is in the Italian language with English subtitles.
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Exhibition Folco Chiti Batelli. Signs of the soul and of the city at Museum of Palazzo Medici Riccardi until March 25, 2014. A selection of 100 works to rediscover the Florentine artist who died in 2011. Telephone booths, traffic lights, cars, trucks, billboards located next to sites of the city’s landscapes consist of the thematic repertoire with which the artist is confronted throughout life.
Visiting hour: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed on Wednesday.
Rich evening aperitifs and an ample wine list at Sant’Ambrogio Caffè. Open every day from 10.30 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Info: Caffè S. Ambrogio, Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, 7r; T: +390552477277
- Wednesday, March 12, 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/
Concert by The Churchill High School Orchestra at Basilica di Santo Spirito. Under the direction of Mr Jason Thibodeaux and Ms Mallory Phillips the orchestra formed of 80 musicians, aged 14-18, will be performing music by Bach, Vivaldi, Host, Copland, and others. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Free admission.
Info: Basilica of Santo Spirito, Piazza Santo Spirito n. 30; T: +39055210030
Live music with The Main Road Band in Il Grande Sogno Americano at Teatro del Sale. From Bob Dylan to Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, Eagles, and many others. Showtime: 7:30 p.m.
Info and booking: +390552001492
Film screening at Cinema Alfieri. Tonight Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul. The story of the folk singer Sixto Rodriguez, who has dedicated his music to social issues and work. The film is in the English language with Italian subtitles. Starting at 9:30 p.m. Ticket price € 5
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
Opening exhibition Family Matters. Portraits and experiences of family today at Center for Contemporary Culture Strozzina until July 20, 2014. Eleven international artists reflect on the concept of family. An analysis, through the art works, of the dynamics and images that characterize a family and what lies behind it. Starting at 7 p.m. Open every day except on Mondays. Ticket price € 5, Thursday free joint ticket with the exhibition “Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino”.
Info: +390552645155; http://www.strozzina.org/en/exhibitions/questioni-di-famiglia/
Kermesse Irlanda in Festa (Festival of Ireland) at Obihall until March 17, 2014. Florence transformed into a corner of Ireland. Includes work experience, folk dances and beer. Live music, folk dances, typical food, exhibits, records, books, performances, and handcrafted items. On March 13, the most Irish of the Italian bands, the WhiskyTrail, will be performing. Starting at 8:15 p.m. Ticket price € 10
Info and booking: +390556504112; http://www.obihall.it/cartellone/concerti/irlanda-in-festa-xixa-edizione-dal-13-03-14-al-15-03-14-dalle-ore-19.30.html
A Green Dinner at Tamerò. A cycle of food and wine evenings at the original pastabar in Piazza Santo Spirito. On 13 March, the protagonist is the vegetarian menù by chef Gianmarco Desole: no waivers, no penance. Starting at 8:30 p.m. Ticket price € 25. Reservation is required.
Info and reservation: +39055282596; firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you enjoy!
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