Welcome to Florence Inferno where we provide you with the weekly events happening in Florence as well as an events guide containing information on music, art, cinema, markets, and much more taking place in the city.
This week we make special mention of the Amico Museo (My Friend the Museum): two weeks, May 17 to June 2, dedicated to museums! A big annual event featuring guided tours, lectures, workshops, activities for children and adults, and special openings. A program comprising hundreds of events in 186 museums in Tuscany to discover Tuscany’s cultural heritage, with unusual events for visitors of all ages.
For International Museums Day on May 18, Amico Museo has adopted the theme “Creating connections with the collections.”
Friday, May 16, 2014
[Outside Florence] Wine Food Shire in Grosseto, from Friday, May 16, until Sunday, May 18, 2014. Three days allowing you to come into contact with Maremma culture through a large open-air seating along the streets and most picturesque squares in the old town of Grosseto. Prestigious showcasing of excellent wines, food, and crafts of Maremma. Open from 5 p.m. to midnight (Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight). Free admission.
Rediscovering Michelangelo at Accademia Gallery, until May 18. Exhibit exploring Michelangelo through sculptors, painters, and photographers who make reference to him in their works.
Info: Via Ricasoli 60; www.unannoadarte.it
“In the mold of the fathers”, exihibition of British sculptor Jane McAdam Freud at C2 Contemporanea 2 by Antonio Lo Pinto. The artist reflects on the rich and complex relationship with her father Lucian Freud, a famous painter, and the figure of her great-grandfather Sigmund Freud. Until June 3, 2014. Open Monday to Friday from 5 p.m to 7 p.m.
Karaoke Show & DJ set Cappello Party at Red Garter, an American bar. Gadgets, gifts, and official photographer.
Info: Via de Benci 33r; www.facebook.com/red.firenze
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Amico Museo (My Friend the Museum), the European Night of Museums, occurs every year on the Saturday closest to International Museum Day. By welcoming the public at night, museums invite their guests to visit the collections in a unusual manner. Many activities are offered during this event, which is attended by numerous young people and families. Free admission in 105 Tuscan museums. Starting at 9 p.m.
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/
Fabbrica Europa Festival, Stazione Leopolda, Unusual Party. An event with a very special line-up, namely, the French duo Nôze and two interesting Tuscan music projects: Celluloid Jam, with their electro-mystical atmospheres, and Camillocromo Beat Band, a new project of electronic jazz/swing arising from the collaboration between Camillocromo, DJ/producer Ghiaccioli e Branzini, and vocalist Piero Gesué. Starting at 11 p.m. Ticket price: € 10.
Nextech at Fortezza da Basso. Electronic Music Festival and special event with Chris Liebing. Preview evening before official opening in September. Starting at 6 p.m. Ticket price: deluxe € 75/regular € 32.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Deejay Ten – Run like a deejay. An individual, non-competitive road race on foot for men and women. Starting at 9:30 a.m from Piazza della Signoria. A celebration now in its fifth edition in the company of Radio Deejay. One can participate in two races: the 10 km and 5 km race. Ticket price: € 18.
[Outside Florence] Open Stables in Mugello and Spring Festival at Scarperia. Between Florence and Bologna, Mugello offers remarkable insights for an out-of-town getaway. A great opportunity to discover the “milky way” and visit Bilancino lake and ten typical villages in Tuscany.
Romeo and Juliet at Mandela Forum. From the French composer Gerard Presgurvic, the musical based on the play by Shakespeare that has garnered many sellouts. 45 artists, including singers, dancers, and acrobats; over 200 costumes; and 550 square meters of staging. Starting at 4 p.m. Ticket price: € 49/44/38/32/20
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
Monday, May 19, 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/
[Outside Florence] Pietrasanta to… drink! In the charming Cloister of S. Agostino, 70 producers from all over Italy with over 350 wines to discover and enjoy together, for a trip of a tastier Bacchus. A special area to enjoy food. From 11.30 a.m until 6.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 20
Dire Straits Legend at Obihall, a concept show to celebrate one of the greatest rock bands, and to keep alive the “old heroes” and the band’s great music. Also includes the presence of John Illsley, bassist and co-founder of the “real” Dire Straits. Showtime at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 55/46/33/20
Info: Obihall, Lungarno A. Moro; +390556504112; www.obihall.it
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Secret splendor. The Treasure of the Chapel of Relics in the Pitti Palace at Museo degli Argenti. One of the largest sacred treasures of Europe and symbol of the devotion of the Grand Duchess of Tuscany and of the last of the Medici Grand Dukes. From May 20 until September 28. Visiting hours: 8.15 a.m. until 6.30 p.m.
Info and booking: +3905529483
Miyasako, Tourbillon – Gallery of Modern Art. First exhibition in Italy by this Japanese innovator, artist, and professor of restoration at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Visiting hours: 10 a.m until 6 p.m. Free admission
77th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at Teatro Comunale – Opera: Roberto Devereux o Il conte di Essex, tragic opera in three acts: Music by Donizetti. Director Paul Arrivabeni. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 80/60/40/35/20/10.
Wednesday, May 21, 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/
The white shirt in my opinion. Gianfranco Ferré at Museo del Tessuto. A major exhibition reveals the creativity and genius style of a protagonist of fashion. Visiting hours: 10 a.m until 3 p.m. (Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m until 6 p m.; closed Monday)
Aperidivino Galanti, Aperitif with selection of wines and gourmet specialties. Every Wednesday. Starting at 7 p.m. Aperitif price: € 7
Fabbrica Europa Festival, Teatro Cantiere Florida, 7th Sense. The show is the first co-production in the world between Italy and Armenia. It is formed by seven pictures inspired by the Book of Lamentations of G. Nareghatsi, a 10th century famous Armenian poet, musician, and philosopher. A research on the human enigma and the sense of guilt. Showtime at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12/10.
Thursday, May 22, 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/
Boboli perfumes at Boboli Gardens Limonaia. Special event with perfumes, soaps, and natural herbal products rooted in an old manufacturing tradition. Official opening at 3 p.m. Free admission and bus service from Piazza Pier Vettori. Lounge bar and pizzeria, open daily from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Until May 25.
Cocktail night at Brown Sugar. Special vintage food created by Chef Jhed e Rc. C. Starting at 6.30 p.m.
Info: Piazza di San Firenze, 5; +39055 217031
Giorgia Tour at Mandela Forum. Giorgia is a famous Italian singer, song-writer, musician, record producer, and radio host. The tour follows the release of the critically acclaimed new album Senza Paura. It is at the top of the official album sales charts and has already been certified platinum. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 50/40/32
Info: Viale Paoli; +39055667566; www.bitconcerti.it
We hope you enjoy!
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