Every week at Florence Inferno we inform you of the events happening in Florence. Moreover, our events guide contains information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other things occuring in the city.
This week you won’t want to miss the twenty-first edition of the Fabbrica Europa Festival. From May 8 until June 18, 2014, this festival comprises a terrific program of theatre, dance, performing and visual arts. Beginning at Stazione Leopolda, Fabbrica Europa’s symbolic home, the festival spreads to other locations in Florence, from the Nuovo Teatro dell’Opera to the Teatro Cantiere Florida, and across the Arno to the Ex Church of San Carlo dei Barnabiti, CANGO Cantieri Goldonetta, Teatro Goldoni, and further still to the Teatro Era of Pontedera.
Friday, May 9, 2014
The Hat between Art and Extravaganza at the Galleria del Costume (Costume Gallery) of Palazzo Pitti. Open until June 8, 2014, it consists of the first monographic exhibition dedicated to hats, as well as a tribute to this extraordinary accessory. 179 pieces on display. Christian Dior, Givenchy, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, John Rocha, Prada, Ferré, and famous international milliners. Visiting hours: daily from 8.15 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 10/5
Info and booking: +39055290383; www.cappelloinmostra.it
Fabbrica Europa Festival, Le Murate, Gut Gift. Francesca Foscarini and Yasmeen Godder choreograph the undressing of a socially aware persona to expose instinctual animalistic and primal urges. Showtime at 6.30 p.m. Performance also on May 10, 2014. Reservation required.
WA! Japan Film Festival, the Review of Japanese Cinema Florence, until May 11, 2014, at Cinema Odeon and Piazza Strozzi. The festival is a multi-sensory journey to discover Japanese culture in new Cinema, culinary delights, characteristic crafts, and Japanese traditions. A daily selection of animated films, documentaries, shorts movies, comedies, and dramas of great success, and the opportunity to enjoy traditional cuisine, sushi, tempura, ramen, and much more. Ticket price: € 3
Pausa Caffè Festival, at Piazza della Repubblica e Biblioteca delle Oblate, until May 9, 2014. The kermess dedicated to the spread of the quality coffee’s culture demonstrates the excellence and culture of Made in Italy. With the art direction of the three-time Italian cafeteria champion Francesco Sanapo and coffee expert Andrej Godina. Starting at 10 a.m. Free admission.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Vivi Cascine at Cascine Park, Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, 2014. Two days of sports, cultural and recreational activities, music, entertainment, and wine tasting tours.
Visiting hours: Saturday 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. until 7 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/
77th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at Teatro Comunale – Opening Gala. Verdi’s first act of Otello e Tosca. A Gala patchwork for the execution of two acts from two popular works. Zubin Mehta conducts. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 250/210/180/85/45/15.
Rich evening aperitifs and an 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
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Today is Mother’s Day. Needless to say that in Italy the “mother” is an institution celebrated like in no other country. Although there is no typical gift for Mother’s Day, it is always celebrated! Sons usually present their mothers with handmade cards and husbands normally bestow flowers upon their wives.
Arts Fair (Mercato delle Arti e dei Mestieri) at Santo Spirito. One of the most creative Florentine neighborhood shows its excellence, artistic craftsmanship, and quality of design. A perfect spot to pick out an artsy souvenir to bring home! From 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Free admission.
Info: Piazza Santo Spirito
[Outside Florence] Lucca DiVi…na at Real Collegio, Lucca. Preview of wines from the Tuscany coast, consolidated meeting of the Tuscan Coast’s Association Grand Cru. Starting at 11 a.m. Ticket price: € 20, free for wine conoisseurs.
Brunch at Teatro del Sale, theater-club-lounge-inspired gourmet shop by chef Fabio Picchi. Open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Price: € 20.
Info: Teatro del Sale, Via dei Macci, 111r; +390552001492
Fabbrica Europa Festival, Stazione Leopolda, The Seagull. The play, interpreted by the Serbian National Theatre, is a performance based on the play by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov and uses different and creative theatrical means. Showtime at 4 p.m. Ticket price: € 20/15/10.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Fiesole and the Longobards – Civic Archeological Museum of Fiesole. This exhibition is one of the many events celebrating the 100 years of the Museum of Fiesole. It is showing, for the first time, the recent discoveries from about 40 burials that were found in the excavations carried out in Fiesole’s Piazza Garibaldi area. On display are various objects from the unearthed Lombard grave furnishings, namely, fibule, hair pins, jewelry, and weapons. The exhibit will last until October 30, 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/
Tuesday, May 13, 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/
Auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio – The fifteenth edition of Classic Tuscany opens with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12/5, pre-sale Box Office or one hour before concert on premises.
Info: +39055783374, www.orcafi.it
Fabbrica Europa Festival, Teatro Cantire Florida, Terramara. A love story told through dance: for sixty minutes, originally and unusually, the most vital and secret sentiment of two lovers in their daily routine, in the communal time of work, emanated from the pièce. Showtime at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12/10.
Wednesday, May 14, 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/
“Aperi…Fuga Live” at Le Carceri, ex Murate. Every Wednesday evening during the summer in Florence, special aperitifs at one of the most culturally fascinating places of the city. Fried foods, sandwiches, pasta, and many other dishes from land and sea, with live music. Starting at 7.30 p.m. Aperitif price: € 5.
Info: Piazza delle Murate; +390552346872
Fabbrica Europa Festival, Stazione Leopolda, Violet, choreography by Meg Stuart. Five dancers reveal simultaneously and singularly an energetic landscape, a charged terrain of options. Showtime at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12/10.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Crafts and Palazzo in the seventeenth century Giardino Corsini. From Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 18, spend four days with 91 handcraft artists and craftsmen at work. Opening Thursday, 15 May at 10.30 a.m. Every evening live music and drinks at Ristorante Sotto i Tigli.
Visiting hours: 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8
Info: +390552654589; www.artigianatoepalazzo.it
Relaxing break or lunch at Amblé, bistrot/caffè bar. A place designed as a living room where you can eat and shop at the same time, from the furniture, chairs, tables, sofas, to porcelain cups. Famous for its sandwiches made with natural ingredients. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Info: Piazzetta dei Del Bene, 7/a; +39 055 268528; www.amble.it
Film screening at Cinema Odeon. Grace of Monaco, by Olivier Dahan, opening film from the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Starting at 4.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 8
We hope you enjoy!
Picture by www.fabbricaeuropa.net