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. On this occasion, exceptionally due to staff commitments, we provide you with information on events over the next two weeks.
Are you a music lover? We have before us two weeks packed with musical events to suit all tastes!
If you are passionate about classical music you won’t want to miss the season opening of the best orchestras in Florence: four amazing appointments with Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina at Orsanmichele, on Sunday the 12th, Monday the 13th, Sunday the 19th, and Monday 20th; an appointment with Orchestra della Toscana at Teatro Verdi on Saturday the 18th; and a performance at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino on Thursday the 23rd.
Conversely, if you are passionate about rock, jazz, or ethnic music, you won’t want to miss Musica dei Popoli, Taranta Nera at Flog W Live on Saturday the 11th, Kaiser Chiefs at Viper Theatre on Thursday the 16th, Noa at Teatro Verdi on Monday the 20th, and Morrissey at Obihall on Tuesday the 21st.
Friday, October 10, 2014
[Outside Florence] The encounter of masterpiece at Palazzo Pretorio in Prato. Works of art by Filippo Lippi, Bellini, Caravaggio, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Jacopo Bassano from the collection of the Banca Popolare di Vicenza. A wide view of Tuscan and Venetian art between fifteenth and eighteenth century. Until January 6, 2015. Visiting hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Tuesday. Ticket price: € 10/8.
Info: Piazza del Comune; +39057419349961; www.palazzopretorio.prato.it
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
Atomic in concert at Sala Vanni in Piazza del Carmine. The Scandinavian quintet made up of Ellington, Mingus, Russel, Arche, and Sheppand reflects the iconoclastic spirit of sixties jazz, especially European free jazz. Starting at 9.15 p.m Ticket price: € 15 (€ 10 in presale).
Info: Piazza del Carmine, 14; www.musicusconcentus.com
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Opening of Florence in War 1940-1944 at Sale Fabiani, Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Documents, objects, images, voices, and movies reconstructing the early years of the war. Inauguration starting at 5 p.m.
Info: Via Cavour; 0552760427; www.provincia.fi.it
Tuscan Tastes at Hippodrome of Visarno. At the race-course in Visarno, market exhibition Real Taste of Tuscan Selection: Fall/Winter 2014, a project by Veronica Ficarelli now in its third edition. Raffles, prizes, demonstrations, parades, and workshop experiences. Starting at 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Free admission.
Info: Parco delle Cascine, Hippodrome of Visarno; www.realtasteoftuscany.com
Musica dei Popoli – Taranta Nera, The Salento meets Africa at Flog W Live. Salento and Africa, “two southern areas of the world” that understand and complement each other very well. Work songs, tarantula, and ancient rhythms. Starting at 9,30 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12.
Info: Via Mercati 24/b; www.musicadeipopoli.com
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Scandicci Fair in Scandicci. Shopping, cultural events, performances, food, and other activities. From 4.30 p.m. until midnight. Free admssion. Scandicci is easily reachable by the tram; you can take it outside the Santa Maria Novella train station.
Info: Scandicci; +3905575911; www.scandiccifiera.com
[Outside Florence] Food&Book at Thermal bath Tettuccio in Montecatini Terme (Pistoia). Festival of books and gastronomic culture, with a series of special events related to the topic of food. From 10 a.m. until midnight. Free admission.
Film screaning at Cinema Odeon. Party Girl, a film by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, and Samuel Théis, with Angélique Litzenburger. this French dramatic film won the Un Certain Regard Ensemble Prize and the Camera d’Or award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Original version with Italian subtitles. Starting at 8.45 p.m. and 10.30 pm. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com
Monday, October13, 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/
Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina – Director Lanzetta and flautist Andreas Blau in the Concerto No.1 by Mozart, a fantasy by Carmen arranged by Borne, Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, and the world premiere of Migrants of Vella. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12. Presale at the Museum Box Office.
Info: Orsanmichele, Via Calzaiuoli; +39055783374; www.orcafi.it
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Wolakota 2014. Older than America at Galleria delle Carrozze, Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Ethnographic exhibition on North American Aboriginal People Lakota Sioux. Until Saturday 25. Visiting hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Info: Via Cavour; +390552760427; www.provincia.fi.it
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. Until November 2. Visiting hours: 8.15 a.m. until 6.30 p.m.
Info and booking: +3905529483
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Michelangelo and the twentieth century at Casa Buonarroti. Exhibition of a research project started in 2012 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the death of the artist. Until October 20, 2014. Ticket price: € 6,50
Info: Via Ghibellina 70, www.casabuonarroti.it
Lunch at Rose’s. New York style resto-bar very chic for light lunch and smart dinner.
Closed on Sunday.
Info: Via del Parione, 26r; www.roses.it
Musical Wednesday – Spanish organist Joseph Mas I Bonet presents, in the first part, a program of musicians in Spain from the seventeenth to eighteenth centuries, in the second part, musics by Bach and Scarlatti. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 5.
Info: Auditorium Via Folco Portinari, 5/r; +390555384012;
Thrusday, October 16, 2014
Cappella Rucellai, Dialogues – Marco Carminati, Pages of culture. Invitation to the vision of the Rucellai Chapel in San Pancrazio. Visits every 30 minutes. Reservation required for groups.
Info: Cappella Rucellai
Kaiser Chiefs in concert at Viper Theatre. Along with Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian, and The Fratellis during the zero years of the second millennium, they accounted for much of the indie music scene. Now with their fifth album Education, Education, Education and War. Starting at 10 p.m. Ticket price: € 25.
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/
Friday, October 17, 2014
Lunch at Al Fresco – Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. En plein air restaurant: trattoria for lunch, pizza, and barbecue dinner. All day, you can enjoy fresh seasonal dishes, and in the evening, you can enjoy pizzas and high-quality meat cooked in the oven or on the grill, both located in a corner of the garden.
Info: Borgo Pinti, 99; +390552626527; www.fourseasons.com
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
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Teatro Verdi – Season opening with the Orchestra del Conservatorio Cherubini and the baton of Daniele Rusticoni: the Overtour of the Die Fledermaus by Strauss, the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Bernstein, and La Mer by Debussy come to Ravel’s Bolero. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 16/13.
Info: Via Ghibellina, 99; +390552340710; www.orchestradellatoscana.it
Arisa, I introduce you a friend at Mandela Forum. Concert in support of the association Trisomia 21 for families who have a child with Down Syndrome. Arisa, a famous Italian singer, since triumphing at the Sanremo Festival, has skyrocketed up the charts and dominated radio air play. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 12
Info: Piazza Berlinguer; +39055667566; www.at21.it
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Last day to visit the exhibition Giovanni Colacicchi, Figures of rhythm and light in the Florence of 1900s at Villa Bardini. It is the first exhibition of Colacicchi after his death (1900-1992) and represents the entire teaching of this painter, writer, critic, and humanist. Includes 80 works making up some of the figurative masterpieces of the twentieth century. Visiting hours: 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: Costa San Giorgio 2; 05520066206
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
Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina – The tenor Vladimir Reutov and pianist Ludovico Troncanetti in arias and songs from their repertoire. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12. Presale at the Museum Box Office.
Info: Orsanmichele, Via Calzaiuoli; +39055783374; www.orcafi.it
Monday, October 20, 2014
Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina – The Trio Mythos performs pieces by Beethoven, Schumann, and Bartolucci. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12. Presale at the Museum Box Office.
Info: Orsanmichele, Via Calzaiuoli; +39055783374; www.orcafi.it
Noa in concert at Teatro Verdi. A truly international artist with Yemenite/Israeli/American origins, as well as an outspoken peace activist, turns her attention to jazz music. Starting at 8,45 p.m.
Info: Via Ghibellina, 99; +39055240397; www.coolt.toscana.it
Tuesday, October 21, 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/
Morrisey in concert at Obihall. This former leader of The Smiths and sharp, sarcastic, and smart musician is in Italy promoting his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 69/39.
Info: lungarno Aldo Moro; +390556504112; www.lenozzediigaro.it
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Luck of the primitives. Art treasures from the Italian collections between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries at Galleria dell’Accademia– An ideal journey through collectibles in Italy from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Until December 8, 2014. Ticket price: € 11. Opening hours: 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m.
Info: +39055294883; www.unannoadarte.it
Cristina Donà in concert at Sala Vanni in Piazza del Carmine. Pop singer and songwriter steeped in Italian song. Intimate acoustic concert and tone in manner of story-telling. starting at 9.15 p.m. Ticket price: € 15.
Info: Piazza del Carmine, 14; www.lenozzedifigaro.it
Thrusday, October 23, 2014
Lunch at Dei Frescobaldi. In an alley perfumed with history and antiquity, 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
Cavalleria Rusticana musical, by Haydn at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. From seriousness of verismo to the lightness of movement by the choreographic wand by Giampaolo Bisanti and directed by Mario Pontiggia. Replicas on Sunday the 26th, Tuesday the 28th, Thursday the 30th. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: from € 70 to € 10.
Info: Viale Fratelli Rosselli 7; +390552779350; www.operadifirenze.it
We hope that you enjoy!