Welcome to Florence Inferno, your one-stop shop for a listing of the events happening in Florence, including an 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 our Halloween Tour happening on October 31! On this striking night in Florence we will be visiting Palazzo Vecchio, encountering medieval ghosts, and wandering through mysterious alleys! You are also invited to wear a costume or a mask during the tour. However, please do not feel obligated. Our guide will select the scariest dress and award the winner with a one-hour secret passages tour for two people on the following day!
We also make a special mention of The Children’s Museum at Palazzo Vecchio, a must for kids in Florence! The project aims to offer an educational and cultural experience for children so that they learn about the everyday life of the family through fashion from the fifteenth to sixteenth centuries in Florence to explain that historical era. Every day of the week from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Universe Comes Together in Silence. Alfredo Serri at Ente Cassa di Risparmio. Cultured and sensitive artist, Alfredo Serri (Florence 1897-1972) is finally properly recognized in the first exhibition dedicated to him. Comprises 80 paintings, mostly from one single private collection. Visiting hours: from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m./3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. Until January 18, 2015.
Info: Via Bufalini 6; +390555384001.
Piano Jazz al Ponte at Auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte. Alessandro Galati in concert. The famous pianist with a long and international career, with several top records and collaborations, presents a repertoire that includes original compositions and popular songs. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 15.
Info: Piazza Santo Stefano; www.eventimusicpool.it
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Begin Again, an American musical/comedy/drama written and directed by John Carney, and starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine. Knightley plays a singer-songwriter who is discovered by a struggling record label executive and collaborates with him to produce an album recorded in public locations all over New York City. Starting at 4.15 p.m./6.45 p.m./9.15 p.m. Ticket price: € 8
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Saturday, October 25, 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/
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – Daniel Cohen, Israeli conductor and violinist, dedicates the program to the transition between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Debussy, Franck, two pages by Strauss, Burleske, and Don Juan. Solo pianist Maurizio Baglini. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 30/8.
Info: Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 7; +390552779350; www.operadifirenze.it
Amici della Musica at Teatro Pergola. Roberto Cominati offers a concert with pieces written by Handel and Bach handled by Liszt, Busoni, and others. Starting at 9 pm. Ticket price: € 25/5.
Info: Via della Pergola, 18; +39055607440; www.amicimusica.fi.it
Sunday, October 26, 2014
[Outside Floence] Volterra Taste! at Volterra (Pisa). 17th edition of the Exhibition Market of white truffles. The truffle, with other specialities, is presented by the producers in the squares and streets of the splendid Etruscan city. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Until Sunday, November 2.
Info: Volterra (Pisa); +39058886099; www.volterragusto.com
[Outside Floence] Lucca Marathon at Lucca. For fans of running this is a dream come true on account of its exceptional location: the splendid city walls, chosen for the start of the race. Registration price: € 47. Foreign athletes must purchase the daily card: € 7.
Amici della Musica at Teatro Pergola. Quartetto Prometeo with Haydn, Kurtag, and Death and the Maiden by Schubert. Starting at 9 pm. Ticket price: € 25/5.
Info: Via della Pergola, 18; +39055607440; www.amicimusica.fi.it
Ensemble Dramatodia at Cenacolo di Andrea del Sarto in Museo di San Salvi. The Excellence and Triumph of the Pork, a grotesque work by the great storyteller Giulio Cesare Croce (1550-1609), presented by Alberto Allegrezza. Starting at 9.15 p.m. Ticket price: € 10/5.
Info: Museo di San Salvi; Via di San Salvi, 16; www.hommearme.it
Monday, October 27, 2014
Sunset Trip from Florence to Fiesole in the Tuscan Hills organized 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/
Last few days to visit: Fiesole and the Longobards – Civic Archeological Museum of Fiesole. This exhibition is one of the many events celebrating the centenary 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 31, 2014. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 12.
Relaxing break or lunch at Amblé, bistrot/caffè bar designed as a living room, from the furniture, chairs, tables, sofas, to porcelain cups, and where you can eat and shop at the same time. 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
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Lights on the 1900s at Gallery of Modern Art. Many expression of Italian figurative art and its most important interpreters, such as Capogrossi, Catena, Casorati, De Chirico, De Pisis, Peyron, Rosai and Severini. The best artistic chapters of the twentieth century with masterpieces by Carrà, Alberto Savino, Marini, Andreotti, and Maraini. Visiting hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, 8.15 a.m. to 6.50 p.m. Until March 8, 2015.
Info: Piazza Pitti, 1; www.unannodarte.it
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/
[Outside Florence] Marianne Faithfull in concert at Teatro del Giglio in Lucca. The former muse of the Rolling Stones celebrates 50 years of her career with a tour and album Give my love to London, which includes collaborations from old and new friends such as, among others, Roger Waters, Anna Calvi, and Jim Sclavunos. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 46/29.
Info: Piazza del Giglio 13/15, Lucca; +390583465320; www.summer-festival.com/winter
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Children’s Museum at Palazzo Vecchio. Children will hear and see stories told by actors in period clothing and will discover through the stories the city’s rich historical and artistic heritage in an interactive way. Suitable for children from 4 to 8 years of age. Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.musefirenze.it
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/
Last few days to visit Museum of the Cappelle Medicee – Arts and politics in the Florentine years of Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici Elettrice Palatina: the last period of the patronage of the Medici in the great Laurentian factory. From Monday to Sunday, 8.15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Until November 2014. Ticket price: € 8
Info: Piazza Madonna Aldobrandini 6; +39055294883
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Opening of Moses Levy – Marine Light. A Story of Italian Art 1915-1935 at Villa Bardini. The sparkling and roaring images of a Viareggio in line with the time as told by Levy. Shaped in a creative climate of Viani, Pea, Puccini, and Tobin, Levy emphasizes that strip of land, an ideal place for meditation and inspiration. Visiting hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.Until February 15, 2015.
Info: Costa San Giorgio, 2; +3905520066206; www.bardinipeyron.it
Florence Creativity at Fortezza da Basso. Fair of handmade in Italy, cake design, decoupage, bricolage, home decor, and creative sewing. Opening hours: 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Until November 2. Ticket price: € 8.
Anastacia in concert at Obihall. The talented singer returns with her new album Resurrection, the sad story of a hit singer who had the world in her hands until an incredible succession of illnesses struck. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 69/39.
Info: Lungarno A. Moro; +390556504112; www.lenozzedifigaro.it
Friday, October 31, 2014
Today is Halloween!
Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO organize a special Halloween Tour. Given that Florence is one of the most alluring and impressive cities in the world at night, the itinerary includes mysterious alleys, amazing bell towers, locations once frequented by Dante, and a visit to the wonderful, impressive Palazzo Vecchio by night. The tour starts at the Badia Fiorentina and ends in Palazzo Vecchio. Afterwards, you are welcome to visit one of the restaurants and bars in the area and join a Halloween party, or simply continue your visit to Palazzo Vecchio, which is open until midnight. Starting at 8 p.m. Tour price: € 35 per person (30€ early bird tickets).
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/halloween-tour/
We hope you enjoy!
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