This is Florence Inferno, the website that provides information on the weekly events happening in Florence, in addition to an events guide detailing what’s going on in the city as regards music, art, cinema, markets, and so much more.
This week you won’t want to miss the festival Markets in Music, which aims to give more prominence to the historic markets of Florence, namely, Loggia del Porcellino, Loggia di Piazza dei Ciompi, San Lorenzo and Sant’Ambrogio Markets. The festival will stage ten musical performances, all free to attend. Musical concerts and cultural events are inspired by the central theme of this year, freedom, and commemorate the liberation of Florence that took place 60 years ago. Until September 25. On Saturday, September 13, Afrodita, musical inspired by the famous novel by Isabel Allende. On Thursday, September 18, Radio is old-fashioned, a journey into the post-war pop, in the footsteps of old Florentine music.
We also make special mention of Gelato Festival (Ice cream Festival) – European challenge finals at Piazzale Michelangelo. The best ice cream makers from all over Italy and abroad are in Florence to participate in this ice cream contest and, with just one card, you can taste the top flavours and the original ice cream cocktails. Starting on Friday, September 12, until Sunday, September 14.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Gelato Festival (Ice cream Festival) at Piazzale Michelangelo. The European challenge finals involves some of the “maestri” of ice cream from Italy and overseas. You can attend courses, watch the masters at work, buy a tasting card to savour the unique flavours, and vote for your favourite! Opening hours: 12 a.m. to midnight. Ice cream card (5 tastes and 1 ice cream cocktail included): € 7. Until Sunday 14, 2014.
[Outside Florence] Pergamente fiorite at Still life Museum in Poggio a Caiano (Florence). A path among the flowers painted on parchment dating from the seventeenth/eighteenth century; a little-known collection of the Medici family. Until December 14, 2014. Opening hours: 8.15 a.m until 6.30 p.m. (Closed the 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month).
Info: Piazza de Medici, 12; +39055877012; www.polomuseale.firenze.it
Jazz & Blues in the courtyard of the National Museum of the Bargello. Triloku Gurtu, Indian percussionist and composer, in concert. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 15.
Info: Via del Proconsolo, 4; www.eventimusicpool.it
Saturday, September 13, 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/
Florence Contemporary Sounds at National Museum of the Bargello. The seventh edition of the contemporary music and visual arts festival opens with the significant presence of William Kentridge, the South African artist, amongst some of the most recognized internationally. A rich program of music and visual art: in the courtyard of the museum, curtains and projection screens made of sheets will create animations around the stalls, and big names in the contemporary music scene will perform their greatest hits. Starting at 9 p.m. Until sunday, September 21.
Info: Via del Proconsolo, 4; +39055611299; www.flamensemble.com
Markets in Music at Sant’Ambrogio Market. The historic Florentine markets work overtime and open their doors after sunset to music and shows, as an original alternative to nightlife. On Saturday, September 13, Afrodita, musical inspired by the famous novel by Isabel Allende. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Free admission.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Pitti Fragranze at Stazione Leopolda. The most exclusive international fair/event, with high-quality craft fragrances, body-care and wellness products, cosmetics, and sophisticated scented accessories by over 200 of the most qualified brands on the world scene. Graphics and videos will accompany visitors along the itinerary. Starting on Saturday, September 13. Opening hours: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Ticket price: € 10.
[Outside Florence] Chianti Classico Expo at Greve in Chianti (Florence). The Chianti Classico wine festival has a significant representation from a number of Tuscan wineries, each offering all of the wines that they produce. The wine tasting takes place in the main square of the town, Piazza Matteotti. You have to buy the wine glass with its holder so you can start with the tastings, and you will receive a ticket. Starting on Thursday 11 untill Sunday 14. Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ticket price (8 tasting included): € 15.
Dinner at Kome. In a historic palazzo, Kaiten sushi, barbecue restaurant and meeting point for events.
Info: Via dei benci, 41r; +390552008009; www.komefirenze.it
Monday, September 15, 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/
Sandwiches and wine at All’Antico Vinaio. Popular with Florentines and foreigners alike, the small sandwich shop is the perfect place to grab a quick bite and wash it down with some local wine.
Info: Via de’Neri 65r
Jazz & Blues in the courtyard of the National Museum of the Bargello. Servillo, Mangalavite & Girotto in concert. The voice of the famous group Avion Traveland and the warmth of two musicians of Argentinien blood. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 15.
Info: Via del Proconsolo, 4; www.eventimusicpool.it
Tuesday, September 16, 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/
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
Wednesday, September 17, 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/
Aperitifs at Caffè Letterario – Le Murate. As the cultural center of Florence, the cafe is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods of the town, the old Florentine prison, and offers an interesting program of events and meetings. From 6.30 p.m. until 9.30 p.m.
Musical Wednesday at Auditorium of Ente Cassa di Risparmio. The recital by Sossio Capasso, pianist and organist, engaged in a program of Italian, Spanish, and German authors from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 5
Info: Via Folco Portinari 5r; www.entecarifirenze.it
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Ruralia at Cascine Park. Farmers, winemakers, shepherds, fishermen, craftsmen, and chefs are all part of a great festival animated by a mix of events, workshops, demostrations, courses, meetings, tastings, and shows amongst meadows, cultivated fields, vineyards, olive trees, fruits, products of the land, and animals of the Tuscan countryside. Until Sunday, September 21. Opening hours: Thursday, 12 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. untill 8 p.m. Free admission.
Three Prophets by Donatello at the Baptistery of Florence. Some exceptional marble works from Donatello sculpted between 1415 and 1436: the Beardless Prophet, the Prophet Jeremiah, and the Bearded or Thoughtful Prophet, probably a portrait of architect Filippo Brunelleschi. Open during the visiting hours of the Baptistery. Until November 30. Ticket price: € 10.
Markets in Music at Loggia del Mercato dei Ciompi. A festival located in the historic Florentine markets with music and shows, offered as an original alternative to nightlife. On Thursday, September 18, Radio is old-fashioned, a journey into the post-war pop, in the footsteps of old Florentine music. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Free admission.
We hope you enjoy!
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