You have arrived at Florence Inferno, your destination for information on events happening in Florence. It also contains an events guide providing information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other things occuring in the city, from September 18 to October 1, 2015.
This week we make special mention of the new exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi, starting on September 24: Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana. The show is a unique opportunity to compare extremely famous works of art that have helped to forge the rich panorama of modern art. It will include works of art by Jean-François Millet, Vincent van Gogh, Renato Guttuso, Marc Chagall, and artists whose work is perhaps less well known today. Until January 24, 2016.
We also make special mention of another impotant exhibition at Palazzo Vecchio, starting on September 26: Jeff Koons in Florence. This exhibit will showcase some of the most famous masterworks by Jeff Koons, the American artist whose work commands high prices: Gazing Ball (Barberini Faun) and Pluto and Proserpina, two monumental works that will be on display alongside the art of Michelangelo and Donatello. Until December 28, 2015.
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Friday, September 18, 2015
Florence Contemporary Sounds at National Museum of the Bargello. This is the eighth edition of the contemporary music and visual arts festival. The Ensemble of Contemporary Music is in concert, with big names in the contemporary music scene performing their greatest hits. Starting at 9 p.m. Until Sunday, September 22.
Info: Via del Proconsolo, 4; +39055611299; www.flamensemble.com
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Ricky and the Flash (USA, 98′) – by Jonathan Demme with Meryl Streep. A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home looking to make things right with her family. Original language. Starting at 4.45 p.m., 6.45 p.m., and 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Saturday, September 19, 2015
[Outside Florence] The Siege of the Villa in Poggio a Caiano (Prato). An historic re-enactment at the Medici Villa, which was built by Lorenzo the Magnificent and became the favourite villa of his son. Duchess Joanna of Austria stayed at the villa in 1565 in preparation for her wedding to Prince Francesco de’ Medici. The Siege re-enacts the journey Joanna’s carriage made from Innsbruck to Poggio a Caiano, complete with costumes, flag throwers, dancers, music, and more. Until September 20. Starting at 6.30 p.m.
Info: Poggio a Caiana (PO)
Source: Self-Made Design at Limonaia of Villa Strozzi. International design exhibition also featuring presentations by designers, creative directors, and architects. Until September 20.
Info: Via Pisana 77; www.sourcefirenze.it
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Last day to visit The Language of Flowers at Gucci Museum. This seventh exhibition of the Pinault Collection at the Gucci Museum is an allusion to one of Gucci’s most iconic motifs: Flora. The exhibition brings together the works of four artists who play with the iconography of flowers. The works were produced between 1967 and 2012. Until September 20. Hours of operation: Monday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.
New date: Holi Dance Festival at Cascine Park. Thousands of people dressed in white come together to share in music, dance, performance art, and visual stimulation. The festival is inspired by the original Indian Holi fest, but is about promoting the ideas of togetherness and the colour of everyday life during a day of fun and exhilaration. From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Ticket price: € 15.
Info: Cascine Park
Monday, September 21, 2015
The Florence Inferno Tour organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. A full-day walking tour of Florence inspired by Dan Brown’s latest novel Inferno. Enter some of the most amazing, mysterious, and famous places in Florence. The tour starts at 9.15 a.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
The Art of Francis. Masterpieces of Art and Lands of Asia from the Thirteenth to the Fifteenth Century at the Accademia Gallery. The Franciscan friars and their vocation inspired high art from 1200 to 1400. Hours of operation: 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 12.50. Until October 11, 2015.
Info: Via Ricasoli, 60; www.unannoadarte.it
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Lapislazzuli. Magic of Blue at Museo degli Argenti, an exhibition dedicated to the lapislazzuli, the rock composed of several minerals whose color was used on the surface of the Renaissance Madonnas. Until October 11, 2015. Closed on the first and last Monday of the month. Hours of operation: 8.15 a.m. until 7.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 10/7.
Info: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti 1; www.unannoadarte.it
Lunch at San Lorenzo’s Central Market. Restored after being closed for many years, the market offers typical Tuscan cuisine, a real theater of taste based on interior design and food culture. Hours of operation: Market: 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.; First floor, food, and beverages: 10 a.m until 12 p.m.
Info: Piazza San Lorenzo
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Uffizi & Accademia Tour in One Day organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. Set in the afternoon to avoid the crowds, it is a fascinating walking tour 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. Starting at 2 p.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/uffizi-and-accademia-tour/
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. The Men from U.N.C.L.E (USA, 116′) – by Guy Ritchie, with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization that is operating to proliferate nuclear weapons. Original language. Starting at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Opening of the exhibition Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana at Palazzo Strozzi. The exhibition sets out to explore the relationship between art and religion from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. The exhibition will be hosting over one hundred works by well-known Italian and international artists such as Domenico Morelli, Gaetano Previati, Felice Casorati, Gino Severini, Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Emilio Vedova, Vincent van Gogh, Jean-François Millet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Stanley Spencer, Georges Rouault, and Henri Matisse. Until January 24, 2016. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. Ticket price: 10/8,50.
Info: Pizza Strozzi; +39 0552645155; http://www.palazzostrozzi.org/
The Force of Myth at Casa Buonarroti. Plans for the facade of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, from Michelangelo to the Competition 1900. Until October 30, 2015. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Ticket price: € 6.50
Info: Via Ghibellina 70; +39055241752
Friday, September 25, 2015
Magnificent – The Incredible Story of the Beauty that Transformed the World at Sala d’Arme of Palazzo Vecchio, a multimedia exhibition by Felice Limosani that highlights Florence’s most famous attractions, paintings, and sculptures. The work is accompanied by audio, with maestro Andrea Bocelli as narrator. Until October 31, 2015. Hours of operation: Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. until 7p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Ticket price: € 8/5.
Info: Sala D’Arme, Piazza della Signoria; www.magnificentfirenze.it
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 to eat and wash it down with some local wine.
Info: Via de’Neri 65r
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Opening of the exhibition Jeff Koons in Florence at Palazzo Vecchio. An exhibit showcasing some of the most famous masterworks by Jeff Koons, the prominent American artist. Until December 28, 2015. Hours of operaton: every day from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Info: Piazza della Signoria; museicivicifiorentini.comune.fi.it/palazzovecchio
Last days to visit Piero di Cosimo (1462-1522) at Uffizi Gallery. First exhibition dedicated to an eccentric genius of the Florentine Renaissance, a painter almost unknown despite the appreciation shown him by critics and his many masterpieces located in museums and collections around the world. Hours of operation: from 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m. Closed on Monday. Ticket price: € 12.50/8.
Info: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 1; www.unannoadarte.it
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Last day to visit Human by Antony Gormley at Forte Belvedere. On the battlements of Forte Belvedere, 100 human figures by Sir Antony Gormley will be displayed, a great contemporary master considered among the most popular living sculptors. Until September 27, 2015. Hours of operation: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Closed on Monday. Free admission.
Info: Via San Leonardo 1; +390552768224; www.gormleyfirenze.it
Markets in Music at Loggia del Porcellino Market. The historic Florentine markets work overtime and open their doors after sunset to music and shows, as an original alternative to nightlife. On Sunday, September 27, The Sun King and his Florentine musician – The musical revolution of Giovan Battista Lulli, songs and tales. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Free admission.
Monday, September 28, 2015
The Florence Photography Adventure Tour organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. 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. The tour runs every day. Starting at 12 p.m. Tour price: € 139 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Lunch at Bioveggy, the new vegan restaurant. Vegan, organic, healthy, and tasty cooking. Lunch: 12 p.m. until 2.30 p.m. Dinner: 7.30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Closed on Monday.
Info: Via Erbosa, 12; +393338359787; www.bioveggy.it
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Sunset Trip from Florence to Fiesole in the Tuscan Hills organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. 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. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Tour price: € 45 per person.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/day-trip-to-fiesole/
Tempo Reale (Real-Time) Festival 2015 at Limonaia Villa Strozzi. Musical frescoes, readings, cycle soundwalks, immersive performances, soundscapes, along with world music with the intent of bringing attention to sounds and music from other cultures. Until October 10. On Tuesday 29, Klang, experimental music. Starting at 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 5.
Info: Via Pisa 77; +39055717270; http://www.temporeale.it/
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Da Vinci Alive at Santo Stefano al Ponte, an exceptional multisensory exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces. It explores Leonardo’s discoveries as an architect, philosopher, sculptor, scientist, artist, and engineer. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. until 7.30 p.m. Until November 2, 2015. Ticket price: € 12.
Info: Santo Stefano al Ponte, Piazza Santo Stefano, 5; http://www.davincialive.it/location/
The Elegance of Gold at Galleria Moretti. Dialogue between Italian paintings and rare jewelry from online auction house Curio. Until October 4, 2015.
Info: Piazza degli Ottaviani 17; +390552396652; www.morettigallery.com
Thursday, October 1, 2015
A Gentleman’s Table at Bargello Museum. Recreation of an elaborate Renaissance banquet table setting. Until October 31. Hours of operation: from 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m. Ticket price: € 12,50/6,25.
Info: Bargello Museum; Via del Proconsolo 4; +390552388606; www.polomuseale.firenze.it
Helga Vockenhuber: Das Geschenk der Harmonie (The Gift of Harmony) at Vialla Bardini. Monumental bronzeworks that aim to bring viewers a sense of “suspended peace.” Until November 22. Hours of operation: from 8.15 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 10/5.
Info: Costa San Giorgio 2; www.bardinipeyron.it