Performance during The White Night in Florence, Italy

Events in Florence (April 25, 2014 – May 1, 2014)

Here at Florence Inferno we highlight for your convenience the weekly events happening in Florence. Check out our events guide for what’s going on in the city in terms of music, art, cinema, markets, and much more.

This week you won’t want to miss The White Night taking place in the city’s historic center: get ready to stay up all night to enjoy all the festivities. Since the following day is the national holiday May Day, you will have plenty of time to sleep in.

All design lovers should rendez-vous during Florence Design Week, until May 1, 2014. The events consists of workshops, exhibitions, design aperitivos, and much more!

The National Central Library of Florence, Italy

The National Central Library of Florence

Here at Florence Inferno we would like to make a particular mention to the special temple of knowledge that is the National Central Library of Florence.

Although not specifically mentioned in Dan Brown’s Inferno, we believe that Robert Langdon, the main character of that book, would have surely visited that library if he had more time at his disposal, perhaps to research something related to his studies on arts or maybe out of sheer curiosity.

XI Edition of Florence Tango Festival

Events in Florence (April 18, 2014 – April 24, 2014)

Here at Florence Inferno we list the weekly events happening in Florence and provide an events guide containing information on music, art, cinema, markets, and much more taking place in the city.

This week we make a special mention of the Florentine Easter traditions, among which is the most famous: the Scoppio del Carro (explosion of the cart) happening in front of Basilica di S. Maria del Fiore. On Easter Monday don’t miss the opportunity to have a picnic on the grass of Cascine park.

the port of livorno

Beyond Florence: Livorno

The Tuscan Coast has always been an important crossroad for populations and cultures. Beautiful countryside and lovely beaches are marked by archaeological sites, medieval villages, monuments, and museums.

The entire area from the hills to the sea is characterized by important gastronomic and wine traditions. The vines and olive trees have grown here since the Etruscan times. The close proximity to the sea gives the land its character, and the climate is essential to daily life, the local economy, cuisine, and traditions. An important place on the Tuscan coast is the city of Livorno.

The Painting La Commedia illumina Firenze

La commedia illumina Firenze by Domenico di Michelino

Domenico di Michelino was an Italian painter who was born and died in Florence (1417–1491). His most famous work, La commedia illumina Firenze (The Comedy Illuminating Florence), can be found in Florence’s Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Robert Langdon, the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno, describes this famous painting during the conference “Divine Dante: Symbols of Hell,” hosted by the Società Dante Alighieri Vienna.