Welcome to Florence Inferno, the blog that provides you with information on events happening in Florence, as well as an events guide with information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other things occuring in the city.
This week we make a special mention of two exhibition: Da Vinci Alive at Santo Stefano al Ponte, until November 2, 2015, a multisensory exhibition to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci’s discoveries and Dalì meets Dante at Galleria Delle Carrozze in Palazzo Medici Riccardi, until September 27, 2015, the fascination of Dante’s Comedy interpreted by the dreamlike atmospheres of Dalí’s painting work.
We also make a special mention of Fregio Robbiano at Ospedale del Ceppo in Pistoia [Outside Florence]. The Ospedale del Ceppo is a medieval ospital with architectural and artistic elements, among whitch the most significant is the Robbiano frieze. With a special scaffolding, designed alongside the restorers, you will see decorating masterpiece of Della Robbia brothers and Santi Buglioni, through an extraordinary Museum set up in height.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Lynn Chadwick. Retrospective for two gardens at Boboli Gardens and Bardini Gardens. Chadwick is one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century and this is a unique opportunity to admire his work in a very special context. Hours of operation: from 8.15 a.m. until 7,30 p.m. Closed on the first and the last Monday of each month. Until August 31, 2015. Ticket price: € 10/5.
Info: Boboli Gradens and Bardini Gardens
[Outside Florence] Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago (Pisa). Tosca, opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 159/129/89/59/33.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Da Vinci Alive at Santo Stefano al Ponte. An exceptional multisensory exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci‘s masterpieces, that explores Leonardo’s discoveries as an architect, philosopher, sculptor, scientist, artist, and engineer. Hours of operation: from 10 a.m. until 7,30 p.m. Unlil November 2, 2015. Ticket price: € 12.
Info: Santo Stefano al Ponte, Piazza Santo Stefano, 5; http://www.davincialive.it/location/
[Outside Florence] CortonAntiquaria at Cortona (Arezzo). Cortona celebrates the 53th edition of its antiques exhibition, the oldest in Italy. The exhibition will unfold throughout the halls of Palazzo Vagnotti, the eighteenth-century architectural jewel of Cortona. You can admire and buy furniture, precious silver, paintings, rugs, jewelry, and many other items of fine quality, all from different ages and origins. Every day until September 6, 2015. Monday to Friday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m./3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m – 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 8/5.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
[Outside Florence] Medievalis at Pontremoli (Massa e Carrara). Every August for five days, August 19 until 23, the little town of Pontremoli hosts a medieval festival, Medievalis, an event that evokes the coming of the Emperor Frederick II (1626), who gave the town the privileges of a free city. There will be people wearing medieval costumes, knights, dancers, musicians, and so on.
Rich evening aperitifs and 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
Monday, August 24, 2015
Dalì meets Dante at Galleria Delle Carrozze in Palazzo Medici Riccardi. An exhibition of the Divine Comedy as illustrated by Dalí. Dalí illustrates Dante’s allegorical journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, re-interpreting it with a psychoanalytical slant. Until September 27, 2015. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Ticket price: € 8.
Info: Via Camillo Cavour, 5; http://www.thedaliuniverse.com/
Lapislazzuli. Magic of Blue at Museo degli Argenti. Exhibition dedicated to the lapislazzuli, the rock composed of several minerals and that gave its color to 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
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The Florence Inferno Tour organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. 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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
[Outside Florence] Fregio Robbiano at Ospedale del Ceppo in Pistoia. The Ospedale del Ceppo is one of Pistoia’s landmark buildings. On its façade is a long frieze in tin-glazed maiolica from the Della Robbia workshop under the direction of Benedetto Buglioni and Giovanni della Robbia, carried out from 1515-25. Until August 31, 2015. Opening hours: 10,30 a.m. until 11,20 a.m., 3,30 p.m. until 4,20 p.m. Tours in English upon reservation. Ticket price: € 6,50.
Info: +390573368023; email@example.com
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Uffizi & Accademia Tour in One Day organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. 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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/uffizi-and-accademia-tour/
Lunch at ZAP, Zona Aromatica Protetta (Protected Aromatic Area). Opening on May 20, Zap is the new green heart of Florence: recovery of green space, cultural cooperation, and youth projects are the three elements that characterize this area. Not surprisingly, the café/restaurant located on the ground floor is called Quinoa, a gluten-free cereal also known as the mother of all seeds. All dishes are gluten-free and contain no traces of peanuts.
Info: Palazzo Giovane, Vicolo S. Maria Maggiore, 1
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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
European Day of Jewish Culture at Balagan Cafe. The Florentine Jewish community welcomes the public to the Synagogue for a cultural event and apericena in the Synagogue garden. Banda Sudden will be preformed this night. Started at 7 p.m., the concert at 9 p.m.
Info: Via Farini 6; www.balagancafe.it
Friday, August 28, 2015
Magnificent – the incredible story of the beauty that revolutionized 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. Opening hours: 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
[Outside Florence] Beat Festival at Empoli (Firenze). Three days, from August 28 until August 30, with music and street food. On August 28, Sud Sound System & Bag a Riddim Band in concert; on August 29, Gogol Bordello in concert, on August 30, Subsonica in concert. The concerts start at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15.
Info: Parco di Serravalle, Empoli; http://www.beatfestival.net/
Saturday, August 29, 2015
[Outside Florence] Notte Bianca at Lucca. Shows, cultural events and music. The evening starts at 7 p.m. with the spectacle of flag-waving that perform in Piazza San Michele, while at midnight Piazza San Martino will host one of the most evocative moments of the event: the fountain show. Furthermore there will be Emma Morton and Giandomenico Anellino in concert.
The Artecultura Garden (Garden of art and culture) at Giardino dell’Orticoltura (Horticultural Garden). The Horticultural Garden is a green space in the heart of Florence, on Saturday August 29, Turnaround in concert.
Info: Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 4; www.giardinoartecultura.it
Sunday, August 30, 2015
[Outside Florence] Bravìo delle Botti at Montepulciano (Siena). A traditional competition that sees the eight districts compete by rolling 80 kg barrels up a 1800 meter hill from the Duomo steps to Piazza Grande. Starting at 10 a.m. Ticket price: € 2,50.
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (USA, 130′) by Christopher McQuarrie, with Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin. Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. Original language. Showing at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Monday, August 31, 2015
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. The tour runs every day. Starting at 12 p.m. Tour price: € 139 per person.
Info and booking: https://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
The Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren at Aria Art Gallery. An extraordinarily moving, intimate and inspiring exhibition detailing both an inner spiritual life and an outer human rights tragedy. Realistic oil paintings and Chinese watercolours from mostly Chinese artists. Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday, 10.30 a.m./1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m./7.30 p.m.
Info: Borgo SS Apostoli; http://www.ariaartgallery.com/
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Tour price: € 45 per person.
Info and booking: https://www.florenceinferno.com/day-trip-to-fiesole/
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
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Dreams and Glory at Stibbert Museum, a tribute to Frederick Stibbert and his incredible armory collection, shedding light on his vision as a collector. Until September 6. Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Closed on Thursday. Ticket price: € 8/6.
Info: Via Federigo Stibbert 26; www.museostibbert.it
Museo del Novecento at Ex Leopoldine. The museum 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
Thursday, September 3, 2015
A Palace and the City at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. The Museum Salvatore Ferragamo will hold an exhibition dedicated to the history of the century-old building in which it was established. It will contain works of art and documents of great prestige from museums and private collections from around the world. Until April 3, 2016. Hours of operation: every day from 10 a.m. until 7.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 6.
Info: Piazza Santa Trinita, 5r; www.ferragamo.com/museo
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