Welcome to Florence Inferno, the website that provides, among other things, the weekly events going on in Florence as well as an events guide detailing what’s happening in the city in terms of music, art, cinema, markets, and much more.
This week you won’t want to miss Pitti Filati – New fashion and lifestyle trends, the main international event on the knitting yarn industry, with a panel of experts providing ideas on global lifestyle trends. From July 2 until July 4.
We would like to make a special mention of I Love Denim. Denim is the theme driving the 24th edition of Vintage Selection, which, in line with Pitti Filati, will showcase a new event dedicated to this blue-canvas made in Italy. For the entire duration of the event visitors will be able to have their photo taken in vintage clothes by a very special polaroid, thanks to the Lampinposa photo set. It will also include Vintage Tours, the exhibition that stars old Vespas, Lambrettas, Ciaos, and other evergreen legends from the world of two and four wheelers.
Every evening happy hour will feature music and dance with a wide program of DJ sets, live concerts, and broadcasts by Radio Toscana. From July 2 until July 5.
Friday, June 27, 2014
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
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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
[Outside Florence] Torrita Blues Festival at Torrita di Siena. From Buffalo arrives the guitarist and keyboardist Lucky Peterson, one of the most popular exponents of contemporary blues. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 15. Until Saturday 28.
Info: Piazza Matteotti; www.torritablues.it
Manduca Summer season – Club, disco, restaurant. Dine and dance by the pool and under the stars. From 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. Price of admission: € 10.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Giovanni Colacicchi. Figures of rhythm and light in the Florence of 1900s at Villa Bardini. This first exhibition on Colacicchi since his death (1900-1992) exposes the entire teaching of this painter, writer, critic, and humanist. Comprises 80 works, some being figurative masterpieces of the twentieth century. Until October 19. Visiting hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last entry at 6 p.m.; closed on Mondays) Ticket price: € 8.
Info: Costa San Giorgio 2; +3905520066206
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.
Fabbrica Europa Festival – As if to nothing at Opera of Florence. A collaboration between Fondazione Fabbrica Europa and Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The exhibition examines the impermanence of memories with powerful, exquisite choreography by award-winning Tibetan choreographer and Rolex protégé Sang Jijia, brought to life in a flawless, charged performance by Hong Kong’s acclaimed City Contemporary Dance Company. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 25/20/15/10.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Antiques/flea market in Santo Spirito. Antiques, knick-knacks, clothing, hand-made goods, used books, snacks, and the usual scarves, bags, and jewelry that pop up at every market-like event; features an excellent mix of all items.
Info: Piazza Santo Spirito
Museo del Novecento. Having opened on June 24, 2014, the brand new museum is dedicated to the Italian art of the twentieth century and presents a selection of approximately 300 works exhibited in 15 rooms. A journey back to the early nineties of the twentieth century that traces, through paintings, sculptures and documents, the unique artistic season that saw Florence as one of the most vital cultural centers. The museum, arranged in a chronological, thematic, and interdisciplinary manner, creates an immersive experience. Ticket price: € 0/10.
Info: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10; +390552768224; www.museonovecento.it
Film screening at Cinema Odeon. Jersey Boys (USA, 150′) – directed by Clint Eastwood, with Christopher Walken, Francesca Eastwood, Freya Tingle. The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Monday, June 30, 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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/day-trip-to-fiesole/
Charlotte Schnabl Traces at C2 Contemporary 2 by Antonio Lo Pinto. First exhibition of the young Austrian artist who presents a work on marble, the material that influenced her the most during her trip to Florence. Visiting hours: from Monday to Friday 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Info: Via u. Foscolo 6; www.c2contemporary2.com
The Klimt Quartet performs music by Schumann and Schubert with the bass of Alberto Bocini at Roman Theatre in Fiesole. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Pre-sale.
Info: Via Portigiani 1; +390555961293; www.estatefiesolana.it
Tuesday, June 1, 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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/uffizi-and-accademia-tour/
Florence Dance Festival at Museo Nazionale del Bargello – 25th anniversary of the prestigious event. Many of the most famous dance troups will perform until July 26. A journey through modern dance, and post-modern and contemporary art, that displays the works of more than 30 renowned choreographers in international dance and ballet. Ticket price 50/35/25
Info: +39055.289276; +393929124363; email@example.com; www.florencedance.org
Aperitif and drinks at Negroni Bar. One of the stars of Florentine scene, in a charming location in the San Niccolò neighborhood, a meeting place for an international, curious public.
info: Via dei Renai 17r, +39055243647
Wednesday, June 2, 2014
Pitti Filati – New fashion and lifestyle trends. The main international event for the knitting yarn industry, with a panel of experts providing global lifestyle trends. This 75th edition will present a world preview of yarn collections for the 2015/2016 Fall-Winter season. Everything will take place in a unique atmosphere that also offers visitors an entertaining and highly original view of the many ways that fashion, art, sports, and design come together. From July 2 until July 4.
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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Film and light dinner – The Mystery of Dante at Cinema Odeon – A film by Louis Nero, with F. Murray Abraham. This film teaches tourists and Florentines about the darkest, and most mysterious and stimulating side of Dante’s work, in one of Italy’s most beautiful movie theatres dating back to 1922. Afterwards, in the elegant Sala Specchi (Hall of Mirrors), an aperitif-dinner will be served with typical Tuscan products. Ticket price: € 21. Starting at 6.30 p.m.
Thursday, June 3, 2014
Pitti Filati – I Love Denim. Denim is the theme driving the 24th edition of Vintage Selection, which, in line with Pitti Filati, will showcase a new event dedicated to this blue-canvas made in Italy. For the entire duration of the event visitors will be able to have their photo taken in vintage clothes by a very special polaroid, thanks to the Lampinposa photo set. It will also include Vintage Tours, the exhibition that stars old Vespas, Lambrettas, Ciaos, and other evergreen legends from the world of two and four wheelers.
Every evening happy hour will feature music and dance with a wide program of DJ sets, live concerts, and broadcasts by Radio Toscana. July 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and July 4 and 5 from noon to midnight. Until July 4, 2014
Info: Stazione Leopolda; www.pittimmagine.com
[Outside Florence] Chianti Star Festival at San Donato in Poggio – A thousand-sided event, where the stars are its leitmotiv. Artists, stars to be admired for their work, and stars to be observed in the sky thanks to the Chianti Observatory: movie stars in a micro film festival. Every evening from 7 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity to taste products made by companies situated in the territory of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Until August 11, 2014. Free admission.
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. Opening hours: Market: 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.; First floor, food, and beverages: 10 a.m until 12 p.m.
Info: Piazza San Lorenzo
We hope you enjoy!
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