Florence Inferno is the place to be for information on events happening in Florence. It also provides an events guide with information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other things occuring in the city, from October 16 to October 29, 2015.
This week, we make special mention of the grand opening of the New Opera del Duomo Museum, an incredible museum that includes the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry of San Giovanni, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, and the Opera Museum. It comprises over 750 works of art covering 720 years of history, the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculpture in the world, and includes medieval and Renaissance statues and reliefs in marble, bronze, and silver by the leading artists of the era.
We also want to provide you with a preview of the Florence Inferno Halloween Tour! On October 31, 2015, enjoy a frightfully delightful night in Florence visiting Palazzo Vecchio, encountering medieval ghosts, and wandering through mysterious alleys. Take our walking tour and experience the most unusual Halloween night of your life, packed with scary stories, art, and history.
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Friday, October 16, 2015
A Gentleman’s Table at Ivory Room in the National Museum of Bargello, a recreation of an elaborate Renaissance banquet table setting. Until October 31.
Info: Via del Proconsolo 4; +390552388606; www.polomuseale.firenze.it
From Rosai to Burri: Unusual Displays from the Florentine Collections at Villa Bardini. A series of 20th century treasures not normally on public display. Giorgio de Chirico, Franco Fontana, Gino Severini, others. Until January 10, 2016.
Info: Villa Bardini; costa San Giorgio 2; www.bardinipeyron.it
Saturday, October 17, 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
Relaxing break or lunch at Amblé, bistrot/caffè bar designed as a living room, from the furniture, chairs, tables, sofas, to porcelain cups, and where you can eat and shop at the same time. Famous for its sandwiches made with natural ingredients. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Info: Piazzetta dei Del Bene, 7/a; +39 055 268528; www.amble.it
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Last day to visit Shop and the City Fair at Fortezza da Basso. A trade fair open to the public focusing on the best of Italian production: food, wine, artisan craftwork, design furnishings, books, and stationery. Hours of operation: 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Free admission. Until October 18.
Info: Fortezza da Basso; Viale F. Strozzi
The Prince of Dreams: Joseph in the Medici Tapestries of Bronzino and Pontormo at Palazzo Vecchio. The exhibition features 20 16th-century tapestries commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici for the Sala dei Duecento. It is the first time that all the tapestries have been displayed together since the unification of Italy. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 12. Until February 15, 2016.
Monday, October 19, 2015
The World that Wasn’t There: Mayan & Aztec civilizations at Archaeology Museum. Pre-Columbian art from the Ligabue Collection. Until March 6, 2016.
Info: Piazza Santissima Annunziata 1; +3905523575; www.archeotoscana.beniculturali.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
Tuesday, October 20, 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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
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: daily from 10 a.m. until 7.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 6.
Info: Piazza Santa Trinita, 5r; www.ferragamo.com/museo
Wednesday, October 21, 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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/uffizi-and-accademia-tour/
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Woman in Gold (USA, 109′) – by Simon Curtis, with Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds. Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Original language. Starting at 4.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com/
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Last days to visit Shapes of Reality at Aria Art Gallery, a new exhibition by American artist Carole A. Feuerman. The artist looks at the Shapes of Reality and goes back to the Renaissance to rediscover the beauty and elegance that lies hidden behind each shape. Like the great personalities of antique art, she models emotions, impressing them into gazes, and paints the sculptures with resin or bronze. Some are life-size to amplify their presence, while others are on scale to reduce their intrusiveness. Until October 25, 2015. 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/
Friday, October 23, 2015
Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagal 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 Prince of Dreams: Joseph in the Medici Tapestries of Bronzino and Pontormo at Sala dei Duecento in Palazzo Vecchio. Tapestries commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici for the Sala dei Duecento. Until February 15, 2016.
Info: Palazzo Vecchio; www.musefirenze.it
Saturday, October 24, 2015
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: daily 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
[Outside Florence] Volterra Taste! at Volterra (Pisa). 17th edition of the Exhibition Market of white truffles. The truffle, with other specialities, is presented by the producers in the squares and streets of the splendid Etruscan city. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Until November 1.
Info: Volterra (Pisa); +39058886099; www.volterragusto.com
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Art drawing marathon at Palazzo Strozzi, a fun marathon in celebration of the exhibition Divine Beauty of Van Gogh, Chagal,l and Fontana, now on display at Palazzo Strozzi. The participants will carry out eigth illustrations or comics, following the ideal of divine beauty. Visitors can come and vote on their favorite illustrator. Starting at 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Info: Palazzo Strozzi
[Outside Florence] Lucca Marathon at Lucca. For fans of running, this is a dream come true on account of its exceptional location: the splendid city walls, chosen for the start of the race. Registration price: € 59/45/35.
Monday, October 26, 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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
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
Tuesday, October 27, 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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/day-trip-to-fiesole/
Rich aperitifs, drinks, and live music at Rex Café – An original pub with decò vintage-kitsch furniture. Rex Café is a reference point for Florentine nightlife. Starting at 7 p.m.
Info: Via Fiesolana 25r; www.facebook.com/rex.firenze
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Arturo Tosi: The Fruits of the Earth at Palazzo Pitti’s Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition’s title ties in with the theme of Expo 2015, Feeding the Planet. Tosi is known for playing a part in the Italian Novecento movement, founded in Milan in the early 1920s. This exhibition is dedicated to the artist and his still life paintings. Until November 8, 2015. Hours of operation: Tuesday to Sunday, from 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m. Ticket price: € 13/6,50.
Info: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti 1; +39055294883
Helga Vockenhuber: Das Geschenk der Harmonie (The Gift of Harmony) at Villa Bardini. Monumental bronzeworks that aim to bring viewers a sense of “suspended peace.” Until November 22. Hours of operation: 8.15 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 10/5.
Info: Costa San Giorgio 2; www.bardinipeyron.it
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Opening of the New Opera del Duomo Museum. A magnificent museum comprising the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry of San Giovanni, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, and the Opera Museum. Here you will find some of the most important works such as Michelangelo’s Pietà. Info: Via della Canonica, 1
Florence Creativity at Fortezza da Basso. Fair of handmade in Italy, cake design, decoupage, bricolage, home decor, and creative sewing. Until November 1, 2016. Hours of operation: 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 10/5.
[Outside Florence] Lucca Comics and Games in Lucca. An international festival of comics, animation, illustration, and games that grew in size and importance over the years, and where comics and all people dress up as their favorite characters. Only comiket in Tokyo is bigger than Lucca. Until November 1. Ticket price: € 16/14.
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