The Florence Inferno website is a blog with information on events occurring in Florence, as well as an events guide on what’s happening in the city in terms of music, art, cinema, markets, and so much more. In this post, we have provided you with information on events occurring throughout October 2017.
This week we make special mention of our Halloween Tour happening on October 31! On this striking night in Florence, we will be encountering medieval ghosts and wandering through mysterious alleys!
While Halloween has Celtic and Irish roots in Italy and in the cosmopolitan city of Florence in particular, it has incorporated local and international traditions, making it a most stylish, enjoyable, and unique holiday.
Following our guide on a two and a half hour walking tour along the streets of Florence, you will become entranced by its magical atmosphere, charmed by its unique sites, and captivated by its fascinating stories.
The itinerary of the Florence Inferno Halloween Tour includes mysterious alleys, amazing bell towers, locations once frequented by Dante, and a visit to the wonderful, impressive streets of Florence by night.
In the meantime, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the places mentioned in Dan Brown’s Inferno at night, when they are more fascinating than ever.
Our tour starts at the Badia Fiorentina and ends near Palazzo Vecchio. Afterwards, you are welcome to visit the restaurants and bars in the area and join a Halloween party, or simply continue your stroll throughout the city.
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Sunday, October 1, 2017
[Outside Florence] Un Altro Parco in Città in Pistoia. The historic center of Pistoia will be filled with a green blanket of grass, thereby becoming a park in the heart of the town. This initiative was developed by a group of young architects in collaboration with the main bars, restaurants, and pubs. Accompanied by live music, there will be many events, city tours, and art installations. From 9 a.m. until midnight. Free admission.
Last day to visit Ytalia at Forte di Belvedere and throughout the city. The exhibition provides the opportunity to encounter some of the major artists of our times. The project is set up in collaboration with the Uffizi Gallery, the Opera di Santa Croce, and the Marino Marini Museum. Until October 1, 2017.
Monday, October 2, 2017
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/walking-tours/inferno/
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Last day to visit Andrea Firetto – The Traveler’s Lens at Ganzo. Works by local this photographer taken during his travels in Nepal, Peru, Bolivia, and Tibet. Until October 3, 2017.
Info: Via dei Macci 85r
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. The Beguiled (USA, 93’), by Sophia Coppola, with Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, and Colin Farrell. At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events. Original language. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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:
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Da Vinci Experience at Santo Stefano al Ponte is a multimedia exhibition for discovering the Italian genius of the Renaissance in its famous female portraits, and in the great engineering machines, codes, and drawings. The exhibition’s curriculum is enriched by numerous models of Leonardo Da Vinci machines, in size and scale, reproduced meticulously on original designs. Ticket price: € 7. Hours of operation: every day from 10 a.m. until 7.30 p.m. Until October 8, 2017.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Blade Runner 2049 (USA, UK, Canada), by Denis Villeneuve, with Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright. Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Original language. Starting at 4 p.m. / 6.30 p.m. / 9.15 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Ceramics Market at Piazza Santissima Annunziata. The fair features top Italian ceramicists, as well as the best of England, Japan, the U.S., Russia, France, Germany, Spain, and many other countries. You will find a wide range of pottery, including rustic ceramics, majolica, fine porcelain, jewellery, and much more. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Free admission.
Info: Piazza Santissima Annunziata
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Today in Florence is the Santa Reparata commemoration, a co-patron of the city.
In ancient times, the festivities on this day included two races: one on horseback and one on foot. Today, there is a foot race and a marching procession of members of the Florentine Republic dressed in period costume, from Piazza della Repubblica to the Duomo at 4 pm.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Anton Raphael Mengs at Palazzo Pitti. The exhibition is centred on a high-value work entitled Portrait of the Archdukes Ferdinando and Maria Anna, painted during the Bohemian artist’s time in Florence in the 1770s. Until January 7, 2018
Info: Sala delle Nicchie, Palazzo Pitti
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
New Opera del Duomo Museum. A magnificent museum comprising the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, and the Opera Museum. Here you will find some of the most important works in Florence, such as Michelangelo’s Pietà.
Info: Via della Canonica, 1
Aperitif at Zoe. Famous for its light lunch and aperitif, Zoe is an historic Florentine cocktail bar, art gallery, and café, and is a true Italian hangout.
Info: Via dei Renai 13r
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Archaeology Museum. Contains one of the most important collections of Etruscan art in Italy, as well as Medici and Lorraine grand ducal collections of precious stones, gems, cameos, and jewelry. Hours of operation: Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 4.
Info: Piazza SS. Annunziata 9/b
Thursday, October 12, 2017
The Innocenti Museum, which opened its doors to the public on June 24, 2016, is poised to become another of the city’s major museums. While it is a place every parent should definitely visit, anyone interested in Florentine history will find a missing part of the story. The Innocenti first opened its doors in 1445 as an orphanage for abandoned babies. Hours of operation: daily from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 7/5.
Info: Piazza SS. Annunziata 13, Florence
Lunch, aperitif, or dinner at Odeon Bistrò. Inside the beautiful structure of the Odeon Cinema, the Odeon Bistrò is an elegant restaurant recently renovated in an historic setting of great artistic importance.
Info: Piazza Strozzi, 2
Friday, October 13, 2017
The Florence Photography Adventure Tour organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. Discover Florence with your camera and with a professional photography teacher and an excellent 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:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Scandicci Fair in Scandicci. Shopping, cultural events, performances, food, and other activities. From 4.30 p.m. until midnight. Free admission. Scandicci is easily reachable by the tram, which you can take outside the Santa Maria Novella train station.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
In Florence – Urs Fisher. Piazza Signoria is once again hosting In Florence, a grand contemporary art event. The star of this second edition is the Swiss artist Urs Fischer, one of the leading artists on the world scene today. Piazza della Signoria hosts the Big Clay #4, a large metal sculpture (about 12 metres tall), a primordial and childlike totem. Until January 21, 2018.
Monday, October 16, 2017
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
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Sunset Trip from Florence to Fiesole in the Tuscan Hills organised by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con 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. The tour runs every day. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Tour price: € 45 per person.
Info and booking: https://www.florenceinferno.com/walking-tours/fiesole/
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Glenn Brown: Piaceri sconosciuti at Stefano Bardini Museum. British artist Glenn Brown uses images from artistic periods including the Renaissance, Impressionism, and Surrealism to compose his works. Until October 23, 2017.
Info: Via dei Renai, 35
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. IT (USA, 135’), by Andreas Muschietti, with Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, and Finn Wolfhard. In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as ‘The Barrens,’ a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It. Original language. Starting at 5.30 p.m. / 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Landscapes – Llewelyn Lloyd, art exhibition at Villa Bardini. Llewelyn Lloyd is a member of the Postmacchiaioli movement of the 20th century. The Villa Bardini exhibition brings together works from various collections from around Italy, particularly Livorno and Florence, the cities most closely associated with the painter. Until January 7, 2018
Info: Costa San Giorgio, 2
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, October 21, 2017
[Outside Florence] Volterra Taste! at Volterra (Pisa). 19th edition of the Exhibition Market of white truffles. The truffle, with other specialities, is presented by retailers 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 22, 2017
[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 required.
Monday, October 23, 2017
The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna at Palazzo Strozzi. A spectacular exhibition devoted to 16th-century Florentine art and showcasing over 70 works by artists such as Michelangelo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Santi di Tito, Giambologna, and Bartolomeo Ammannati. Hours of operation: every day, including holidays, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Until January 21, 2018.
Ino: Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
1927 – The Return to Italy. Ferragamo and 20th-century Visual Culture at Ferragamo Museum. To mark the 90th anniversary of Salvatore Ferragamo’s return to Italy from America, the Ferragamo Museum has put on an exhibition to convey the artistic and manufacturing atmosphere of Florence in 1927. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Until May 2, 2018.
Info: Palazzo Spini Feroni, Piazza di Santa Trinita, 5/R
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Rich evening aperitifs at Volume – Sant’Ambrogio. A mix of museum, library, bar, café, and music venue, Volume is an interesting mélange of Italian hipsters, laid-back locals, and artsy expats. Starting at 7 p.m.
Info: Piazza Santo Spirito; +390552381460
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Florence Creativity at Fortezza da Basso. Fair of handmade in Italy, cake design, decoupage, bricolage, home decor, and creative sewing. Until October 29, 2016. Hours of operation: 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ticket price: € 10/5.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Opening concert – Orchestra della Toscana at Verdi Theatre. Daniele Rustioni, conductor, and Roman Simović, violin, in concert. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 18/15.
Info: Verdi Theatre
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Victoria and Abdul (UK, USA, 112’), by Stephen Frears, with Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, and Michael Gambon. Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Original language. Starting at 4.30 p.m. / 6.30 p.m. / 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
La Specola Zoological Museum, regarded by some as the oldest science museum in Europe. Hours of operation: daily from 9.30 a.m. until 4.30 p.m., but closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 6.
Info: Via Romana, 17
Monday, October 30, 2017
Gigi D’Alessio in concert at Obihall. Gigi D’Alessio is an Italian pop singer and Neapolitan singer-songwriter. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 45/35/25.
Info: Obihall, Via Fabrizio De André
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Today is Halloween, an Irish and Celtic tradition that is also widely celebrated in Italy, thanks in part to the many Americans residing in and visiting the city.
On the streets of Florence on the evening of October 31 you may find witches, devils, and ghosts, all in search of tasty treats. Many parties are organized around Tuscany.
Florence Inferno Halloween Tour organized by Florence Inferno and Termetour. Enjoy a striking night in Florence visiting the city center 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, as well as art and history.
Starting at 8 p.m. Tour price: € 29 per person.
Info and booking: https://www.florenceinferno.com/walking-tours/halloween/
Picture by Florence Inferno Halloween Tour