At Florence Inferno we provide, on a weekly basis, the events happening in Florence and an events guide with information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other exciting things going on in the city.
This week we make special mention of the opening of one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year: Picasso and Spanish Modernity at Palazzo Strozzi. The works of art on display will cover the period between 1910 and 1963, and will feature ninety paintings, sculptures, drawings, and engravings by Picasso, the Spanish master, as well as contemporaries such as Dalì, Gris, Tapies, and Mirò. The exhibition is an analysis of the Spanish movement that underlines the influence of Picasso on twentieth century art. Opening on Saturday, September 20, until January 25, 2015.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Michelangelo and the twentieth century at Casa Buonarroti. Exhibition of a research project started in 2012 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the death of the artist. Until October 20, 2014. Ticket price: € 6,50
Info: Via Ghibellina 70, www.casabuonarroti.it
Florence Contemporary Sounds at National Museum of the Bargello. The seventh edition of the contemporary music and visual arts festival, a unique festival that combines contemporary music with contemporary art. In the courtyard of the museum, curtains and projection screens made of sheets will create animations around the stalls, and big names in the contemporary music scene will perform their greatest hits. Starting at 9 p.m. Until Sunday, September 21.
Info: Via del Proconsolo, 4; +39055611299; www.flamensemble.com
Dinner in White at Piazzale Michelangelo. The new trend that has conquered cities around the world. The rules are simple: dress in all white, pack a picnic dinner (using strictly white cloths, dishes, etc.), and get ready for a night of glamour.
Info: +393484591562; email@example.com; www.ventilucenti.it
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Opening of the exhibition Picasso and Spanish Modernity at Palazzo Strozzi. A new event of modern art devoted to Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest masters of twentieth century painting. The works of art on display are a selection of ninety works by Picasso and other artists, ranging from painting to sculpture, drawings, engravings, and even films, and stimulate a reflection on the influence of Picasso’s works on Spanish artists such as Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Juan Gris, Maria Blanchard, and Julio González. Until January 25, 2015. Starting at 10 a.m. Visiting hours: every day 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Ticket price: € 10
Markets in Music at Sant’Ambrogio Market. Music concerts and cultural events in the historic Florentine markets, inspired by the central theme of this year, freedom, and remembering the liberation of Florence that took place 60 years ago. On Saturday, September 20, Summer 1944, songs and tales of Resistance and Freedom. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Free admission.
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi at Auditorium al Duomo. The Lirica Fiorentina, directed by G. Castillett, perform the famous opera, a love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 50/40/35/30/25/20.
[Outside Florence] Raphael Gualazzi & Orchestra Regina in concert at Nuovo Teatro Verdi, in Montecatini Terme (Pistoia). The talented pianist jamming with the Orchestra Estate Regina in a meandering of jazz and blues, with forays into gospel and soul, as well as country and rock music. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 48,30/36,80/25,30.
Closing party at Limonaia, Villa Strozzi. Pizza, musical selections by DJs, and exhibition of works by artists who were guests in recent years. Starting at 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 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: www.florenceinferno.com/day-trip-to-fiesole/
Extraordinary opening of the Botanical Collections in the Bardini Gardens: collections of antique fruits. Guided tours starting at 4 p.m. Ticket price: € 5 (Entrance Villa Bardini: € 10).
Info: +39055200600206; www.bardinipeyron.it
Fierucola del grano (wheat market) at Piazza Santo Spirito. Typical market with products from various rural communities, to spread the love for Tuscan rural origins. Starting at 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Fortezza Antiquaria (Ancient Fortress) at Gardens of Fortezza da Basso. More than one hundred workers from all over Italy will exhibit antique furniture, objects from various eras and of various styles, used books, collectibles, and everything relating to the world of antiques. Starting at 9 a.m.
Monday, September 22, 2014
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: www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
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
Musica al Ponte at Auditorium of Santo Stefano al Ponte. Review of classical music, opera, and ballet: Sextet of Toscana Classica. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 12.
Info: +39055 783374; www.orcafi.it
Tuesday, September 23, 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: www.florenceinferno.com/uffizi-and-accademia-tour/
Luck of the primitives. Art treasures from the Italian collections between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries at Galleria dell’Accademia – An ideal journey through collectibles in Italy from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Until December 8, 2014. Ticket price: € 11. Opening hours: 8.15 a.m. until 6.50 p.m.
Info: +39055294883; www.unannoadarte.it
1944. I Ponti di Firenze (The Bridges of Florence). Florentine art and people under fire at Archivio Storico. The documents in the exhibition recall the dramas and the hopes of the Florentines in that terrible period in the city’s history, a period that culminated in August 1944 when, in the streets and squares, the Battle of Florence, raged, spreading death everywhere and destruction to the historic bridges over the Arno River. Opening hours: Monday and Friday 10 a.m to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Free admission.
Info: Palazzo Bastogi; Via dell’Oriuolo 33-35;
Lunch at Bioveggy, the new vegan restaurant. Vegan, organic, healthy, and tasty cooking. Lunch: 12 p.m. until 2.30 p.m. Dinner: 7.30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Closed on Monday.
Info: Via Erbosa, 12; +393338359787; www.bioveggy.it
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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: www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Contemporary Expressions at Tornabuoni Arte – Contemporary Art exhibition, the first of a series of events dedicated to three different personalities from the current panorama of art. Works by Enrico Benetta, Francesca Pasquali, and Luigi Carboni, realized with different materials and techniques that make the viewer part of the artistic creation. Tuesday to Friday: 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Info: +39055289297; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tornabuoniarte.it
Florence Textile Exhibition at Stazione Leopolda. Florence was Italy’s fashion capital in the 50s and 60s, and this fair brings to the city the best export companies, which exhibit top products, equipment, and machinery in the textile sector. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. Until September 26, 2014.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Poesia nella città (Poems in the city) at Basilica di San Miniato a Monte. Music and dance dedicated to poetry written by Mario Luzi to celebrate the centenary of the great poet and writer. Starting at 7.30 p.m. Free admission.
Il Campiello at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The work by Wolf Ferrari inspired by the famous Goldoni comedy. Starting at 8.30 p.m. Ticket price: € 70/55/40/20/15/10.
Info: Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 7; +390552779350; www.operadifirenze.it
Markets in Music at Loggia del Mercato dei Ciompi. The historic Florentine markets work overtime and open their doors after sunset for music and shows, as an original alternative to the nightlife. On Thursday, September 25, André Jolivet, concert-show in memory of the French composer. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Free admission.
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Lucy – directed by Luc Besson, with Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, and Choi Min-sik. The story of a woman that is accidentally caught in a dark deal, but turns the tables on her captors and becomes a merciless warrior who evolves beyond human logic. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Info: +39055214068; www.odeonfirenze.com
We hope you enjoy!