At Florence Inferno, we provide you with the names of events occurring in Florence, and an events guide with information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other exciting things going on in the city. In this post, we provide you with information on events happening in September 2017.
This week we make special mention of the Music Markets, a festival that stages musical performances, all free to attend, at the historic markets of Florence, namely, Loggia del Porcellino and Sant’Ambrogio Market.
We must also make special mention of the Festa della Rificolona, or the Paper Lantern Festival, happening on September 7, one of the Florentines’ favourite nights of the year! According to Christian tradition, the Virgin Mary was born on September 8. It was once a popular tradition, with hundreds of farmers from the countryside flocking to the city to celebrate it. They would carry lanterns to make the “pilgrimage” at night and arrive in the city in the early hours of the morning.
Even today, the tradition is still respected on September 7, and the streets come alive with colored lights, creating a magical atmosphere.
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Friday, September 1, 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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/walking-tours/photography-workshop/
Music Markets at Loggia del Porcellino. The historic Florentine markets work overtime and open their doors after sunset to music and shows, as an original alternative to nightlife. On Friday, September 1, Musica al tempo di Jonathan Swift. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Free admission.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
[Outside Florence] CortonAntiquaria at Cortona (Arezzo). Cortona celebrates the 55th edition of its antiques exhibition, the oldest one 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 3, 2017. Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m./3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 8/5.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
[Outside Florence] Un Altro Parco in Città in Pistoia. The historic center of Pistoia will be filled with a green blanket of grass, turning it into a park in the heart of the town. An initiative 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.
Monday, September 4, 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, September 5, 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
Wednesday, September 6, 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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/walking-tours/uffizi-and-accademia/
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Festa della Rificolona (Paper lantern Festival) – Free procession from Piazza Santa Felicita to Piazza SS. Annunziata, passing through Piazza della Signoria. The festival takes place every year on the evening of September 7, the eve of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. It is a popular tradition whereby long ago, farmers from surrounding areas would make the long trek into the city to sell their goods. Rificolona is the Italian term for a woman with a poor sense of style and is the origin of the name of the festival. Farmers would come with lanterns and candles, protected by a cloth frame, which remains a symbol of the Festa della Rificolona. Starting at 8 p.m.
Info: Piazza Santa Felicita; Piazza SS. Annunziata; Piazza della Signoria
Friday, September 8, 2017
[Outside Florence] Chianti Classico Expo at Greve in Chianti (Florence). At the Chianti Classico wine festival, you can find sample wine from a number of Tuscan wineries, each offering all of the wines that they produce. The wine tasting takes place in the main square of the town, Piazza Matteotti. You have to buy the wine glass with its holder to start tasting the wines. From Thursday, September 8, until Sunday, September 10. Hours of operation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
O Flos colende. Sacred Music in the Cathedral at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Celebration of the Nativity of Virgin Mary and the establishment of Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore. Starting at 9 p.m.
Info: Via della Canonica 1
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Pitti Fragranze at Stazione Leopolda. The most exclusive international fair/event, with high-quality craft fragrances, body-care and wellness products, cosmetics, and sophisticated scented accessories by over 200 of the most qualified brands in the world. Until Sunday, September 10. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Music Markets at Loggia del Porcellino. On Saturday, September 9, The Geneva winds Orchestra. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Free admission.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Last days to visit Robot Fever: The Samurai in the Chogokin Era at the Stibbert Museum. For the show, some of the permanent collection’s most unusual objects are placed in dialogue with 20th-century Japanese toy robots. Until September 10, 2017.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Ytalia at Forte di Belvedere and throughout the city. The exhibition offers 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.
Tuesday, September 12, 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, September 13, 2017
Da Vinci Experience at Santo Stefano al Ponte is a multimedia exhibition to discover 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 2017.
Thursday, September 14, 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, September 15, 2017
Leonardo’s Magic Cosmo – The Adoration of the Magi restored at Uffizi Gallery.
Ticket price: € 13. Hours of operation: Tuesday to Sunday, from 8.15 a.m. to 6.50 p.m. Closed on Monday. Until September 24, 2017.
Info: Galleria delle Statue e delle Pitture; Uffizi Gallery
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Dunkirk (USA/UK, 106′), by Christopher Nolan, with Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles. The film depicts the dramatic and true story of the Dunkirk evacuations from a war-torn beach and harbour in France, following the seemingly doomed plight of allied soldiers in World War II. As the enemy forces close in, it seems the troops have nowhere to go, but help is at hand, and a fierce battle ensues. Original language. Starting at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sunset on the Tower of San Niccolò. There was a time when the San Niccolò tower was used to defend this district from that of the Arno. Today, it offers an incredible view of Florence. This original tour is designed to teach its history and purpose, while providing a spectacular view of the city from the top at sunset. Tours are offered every day at half-hour intervals between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 4.
Monday, September 18, 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, September 19, 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, September 20, 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, September 21, 2017
Biophilia at La Specola Museum. Works by Arianna Fioratti Loreto. After studying at Harvard and Princeton, Loreto launched a career in textile design, and later became a children’s furniture designer and book illustrator. She now exhibits between New York and Atlanta. Her ink-on-paper drawings will come to Florence to enter into a dialogue with the always-intriguing collections of La Specola. Until September 24, 2017.
Info: Museo di Storia Naturale La Specola, Via Romana, 17
Friday, September 22, 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, September 23, 2017
Music Markets at Sant’Ambrogio Market. On Saturday, September 23, Russian music before and after the October Revolution. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Free admission.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Film screening at Odeon Cinema. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (USA/UK, 106′), by Matthew Vaughn, with Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges. When the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the U.S. called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy. Original language. Ticket price: € 8.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Artecultura Garden at Giardino dell’Orticoltura (Horticultural Garden). Special events, concerts, workshop, and much more. A meeting point for residents and tourists seeking to spend the summer participating in social, artistic, and cultural activities targeting all age groups! Open until September 2017.
Tuesday, September 26, 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, September 27, 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, September 28, 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
Friday, September 29, 2017
Music Markets at Sant’Ambrogio Market. On Friday, September 29, Tango, concert with two guitars, accordion, singer, and dancers. Starting at 9.30 p.m. Free admission.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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