At Florence Inferno, we provide you with the names of events happening in Florence as well as 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 occurring throughout June 2016.
You won’t want to miss the festivity of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of Florence, on June 24. In honour of its patron saint, the city organizes a public celebration that includes a ceremonial procession, a match of Calcio Storico (an historical sport), and finally at 10 p.m., a fantastic display of massive fireworks over Piazzale Michelangelo.
We also make a special mention of Pitti Immagine Uomo at Fortezza da Basso, the International fairs and events on fashion and lifestyle industry that exhibit the most innovative products and styles. Top buyers, fashion journalists, and opinion-makers will be called upon to judge the collections presented by the most important international stylists. From June 14 until June 16, 2016.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Modern and Contemporary Art. Anthology 2016 at Tornabuoni Arte Contemporary Art. On display will be works from Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, Tamara de Lempicka, Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Emilio Isgrò, and Sol Lewitt. Free admission. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3.30 p.m – 7.30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Until November 26, 2016.
Info: Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 3 and Via Maggio 58r
Thrusday, June 2, 2016
Today is Republic Day, a national holiday. It was on June 2, 1946, after the fall of the fascist party, that a vote was held to decide whether Italy should remain a monarchy or become a democratic republic. Republic Day, or Festa della Repubblica, celebrates this historic day. Florentines celebrate it with a wreath-laying ceremony in Piazza dell’Unità and the raising of the Flag in Piazza Repubblica. The celebration will begin in Piazza dell’Unità at 9.30 a.m. and will continue in Piazza della Repubblica.
Info: Piazza Unità and Piazza Repubblica
Friday, June 3, 2016
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/
Saturday, June 4, 2016
[Outside Florence] Medieval Feast in Malmantile, Lastra a Signa (FI). This twenty-third edition of the event is a reproduction of a medieval atmosphere in the Castle, with knights, ladies, heralds, archers, warriors, poets, musicians, acrobats, and jugglers serving to enrich the feast. Until Sunday, June 5, from 4 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Info: Malmantile, Lastra a Signa (FI)
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Jean Michel Folon at Florence Rose Garden. Just below Piazzale Michelangelo, this permanent exhibition is dedicated to the world-famous Belgian artist Jean Michel Folon. Twelve bronze statues adorn the paths of the garden, which contains approximately 1,000 varieties of plants and over 350 species of roses. Hours of operation: 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Info: Viale Giuseppe Poggi
Afternoon at Easy Living – the Florentine beach where you can have a drink at the open-air café or get some sun on the beach and admire the Lungarno view of Florence.
Info: Lungarno Cellini
Monday, June 6, 2016
Ad Usum Fratris – Miniatures in the Laurentian Manuscripts from the Convent of Santa Croce at Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana. This rich selection of manuscripts transferred in 1766 from the Convent of Santa Croce to the Laurentian Library consists of biblical texts, scriptures, and lives of saints. Closed on Sunday. Ticket price: € 3.
Info: Piazza San Lorenzo, 9
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Marino Marini Museum. The Marino Marini Museum is one of the few places in town dedicated to twentieth-century art. It houses a permanent exhibition of contemporary art by Marino Marini. The works on display belong to the original nucleus and are made up of works donated to Florence by the artist. Until April 23, 2016. Top Hundred, exhibition by Maurizio Nannucci, a Florentine contemporary artist. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays. Ticket price: € 6
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Glances on the 1900s: Sketches by Italian Artists between the Two Wars at the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints in Uffizi Gallery. Showcases 37 works ranging between sketches and prints, the majority of which have never been exposed in public and date from the first three decades of the 20th century.
Info: Uffizi Gallery
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at Opera of Florence. Conductor: Zubin Mehta with Diana Damrau. Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony n. 36. Starting at 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 100/80/60/35/20/10.
Info: Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 7
Friday, June 10, 2016
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. until 7 p.m.; closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 4.
Info: Piazza SS. Annunziata 9/b
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. Hours of operation: Market: 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.; First floor: food and beverages, 10 a.m until 12 p.m.
Info: Piazza San Lorenzo
Saturday, June 11, 2016
From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections at Palazzo Strozzi. Over one hundred masterpieces of European and American art from the 1920s to the 1960s; European masters of modern art the likes of Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, and Pablo Picasso; European masters of so-called “Unformed Art”, such as Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana; and some of the most important personalities on the American art scene, namely Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, and Cy Twombly. Until July 24, 2016.
Info: Palazzo Strozzi
Sunday, June 12, 2016
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/
Monday, June 13, 2016
The Children’s Museum at Palazzo Vecchio, a must for kids in Florence! The project aims to offer an educational and cultural experience for children so that they may learn about everyday family life through fashion from the fifteenth to sixteenth centuries in Florence. Every day of the week from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.
Info: Palazzo Vecchio
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Pitti Immagine Uomo at Fortezza da Basso. Pitti Immagine, contemporary global lifestyle, is the world’s most important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections, and for launching new projects in men’s fashion. Pitti Uomo 90 will once again welcome its visitors to its unique atmosphere that makes doing business pleasuresome and entertaining.
There will be approximately 1200 brands, with their offerings developed for the international community that throngs to Florence during the fair that represents the world’s major department stores and small retailers.
On the occasion of Pitti Immagine Uomo 90, on June 14 in Florence, Palazzo Pitti will host Karl Lagerfeld – Visions of Fashion, a photography exhibition curated by Eric Pfrunder and Gerhard Steidl, which represents Karl Lagerfeld’s entire photographic oeuvre and includes many unpublished works. Until June 17. For the detailed program of events, visit the official website: www.pittimmagine.com
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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
Aperitifs at Caffè Letterario – Le Murate. As the cultural center of Florence, Caffè Letterario 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.
Info: Piazza delle Murate
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Fabbrica Europa Festival – Il Teatro della tragicomica fine dell’umanità at Limonaia Villa Strozzi in Sesto Fiorentino (FI). A line-up of theatrical writers, literati, poets, and thinkers deviate the impulses of society – a restless, hazy, sombre, absurd society – towards the most ridiculously atrocious reflection on humanity’s tragic contemporary state. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 10.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Santa Maria Novella Station: 80 Years. New permanent photography exhibition at Santa Maria Novella train station. The exhibit was curated by the Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci, named after the station’s head architect. The 100 images on display trace the construction phases in detail, shedding light on how the plans for the station evolved. Until March 31, 2017
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
Saturday, June 18, 2016
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 in Florence, such as Michelangelo’s Pietà.
Info: Via della Canonica, 1
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at Opera of Florence. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung with Filarmonica della Scala. Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony in G minor K. 550, and Gustav Mahler Symphony n. 5 in C-sharp minor. Starting at 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 100/80/60/35/20/10.
Info: Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 7
Monday, June 20, 2016
Opera of Florence at Palazzo Pitti Courtyard. L’elisir d’amore. Conductor: Alessandro D’Agostini with the Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Starting at 9.15 p.m. Ticket price: € 90/60/40/20.
Info: Piazza Pitti 1
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Galileo and the Measure of Time at Galileo Museum. Over 1,000 scientific instruments will be on dispay in the restored halls of Museo Galileo, home to the priceless scientific collections of the Medici and the House of Lorraine, and the only surviving instruments of Galileo.
Info: Piazza dei Giudici, 1
Florence Dance Festival at Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Verdi Theatre – 27th edition of the prestigious event. Many of the most famous dance troups will perform until July 27. 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
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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/day-trip-to-fiesole/
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Fiesolana Summer at the Roman Theatre in Fiesole. A rich program that offers events on classical music, prose, cinema, jazz, and art. Until July 31. Matteo Tundo jazz concert. Starting at 9.30 p.m.
Info: Teatro romano, Via Portigiani 3; www.estatefiesolana.it
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
Friday, June 24, 2016
Festivity of St. John the Baptist, Patron Saint of Florence. In the morning there will be a ceremonial procession where people walk from Palazzo Vecchio through the city to offer large candles to their patron. The first celebration of Saint John the Baptist as the patron saint of Florence dates back to the Langobard domination, at which time the St. John Baptistery was built in Piazza del Duomo. The feast of the patron began to be celebrated on June 24 in the thirteenth century.
At 5 p.m., the match of Calcio Storico, an historical sport that runs deep in the Florentine blood lines, is played annually in Piazza Santa Croce, Florence. There are four team, each of which represents one quarter of the city: the Azzurri, the Blues; the Rossi, the Reds; the Bianchi, the Whites; and the Verdi, the Greens.
The festivity will end at 10 p.m. with the massive fireworks display above Piazzale Michelangelo.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
[Outside Florence] Torrita Blues Festival at Torrita di Siena. Blues dinner and in concert four of the best blues band of the Effetto Blues contest. Starting at 8 p.m. Ticket price: € 15. Until Monday 27.
Info: Piazza Matteotti; www.torritablues.it
Sunday, June 26, 2016
[Outside Florence] The Violated Canvas at Lucca Center of Contemporary Art in Lucca. The artwork of Fontana, Castellani, Bonalumi, Burri, Scheggi, Simeti, and Amadio. Artists “violated” the canvas to bring us something unexpected and revolutionary, pushing our concepts of space in art to include three-dimensional expressions on the canvas.
Info: Via della Fratta, 36
Relaxing break or lunch at Amblé. In this bistrot/caffè bar designed as a living room, as evidenced by the furniture, chairs, tables, sofas, and porcelain cups, you can eat and shop at the same time. It is 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
Monday, June 27, 2016
Spiritual Guards by Jan Fabre in Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and Forte Belvedere. The show will feature bronze sculptures, wax works, Fabre’s signature beetle shell compositions, and films of his theatrical performances, all dating from 1978 to 2016. A series of Fabre’s sculptures and a large world map created with beetle shells will be on display in Palazzo Vecchio, complementing Ignazio Danti’s famous globe located in the Hall of Maps.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
[Outside Florence] Robert Capa at Galleria di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in San Gimignano. The exhibition presents a selection of images of war taken by the father of photojournalism. Hours of operation: every day from 10 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. Until July 10, 2016.
Info: Via Folgore da San Gimignano, 11; San Gimignano
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Sculptures Made Out of Wood and Colored at Uffizi Gallery. For the first time ever, this exhibit sets out to showcase the history of wooden, colored sculpture through a core of 50 works, from 15th-century Florence. Until August 2, 2016.
Info: Uffizi Gallery
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
Thursday, June 30, 2016
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/photography-workshop/
La Specola Zoological Museum. Regarded by some as the oldest scientific museum in Europe. Hours of operation: Every day from 9.30 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Ticket price: € 6.
Info: Via Romana, 17