Summer 2018

Saturday, June 23

CLASSICAL MUSIC: IL PRIGIONIERO/QUATTRO PEZZI SACRI opera by Luigi Dallapiccola and Giuseppe Verdi. Maggio Musicale Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. Opera di Firenze, Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1. 3:30 pm. EXHIBITIONS: [...]

Santa Maria Nuova’s Open House & the Da Vinci Legend


Within the halls of Florence’s oldest hospital, a rich history traces Santa Maria Nuova’s lowest level, reminding locals and tourists alike that the building is more than a medical facility. Currently celebrating its 730th anniversary, [...]

Fiesole’s Musical Summer Solstice

Top Picks

A free musical celebration of the summer solstice in the historic Roman Theater crowns Fiesole’s annual music festival on Thursday, June 21 starting at 9 pm. The Italian Youth Orchestra (OGI) will perform in the [...]

Alan Friedman Speaks on Italian Economics

Free in Florence

Journalist Alan Friedman is next to speak in the Oltrarno neighborhood with this summer’s “Talk at Villa Bardini” series. The series continues tonight, June 18, with Freidman’s analysis of the Italian economy. Adopting the style [...]

Palazzo Pitti Celebrates “The Elegance of Speed”


A new exhibition exploring the 20th century fascination with speed and the automobile in Tuscany and Florence comes to Palazzo Pitti’s Andito degli Angiolini this week. The show, titled The Elegance of Speed, is predominantly [...]

The Creative Paradise of ‘The Season’ 2018

Arts Guide

Until July 3: THE SEASON. Literary Fair. New York University Florence, Villa La Pietra, Via Bolognese 120. Free admission. All events in English unless otherwise specified. Villa La Pietra will become a creative paradise over [...]