Liberation Day Concert at Teatro Verdi

This week offers the chance to reserve tickets to a free concert at Teatro Verdi in Florence. The Orchestra della Toscana commemorates April 25, a national holiday to recognize the role that resistance fighters (partigiani) had in liberating Italy from Nazi and Fascist forces with an event titled “Peace & Love: Dreaming for a Better World” at 9 pm. The performance provides an opportunity to relive the liberation through the sounds that characterized [...]

A Dialogue with Angela Davis & Gina Dent

A dialogue with Angela Davis and Gina Dent will take place on April 23 (6 pm) at Spazio Alfieri, via dell’Ulivo 6. Angela Davis is a political activist, author and scholar. Davis is distinctly recognized for her role in The Black Panther Party throughout the Civil Rights Movement, although has been involved in various movements for social justice around the world. Gina Dent is a professor of Feminist Studies at the University of [...]

Writers and Human Rights: A Talk in English

Writers and Human Rights is a free talk in English that will take place on Friday, April 20 (5 pm) at the Altana in Palazzo Strozzi. The public is welcome to this event organized by PEN International, a global association of writers who promote freedom of expression and the safety of writers who defend human rights worldwide. At Writers and Human Rights, The Board of PEN International will conduct a series of public [...]

Free Voice and Organ Concert at the Duomo

A free musical event entitled “The human voice and the voice of the organ” will take place on Friday, April 13 at 9:15 pm. The concert will be held at the Duomo with free admission. Musical artists Henry Zanovello (organist) and Gemma Bertagnolli (singer) will be featured. Zanovello is an award-winning musician and Bertagnolli is known for her Baroque style, including a repertoire that reaches from Bach to Mahler. The evening will include a [...]

Lectures in English: Inside Italian Politics

Friday, April 13: Inside Italian Politics: The 2018 Election and Its Aftermath. NYU Florence, Villa Sassetti, Via Bolognese 120. New York University’s La Pietra Dialogue is hosting a daylong event with a variety of guest speakers involved in the 2018 election in Italy. The event will highlight the electoral campaign and the election results in the morning beginning at 9:30 am. The 2018 Electoral Campaign discussion will be led by Nicolò Conti of Sapienza [...]

Talk in English: Women Artists in Early Modern Italy

The public is invited to the lecture, which will take place on Tuesday, March 27 at the CEA Study Center, Piazza della Repubblica, 6 at 6 pm. The speaker, Dr. Sheila Barker, has published extensively on early women artists. In 16th and 17th century Italy, painting professionally was very much a male-dominated career.  Only a handful of women managed to rise to the top of the profession and attain financial success.  The talk examines [...]

Free Florence Easter Week Concerts

O FLOS COLENDE (Monday, March 26). Free admission. The 2018 “O Flos Colende” series inaugural evening at the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore will feature the Tuscan premiere of the psalm Laetatus sum, recently attributed to Vivaldi, who is also represented on the program with Concerto for Strings in G Minor and the Trio Sonata in G major. The Modo Antiquo ensemble conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli will interpret Bach’s Pslam 51, [...]

Global Issues: a Political Science Lecture in English

Thursday, March 22: POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE FACE OF POPULISM AND ANTI-PATRYISM. Villa Sassetti (120 Via Bolognese, NYU Florence).  6 to 7:30 pm. Free admission. A political science lecture, in English, is open to the public on Thursday. Four experts will discuss the consequences for democracy in response to the increasing success of populist parties and anti party movements across the globe. The free event is a part of NYU’s La Pietra Dialogues [...]

Firenze Bio, A New Organic Food Fair

Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25: FIRENZE BIO. Fortezza da Basso (1 Viale Filippo Strozzi, Florence) daily from 10 – 7 pm. Free admission. Firenze Bio is a new major organic food fairs here in Florence with a focus on cooking ingredients. This market will showcase vendors who are dedicated to the highest quality organic products and community initiatives. The four main themes of the fair are organic food, body wellness products, eco-friendly daily [...]

A Contemporary Architecture Talk in English

Noted architect Axel Paredes will give a lecture in English on the subject “Material Modulation” at California State University, via G. Leopardi 12 on January 31 at 4 pm.  The event is free and the public is welcome. Paredes received a Master of Architecture from MIT where he was awarded the Imre Halasz thesis prize, a Master of Arts with Distinction from the Architectural Association in London, a Master in Construction Technology from [...]