Florence’s Wine Tasting Event at Vecchio Conventino

This weekend only, the public will be able to attend the ‘Florence Wine Event,’ one of the city’s oldest wine events in the field. November 18 and 19 will bring winemakers and producers from the surrounding Tuscan areas to Il Vecchio Conventino (Via Giano della Bella, 20) to showcase their vintages.  The fair is open Saturday 3 – 11 pm, Sunday noon – 9 pm. Located at stands will be the wine producers [...]

Colorful Bricks of Florence: the Lego Festival

Teatro Obihall (Lungarno Aldo Moro/via Fabrizio de’ Andrè) will be drenched in the colors of the rainbow with the arrival of the first Bricks in Florence Festival, a two-day exhibition for enthusiasts of the famous Lego constructions on November 11 – 12 (10 am – 7 pm). Fans from all over Italy will congregate in the hall for creative activities, competitions, and to enjoy freely building with other admirers of the famous bricks. [...]

An Evening of Supreme Jazz at Sala Vanni

Musicus Concentus in collaboration with Siena Jazz present famed musicians Rob Mazurek and Jeff Parker in ‘A Jazz Supreme’ on November 10 (9:15 pm) in Sala Vanni, Piazza del Carmine. Mazurek’s voice will work with the guitar skills of Parker to showcase their soulful rhythms. Rudra Quartet will be the opening act of the night, promising to exhibit all elements of jazz. Hailed as modern innovators of jazz music, the international musicians began [...]

An Evening with Master Cellist Dindo & ORT

Sharing the stage for the first time with Orchestra della Toscana (ORT) to conduct the evening as well as to provide a solo performance, well-known cellist Enrico Dindo will be in the spotlight at Teatro Verdi on Wednesday, November 8 beginning at 9 pm. Dindo is a well-known cellist, emerging in 1997 from the Rostropovich Contest in France where he won first prize. The contest, which is named after Mstislav Rostroprovich, one of [...]

Handwoven Goods at Pzz. SS Annunziata

La Fierucola will be in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata to host skilled weavers, artisans, and organic products on November 4  – 5  (9 am – 7 pm), while celebrating the local, skilled artisans of the region. The piazza will be overflowing with vibrant textiles created from natural dyes. Demonstrating the use of sustainable methods, products being sold at the market will be colored from organic materials, like berries, bark, turmeric, and onions. Sweaters, [...]

Theatre in English Inspired by Dostoevsky

Teatro della Pergola (via della Pergola, 30) will host a one-of-a-kind performance on November 2 and 3 at 8:45 pm. The Underground: a Response to Dostoevsky is a play in English with Italian subtitles directed by Thomas Richards. The plot focuses on the hidden feelings that exist buried within every one of us: a hellish realm where needs, actions and thoughts live quietly, fermenting. Somehow worry and fear seep into our daily lives, [...]

Celebrating England through Film in Florence

As a part of the British Institute’s Talking Pictures film series dedicated to British or American cinema of the past 100 years showcased every Wednesday, “The Magical Mystery Tour,” is selected for Wednesday, October 25 (8 pm) at The British Institute Library (Lungarno Guicciardini 9).  Directed by The Beatles themselves, it is a fun, psychedelic adventure through the English countryside. This eclectic film is composed of clips of the band, playing songs including [...]

‘Vive la France’ at the 2017 France Odeon Film Fest

The theme this week in Florence is “bridging cultures.” The France Odeon Festival at Cinema La Compagnia from October 19 – 22 is a celebration of contemporary French film, new talent and the strong cinematic relationship between France and Italy. Directed by Francesco Ranieri Martinotti, the prestigious four-day programme takes place at Cinema La Compagnia (via Cavour 50/r) and features screenings, guest stars, interviews and awards. Twelve of the best recent French films [...]

A World of Art at the Florence Biennale

Through October 16, this year’s Florence Biennale contemporary art fair at the Fortezza da Basso will host more than 400 artists from over 70 countries around the world, all competing against each other for the international prize “Lorenzo il Magnifico.” Not in the competition but on display will be the jewelry collection known as Quietude. Funded by the European Union and made by the research and innovation project H2020-Wear Sustain-2017, these accessories are [...]

Meeting the Artist Behind the Craft at the Ceramics Fair

In a world where everyone is distant from the products they are buying and even more distant from who is making what they buy, getting to know the creator behind a piece is a rare opportunity.  Shoppers will have the pleasure of meeting the artists behind the pieces they purchase at the Ceramics Festival in Piazza SS. Annunziata on October 7 and 8 from 9 am to 6 pm. Visitors will be able [...]