ANT Designer Charity Holiday Market

With Christmas fairs are just around the corner, it truly is “beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” The annual charity event for the Associazione Nazionale Tumori (ANT) will kick off the season by opening its doors on Friday, Nov. 15 until Sunday, Nov. 17 from 10 am – 7 pm.   Palazzo Borghese (via Ghibellina, 110) will turn into a holiday market, a great opportunity to find designer gifts at a discounted price [...]

Sign-Up Deadline for Firenze Marathon Events

Over 10,000 participants are expected for the 35th annual Firenze Marathon: athletes from all over the world will come together for the event, and the sign-up deadline is this week, on November 14. Along with Firenze Marathon on Sunday, November 24 (starting line: Piazza del Duomo at 8:30 am), the upcoming weekend will offer the Huawei Relay, the Ginky Family Run, and Marathonabile. The Firenze Marathon is 42.195 kilometers (26 miles); the entry [...]

Schermo dell’Arte (Art on Screen) Festival 2019

An exciting selection of new movie releases from around the world will debut in the historic city of Florence this week. Lo Schermo dell’Arte festival is a project that promotes the collaboration between contemporary art and cinema through short films, videos and installations in addition to training projects and residencies for international artists and their works. Since the first edition of the Lo Schermo dell’Arte took place in 2008, this will be the [...]

The Florence of Giovanni and Telemaco Signorini: a Tuscan Impressionism Show

Until November 10:  THE FLORENCE OF GIOVANNI AND TELEMACO SIGNORINI.Palazzo Antinori 3. Open Tuesday – Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Admission full: € 13 or reduced: € 10. In the calm oasis of Palazzo Antinori, away from the many packed streets of Florence, visitors can view scenic and historic paintings by Florence-born artists Giovanni and Telemaco Signorini. The exhibition, “The Florence of Giovanni and Telemaco Signorini,” (La Firenze di Giovanni e Telemaco Signorini) [...]

‘Festival dei Popoli’s’ 60th Anniversary Edition

Until Nov. 9: FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI, International Documentary Film Festival. La Compagnia Cinema, via Cavour 50/r. Screenings are in the original language with English and Italian subtitles. This year the theme of the Festival dei Popoli film festival is “Diamonds are Forever,” in honor of the event’s 60th anniversary edition. The program for the diamond anniversary offers showings of 20 movies from the past 60 years alongside its international and Italian competition of new films.  [...]

Halloween 2019 Celebrations in Florence

Halloween 2019 in Florence brings not only movie-inspired looks but offers a wide array of attractions to get into the All Hallows Eve spirit. From costume parties to film screenings, museum exhibits and scary guided tours, here’s what Florence can do to spook up its October 31.   The Stibbert Museum in Florence invites guests for a special Halloween guided tour “Knights in the Night.” Secret passages and ghost stories with a spectral atmosphere [...]

Rothschild Photos Celebrate Woodstock & Rock Concerts

Until October 29: FIFTY PHOTOS OF PEACE, LOVE & MUSIC. The Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Exhibition Center, Via dei Pucci 16, Florence.  Open 10 am – 1 pm, 3 – 7 pm. Free admission. More than 50 photographs – in large format and mostly unseen in Italy – relive some of the major rock music events of 1969 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.  The photographs of internationally noted photographer [...]

Florence’s Haunted Haunts for Halloween Week

History is said to be alive in Italy, but sometimes it can feel a little too alive. If one steps out of the Tuscan sun and into the shadows, there is plenty of darkness to be experienced and, if one is unlucky, felt.  For those seeking the darker side with a dash of adrenaline, Florence offers haunted haunts and ghost lore waiting to be discovered. The Medici family is integral to the history of Florence, known [...]

International Art at the ‘Florence Biennale’

Until October 27:  FLORENCE BIENNALE.  Fortezza da Basso. Open daily 10 am – 8 pm, Wednesday 23rd and Friday 25th  until 10 pm.  Admission: €10. Florence Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art and design, will take place with the presence of guest artists from over 70 countries around the world. All of them will be in competition against each other for the international prize “Lorenzo il Magnifico.” Accompanying the show will be [...]

Florence’s ‘Pink October’: Events & Screenings

Pink October, the international month dedicated to the topic of breast cancer prevention will take place in Florence for the first time from October 21 to 26 with a series of initiatives organized by Firenze in Rosa, a non-profit association of breast cancer survivors.  “The participation of the city is important to remind everyone that prevention is the first weapon to defeat the disease,” said Lucia De Ranieri, the president of the association. [...]