An Evening of Russian Classical Music by ORT & Pianist Dmitry Masleev

Feb. 29: ORT concert conducted by Andrea Battistoni with soloist Dmitry Masleev (piano). Teatro Verdi, Via Giuseppe Verdi 11, Florence.  9 pm. Admission €22, reduced €18, under 30 €10, students €5. Teatro Verdi is hosting a performance by the Orchestra della Toscana conducted by globally-recognized Andrea Battistoni and accompanied by pianist Dmitry Masleev this Thursday evening. The program incorporates Italian, Serbian and Russian styles in music, offering an evening of cross-cultural compositions. The [...]

Roberto Innocenti’s Exhibition: ‘Illustrating Time’

Until May 26:  ILLUSTRATING TIME (Illustrare il Tempo) – ROBERTO INNOCENTI. Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Via Cavour 3 – Florence. Open daily 9 am – 7 pm, closed Wednesday. Admission: €10, or €7 reduced price.  Tuscany’s own Roberto Innocenti is recognized as the greatest Italian illustrator of our time, with an exquisite capability to transport the viewer into the scenes he portrays. While he is known for his illustrations of fables and traditional children’s [...]

Testo 2024: A Fair for Book Lovers

Focusing on the life cycle of a book, the third edition of TESTO comes to Stazione Leopolda on February 23 – 25 (10 am – 8 pm). Organized by Pitti Immagine, the program offers an in depth look at the world of literature. Last year’s events attracted more than 10,000 visitors exploring books and attending workshops, guided itineraries and special events presented by the publishing houses participating.  This year representatives from 150 will [...]

Dance Shows, Workshops & Auditions at the 2024 ‘Danza in Fiera’ Festival

  Fri. 23 – Sun. 24: DANZA IN FIERA dance fair.  Fortezza da Basso.  Open 9 am – 8 pm. Admission to the general public: €20, €10 for dancers who participate in a lesson or an audition, €15 for buyers. PITTI IMMAGINE invites Florence to their celebration of dance, DANZA IN FIERA. Offering admission for both the general public and members of the dance community, DANZA IN FIERA has something for everyone. Whether [...]

From Baroque to Contemporary: Three February Concerts by Amici della Musica

The Amici della Musica chamber concert series will offer three events this weekend: a piano recital by Pierre-Laurent Aimard on February 10 (Teatro della Pergola, 4 pm); an installment of “Portraits” (Cherubini Conservatory, 9 pm) scheduled on February 11; and a concert by Jordi Savall and his Hespèrion XXI group on February 12 (Teatro Niccolini, 9 pm). Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard has collaborated with many modern composers, including György Ligeti (Aimard has recorded his [...]

The Events of Black History Month Florence 2024

With the theme “Whole Rest,” Black History Month Florence will take place through February 29. The program of events are organized according to the concept that a pause leads to regeneration and new pathways. The Mad Art District at Le Murate (via Ghibellina) is hosting the art show “Repose and Resist” in collaboration with the Florence’s Kunsthistorische Institut and San Gimignano’s Galleria Continua.  On display are the works of Anike Joyce Sadiq, Raziel [...]

Russian Superstar Musicians Perform for ‘Amici della Musica’

  Two Russian virtuosi – pianist Nikolai Lungansky and violinist Vadim Repin are headlining in Florence the weekend of February 3 – 4 under the auspices of the Amici della Musica. Known for his depth of interpretation and versatility of playing, Nikolai Lugansky will share the stage with Vadim Repin on Saturday at Teatro della Pergola (4 pm).  A child prodigy, Repin has shared the stage with all the most important orchestras in [...]

A World of Italian Food at ‘Taste’ 17

Sat. 3 – Sun. 5: TASTE.  Fortezza da Basso.  Open to the public Saturday and Sunday 2:30 – 6:30 pm, Monday 9:30 am – 6 pm.  Admission for the general public: €25. The festival of all things food and drink, TASTE, returns to Florence again for three days.  This weekend, foodies from all over Florence are invited to a culinary experience of all the regions of Italy just under one roof at the historic Fortezza da [...]

Kolja Blacher Conducts An Evening of Romantic Music by ORT

Thursday, February 1: ORT classical concert.  Teatro Verdi, via Ghibellina 99.  9 pm. The Orchestra della Toscana (ORT) conducted by Kolja Blacher, will provide an evening of Romantic music on stage at the historic Teatro Verdi. The program comprises Beethoven’s Concerto in D major, op. 61, and Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony.  The Beethoven piece offers the opportunity for Blacher to demonstrate his skills as a violin soloist.  Son of the well-known composer Boris Blacher, [...]

Circular Fashion at ‘Vintage Selection’ 41

January 24 –  28, 2024: VINTAGE SELECTION 41: “What’s Your Time?” Central Pavilion of Fortezza da Basso. Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1 Florence. Open Wednesday to Sunday 9 am – 8 pm. Admission: €5, with a €2 discount coupon available on the website. Accessible to the public for the first time since January 2020, Vintage Selection 41 has something to offer for vintage enthusiasts and casual shoppers alike, allowing visitors to personally select clothes [...]