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 [...]

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) [...]

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 ‘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. [...]

Obey’s Street Art Show at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence

Until October 20, 2019: OBEY, MAKE ART NOT WAR. Palazzo Medici Riccardi.  Open 9 am – 7 pm daily,  closed Wednesday.  Admission: €7. Considering the current political climate in the United States, the knowledge that Barack Obama was President a mere three years ago may feel surreal. Despite changes that have taken effect since his term ended, it is curiously easy for people all over the world to instantly recall the imagery that [...]

Labèque Sisters Inaugurate the ‘Amici della Musica’ Concert Series

Connoisseurs of music in Florence can rejoice, as the spectacular inaugural event of the Amici della Musica concerts series  on October 12, will be performed by mind-bogglingly skilled French duo Katia & Marielle Labèque, two pianists that represent the intersection between classicism and modernity. Though they are classically trained, the sisters have incorporated many other genres into their performances, such as flamenco, baroque, and jazz. The two have their own record label, KML [...]

Florence’s Ceramics Fair Illustrates the Art of Pottery

The Florence’s Ceramic Fair, representing the 20th annual international edition of the event, will be held on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 5 – 6) in Piazza SS. Annunziata from 10 am to 7 pm. The event is part of an expanded monthly “Fierucola” market where Tuscan farmers normally display and sell their seasonal organic products, including dairy cheeses and home baked breads. Along with bounty for the table, the October fair offers visitors [...]

Florence’s Wired Next Festival

Florence’s Wired Next Festival will welcome visitors all this weekend, from Friday September 27 to Sunday, September 29 in various spaces in Palazzo Vecchio. Technology is what connects all aspects of our life: Florence’s Wired Next Festival offers an in depth look at  the intertwining of technology with politics, cinema, health, gender, space exploration, and much more. Despite its name, this festival is catered for audiences that enjoy these facets of society and [...]