The 2021 ‘Festa della Toscana’ Against the Death Penalty Also Commemorates an American

The Festa della Toscana will be held to celebrate the values of freedom, rights and hospitality to humanity. Established in 2001, the latest iteration of this festival will take place on November 30, 2021. With a program of public initiatives, the event will focus on the subject of the death penalty, as Tuscany has a long history of rejecting capital punishment after its historic abolishment in 1786 by Grand Duke Leopold II. The [...]

The Runners of Firenze Marathon Return to Downtown Florence

Sun. 28: FIRENZE MARATHON. Starts and ends in Piazza Duomo.  8:30 am. Athletes from all over will come together for the 37th edition of the Firenze Marathon, after the city of Florence found an opportunity to host this edition after the cancellation last year due to COVID. Along with the main marathon, the weekend will offer the Ginky Family Run and the ‘MaratonAbile’.  The marathon itself is 42.195 kilometers (26 mi). The route [...]

World Documentaries at the 2021 ‘Festival dei Popoli’ Film Festival

The organizers of the Festival dei Popoli are pleased to announce that this year’s events come back to Tuscany in real life, person to person and person to event from November 20 through 28.  The international documentary film festival, Europe’s oldest, offers a calendar of exciting and thought-provoking events.   This year’s special theme Burning Borders (Frontiere in Fiamme) showcases 15 films in a tribute to filmmakers Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Percival.  The two [...]

‘Lo Schermo dell’Arte ’21: A Movie Festival Spotlighting Art and Artists

November 10 – 17: LO SCHERMO DELL’ARTE FILM FESTIVAL (Art on Screen).  Cinema La Compagnia, via Cavour 50/r.   The Lo Schermo dell’Arte film festival, an international event that promotes collaboration between contemporary art and cinema through films, videos and installations, arrives in Florence for its 14th edition.  Two extraordinary films produced by well-known international filmmakers, open and close the Art on Screen festival.  Matthew Barney’s “Redoubt” inaugurates the festival on Wednesday, November 10 [...]

Sustainable Knitwear and Organic Products at the Fiera di San Martino

The La Fierucola market will be back in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata to host skilled weavers and producers of organic products on November 6 – 7 (9 am to 7 pm), in an event that showcases the region’s artisans. This edition, called the Fiera della Lana di San Martino, has been held since the 14th century. The fair will be focusing on the small, local farms with that breed free range sheep, goats, [...]

The Passion of Mozart by ORT on the Teatro Verdi Stage

Two German musicians bring their passion of Mozart to the stage of Teatro Verdi with their new concert this week in collaboration with the Orchestra della Toscana (ORT). On November 5 at 9 pm, conductor Markus Stenz, clarinetist Nicolai Pfeffer and the Orchestra della Toscana will interpret Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 for the public. The performance will also feature pieces by Ferruccio Busoni and the song Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme [...]

Sustainable Knitwear and Organic Products at the ‘Fiera di San Martino’

The La Fierucola market will be back in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata to host skilled weavers and producers of organic products on November 6 – 7 (9 am to 7 pm), in an event that showcases the region’s artisans. This edition, called the Fiera della Lana di San Martino, has been held since the 14th century. The fair will be focusing on the small, local farms with that breed free range sheep, goats, [...]

Florence Museums Open on Nov. 1, 2021, the All Saints Holiday

All Saint’s Day, taking place on the first of November, is a time where people can take the time off to celebrate, since most businesses and museums are closed for the day. However, certain museums will be accessible to the public, flipping expectations not only by allowing entry during this holiday, but also by opening on a day of the week when they are usually closed. The Accademia Gallery, for instance, will use [...]

A Jazz and Classical Music Weekend in Sala Vanni

The final weekend of October brings back-to-back performances for those with a budding interest in jazz and orchestra. Friday features the WeTuba with the fifth iteration of their jazz performance titled “A Jazz Supreme.” The ensemble for this act includes Ada Montellanico on vocals, Michel Godard on tuba and serpentone, Simone Graziano playing piano, Francesco Ponticelli with a double bass and Bernardo Guerra playing drums. The show will take place at 9:15 pm [...]

UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival ’21: World Narratives of Childhood

With the reopening of many theaters across Italy, Cinema La Compagnia (Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R) will host the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival. For the second edition of this series of premieres, with the last one taking place in 2019, UNICEF Italy aims to tell the stories of children around the world on the big screen to an international audience. An inaugural virtual room is accessible on October 21, with screenings lasting from Friday, [...]