Jazz Offerings at Piazzale Michelangelo’s Flower

Pop-up restaurant/bar Flower al Piazzale in Piazzale Michelangelo is offering two exciting live performances from leading jazz musicians on the evenings Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25. The venue will also provide an all-Tuscan menu of food and drinks alongside their stunning terrace and cityscape view. Doors open from 7 pm. Friday evening features Jazztronic, a project which dedicates itself to a funk and lounge concept with a combination of electronic sounds, [...]

Savonarola’s Deathday Commemorations

Another historical reenactment will bring forth long-lost memories of the past in Piazza Signoria on May 23. To commemorate the death and life of Fra Girolamo Savonarola, a historical parade will march through the city on the occasion of his execution. The parade will proceed from Piazzetta di Parte Guelfa at 9:30 am, going to Via Porta Rossa, Mercato Nuovo, Via Vacchereccia, and ending in Piazza Signoria. There, at 9:45 am, a wreath [...]

‘A Time to Dance’: A Gonazaga & Cherubini Conservatory Artistic Collaboration

Tuesday, May 21: WEST WIND-TRANSATLANTIC MUSIC. Teatro della Pergola, Firenze. 9 pm. Free admission. Combining the talents of American and Italian artists, “A Time to Dance” is a contemporary symphonic cantata that will harmonize performers from two separate continents; on this occasion, a newly developed ballet will accompany the music. “A Time to Dance” is full of solos and emotional tone shifts, from the orchestra and chorus at full blast to soft and [...]

Party Celebrates Le Rampe Reopening

Saturday, May 18: LE RAMPE IN FESTA. Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza Poggi, Firenze. Open 4 – 11 pm. Free admission. The 19th century Le Rampe, designed by the architect Giuseppe Poggi, attracts hundreds of tourists and Florentines daily providing a walkway framed by enchanting stonework, fountains and green spaces, up towards the breathtaking views found at Piazzale Michelangelo. This Saturday, the city of Firenze and the Fondazione CR Firenze is inviting the whole city to [...]

Cosimo I’s Grand Move Pageant for the 500th Anniversary Year Celebration

Historical pageants are a grand show, full of luxurious costumes, buglers, and horse-riding nobles. On May 11, as part of the celebrations for the 500th anniversaries of Cosimo I and Catherine de Medici’s birth, a historical pageant will parade down the streets of historical Florence. This event symbolizes the move from Palazzo Medici on Via Cavour to Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza Signoria on May 15, 1540. The pageant will travel from Palazzo Medici [...]

Florence ‘Painted Blue’ for the Festival of Europe

Florence celebrates the Festival of Europe from May 1 through 10, hosting conferences, workshops and cultural events that commemorate the European Union, formed in 1993. Like Domenico Modugno’s signature song (Volare or “Blu Dipinto di Blu” and the EU flag, the theme color is blue. The agenda includes the popular Villa Salviati Open Day (May 4), “Notte Blu” artistic activities, family events and language exchange (May 9 – 10), and The Global March [...]

Florence’s 2019 Spring Plant & Flower Fair in a Local Park

Until May 1, 2019: PLANT & FLOWER FAIR. Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 4.  Open 9 am – 7:30 pm.  Free admission. Come down to the Giardino dell’Orticoltura this week for the Tuscan Society of Horticulture’s spring Plant and Flower fair featuring over 70 specialist vendors offering a wide selection of plants, flowers, vases, outdoor furniture and more. Visitors can stroll through the beautiful garden, with its antique 19th century greenhouse centrepiece, marvel at [...]

Florence’s 2019 ‘Festival of Religions’ at San Miniato

April 26-28: Festival of Religions 2019. In its fourth edition, the Festival of Religions will take place in San Miniato al Monte. The festival will open with a special preview on April 25. Fostering a plural and interreligious dialogue, the Festival of Religions will present guest speakers from diverse professions and religions. Speakers include philosophers, sociologists, journalists, politicians, a physicist, a doctor and religious personalities representing Judaism, Islam and Christianity. These guests will [...]

Florence’s April 25 Liberation Day Events

A rich program — public ceremonies and speeches to themed picnics and concerts — will mark the April 25 national holiday Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day) in Florence.  A national holiday, the commemoration marks the day in 1945 when, thanks to behind-the-scenes and front line work by resistance fighters (partisan or partigiani), the Italians succeeded in their efforts to oust the remnants of occupation by Nazi-Fascist armed forces. Florence mayor Dario Nardella, in the [...]

Florence Museums Open on Pasquetta

While most museums are normally closed on Monday, several Florence museums, alongside the state museums, will be open during Easter Monday (Pasquetta). The following is a compiled list of all participating museums for visitors and residents alike to enjoy on April 22. The Accademia. Via Ricasoli, 58-60 8:15 am – 6:50 pm. last admission at 6:20 pm. The Uffizi Gallery. Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6 8:15 am – 6:50 pm. Boboli Gardens. 8:15 am [...]