Violinists & Mimes Star at Teatro della Pergola Concerts

  February 25 & 26, 2023: AMICI DELLA MUSICA chamber concerts.   Organized by the Amici della Musica, two out-of-the-ordinary concerts will be hosted in Florence this weekend on Saturday, February 25 at 4 pm and Sunday, February 26 at 9 pm in Teatro della Pergola. Saturday’s show will be led by Kolja Blacher, one of the most well-known violinists of modern music. Joined by five others — Christoph Streuli (violin), Cristoph Von Der [...]

Sweet Treats at Florence’s 2023 Chocolate Fair

Fri. 24 – Sun. 26: FLORENCE & CHOCOLATE. Piazza Santa Croce. Open 10 am – 8 pm. Free admission. After a three-year pause, the festival will once again play host to distinguished and highly skilled chocolatiers from throughout the Tuscan region and across Italy to entice locals and tourists alike with their delicious chocolate concoctions. Piazza Santa Croce’s beautiful space will play host to various artisans and manufacturers of chocolate. There, the public [...]

The Amici della Musica’s Fabulous February Lineup

AMICI DELLA MUSICA February 2023 program. All concerts take place at the Theater or Saloncino della Pergola on via della Pergola. For the full schedule and tickets visit Enlivening the winter program of the Amici della Musica are eight new concerts scheduled as usual on Saturdays at 4 pm in the Teatro della Pergola and on Sundays at 9 pm in the Saloncino. Pianist Anna Vinnitskaya will perform a program dedicated to [...]

January’s Amici della Music Pergola Chamber Concerts

  January 7 – 29, 2023 AMICI DELLA MUSICA CHAMBER CONCERTS.  Teatro della Pergola, via della Pergola. All concerts will take place at the Theater or Saloncino della Pergola. It should be noted the Teatro della Pergola is undergoing renovations therefore advisable to constantly check here: as the concert venues may vary. For the full schedule and tickets visit & in  addition to Box Office Firenze. Amici della Musica will open 2023 [...]

Winter Chamber Concerts by the ‘Amici della Musica’

  December 3, 2022 – January 29, 2023.  AMICI DELLA MUSICA chamber concerts  (via della Pergola) It should be noted the Teatro della Pergola is undergoing renovations therefore advisable to constantly check here: as the concert venues may vary. For the full schedule and tickets visit  & The Amici della Musica will continue hosting chamber concerts at the Teatro della Pergola with a holiday program starting in December and continuing into January on [...]

Spooky Specials at Pino’s Local Sandwich Haunt

  The Salumeria Verdi deli (via Giuseppe Verdi 36), or Pino’s Sandwiches as it is known by its many loyal customers, will celebrate Halloween this year with a few festive menu items and a giveaway! The deli is getting into the spirit of Halloween with the addition of two specially-created sandwiches to its menu for the day on Monday, October 31. The limited-time “Sand-witch” will include spicy pumpkin sauce, roast pork, smoked cheese, [...]

The Florence Dance Festival’s Live Performances

The Florence Dance Festival (FDF), one of the few arts events worldwide that succeeded in having live performances last year, is back for 2022 with plans to expand many of last year’s initiatives. The festival will take place from June 22 to July 24 and will be staged at Santa Maria Novella’s Great Cloister (Chiostro Grande della Basilica di Santa Maria Novella). Featuring world-renowned choreographers and dancers as well as Florence’s local talent, [...]

Ryan McAdams & Pietro De Maria ORT Concert Headliners

The Orchestra della Toscana (ORT), together with conductor Ryan McAdams and soloist Pietro de Maria, will bring the compositions of Jessie Montgomery, Saint-Saëns and Mendelssohn to the stage on Tuesday, March 15, at Florence’s Teatro Verdi (via Ghibellina 99) at 9 pm. The orchestra and the musicians will give a repeat concert in Poggibonsi (March 16), Empoli (March 18) and Livorno (March 19). ORT will play a piece from Jessie Montgomery’s 2012 Strum [...]

The ‘Cupino’ and Valentine’s Day at Pino’s Sandwiches

  Every year, Salumeria Verdi (also known as Pino’s Sandwiches) launches their Valentine’s special: the “Cupino,” a panino is only available on February 14.  Schiacciata bread (a type of focaccia) is filled with thinly sliced finocchiona salame, brie cheese, bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and either truffle or hot sauce, then lightly toasted. The sandwich costs €6 and is available to eat in or pick up to take out from 9 am to 9 [...]

Pizza Margherita & More at the Sophia Loren Restaurant

  Neapolitan pizza made UNESCO’s Intangible Culture Heritage list on December 6, 2007, and the anniversary was commemorated with a Google Doodle on the same day in 2021.  Although it takes some searching, good Neapolitan pizza can also be found in the quintessential city of the Renaissance. The legendary Italian actress, Sophia Loren, has collaborated in a new restaurant and pizzeria in the heart of Florence.  The restaurant, Sophia Loren Original Italian Food,  [...]