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Best event of the week: Notes of Tuscany!

Thu 06 Nov 2014 1:00 AM





The top 5 events for the week of November 27 to December 3, 2014.  Download the full list of events in Florence:


VISIT/CONCERT/ Musical tour

November 30. 9.30/10 tours, 11am concert. Palazzo Guadagni Strozzi Sacrati, piazza Santo Spirito 9, Florence


The Regione Toscana offers the public a wonderful opportunity to discover little known places in Florence, combining the art and music. This Sunday morning, visit the Palazzo Guadagni Strozzi Sacrati, the seat of the President of Tuscany, with free guided tours (in Italian) at 9.30am and again at 10am. A classical concert from pianist Marco Mantovani follows, with music from Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev. The event is free, but booking is required: T 055 4385616 or email


SNOW/ACTIVITIES/ Toscana Winter Park

Until March 1, 2015. Obihall, Lungarno Aldo Moro, Florence


In the run up to Christmas, what could be more fun that some snow-filled activities. Bundle up and enjoy skiing, ice skating and tobogganing on the banks of the Arno. After schussing down the piste or executing toe loops on the ice rink, indulge in some après-ski at the bars or join in with the many children’s activities. See the website for full details:


CINEMA/ Documentary time

November 28–December 5. Odeon Cinema, piazza Strozzi, Florence


This celebration of documentary films includes a co-production workshop, presenting projects and rough cuts from international experts and a chance to meet the directors.  The festival opens, on December 28, with the film Last Hijack, in which filmmakers combine animation and raw footage to tell the story of Mohamed, a wealthy Somali pirate while at sea, but another average man while on land.


WINE TASTING/ Bottoms up!

November 29–30. Sat, 11-11pm, Sun 11-8pm. Tepidarium del Roster, Giardini dell’Orticultura, via Vittorio Emanuele II, Florence


Florence Wine Event is back for the ninth consecutive year, filling the Tepidarium del Roster in the Giardini dell’Orticultura in Florence. Hosting young producers, historic labels, new produce and more, the festival dedicated to what’s up and coming in the world of wine is sure to have your mouth watering. As well as tasting the wines, savour the new oil, breads, cheeses, cold cuts and other quality produce. For more information, see the website.


SPORT/RUN/ Firenze Marathon

November 30. 9.15am start, lungarno Pecori Giraldi, Florence


The annual Florence marathon, celebrating its 31st year, promises to be bigger and better than ever, so if you are signed up to do it, you can look forward to the race of a lifetime through the historic city. With various courses, including a family and children’s’ run, the athletes will also be a great spectacle to watch and to cheer on! See the website for more details.

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