Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

Our top picks from March 5-12

Jane Farrell
March 4, 2020 - 11:34

**DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS CHANGES TO THE BELOW EVENTS ARE PROBABLE, PLEASE CLICK LINKS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

 

 

DONNE/ International Women's Day themed tours at Palazzo Vecchio

March 8

 

ph. MUS.E

 

 

Themed visits in the museum of Palazzo Vecchio allow you to celebrate the women of the best-known family in Florence, the Medici. From Margherita of Austria and Eleonora of Toledo to Caterina de' Medici and Bianca Cappello, the guided tours feature a musical interlude that revives the mid-16th century. The tours take place at 10am and 11.30am and are curated by Roberta Castelli, cultural mediator at MUS.E. Free admission, reservation required.  T: 055-2768224, [email protected] 

 

Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

 

 

 

VINTAGE/ Vendi Bazaar Pre-loved market 

10am-4pm, March 8

 
 
Taking place on International Women's Day

 

 
In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, a pop-up market comes to B.EAST Gallery. Featuring the delectable buns by the Scandinavian bakery Wild Buns, pick up some unique finds and enjoy a tasty treat. Email [email protected]
 
Via Di Mezzo, 40A,
B.east Gallery
 
 
 
 

MARKET/ Visarno Market

March 7-8

 
Treasure trove of unique pieces
 
 
The popular handmade and vintage market features a series of activities and exhibitions with music, street food and workshops adding to the sense of occasion. Taking place at the Ippodromo del Visarno, take a look for some long-lost vinyl, have a go in the gaming area, let your kids have fun in the children's play area and even visit a barber shop, all while acquiring some exquisite handcrafted goods and some truly unique buys.
 
Ippodromo del Visarno,
Viale del Visarno, 14, Florence
 

 

 

ROCK/ Unlimited Access.

6pm, March 12

 
One of Rothschild's iconic images
 

 

Amalie R. Rothschild talks about her unexpected career as a rock photographer. Having captured photographs of the likes of Tina Turner and Janis Joplin, and an eyewitness to the '60s rock revolution, the intriguing career of the famed photographer reveals how she ended up in places like Madison Square Garden and working as the unofficial house photographer at the Fillmore East Auditorium. Contact [email protected], T: 055221612.
 
NIKI Florence – Istituto Olandese di Storia dell'Arte
Viale Torricelli 5, Florence
 
 
 
 

TALK/ David Bach speaks at Women's International Network of Florence

8pm, March 11

 

Bestselling author David Bach
 

 

Ten times NY Times best-selling author David Bach speaks at the Women's International Network of Florence upcoming event. Author of Smart Women Finish Rich! and The Latte Factor, come to learn about why you don't have to be rich to live rich. Topics covered include how to gain control over your finances and create financial freedom as well as the tricks to building the life of your dreams. The first event in their new location of Palazzo San Niccolò, the talk will be preceded by a tasty aperitivo catered by Melaleuca. RSVP via the Women's International Network of Florence FB Page. Cost is 10 euro for members and first-time guests, 20 euro for returning non-members. 

 

Palazzo San Niccolò

Via di S. Niccolò, 79, Florence

 

 

 

MUSIC/ Peterson - Lavine. Come as you are: Kurt Cobain and the Grunge Revolution 

March 7-June 14

 

Kurt Cobain, Inn at the market Seattle, 1993© Charles Peterson 2020

 

Relive your grunge days (or discover them for the first time) through 80 photographs by Charles Peterson and Michael Lavine, famed photographers who followed the legendary Nirvana founder-frontman through to his final days. The undisputed hero of the Grunge era continues to have a communicative effect, even 26 years after his death. The photographs at Palazzo Medici Riccardi also document American counterculture of the '90s, the time following the Cold War and preceding the New Economy. Other players on the Grunge scene also feature with Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Mudhoney alongside Cobain and his wife Courtney Love, symbols of an era. 

 

Palazzo Medici Riccardi, via Cavour, 1

 

 

 

CULTURE/ Free entry to museums

**THIS HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

A view of the Bardini Museum / ph. @musefirenze

 

 

March 6-8, Florence Civic Museums open and free the city’s civic museums will grant free admission to everyone from March 6 – 8 as part of the municipality’s campaign cultura contra paura

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