Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

Our top picks for July 9-16, 2020

Jane Farrell
July 9, 2020 - 11:01

CRAFTS/ Tiche Synergia: Meraki by Jane Harman

3-7pm, July 9


Be inspired



A new project highlighting contemporary craftsmanship, design and photography titled Tiche Synergia, has arrived! Named after the Greek goddess of luck and chance, Tiche is also the protectress of cities and fortune. Hosted in the spacious atelier of fashion brand Tiche in collaboration with Creative People in Florence, Florence-based artisans and designers will present onsite installations, synchronizing with photographs that frame the works.  The first event will be master woodworker and furniture restorer Jane Harman of Jane. H. Restoration. Find out more here. The inauguration will be held from 3-8pm and will subsequently be open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am-7pm.

Via San Zanobi 122r



CHARITY/ Run for Meyer Virtual Challenge

July 9-12


Motivation to move



Get moving for Meyer! The challenge is to run 5km, whenever and wherever you want, with every step supporting the Play Therapy activities for children at the Meyer Hospital in Florence. A minimum donation of 10 euro is required to participate and an additional 5 euro will have a courier sprinting directly to your door with the official #runformeyer t-shirt, thanks to the Guess Foundation. Lockdown has seen a surge in those itching to put on running shoes and get moving, so now you have extra motivation! The three fastest runners will be revealed on the website, where everyone can consult their times. Winners will also be revealed for the three most comic runners, the three most generous and the three largest groups. Registration (open until midday, July 12) allows you to download the CVRace app for free on Google Play and Apple Stores, which will track your distance and time. The official results will be published on the #runformeyer Facebook page and website




LIVE STREAM / Hershey Felder: Beethoven

July 12, 5pm PDT / 7pm CDT / 8pm EDT


Performed live from Florence



Actor, playwright and pianist Hershey Felder will be performing Beethoven in live streaming on July 12, following the success of Irving Berlin: Live from Florence during the lockdown from the performer’s residence in Florence, which raised significant funds for 13 US theatres and arts organizations. The new arts broadcasting company, Hershey Felder Presents – Live from Florence, unites Felder with The Florentine as media partner, Tuscan cinema group Montagni Audiovisivi and American broadcaster Rich Flier to produce quality streaming arts programming for international audiences. Tickets ($55 per household) are available for purchase here: A portion of ticket sales will be donated to US arts organizations and creative artists.




ENVIRONMENT/ Plogging in Area Pettini

5-7.30pm, July 14


Return the park to a paradise



Popular park Area Pettini Burresi is getting a freshen up thanks to Le Curandaie. Walk, talk, and clean with a group of like-minded volunteers as you clean the park in a social event. Meeting at the park entrance, bring gloves and 3 bags to sort the waste. Find out more here


Area Pettini Burresi,

Via Faentina, 147n




STARS/ Cinema in Villa

Until August 8


Scenic screenings


100 seats under the stars, with a spectacular view by your side, and a terrific screen set in front of you. The idyllic initiative was organized by the Fondazione CR Firenze and Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini and Peyron, in collaboration with Musart and the Comune di Firenze. Mondays are dedicated to Woody Allen, Tuesdays to art (this week it's Caravaggio!), Thursdays are for families, and Fridays for biographies. This week, enjoy Hayao Miyazaki's Principessa Mononoke on July 9, and Mia e il leone bianco by Gilles De Maistre on July 16. Screenings take place at 9.15pm and tickets cost 5 euro. Booking is advised.


Terrazza Belvedere,

Villa Bardini




EXHIBITION/ Children forever! Childhood and illustration in early 20th-century art

Until September 14


Visions of childhood



Famous works by Gian Burrasca, Rosai and Balla, to name a few, come to the Museo degli Innocenti in a display of works about the imaginative world of children. Fascinating, inspiring, magical and enchanting, the works open up the stories of children to create a warm and intriguing exhibition. Curated by Nadia Marchioni and Arabella Natalini, the works offer new and interesting perspectives on childhood. 


Borghini Hall,

Museo degli Innocenti,

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 13

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