Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence
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Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

Thu 14 Jan 2021 11:11 AM

MARKET/ La Fierucola returns to piazza Santo Spirito

January 17

Much-loved market in piazza Santo Spirito

From 9am to 7pm on January 17, La Fierucola makes its highly anticipated return to piazza Santo Spirito. The much-loved market usually fills the square with all sorts, but this edition will feature only food. Locally sourced products fill the stalls, allowing you to take home the healthiest of home-grown foods. Given the ever-changing situation, we recommend checking with La Fierucola for any possible changes.

Piazza Santo Spirito, Florence

TALK/ Incontri a Palazzo with Clet

January 20

The Breyer Center for Overseas Studies in Florence continue their Incontri a Palazzo live talks from Florence with well-known street artist, Clet. Titled ‘Taking it to the Streets: Art and the City’, the talk takes place online on January 20 at 7pm CET, 10am PDT. Find the full events programme on their website.

EAT/ Uffizi da mangiare

Van Aelst – Melograna

The Uffizi launches a new series of short videos on Facebook every Sunday, starting from January 17. Each video will feature a well-known chef who will choose a work from among the collections and present a recipe inspired by the work, satisfying both food and art lovers. More info can be found here.

CREATIVE/ Manifattura Tabacchi Icebreakers

Renowned international guests from a variety of different fields

Icebreakers, a project by Linda Loppa and produced by NAM – Not a Museum, sees creative industries come together in 11 conversations on 11 themes, varying from fashion and design to art, science and literature. The number 11 is significant given its symbolic meaning of strength. Guests connect from all over the world, in the series streamable on Manifattura Tabacchi’s YouTube channel, and NAM – Not a Museum’s IGTV.

THEATRE/ Firenze Insolita

January 22-February 28

Actor Rosario Campisi

Theatrical walks in Florence bring you on a discovery tour of the residences of great writers. Organised by the Archètipo Cultural Association, tour guides Laura Gensini and Chiara Migliorini with actor Rosario Campisi explore Collodi’s birthplace, places close to Dostoevsky’s heart, the hotel that hosted George Eliot and the building where Manzoni stayed. Each walk lasts about 3 hours for a maximum of 12 people, sanitized headphones and masks provided. Events are conducted in Italian, participation is free with booking required at 3381002655, or by emailing The tours are wheelchair and pram accessible. The full calendar is available here.

CONNECT/ Online community events

TF Together – The Florentine’s online events series viewable on our Facebook and YouTube channel (don’t forget to subscribe!) continues with Sheryl Ness, author of Love in a Tuscan Kitchen and her chef husband Vincenzo on January 22, sharing the romance of their food-focused Tuscan love story. Full line-up available here.

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