Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

Our top picks for January 14-21, 2021

Jane Farrell
January 14, 2021 - 12:11

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. Register in advance here and 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 [email protected] 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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