Best events in Florence this week April 11-18, 2024

Here’s our round-up for April 11-18, 2024.

Take your pick from this week’s best events, featuring a food truck fest in front of the Florence Eye and a literary line-up for little ones.

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ART + CULTURE

Returns: From Modigliani to Morandi at Museo Novecento

The exhibition reunites items from the Alberto Della Ragione Collection with Modigliani's masterpiece on show until September 15.

THINGS TO DO

Daisy’s Dining: an evening of fine dining + entertainment

Starting at 8pm, this weekly series of special dinner shows is bringing evenings alive in Florence.

THINGS TO DO

Anselm Kiefer’s Fallen Angels at Palazzo Strozzi

25 large-scale works engage with themes of memory, history and war.

17 April 2024 - 28 July 2024
EXHIBITION

Art of Uzbekistan: Avant-garde in the Desert

150 works, mainly paintings on canvas, reveal the flourishing of the avant-garde in Uzbekistan in the early to mid 20th century. Visitors can also explore the Uzbek textile tradition with works on loan from the National Museum in Tashkent and the Savicsky Museum in Nukus.

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13 April 2024 - 14 April 2024
CRAFTS

Creative People in Florence spring pop-up

Creative People in Florence hold a spring pop-up at their new space in via dei Serragli 58r, with works by 8 artisans, artists and designers, including home decor, ceramics, fashion, accessories and art, all made in Florence. Open from 10am-7pm on April 13 and 10am-6pm on April 14.

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From April 14
DINE

Sunday brunch at Villa La Massa

Villa La Massa welcomes its Sunday brunch menu from April 14, with the Il Verrocchio restaurant offering both guests and the public an unforgettable gourmet experience in the greenery of the Florentine countryside. to guests and the Florentine public. The exclusive buffet presents a selection of local culinary delights, focusing on fresh, high-quality products. There are even surprises planned involving food and wine producers, as well as special entertainment for kids, so keep an eye on their events lined up this season. 90 per person, drinks included, or 60 euro per child under 12. For further information and reservations, contact +39 05562611 or ristorante@villalamassa.it.

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13 April 2024
INAUGURATION

Family Nation inauguration

An inauguration party will be held at the new Family Nation store this Saturday, April 13, with two free workshops: infant massage at 3pm with Cristina Tessore (A.I.M.I certified teacher and collaborator with La Mia Ostetrica), and games in English with Labsitters for children aged 3-5 years at 4.30pm. There are limited places available for the workshops, with booking online. A merenda (snack) break is at 4pm, with an open-to-everyone aperitivo at 6pm to present the world of Family Nation. Making the visit even more seamless is the easy arrival via tram, or if arriving by car, you can avail of the two hours free parking in the neighbouring Lidl.

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11 April 2024 - 13 April 2024
LITERARY

La città dei giovani lettori

The second edition of the literary festival aimed at children, teenagers and young adults features international illustrators, publishers and authors in the striking panoramic setting, with names like Nadine Brum-Cosme, Olivier Tallec and Brian Freschi.

11 April 2024 - 8 May 2024
EXHIBITION

Street Fashion

The Lorenzo de’ Medici Gallery, in collaboration with renowned street photographer Massimiliano Faralli, unveils a street photography exhibition in which students of the institute had the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the artistry alongside Faralli, gaining a fresh perspective of Florence through the art of street photography. The students roamed the streets of Florence under Farrelli’s mentorship, witnessing the artist’s craft firsthand. The exhibition features a collection of Massimiliano Faralli’s works, including highlights from his series dedicated to Milan Fashion Week. This is accompanied by featured works executed by the participating students, offering a diverse experience of street photography.

12 April 2024 - 14 April 2024
CULINARY

Food truck festival

A three-day event of scents and flavours comes to the Florence Eye area at Cascine Park, with the tenth edition of the Food Truck Festival. From Black Angus burgers to pita gyros, a wide array of food and beverages comes to the public park, with free tastings by Fondazione Una

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30 March 2024 - 26 May 2024
CULTURE

Passeggiate Patrimoniali - Heritage walks

A new programme of walks is proposed as part of the Firenze Forma Continua project, with the aim of spreading knowledge of the city’s history. The various itineraries lead participants through the lesser-known sites of the UNESCO awarded historic centre, as well as exploring the architecture, history and landscapes of the surroundings, taking in the gates, towers and fortresses that have stood strong for centuries. A number of events will be held in English. The free events are aimed at young people and adults, and last two hours.

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6 April 2024 - 24 April 2024
FESTIVALS

Primavera Fiesolana

The first edition of a new indoor festival of music, theatre, cinema and more at the cultural centre in Fiesole sees a wide-ranging offering that includes storytelling, jazz, classical and contemporary multidisciplinary performances. Italian jazz pianist and composer Francesco Maccianti performs on April 9, while the Fiesole Music School, marking their 50th anniversary, gives a free concert by the Camerata Strumentale Fiesolana on April 21, with music by Mozart, Bach and Haydn.

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11 April 2024
COMMUNITY

ABC Alice Book Club - A Girl Returned

At 9pm on April 11, literary lovers make their way to Libreria Alice at The Social Hub (viale Spartaco Lavagnini) for a discussion of Donatella Di Pietrantoni’s A Girl Returned, winner of the Campiello Prize. The heartfelt novel explores the life of a young teenager abandoned by her adoptive mother. Forced to live with her biological family, she faces abuse and navigates complex familial and personal challenges. Settle into Alice’s cozy atmosphere with a glass of wine while sharing your thoughts on the book club’s latest selection. Although Di Pietrantoni originally wrote the novel in Italian, Alice is opening its doors to both English and Italian readers. The club will be discussing the translated version of A Girl Returned by Ann Goldstein. Free event, no reservation required. hello.alicelibreria@gmail.com

Activities + Tours + Events

Tour + Events

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Tour + Events

Free heritage strolls

Three itineraries lead participants through the lesser-known sites of the UNESCO awarded historic centre, exploring the architecture, history and landscapes, taking in the gates, towers and fortresses that have stood ...

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