Best events in Florence this week February 15-22, 2024

Here’s our round-up for February 15-22, 2024.

Anna Maria Luisa de’Medici is the star of celebrations this week, while new exhibitions and ongoing carnival action throw plenty of choice into the mix.

Some events may be cancelled on February 17 + 18 due to a period of mourning declared by the city council to commemorate the death of supermarket construction workers. Please check with the event’s organizers.

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Until March 17
ART

Land In Land Out

16 artists, eight Italian and eight Belgian, have their works placed alongside masterpieces of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, prompting reflections on the evolution of the concept of landscape and the way in which it is observed.

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18 February 2024
NIGHTLIFE

Sunflower Carnival Edition

A riot of colour, fun and electronic music by international artists like Apollonia, Hard Ton, Brasi, Philipp, Cole and Black Angus. Entry is from 2pm, costing 20 euro.

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22 February 2024
COMMUNITY

Presidential trivia night

Celebrate George Washington’s birthday with a trivia night, held by Democrats Abroad from 7-9pm. Test your knowledge about presidential trivia, and avail of the voting help that will be on-site.

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18 February 2024
HERITAGE

The Electress Palatine

In honour of Anna Maria Luisa de’Medici, there’s free entry to the Civic Museums and Palazzo Medici Riccardi, and a dedicated exhibition at the Museo de’Medici.

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21 February 2024
DOCUMENTARY

San Giovanni The Gates of Paradise

A documenary in Italian with English subtitles details the restoration of the Baptistery of Florence which was begun by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore in February 2014, and completed in January 2023. Written and directed by Tommaso Santi, the mystery of the origin of the Baptistry and its significance through time is also explored. Free entry upon availability.

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19 February 2024
USA

Presidents' Day

To mark the 192nd Presidents’ Day, there will be a gathering at 10am in front of the monument to George Washington in piazza Filippo Mazzei, Cascine Park. At 11am, at the Mazzei association’s headquarters, there will be a press conference and round table on topical themes.

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22 February 2024
LITERARY

But First, Coffee

The book by Jordan Michelman will be presented at the Accademia del Caffe Espresso, with drink tastings, light lunch, and a tour of the academy.

February 18+25
DINE

Brunch and show

The Social Hub (viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70/72) hosts an all-you-can-eat brunch at its Workcafé with live music and entertainment from 11.30am to 4pm with the sweet and savoury buffet (plus a hot dish of your choice directly from the kitchen!) enhanced by a Drug Brunch with The Shade on February 18 and pop covers by Sinedades on February 25. See the menu and book your spot by calling 055 062 1855 or emailing florence@thesocialhub.co.

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17 February 2024 - 2 March 2024
EXHIBITION

Assolo - Anna Corcione

Casa Botticelli hosts works by the Napoli-born, Florence-based artist, Anna Corcione, as part of a series of exhibitions dedicated to women artists curated by Eleonora Botticelli and Ester di Leo. Dedicated to her research on art and the environment and born from her travels, the works consist of organic elements on canvas. The exhibition can be visited by appointment from 4-6pm by calling T: +39 3425261386, email: atelier.corcione@gmail.com.

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8 February 2024 - 8 March 2024
EXHIBITION

Florence - Kyiv and back

Photographs by Massimo Listri will be on display in the Sala d’Arme at Palazzo Vecchio, curated by Sergio Risaliti, artistic director of the Museo Novecento. The works are dedicated to the architectural and artistic beauties of Kyiv, where much of the historical and artistic heritage is at risk of survival. Twelve large photographs will be propped on metal “easels”, while others will be projected onto the walls. The exhibition is visitable for free from 2-7pm, every day except Thursday.

16 February 2024
ART

The Florentine free guided tour

On February 16 at 11.30am + 12.30pm, enjoy a free private guided tour of the impressive Banca di Italia headquarters in Florence during the current exhibition Towards Modernity: Women in the Banca d’Italia’s Art Collection. Climb the iconic staircase, gaze at the art collection and learn more about the bank’s activities. Exclusive to readers of The Florentine.

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18 February 2024
WINE

Chianti Lovers + Rosso Morellino

Over 200 of the latest-release Chianti and Morellino di Scansano labels can be tasted at this vino fest that features around 110 wineries. Tickets cost 15 euro.

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15 February 2024
CINEMA

Io Capitano

Cinema Alfieri hosts a special screening of the Oscar-nominated film, Io Capitano, at 10.30am on February 15. In celebration of Black History Month Florence, Stanford in Florence partners with BHMF to share the journey of two young boys as they travel from Dakar to Europe. An introduction and Q&A will be held in English, with the film screened in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets cost 5 euro

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16 February 2024
WINE

Chianti Classico Collection

Connoisseurs and the curious flock to the former railway station for earlybird tastings of Chianti Classico with the producers on hand to explain their Riserva and Gran Selezione bottlings. Open from 10am-7pm. Tickets cost 30 euro, 15 euro reduced.

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Activities + Tours + Events

Tour + Events

7 Day Energy Healing Retreat in Chianti

What are you doing this May? Join us for a week-long Healing, Spiritual, & Cultural Retreat in Chianti in a 10th Century Castle. May 23rd - 30th. Learn about energy healing, grounding, meditation,...

Tour + Events

Mystical Evening Charity Event

On Staurday, April 27 from 4.30 to 8.30 PM join us for a magical night at Firenze Number Nine Hotel for an evening of Tarot Card Readings, EFT tapping, manifesting, ...

Tour + Events

Daisy’s dining

ARACHEL DOLPHIE & THE DAISY’S BAND Dinner show. Every Friday in April, and Thursday and Friday from May, plus special holiday shows. From 8:00 pm Daisy’s and House of Nine ...

Tour + Events

Social life drawing

Every Monday night from 19:00-21:00 (except public holidays Join our popular weekly appointment for local artists. No instruction is given, but people can share insights and methods over a glass ...

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