Best events in Florence this week July 14-21, 2022

Here’s our round-up for July 14-21

Gaze up at the stars as part of the planetarium’s summer programme, and be serenaded by strings with Incontri in Terra di Siena’s opening night performance at Teatro Verdi in Florence. Here’s your best events of the week line-up for July 14-21.

Pleased to Meet You

The free admission ‘Pleased to Meet You‘ project aims to redefine the relationship between the stage and audiences through their performances of contemporary drama and music. The conventional and the non-conventional are used to establish new ways of thinking between the public and theatre, engaging audiences in innovative shows that take place until September in venues such as Ultravox in Cascine park and the Murate Art district.

13 July 2022 - 14 September 2022

Coni di stelle

Coni di stelle is the summer series at the Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica at via Giuseppe Giusti 29. Starting from July 13, the dome of the digital planetarium in Florence will light up on a series of dates to reveal the stories hidden in the universe. Astrophysicists will guide visitor’s in their gaze on space and time, with a calendar of initiatives to bring those of all ages closer to astronomy, from talks to guided tours for kids.

Until November 1

Nel segno della vita - Donne e Madonne al tempo dell’attesa

An exhibition dedicated to the representation of maternity comes to Poppi Castle as part of the Terre degli Uffizi project. Works from the world-famous museum will be displayed at the castle until November 1, exploring the concept of motherhood as a principle and essence of love. Paintings on display include the late 18th century depiction of Torello da Poppi, the protector of pregnant women, and a group of works dedicated to the Annunciation of Mary and the Nativity of Christ.

21 July 2022 - 29 July 2022

Incontri in Terra di Siena

The 34th edition of the remarkable music fest commences in Florence’s Teatro Verdi at 7pm on July 21. Orchestra della Toscana, conducted by Paul Watkins, will perform with pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, violinist James Ehnes, and flautist Emmanuel Pahud. The programme includes works by Mozart, Francis Poulenc and Tchaikovsky, with tickets costing 15 euro (purchasable up until one hour prior to the concert). The rest of the encounters take place in and around Siena with concerts on July 23, 25, 27, 28 and 29. The festival was formed by cellist Antonio Lysy and his mother Benedetta Origo in memory of Antonio Origo and his wife Iris, the well-known Anglo-American writer.