What’s on and events in Florence, Italy, including exhibitions, movies, music, travel and more.
Since the Renaissance, Florentines have walked through the city carrying candlelit paper lanterns on the eve of the nativity of the Virgin Mary. The procession, always on September 7, starts in Santa Croce at 8pm and ends in Piazza Santissima Annunziata, where a host of events await adults and children
Painting Light: Hidden techniques of the Impressionists Until September 28, Palazz o Strozzi, Florence A delight for adults and kids alike, especially on Sundays from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm when all children between the ages of 4 and 10 can visit the exhibition and discover the secrets
The Impossible Leonardo Until August 31 Santa Croce, Vinci The City of Vinci and RAI television have digitally reproduced some of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings to display in the church of Santa Croce in the artist's birthplace outside Florence (Vinci). Entrance is free and open
Jul 25 Editors, Fortezza da Basso Florence, Infortezza Jul 26 Chicago at Lucca Summer Festival Jul 27 Leonard Cohen at Lucca Summer Festival Jul 27 Goran Bregovic at Fortezza Medicea Arezzo Play Aug 1 The Chieftains in Piazza Duomo Pienza (Siena) Festival Val D'Orcia Aug 5, Whiskey Trail,
Momix combines cheoreography and illusionism to form one of the most orginal dance companies in the world. Director Moses Pendleton brings pieces of their most incredible performances together for their summer show in Florence. For more information, visit www.festivalopera.it or call 055/5978309.
Quilici's exhibition presents 82 large photographs, taken between 1952 and 2008, and include some of his most significant images dedicated to the world seas, from Polynesia to the Mediterranean, with a particular focus on Greenland's landscapes, coral reefs, villages and local traditions. Call 055/216310 or visit www.
Following the resounding success of his Milan and Paris shows, David Lachapelle brings over 100 of his works to Forte Belvedere. Known the world over for his provocative photos of stars like Madonna, Courtney Love, David Bowie and Uma Thurman, Lachapelle's show gives the visitor an opportunity to discovery
Accademia Gallery, Florence ‘Foreign' born painter Giovanni da Milano was one of the protagonists of the mid-fourteenth century Florentine and Tuscan art scene. He came to the city in 1346 and worked in a variety of churches, including Ognissanti and Santa Croce, where he completed the frescoes in
Parco di Pratolino, Villa Demidoff, Florence Are you a picnic packing pro? Then don't miss this exciting opportunity to show off your best basket skills. Groups from three to eight people can submit their picnic basket to an illustrious jury made up of British Consul General, Moira Macfarlane, Licia