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November 13, 2019

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

FILM AND CONTEMPORARY ART/ Lo Schermo dell’arte film festival and VISIO exhibition November 12-17 and November 12-December 1       Art-centric cinema and contemporary art come together for two noteworthy events. Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller will be the star of the 12th edition of Lo Schermo dell’Arte, taking place at Cinema La Compagnia […]
November 12, 2019

Somatic Movement Education in Florence

  The arts and techniques of the somatic field seek to stimulate new ways of moving, listening, breathing and becoming aware of both ourselves, and the world around us.   The Toscana Media Arte cultural association has been active in the field of somatic movement for over ten years. Characterized by its innovation in the […]
November 11, 2019

Swan Lake and The Nutcracker come to Florence

Two theatrical treats come to Florence this winter. The most famous ballets in the world come to the magnificent Teatro della Pergola for memorable performances of dance classics.    Swan Lake 8.45pm, November 25   The popular Saint Petersburg Ballet returns to Florence, this time with a new masterpiece: Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky’s fabled fantasy is […]
November 6, 2019

Michelin starred restaurants in Florence for 2020

Here’s our guide to Florence’s eight Michelin-starred restaurants: Enoteca Pinchiorri (3 stars); La Leggenda dei Frati (1 star); Il Palagio (1 star); Borgo San Jacopo (1 star); Ora d’Aria (1 star); La Bottega del Buon Caffè (1 star); and two new 1-star restaurants for 2020: Gucci Garden Osteria and Santa Elisabetta.     Enoteca Pinchiorri “For decades Pinchiorri has represented luxury and haute […]

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

DANCE/ Marie Antoinette, Lyric Dance Company November 7       The show, produced by the Lyric dance company with choreography by Alberto Canestro, traces the life of the queen of France, one of the most fascinating and controversial characters in history. Her insecurities and daily dramas are expertly rendered as the audience follows the […]

How Florence pioneered the art of tattoos in Italy

As beloved as they are hated, even in 2019, tattoos are an artform that can lead to intense judgement and the utmost admiration. But while society still comes to terms with how it feels about body ink, talented artists continue to pave the way for wider acceptance. As more artists make their way onto the […]
October 29, 2019

Best events in Florence this November 2019

CINEMA/ Film festivals Festival dei Popoli and Lo Schermo dell’Arte     Grab the popcorn and cosy up, film season is upon us. Delve into international documentaries at Festival dei Popoli (November 2-9) and art-centric cinema at Lo Schermo dell’Arte (November 12-17). The former is Italy’s leading international documentary film festival, active since 1959. The […]
October 23, 2019

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

EXHIBITION/ Enigma Pinocchio. Da Giacometti a LaChapelle October 22 – March 22, 2020       Pinocchio’s adventures are known the world over. This exhibition explores the puppet’s influence and why he has grasped imaginations for generations. Carlo Collodi’s creation has been the subject of works by Giacometti, LaChapelle, Munari, Paladino, McCarthy, Venturino Venturi and […]
October 18, 2019

Halloween in Florence 2019

Costume planned, spider webs stretched across doorframes and pumpkin carving kit ready for action? Whatever your levels of Halloween-organisation, we have you covered with where to celebrate it. The striking, the frightening and the outright mad this October 31, 2019. Break out your jack-o-lanterns and scary stories for the ultimate Halloween in Florence.     […]