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ART + CULTURE

Giuseppe Verdi’s Florence

Composer Giuseppe Verdi spent a good deal of time in Florence, premiering one of his operas, Macbeth, at Teatro della Pergola, in 1847.

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The Verdi Traviata: the latest musical film from Hershey Felder

Hershey Felder's latest musical film, The Verdi Traviata, has been filmed in Venice, Florence and at Villa Verdi.

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Boom in film sets in Tuscany

Films, documentaries, TV series and audiovisual creations seek the beauty of Tuscany as their backdrop. 2021 saw an increase of 100% compared to 2019, with over 146 productions made by ...

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Cinema at the 25Hours Hotel

The striking Cinema Paradiso at the 25Hours Hotel kicks off an exciting new film screening series with free entry for the first month.

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Mozart and Figaro in Vienna: a sumptuous new musical play by Hershey Felder

Imagine two hours of operatic entertainment interspersed with humour in the comfort of your own home: that’s what Canadian creative genius Hershey Felder has achieved in his latest (and perhaps ...

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Best events in Florence this January, 2022

FASHION/ Pitti Immagine       The fashion-filled fest at Fortezza da Basso spreads style all over the city with Pitti Immagine Uomo 101 (menswear) and Pitti Immagine Bimbo 94 ...

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Dante and Beatrice: an eternal love story

In a small corridor in the grand Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of Florentine government since its first stone was laid in 1299, a carved mask stands before a background of ...

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UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival returns to Florence

Showcasing the awe, excitement, uncertainty and struggles of childhood, the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) returns to Florence from October 21 to 24. Thirty-seven films from 28 countries depicting diverse ...

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Best events in Florence this October, 2021

CINEMA/ UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival October 21-24       Showcasing the awe, excitement, uncertainty and struggles of childhood, the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) returns to Florence from October ...

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Best events in Florence this September, 2021

As we unpack our beach bags and ease ourselves into routine, these top events keep the holiday feeling going.   SHOW/ Hershey Felder’s George Gershwin Solo  September 14, 9pm   ...

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Estate Fiorentina 2021

Four months of fun make up this year’s Estate Fiorentina programme of cultural allsorts, setting us up for a memorable summer. With 15 festivals, 146 projects and a countless number ...

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Best events this summer, 2021

Summer is finally here and we’ve never been in more need of sun and fun. While it might be tempting to loll about with buckets of ice and savour the ...

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Best events in Florence this June, 2021

This month’s best events have seen press releases pouring in, a true sign that Florence is putting itself back together. Here are this month’s top picks for a joyous June. ...

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Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

OPENINGS/ Visit private courtyards and gardens May 23   Giardino Torrigiani, one of the sites viewable this weekend     A rare opportunity presents itself this weekend with the chance ...

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Best events in Florence this May, 2021

The new pandemic-related rules in Italy are detailed on The Florentine’s website and on page 4 of this issue. Please be advised that many openings are dependent on yellow zone ...

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Best events in Florence this April, 2021

INSTALLATION/ Abete by Giuseppe Penone       The City of Florence and the Uffizi Galleries are paying tribute to Dante Alighieri during the 700th anniversary year of the Florentine ...

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Best events in Florence this March

MARKET/ VinoKilo Until March 28 Sustainability is a keyword in fashion. With the new season approaching, it’s time for a wardrobe clear-out and freshen up, while keeping things environmentally friendly. ...

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Best events in Florence this February

EXHIBITION/ I love Lego January 27 – June 13       The entertaining I Love Lego exhibition arrives at Pontedera’s PALP Palazzo Pretorio. With over a million bricks in ...

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20 years of the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

Celebrating its 20th year, the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival was created as the first festival in the world, outside of its home country, entirely dedicated to films ...

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Behind the scenes: Hershey Felder’s Debussy

A lady is dressed in nineteenth-century garb as we walk into the farmhouse where “memory sequences” are being filmed between wooden beams and terracotta tiles. Hershey Felder’s latest online-only performance, ...

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What you can still see and do in Florence

Recent restrictions may leave you feeling limited, given the closure of museums and exhibitions on top of theatres and cinemas, but Florence never fails to provide culture and entertainment when ...

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Venice Film Festival: In Pictures

  Andrea Paoletti reports from the red carpet at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.  

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Behind the scenes: Hershey Felder’s George Gershwin Alone

Walking down the central aisle and up the burgundy red felt steps onto the historic boards of Florence’s oldest theatre, Teatro della Pergola, stirred surreal feelings in these dark times ...

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Behind the scenes: Hershey Felder’s Beethoven

  The cicadas were keen to get in on the act as Hershey Felder and his Florentine crew filmed memory sequences for the upcoming Beethoven play at the pianist and ...

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