Tips for Foreigners in The City: JUNE Guide

A selection of Florence and Tuscany Art and Entertainment.

Art & Exhibitions

Piazza Strozzi – 055 2645155 - every day 10am-8pm, Thu 10am-11pm – 15 euro, rid 12 - 
Until 21 July Anselm Kiefer's Fallen Angels, a major exhibition conceived and created together with one of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Costa San Giorgio, 2 - 055 2989816 – Tue-Sun 10am-7.30pm – 10 euro, reduced 5, free up to 17 years – 
Until 14 July Mimmo Jodice, Timeless. Great photography returns to Villa Bardini with the works of Mimmo Jodice for the first time in Florence.

Info, timetables and reservations:
Until Sept 15 the new exhibition “Ritorni. From Modigliani to Morandi", on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the museum's inauguration, showcasing one of its most prized collections: the Alberto Della Ragione Collection.
From Sat June 22 Louise Bourgeois in Florence, also at the Museo degli Innocenti. The most extensive collection of red gouaches by Louise Bourgeois with a thematic focus on the mother and child motif. Until 20 October.

Palazzo Medici Riccardi - Via Cavour, 3 – 055 2760552 - every day 9am-7pm (closed Wed) – 10 euro - 
Until 8 September The Enchantment of Orpheus exhibition dedicated to the key figure of Greek mythology. Edited by Sergio Risaliti and Valentina Zucchi.

Via Romana, 17 - Tue-Sun 9am-5pm (closed Mon) – 10 euro, reduced 5 - info on guided tours 055 2756444 -
After important redevelopment works, the La Specola Museum reopens with new routes - botanical waxes and mineralogy - and the historic collections of zoology and anatomical waxes.

P.le degli Uffizi, 1 - 055 294883 - 8.15am - 6.30pm (closed on Mondays) - 25 euro
Divina Simulacra. Capolavori di scultura classica della Galleria - Until 30 June

Pistoia - via de’ Rossi 7 - 0573 974267 - tickets: 10 euros, reduced 7; exhibition + locations Pistoia Museums Foundation 12 euros, reduced - – 
Until 14 July '60 Pop Art Italia, an exhibition that explores the pop art movement in the Bel Paese which experienced a golden period in Pistoia.

In & Out Of The Town
weekend and more

Piazza Santa Croce – approximately 5pm
Like every year in June, the Historical Football tournament takes place in Piazza Santa Croce which sees a draw between the 4 historic districts of Florence. The semi-finals are played on Sat 1 and Sun 2. On Saturday the Greens of San Giovanni face the Azzurri of Santa Croce, while on Sunday the Reds of Santa Maria Novella challenge the Whites of Santo Spirito. The final on Sat 15. 

Info: 055 8456601 -
From Thu 6 to Sun 9 the traditional annual event dedicated to agriculture and livestock farming at the Foro Boario in Borgo San Lorenzo. You can admire animals bred in Tuscany and beyond: from cattle to sheep, from goats to pigs, through poultry and horses. 

Church of Santa Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi - Borgo Pinti 58 - Free entry - from 10am to 7pm - Reservations are welcome for the workshops 348 3348144 Elisabetta
Sat 8, Sun 9. In addition to the artisans with their accessories made with natural or recycled products and farmers with wines and oils and derivatives from beekeeping and the inevitable vintage, there is also a series of collateral events.

Villa Caruso - Via Bellosguardo 54, Lastra a Signa (FI) – entry 15 euros including tasting and sampling – 3pm-11pm - info and reservations 055 212911 - -
Sat 15 and Sun 16 35 wine and food companies are expected, interesting and lively artisan producers from all over Italy, a rare and remarkable selection to get to know quality wines and foods.

free entry – opening times: Fri 5pm – 12am, Sat and Sun 10am–1pm and 5pm–12am - -
From Fri 21 to Sun 23 Three days of exhibitions, events, market exhibition, residences, workshops in the ceramic district.

Centro Storico Montaione (Via Roma) – opening hours: Fri from 6pm to midnight, Sat from 5pm to 11pm, Sun from 5pm to 11pm – entrance fee 18 euros includes 8 wine tastings -
From Fri 21 to Sun 23 An entire weekend dedicated to the best local, regional and local wines such as Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Rosato Toscana IGT, Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG, Chianti Montespertoli DOCG and the best selection of wines from all over Italy, from North to south. 

Music, Cinema, Theatre and more

Teatro Romano di Fiesole - Largo Fernando Farulli, 1 – 055 667566 – shows at 9.15pm, theater opening at 8pm – Boxoffice and TicketOne tickets –
Thu 6 jazz music with the Calderazzo, Patitucci and Weckl trio. 
Mon 17 Beppe Grillo in I am another.
Wed 19 Massimo Recalcati in The Faces of Desire. 
Fri 21 Music Festival with the Fiesole Music School. 
Sat 22 Motus Dance Company Dance with Envy.
Mar 25 Aldo Cazzullo and Moni Ovadia in The Romance of the Bible.
Fri 28 Carmen Consoli in Terra you can't hear

Ippodromo del Visarno– from 4pm
Thu 13 Avenged Sevenfold. 
Sat 15 Tool.

Piazza Vittorio Gui - 055 2001278 – shows at 8pm - tickets:
Mon 3, Thu 6, Sat 8 TOSCA, directed by Daniele Gatti.
Wed 5 in the G.A.M.O. Control Room. directed by Francesco Gesualdi homage to Luigi Nono 
Fri 7 Daniele Gatti conducts music by Petrassi and Shostakóvič.
Mon 10 Alexander Lonquich in music Franz Schubert and Anton Bruckner.
Thu 13 Zubin Mehta in music by Wolf, Chopin and Dvořák. 
Tue 11, Wed 12 Tempo Reale with Maggio Elettrico: electronic music by Julien Desprez, Maurizio Azzan, Daniela Terranova and Stefano Scodanibbio.

Info 055 212320 – Villas and Gardens: 9.30 pm (unless otherwise indicated) 12 euro - tickets:
Sun 2 Pieve di Santa Maria a Chianni in Gambassi Terme, Sperger's grin with the Trio delle Stinche.
Wed 5 at Villa Medicea in Poggio a Caiano Diego Ceretta in music by Schubert, Prokofiev and Mendelssohn 
From Wed 12 to Fri 14 Kyrian Friedenberg conducts music by Mozart.
Sun 16 Parish Church of Santa Maria a Chianni in Gambassi Terme. He loves me he loves me not with the Tiare Septet
From Thu 27 to Sat 29 Danila Grassi conducts music by Mozart, Rossetti, Beethoven.
Sun 30 Pieve di Santa Maria a Chianni di Gambassi Terme the Chimaera wind quintet in music by Danzi, Reicha, Ligeti 

Info 055 783374 / 333 7883225 also whatsapp – concerts at 9pm (unless otherwise indicated) - tickets 15/20 euros (reduction for students, over 65s and Unicoop Firenze members); Musical Wednesdays: Church of San Carlo dei Lombardi free entry -
Sun 2, Mon 3 at Santo Stefano al Ponte Raffaele Ponti conducts music by Mozart and Beethoven.
Wed 5 Pedro Alberto Sánchez, Augustinian priest and organist, in seventeenth-century music. 
Thu 6 Mateusz Rzewuski in music by Walther, Bach, Surzyński and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
Sun 9, Mon 10 at Santo Stefano al Ponte, Patrick Hughes on the podium in music by Haydn, Vivaldi, Pezzolla.
Thu 13 Basilica of Santa Croce, Mass for four voices with Puccini's orchestra conducted by Giuseppe Lanzetta.
Tue 18, Wed 19 at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Francesco Ledda conducts music by Giacomo Puccini and other composers related to him. 
Sat 22 at Parco Mediceo in Pratolino Clarinet quartet in homage to the soundtracks of animated films.
Sun 30 tribute to Morricone in the Great Cloister of Santa Maria Novella with Lanzetta on the podium.

Great Cloister of Santa Maria Novella - info 055 289276 / 392 9124363 - shows at 9pm - tickets: Box Office Toscana and Ticketone - - until 23 July
Thu 20, Fri 21 the event opens with the hyperrealist Peeping Tom in Diptych - The Missing Door & The Lost Room
Sun 23 Life & Dance: Show by the teachers and students of the Florence Dance Center, artistic direction Marga Nativo.
Wed 26 Oona Doherty with her company Od Works, presents the masterpiece inspired by Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot, Navy Blue.

Via Bolognese, 120 – info and complete program
Tue 4 at 6.30pm Giuseppe Lanzetta conducts the Florentine Chamber Orchestra in music by Mozart.
Mon 10 at 7pm, a journey to reflect on the socio-political dimension of Paul Leroy Robeson. 
Wed 12 at 6pm Alison Cornish, in conversation with Prof. Federica Anichini, presents her latest book Believing in Dante: Truth in Fiction.
Mon 17 at 6pm Dr. Jessica Goethals and Prof. Eugenio Refini present their respective books: Margherita Costa, Diva of the Baroque Court and Staging the Soul. Allegorical Drama as Spiritual Practice in Baroque Italy.
Tue 25, 9pm Professor James R. Calder of New York University's Department of Performing Arts directs students from NYU Tisch's Commedia dell'Arte program in a comedy by Molière.
Thu 27 at 8pm the Continuum Company, a group of professional actors, former students of the Graduate Acting program of New York University, stages the famous debate William Buckley vs. James Baldwin.
Fri 28 at 9pm the African Diaspora Cinema Festival association screens films and short films that are finalists for this year's award.

Walls of Lucca – 9pm
Sun 2 Eric Clapton
Sat 8, Sun 9 Ed Sheeran
Sun 30 Piazza Napoleone, Swedish House Mafia

Bussola Park, Lido di Camaiore – from 6.30pm
Fri 14 Jane's Addiction. 
Sun 16 Phoenix. 
Fri 21 Peggy Gou.
Sat 22 Paolo Nutini.
Sun 23 Fontaines D.C. + Kasabian.

How to use the listings
Listings are arranged thematically and offer a selection of the most interesting events each month.
Discounted or half priced tickets can be obtained directly at the theaters with Firenze Spettacolo's coupons
Events, prices and times listed are occasionally subject to change and cancellation, so phone ahead if you want to be absolutely sure.
For more details, (in Italian), of what's happening in Florence this month, Firenze Spettacolo listings are divided into sections. Days of the week are abbreviated as follows: lun (Mon); mar (Tue); mer (Wed); gio (Thu); ven (Fri); sab (Sat); dom (Sun). Times are always di the 24-hour clock.
Florence Night Map: Restaurants and clubs open around midnight (see contents page 4-5 in the magazine).

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