Tips for Foreigners in The City: JANUARY Guide

A selection of Florence and Tuscany Art and Entertainment.

Art & Exhibitions

Via Ricasoli, 58-60 - 055 0987100 – 8.15am-6.50pm (closed Mon) – 13 euros - - until 10 March
The first monograph in Europe dedicated to Pier Francesco Foschi (1502-1567), Florentine painter. The exhibition, curated by Cecilie Hollberg, which the Accademia Gallery dedicates to this artist who was very well known during his lifetime but unfortunately fell into oblivion after his death. A pupil of Andrea del Sarto, he also collaborated with Pontormo; his long and successful career took place during the central decades of the sixteenth century.

Piazza Strozzi - 055 2645155 - every day 10am-8pm, Thursday 10am-11pm – 16 euros, reduced 13 - www. – until February 4th
Anish Kapoor. Untrue Unreal is a journey through monumental installations, intimate environments and disturbing forms, creating an original and engaging dialogue between Kapoor's art, the architecture and the public of Palazzo Strozzi.

Piazza Signoria - 055 2768224 - 9am-7pm, Thurs 9am-2pm – 17.50 euros
Giovanni Stradano in Florence. The strangest and most beautiful inventions in the world – until February 18th

Info, timetables and reservations:
Cecilia Brown. Temptations, torments, trials and tribulations - until February 2
Mapplethorpe-Van Gloeden. Beauty and Desire - until February 14th
Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Split face - until March 11th (also at the Stefano Bardini Museum)

Piazza Ss. Annunziata - 055 2037122 - every day 9.3-19 – 17.50 euros -
Alfonso Mucha. The Art Nouveau seduction – until 7 April

Piazza San Pancrazio - 055 219432 – Sat-Mon 10am-7pm - 10 euros
Gait III. Helene Appel / Eva Marisaldi – until 24 December

Info, timetables and reservations: musefirenze. it – until January 28th
Fortunato Depero. Cavalcata Fantastica, highlighting the subtle link of his figure and his work with the Florentine territory, with particular attention to the practice of drawing and its many declinations, as well as that of works on fabric, such as the splendid tapestries such as Cavalcata Fantastica and Due Maschere Tropical.

P.le degli Uffizi, 1 - 055 294883 - 8.15am - 6.30pm (closed on Mondays) - 25 euros
Rooms with a view. Aby Warburg, Florence and the image laboratory – until 10 December

PALAZZO PITTI Pitti, 1 - 055 294883 – 8.15am-6.30pm (closed on Monday) - 17 euros - until 10 December
Obscured Existence is the first solo exhibition in Italy by Wang Guangyi, one of the most famous Chinese artists of our times.
Joana Vasconcelo, Between heaven and heart - until January 14th
The Jews, the Medici and the Ghetto of Florence – until January 27th

Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni - Piazza Santa Trinita – 055 602030 - Wed-Sun 11.15am-7pm
Felice Limosani, Pieces of Peace - until January 28th

Piazza San Lorenzo 9 - entrance: included in the entrance ticket to the monumental area with the standard concessions provided by the State - info 389 1896711 - - until 2 February
Cacao Entre Dos Mundos thematic exhibition dedicated to Chocolate and its history through the Florentine Codex. A journey through time, which begins with the geographical discoveries of the New World and the clash of civilizations culminating in the Spanish conquest and the fall of the Aztec Empire.

Costa San Giorgio, 2 – 055 2638599 – Tue-Sun 10am-7.30pm (closed Mon and 25 Dec, open 1 Jan) – 10 euros -
Olivo Barbieri. Different thoughts - until February 11th

In & Out Of The Town
weekend and more

From Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th Pitti Uomo 105
Florence returns to be the capital of men's fashion and lifestyle. At the Fortezza da Basso the main players of the international fashion scene with 835 brands, of which 43% foreign, presenting the new winter collections. And in the city events, parades, parties. From page 1 our guide to fashion week.

Tuscany Hall - via Fabrizio de André - Sat 12pm-5pm and 7pm-12am, limited number sessions with purchase of the Beer Pass. The ticket office opens at 11am, Sun 12pm-8pm - entry 10 euros, beer drinks with purchase of tokens -
Sat 20, Sun 21 the festival that rewards the best Italian beer producer involves over 50 Italian breweries identified by a jury of 100 judges selected by the Fermento Birra network, organizer of the event.

Palazzo Portinari, via del Corso 6
Thu 25 7.31pm an exclusive wine party with chef Vito Mollica's starred restaurant - unlimited tastings, buffet and pass-through dinner, 58 euros - reservation >

Siena – various places – entry 45 euros, weekend pass 70 euros, festival pass 80 euros
From Fri 26 to Mon 29 at Santa Maria della Scala in Siena the excellences awarded by The WineHunter Award will be celebrated. Three days of tastings in the most beautiful and renowned buildings in the city.

Palazzo Vecchio - Info and booking. 055 217704 -
Sat 27 the atmospheres of the Carnival invented by Lorenzo Il Magnifico meet the Venice of the Doge in an imaginative evening in the Salone dei 500, in collaboration with the Municipality of Florence and the Venetian stylist Antonia Sautter, creator of Il Ballo del Doge.
Sun 28 parade in the streets of the historic center with over 300 artists.

Manifattura Tabacchi – via delle Cascine 35 – 11am-6pm – entry 25 euros –
Sun 28, Mon 29 two days of contamination and aggregation that takes place every year in Florence. Approximately 60 wine producers from all over the world have been announced who will share their products with the public, creating ideas, thoughts, emotions and stories.

Music, Theatre and more

Piazza Vittorio Gui - 055 2001278 - Shows at 8 pm - Tickets:
Fri 5 John Axelrod directs the orchestra with the pianist Giulia Mazzoni who presents the album Yas, your Soul System in the world.
Tue 16, Wed 17 Peer Gynt, on the Nikolas Naegele podium.
Sat 20, Sun 21 Daniele Gatti directs in Wagner's music.

Verdi Theater, via Ghibellina, 99 (unless otherwise indicated) - Info 055 212320 - Tickets:
Fri 19 in Marina di Grosseto, the green years with Alessandro Riccio.
Sat 20 at 4.30pm Pinocchio. History of a puppet.
Sun 21 in Castagneto Carducci, Jazz Sebastian B (ACH) Rass.
Thu 25 Emmanuel Tjeknavorian directs in Mahler music.

Various places - Info 055 607440 - Tickets:
Solopiano Recital: Sat 13 Arcadi Volodos, Sat 20 Lucas Debargue and Sat 27 Alexandre Tharaud.
Sun 14 Mario Brunello, cellor, in music by Bach, Curtoni, Gubajdulina, Scherthorpe.
Sun 21 American quartet Brooklyn Rider.
Mon 22 Quartetto Klimt.
Sun 28 Jean-Guen Queyras on the cello and Kristian Bezuidenhout on the piano.

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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