Tips for Strangers in The City
A selection of Florence and Tuscany Art and Entertainment for JANUARY 2022
Art & Exhibitions
Piazza Strozzi - 055 2645155 - Mon-Fri 2pm-9pm; Sat, Sun and holidays 10am-9pm - 15 euro, red 12, schools 5 - palazzostrozzi.org -
Jeff Koons. Shine - until January 30th - Some of the most famous works by an artist who revolutionized the international art system.
ARTEFIERA BOLOGNA > POSTPONED TO DATE TO BE ESTABLISHED
The longest-running Italian art fair (it was founded in 1974) remains faithful to its vocation: to be the reference event for galleries and Italian art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
MUSEO DEL BARGELLO
Via del Proconsolo, 4 - 055 0649440 - Mon-Fri 8.45am-1.30pm, Sat 8.45am-7pm, 1st / 3rd / 5th Sun 8.45am-1.30pm, 2nd / 4th Sun 9am-2pm - 8 euro, red 2
The Admirable Vision. Dante and the Comedy in the symbolist imagination - until 9 January
The exhibition presents works that, from naturalist currents to the European influences of Symbolism, narrate the extraordinary catalog of images - sublime, mystical and dreamlike - that Dante's poem offered to the world of art
PALAZZO MEDICI RICCARDI
Via Cavour, 3 - 055 2760552 - 9 am-7pm (closed Wed) - 10 euro - palazzomediciriccardi.it
Until March 15th Benozzo Gozzoli and the Chapel of the Magi, the Renaissance master and his relationship with Florence are at the center of the exhibition 'Benozzo Gozzoli and the Chapel of the Magi', intimately linked with the history of Palazzo Medici Riccardi
PIAZZA SIGNORIA and PALAZZO VECCHIO
Palazzo Vecchio - 055 2768224 - 9 am-7pm, Thu 9 am-2pm - 12.50 euros
Until 2 February Francesco Vezzoli in Florence, two new installations, one in the Piazza a monumental rampant twentieth-century lion, while inside the Studiolo of Francesco I de 'Medici a bronze metaphysical head inspired by De Chirico.
Piazza di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio, 5 - 055 294883 - Mon-Sun 10 am-6pm - 13 euros, rid 10 - insidedali.it -
Inside Dalì - Until January 16th
A multisensory experience poised between digital dream and reality.
Costa San Giorgio, 2 - 055 2638599 - every day 10am-6pm (closed Mon) - 10 euro, red 5 - www.villabardini.it
Until 25 April Galileo Chini and European Symbolism. Florentine painter, illustrator and ceramist.
MUSEO DI PALAZZO PRETORIO
Prato, Piazza del Comune - 0574 1837859 - Mon-Sun 10.30am-6.30pm (closed Tue) - 8 euro, red 6 - palazzopretorio.prato.it
Until 27 February Hi Woman! 22 International artists in dialogue with the works
TEMPIO DEL BRUNELLO
Montalcino (Si) - Sant'Agostino Complex - Via Ricasoli, 31 - 0577 286300 - every day 10.30-7pm - 10 euro - orodimontalcino.it
An immersive and emotional journey to discover one of the most famous red wines in the world, Brunello di Montalcino.
Pisa, Lung.no Gambacorti 9 - 050 916950 - Mon-Fri 10AM-7PM; Sat, Sun and holidays 10AM-20PM - 12 euros, red 10 - palazzoblu.it
Until April 17 All the World by Keith Hering, an exhibition that traces the human and artistic life of the iconic designer of the 90s through his works.
Lucca - via San Micheletto, 3 - 0583 467205 - Tue-Sun 10am-1pm / 2.30pm-6.30pm - 5 euro, red 3 - fondazioneragghianti.it
Until 20 March Dedicated to the relationship between Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti and the painter, writer and politician Carlo Levi.
Events, Weekend and more
In & Out of the Town
PITTI UOMO & PITTI BIMBO
Fortezza da Basso - opening hours 9-18 - pittimmagine.com
From Tue 11 to Thu 13 The Florentine international manswear and kids fashion week. Events, fashion show, parties all around the city.
GOD SAVE THE WINE AT THE STELLAR
Piazza di Cestello 10 - From 7.30pm - 35 euros, tasting and dinne – booking firenzespettacolo.it/store
Thu 27 7,31pm Wine & Food Festival organized by Firenze Spettacolo and directed by Andrea Gori. The great event that brings together the winelovers of the whole city this month find a home at The Stellar.
Tuscany Hall - via Fabrizio De André - Beer Pass 39 euros + 5 euros admission - Sat from 6 pm to 11 pm, Sun from 12 pm to 6 pm - Birraiodellanno.it
Sat 15 and Sun 16, in Florence the best breweries are the protagonists and compete with mugs for the title of brewer of the year. The event, organized by Fermento Birra, annually awards the best beer producer in Italy.
WINE&SIENA CAPOLAVORI DLE GUSTO
Siena - various locations - tickets and updated info> wineandsiena.com - unless postponement due to Covid
From Sat 29 to Mon 31 Helmuth Köcher, the brilliant creator and animator of the famous Merano WineFestival, inaugurates the year of wine with the 6th edition of "Wine & Siena - Masterpieces of taste" announced in the evocative setting of the historic buildings of the Tuscan city.
AREZZO CITTA’ DEL NATALE
Arezzo - 0575 377468 - free admission - www.arezzocittadelnatale.it
Until 9 Jan the center of Arezzo rekindles the Christmas light between markets, a Tyrolean village and many other attractions for young and old.
In firenzespettacolo.it/store discounts for readers of Firenze Spettacolo
MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO
Piazza Vittorio Gui 1 - 055 2001278 - shows at 8pm, Sun at 3.30pm - info tickets and season tickets: Maggiofiorentino.com
Tue 4 Zubin Mehta conducts in music by Beethoven.
Mon 10 Charles Dutoit in music by Ravel and Stravinskij.
From Sun 16 to Sun 23 Die Fledermaus, Zubin Mehta conducts in music by Strauss.
Wed 19 Zubin Mehta conducts in music by Schubert, Mozart and Haydn.
Sat 22, Mon 24 The Spouse of Three, and Husband of None, Diego Fasolis conducts in music by Cherubini.
ORCHESTRA DELLA TOSCANA
Various places - 055 0681726 - (Teatro Verdi ticket office, Box Office and Ticketone points of sale) - orchestradellatoscana.it
Sun 2, Thu 6 at Cenacolo Santa Croce (5pm), String Quartet with music by Boccherini, Turina, Gardel, Piazzolla.
Wed 12 at Verdi, Kazushi Ono conducts in music by Wagner, Fauré, Ravel and Schumann.
Sun 23 at La Compagnia, Ensemble d’Archi with music by Respighi, Piazzolla, Akhunov and Gardel.
Thu 27 at Verdi, William Chiquito conducts in music by Mozart, Bach, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Schubert and Mahler.
Via Ghibellina, 99 (unless otherwise indicated) - 055 212320 - show schedule 8.45 pm (TuscanyHall and Viper at 9 pm) - Tickets TicketOne - teatroverdifirenze.it
Mon 3 The Nutcracker, ballet in two acts Russian Classical Ballet music Pëtr Il’ic Cajkovskij choreography Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.
From Fri 14 to Sun 16, Ghost the Musical, based on the film of the same name written by Bruce Joel Rubin, directed by Federico Bellone, music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.
Sat 29, Sun 30 Aladin, the brilliant musical, original music and musical arrangements Davide Magnabosco, Alex Procacci, Paolo Barillari written and directed by Maurizio Colombi.
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 (see below 'Carnet tagliandi').
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 (see contents page 3). 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 8-9).