Tips for Strangers in The City: Summer Guide

A selection of Florence and Tuscany Art and Entertainment for July & August 2022

Art & Exhibitions

Villa Bardini - Costa San Giorgio, 2 - 10 am-7pm (closed Mon) - 10 euros; Forte Belvedere - Via San Leonardo, 1 - - until 2 October
At Villa Bardini and Forte Belvedere a new and ambitious exhibition project that has as its absolute protagonists the photographers of yesterday and today between original works from the Alinari Archives and contemporary productions

Lungarno Guicciardini, 19 - 055 281044 - Tue-Sat 11am-1pm / 3.30pm-7pm (closed Mon, holidays and August) - until 13 October
On the occasion of Pitti Immagine Uomo 102, Galleria del Palazzo presents PRIMATE COLLECTION S / S 23, an exhibition by Simone Fugazzotto, curated by Luca Beatrice.

Palazzo Strozzi - piazza Strozzi - 055 2645155 - every day 10am-8pm, Thu 23 - 16 euro (with Bargello ticket 13 euro; Museo Del Bargello - Via del Proconsolo, 4 - 055 2388606 - 8.45am-1.30pm (closed Tues and 2° and 4th Sun of the month) - 8 euro - - until July 31st
Donatello, The Renaissance. Donatello's most important masterpieces compared with works by Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Michelangelo and Raphael. It is the great retrospective presented by the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation and the Bargello Museums

Piazza San Giovanni – info 055 2645789 – open on  Mon-Sun (close first Tue) – 10 euro, Battistero included -
The Three Pietas of Michelangelo – Until 1 August

Via Cavour, 3 - 055 2760552 - 9 am-7pm (closed Wed) - 10 euro - –
Until 13 September Oscar Ghiglia. The years of the twentieth century. One of the greatest Italian artists of the twentieth century, student of Fattori and inspired by Cezanne.

Piazza S. M. Novella, 10 - 055 286132 - fri-mon 11am-8pm (closed tue-thu) - 9.50 euros - reservations recommended
Until 7 Sept. Filippo de Pisis. The illusion of superficiality - Giulio Paolini. When is the present? - Luca Vitone. D’après (De Pisis - Paolini) -

Salone Donatello - Piazza San Lorenzo, 9 - 055 2756444 - lun-sab 10.30-16 - 7 euro -
Until September 2022 Natura collecta, Natura exhibita –Cultural itinerary on naturalistic collecting in Florence from the Medici to the Natural History Museum.

Montalcino (Si) - Sant'Agostino Complex - Via Ricasoli, 31 - 0577 286300 - every day 10.30-7pm - 10 euro -
An immersive and emotional journey to discover one of the most famous red wines in the world, Brunello di Montalcino.

Summer Events: Music, Theatre and more
In & Out of the Town

Villa Vogel - Via delle Torri, 23 - from 5pm to 11pm - free admission
Sat 9 and Sun 10 two days immersed in Japanese tradition, on the occasion of the feast of desires, there will be exhibitions of ancient dances, crafts market, street food and much more all made in Japan.

Roman Theater of Fiesole - Via Portigiani, 1 - 055 5961293 - performances start at 9.15 pm (unless otherwise indicated) - info and tickets
Fri 1 July Paolo Fresu
On July 4th Balletto Di Siena presents a That’s Amore
Mar 5 the Pilgrims Gospel Choir directed by Gianni Mini.
Thu 7 Tullio Solenghi
Fri 8 at 8 pm the goth and symphonic metal atmospheres of Tarja Turunen.
Sun 10 July Drusilla Foer
Mon 11 Federico Buffa, storyteller.
Tue 12 July Pietro Grossi Odessa is a state of mind
Wed 13 Pino Daniele Opera.
Sat 16 July, from the prestigious Fiesole Prize to the Masters of Cinema
Sun 17 Stefano Massini When I will be able to love.
Mon 18 July Monica Guerritore Women prisoners of extraordinary loves.
Mar 19 Vasco Brondi
Wed 20 Fantastic Negrito.
Thu 21 July Tullio Solenghi.
Fri 22 Caveman
Mon 25 at 9.30 pm Vocal Blue Trains, polyphonic vocal group of 36 singers and musicians, founded and directed by Alessandro Gerini.
Mar 26 Benjamin Clementine.
Wed 27 Liryc Dance Company with Minotaur, another truth.
Thu 28 July Roberto Mercadini and Guido Catalano in Things we would not have hoped to be able to tell you.
Fri 29 The Green Years, ORT with Alessandro Riccio.
Thu 4 August with Corrado D’Elia, Alberto Giusta, Andrea Nicolini.
From Fri 5 to Sun 21 August The cinema under the stars curated by the Stensen Foundation.

Great Cloister of Santa Maria Novella - Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 18 - 055 289276/392 9124363 - shows at 9.30 pm (unless otherwise indicated) - tickets from 10 to 30 euros, prev. Box Office Toscana, Ticketone - - until 24 July
Until Fri 8 July Twilight in the Round
Sat 9 Lectio by Giampaolo Donzelli and the Extraliscio concert with Orchestra Maderna and Peter Pichler.
Mon 11 and Mar 12 Israel Galván
Thu 14 Dynamic Balance, Escape Suite.
Sat 16 Mystes Dance Company
Mar 19 Flodance 2.0
Thu 21 Kinesis CDC by Angelo Egarese
On Sunday 24th the Florentine Chamber Orchestra, Viva La Vida, a tribute to Coldplay, with the formidable pianist Fernando Diaz.

Piazza della SS Annunziata (entrance from via de 'Servi, Piazza Brunelleschi ticket office) - 055 667566 - concerts at 9.15 pm - prev: or Box Office - FB: @MusArtFestival
Sat 16 Inauguration with Roberto Bolle
Mon 18 American singer-songwriter LP
Mar 19 Riccardo Cocciante
Wed 20 Achille Lauro
Fri 22 Goran Bregovic "Form Sarajevo"
Sat 23 Rock The Opera vol. 2
Mon 25 Steve Hackett
Tue 26 at 4.45 am Dado Moroni

Various places - info and reservations 055 783374/333 7883225 - concerts at 9 pm - tickets 10/15/20 euro, online presales on TicketOne and Box Office Toscana (Reduction for students, over 65, holders of the "Firenze Card" of the Municipality of Florence and Unicoop Firenze members -
Sat 2 July Teatro Castagnoli Scansano (Gr) Chikara Imamura conducts music by Mozart
Mon 11 National Museum of Musical Instruments in Rome Amitiè string quartet music by Mozart and Brahms
Thu 14 and Fri 15 at 21 Palazzo Medici Riccardi and Sun 17 at 16 Villa Demidoff, Pratolino: Giuseppe Lanzetta conducts music from the Big Screen by Piovani, Morricone, Bacalov, Rota
Sun 17 at 4 pm Villa Demidoff, Pratolino Giuseppe Lanzetta conducts solo trumpet Raffaele Chieli, Pianist Eugenio Milazzo
Tue 26 and Wed 27 Courtyard of Palazzo Medici Riccardi Giuseppe Lanzetta - Italian Brass Week: Music from the Italian and European Baroque period
Tue 2 and Wed 3 August Franco Zeffirelli Foundation Director Giuseppe Lanzetta - Tribute to Walt Disney
Thurs 4 and Fri 5 Franco Zeffirelli Foundation Director Giuseppe Lanzetta, Accordion and Bandoneon Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi - The most famous Tangos and Milongas of Morricone, Rota, Piazzolla, Molinelli
Mon 29 Villa Bardini Giuseppe Lanzetta, Solo trumpet Raffaele Chieli, Pianist Fernando Ramses Diaz Pegna - Music from the Big Screen by Piovani, Morricone, Bacalov, Rota
Wed 6 July Auditorium CR Firenze Duo Gaetano Di Bacco - Italo Di Cioccio Music by Marcello, Lamproye, Di Cioccio, De La Tombelle.
Thu 7 Auditorium CR Firenze Duo Federico Vallini - Paolo Zampin music by Vivaldi, Händel, Telemann, Bossi, Lanzetta, Alain
Fri 8th CR Florence Auditorium Jordi Vergés (Organ) - Music by de Cabezón, Bruna, Erns / Bach, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn Bartoldy.
Mon 11 and Mar 12 Cortile Palazzo Medici Riccardi Orchestra of Classical Tuscany Conductor Giuseppe Lanzetta - music by Sibelius, Mozart, Elgar.
Sun 17 Auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte Juventutti Orchestra Geneva - Conductor Alin Trudel - music Gerswing, Elgar, Dvorak (free admission)
Mar 19 Courtyard of Palazzo Medici Riccardi Conductor Giuseppe Lanzetta, Bandoneon soloist: Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi - The history of Tango

Various places - for all the information on how to participate and register, consult
From Sat 23 to Sun 31 July A rich program of masterclasses and concerts, to cultivate humanity, educate the emotions because Music, like the other sister Arts, is a global art, which involves Body, Mind and Heart.

Cascine Amphitheater Ernesto De Pascale, Parco delle Cascine - Open every evening from 6pm - info and tickets
Fri 8 Noyz Narcos,
Sat 9 M ¥ Ss Keta
Sun 10 Yves Tumor
Wed 13 Paul Gilbert
Fri 15 Michael Kiwanuka
Sun 17 Snarky Puppy
Thu 21 Immanuel Casto
Fri 22 Sons of Kemet
Sat 23 Solomun
Mar 26 Kings Of Convenience
Fri 29 Theø, Plant and Fiks

Pistoia, various places - info and prev Teatro Manzoni - corso Gramsci, 127 - 0573 991609/27112 - shows at 9.15 pm - and
Thu 7 July at 9.15 pm at Villa Stonorov Quartetto Cherubini Sax on screen.
Mon 18 July at 9.15 pm the Garden of Palazzo Fabroni Düsseldorf, Bilker Str. 15: TOAST AT CASA SCHUMANN!
Thu 25 August at 9.15 pm the Fortezza Santa Barbara Tribute to Morricone Film History

Fortress of Montalcino (unless otherwise indicated) - 9.45 pm -
From Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 July The stars of world jazz celebrate the 25th anniversary of the festival born from the collaboration between the Banfi winery, the Rubei family of Alexanderplatz in Rome and the Municipality of Montalcino, with the artistic direction of Eugenio Rubei.

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, San Romano in Garfagnana, Vagli Sotto (Lu) - info 0583 641007 - Shows Fortezza di Mont’Alfonso, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana at 9.15 pm (unless otherwise indicated) - info and prev and Boxoffice Toscana
From Thu 28 July to Sun 21 August Music, theater and shows in ancient fortresses and natural parks of the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, but also excursions, guided tours, delights to be enjoyed in Mont's Alfonso under the stars.

Info, timetables and booking
From Fri 1st to Sun 31st July. Guided tours, shows, workshops and insights into the museums and archaeological areas of Tuscany, a walk among the ruins of the Etruscan civilization, then a guided tour through the rooms of majestic castles, performances, re-enactments or even the story told through small collectible models , on display in the rooms of a museum.

Various places - info 055 212320 - info, timetables and tickets:
Tue 12/7 Figline, Wed 13/7 Empoli, Thu 14/7 Piombino, Tue 26/7 Massa, Mon 1/8 Monte San Savino: ORT Brass and Percussion Ensemble - led by Donato De Sena makes the most famous hits by Lucio Battisti.
Thu 7 July Piombino ORT Attack tangos, milongas and the most beautiful pieces by Astor Piazzolla
Sun 10 July Montaione, Mar 2/8 Figline, Sun 28/8 Corsanico ORT Attack Film Music :).
Tue 5th July inaugurates the Chigiana International Festival with music by Nono and Mahler
Thu 21 July 7 pm at the Verdi in Florence 34th edition of Incontri in terra di Siena

Peccioli (Pi) - Fonte Mazzola Amphitheater - Vicinale delle Serre Str. - opening hours 21.30 (unless otherwise indicated by place and time) - info and prices: 0587 672158/936423 -
In July 11Lune comes of age and celebrates its 18th edition with a program full of events and collaborations. Between theater, music, meetings, trekking and more.

XXXVI edition - The footsteps of our thought - various places - Art direction Massimo Luconi - info 0577 790800 - - ​​tickets:
From Sat 9 July to Mon 1 August directed by Massimo Luconi, 30 events between training and entertainment, contemporary art and environmental spaces, video projections and new dramaturgy paths, in a dynamic dimension that reinforces the idea of ​​the festival as a creative and productive hotbed .

Info and timetables and complete program; tickets and book
In July and August, music, dance, poetry, theater, cinema, performances, conferences, talk shows, contemporary circus and meetings, with great protagonists of theater and culture and entertainment for a program designed and organized not only for the inhabitants of Scandicci but suitable and attractive for the whole Florentine area.

Contemporary art widespread in the area, classical music concerts in the cellar, contemporary theater shows in the squares and many experiences to live among the rows of the Black Rooster.
Sat 9 July, Chigiana & Chianti Classico Experience in Badia a Coltibuono
Concert of the students of the guitar and chamber music course - Oscar Ghiglia, teacher.
Wed 20 July, Chigiana & Chianti Classico Experience at Castello di Brolio
Concert of the students of the flute course - Patrick Gallois, teacher.
Sun 24 July, Chigiana & Chianti Classico Experience in Felsina
Concert by the students of the String Quartet course - Clive Greensmith, teacher.
Info and reservations: 0577 1523789/388 8047352
Fri 29 July, diVINUM, Greve in Chianti, Piazza Matteotti
Tasting h. 20.00 - show h. 21.00
Tue 2nd August, Chigiana & Chianti Classico Experience in Rocca delle Macìe
Concert by the students of the Contrabass course - Pino Ettorre, teacher
Fri 5 August, diVINUM, Greve in Chianti, Piazza Matteotti
Tasting h. 20.00 - show h. 21.00
Tue 9 August, diVINUM, Greve in Chianti, Piazza Matteotti
Tasting h. 20.00 - show h. 21.00
Fri 12 August, Chigiana & Chianti Classico Experience at Castello di Meleto
Concert by the students of the Five centuries of Guitar seminar - Eliot Fisk, teacher.
Fri 26 August, Chigiana & Chianti Classico Experience at Villa Calcinaia
Concert of the students of the violin course - Salvatore Accardo, teacher.

Prato -
Thu 7 the transfeminist queer platform TOMBOYS DON'T CRY talks to us about post-identity adventures in the perimeter of the Club.
Mar 12 Festival of the Hills, with Ramy Essam.
Thu 14 Pop X.
Fri 15 R.Y.F. presents the critically acclaimed album Everything Burns,
Thu 21 final evening with Hugo Sanchez

Prato - Via Firenze, 83 - info 0574 1835021 - concerts at 8.45 pm, free admission
On July 4th Giulio Stracciati Power trio guest Giovanni Benvenuti Sax,
Tue 5th July Rossi / Gibellini / Micheli / Paoli,
Wed 6 July In a Taurean Way / Tribute to Joe Henderson with Fabio Morgera, Daniele Scannapieco, Riccardo Galardini, Emiliano Pintori, Davide Pettirossi (8.45 pm, free admission).
Mon 11 July Brazil, choro and surroundings.
Tue 12 July Sax Appeal, five saxophones, a voice and a rhythm section with an overwhelming swing.
Wed 13 July tribute to Astor Piazzolla with Stories of Tango.

Prato - Piazza San Domenico - Instrumental Chamber at 9 pm; tickets 8 euros, red 5; Cultart Foundry at 9.30 pm; tickets on TicketOne and Politeama Pratese info 0574 603758
Mon 18 July with the Archi directed by Hugo Ticciati.
Fri 22nd July with the Winds conducted by Diego Dini Ciacci.
Wed 27 July concert dedicated to Britten's Folksongs.
Mar 19 Cristina Donà and Saverio Lanza.
Thu 21 Maurizio Carucci presents the first solo album Respiro,
Sat 23 Honolulu Symphonic with Marco Parente e
Fri 29 Irene Grandi.

Films & Festivals

Via Monte Oliveto, 1 - 055 2337042 - 9.30 pm - 6.50 euro, red 5, online 7 -
Open-air cinema in the cool arena under the hill of Monte Oliveto. The best films of the season, the main premieres and new releases.

Piazzale degli Uffizi - 9.45 pm - free access, subject to availability
Summer nights light up with films in one of the most exclusive locations in the world for its beauty: the square of the Uffizi Galleries.

Garden of Villa Bardini - Costa San Giorgio 2-4 - 393 8570925 - opening at 8.15 pm - 5 euro (free Thu for families) -
The cinema returns to live in July and August in the magnificent Belvedere Terrace of the Bardini Garden, a fresh and welcoming environment, overlooking the whole city.

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).

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