Tips for Strangers in The City: NOVEMBER Guide
A selection of Florence and Tuscany Art and Entertainment.
Art & ExhibitionsVILLA BARDINI
Costa San Giorgio, 2 - 055 294883 - Tue-Sun 10 am-7pm (closed Mon) - 10 euros, rid 5 - villabardini.it
Until 22 January Elliott Erwitt, Photographs, the most famous shots of the long professional life of the great master of photography (nella foto).
Piazza Strozzi – 055 2645155
Until 22 January - A major exhibition dedicated to Olafur Eliasson (1967), whose multifaceted production focuses on the visitor in a reflection on the idea of shared and relational experience of reality.
Piazza Pitti – 055 294883
An exhibition on Sammy Baloji conceiving for the occasion a new, crucial chapter in his research on the works that arrived in Europe from the Kingdoms of Kongo between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
MUSEUM OF THE INNOCENTS
Piazza SS. Annunziata - 055 5274578 - Mon-Sun 11am-6pm (closed Tues) -17.50 euro, reduced 15.50, children 8.50 - www.museodeglinnocenti.it
“Escher”: Over 200 works by the brilliant Dutch artist, one of the most loved artists in the world, so much so that the exhibitions dedicated to him have broken all visitor records.
HENRY MOORE 50 YEARS LATER
Until March 31, 2023 - 50 years after the memorable 1972 exhibition at the Forte di Belvedere, Henry Moore returns to Florence for an exhibition-tribute to the English master. Presents two sculptures, Family Group and Large Interior Form, exhibited in Piazza della Signoria and in the churchyard of the Abbey of San Miniato al Monte,
MUSEO DELL'OPERA DEL DUOMO
Piazza San Giovanni – info 055 2645789 – open on Mon-Sun (close first Tue) – 10 euro, Battistero included - duomo.firenze.it
Until 1 August The Three Pietas of Michelangelo
PALAZZO MEDICI RICCARDI
Via Cavour, 3 - 055 2760552 - 9 am-7pm (closed Wed) - 10 euro - palazzomediciriccardi.it
Until 15 January - The exhibition Passione Novecento opens. From Paul Klee to Damien Hirst, curated by Sergio Risaliti.
Piazza S. M. Novella, 10 - 055 286132 - fri-mon 11am-8pm (closed tue-thu) - 9.50 euros - reservations recommended
Until 29 January - Tony Cragg (Liverpool, 1949) with a large monographic edited by Sergio Risaliti: a selection of sculptures and works on paper.
Piazza San Pancrazio – 055 219432
Until Mon 24 Andature II with works by Elisabetta di Maggio and Sophie Ko, an interdisciplinary project that was born in 2020, curated by Marcella Cangioli and Antonella Nicola, in collaboration with the Cultural Association Hidden City.
BLUE | Palace of art and culture
Pisa, Lung.no Gambacorti, 9 - 050 916 950 - Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm - palazzoblu.it -
Until 26 February 'I Macchiaioli', a retrospective of over 130 works, mostly masterpieces from private collections, usually inaccessible, and from important museums such as the Uffizi, the Science and Technology Museum of Milan, the Modern Art Gallery of Genoa and GNAM of Rome
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.
MONTECATINI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Montecatini Terme (Pt) - Terme Tettuccio - piazza D. Giusti; Cinema Excelsior - via G. Verdi, 66 - info and program filmvideomontecatini.it
From Mar 2 to Sun 6 In Montecatini 160 short films competing from all over the world, a special showcase of works from Ukraine, Iran and Portugal, a campus for young people from all over Italy and many other news.
FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI
Program on festivaldeipopoli.org
From Sat 5 to Sun 13 at the Cinema La Compagnia and in other places in the city, the best of documentary cinema, with a focus on workers' struggles, the environment and music.
LO SCHERMO DELL’ARTE
Cinema La Compagnia and other places - streaming on Più Compagnia until November 27 - full program screenodellarte.org
From Wed 16 to Sun 20 the appointment with the best and most recent international production of artist films and documentaries on contemporary art.
MUSIC, THEATRE and more...
MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO
Piazza Vittorio Gui - 055 2001278 - concerts at 8pm, Sat at 6pm, Sun at 3.30pm (Sun 27 at 8pm) - Maggiofiorentino.com
Thu 10, Sun 13, Mar 15, Fri 18, Sun 20 Ernani, directed by James Conlon.
Sat 12 James Conlon conducts music by Respighi and Sostakovic.
Sat 19 Dame Jane Glover conducts music by Haydn, Mozart, Prokof'ev.
Thu 24 Daniele Gatti conducts music by Petrassi, Ghedini and Casella.
Sun 27 Christoph Eschenbach in music by Bruckner.
FLORENTINE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Various places - Info and prent 055 783374 - concerts at 9 pm - tickets 10 euro - orchestradacamerafiorentina.it
Thu 3 in S. Stefano al Ponte the ORT Florentia String Quartet with music by Boccherini, Turina, Gardel and Piazzolla.
Sat 5 at the Fondazione CR Firenze Hungarica Ensemble Horvath in music by Brahms, Bartok, List, Servansky, Weiner, Razek.
Sun 6 in S. Stefano al Ponte the Soloists of the Florentine Chamber Orchestra in music by Bach and Marcello.
Mon 7 at the Orsanmichele Museum the Esemble Kammerkonzert in music by Schumann and Brahms.
Sun 13 at the Orsanmichele Museum The Soloists of Classical Tuscany in music by Mozart and Dvorak.
Wed 16 in Orsanmichele the Duo Lisa Napoleone on Cello and Chiara Saccone on Piano with music by Brahms and Prokovief.
Thu 17 at the CR Firenze Foundation the Duo Sergio Messina on Violin and Marino Nicolini on Piano in music by Beethoven, Debussy and Brahms.
Sun 20 and Mon 21 in S. Stefano al Ponte Giovan Battista Varoli, conducts in music by Maria Bing and Mozart.
Sun 27 at the Cherubini Conservatory hosts the ADEL String Quartet in music by Webern and Beethoven.
Mon 28 at the Cherubini Concervatorio, the Sextet of the Florentine Chamber Orchestra in music by Brahms and Tchaykowsky.
ORCHESTRA DELLA TOSCANA
Various places - info 055 212320 - concerts at 9 pm (unless otherwise indicated) - www.orchestradellatoscana.it
Sat 5 at 5 pm at the Teatro Affratellamento Ti Tale Don Giovanni by and with Alessandro Riccio.
Fri 18 The conductor Dmitry Matvienko and Julia Hagen in music by Haydn, Beethoven, Stravinskij and Shostakovich.
Wed 30 for the Festa della Toscana Thomas Guggeis conducts music by Schumann, Beethoven and a new score by Renato Miani.
AMICI DELLA MUSICA
Saloncino della Pergola - via della Pergola (unless otherwise indicated) - info 055 607440 - Sun 9 pm, Sat 4 pm - amicimusicafirenze.it
Sat 5 the pianist Arcadi Volodos, with music by Schumann and Skrjabin;
Sun 6 the Cuarteto Casals in music by Bach.
Sat 12 Yulianna Avdeeva in music by Chopin, Szpilman, Weinberg, Rachmaninov.
Sun 13 on stage Silvia Borzelli with pianist Gabriele Carcano and MDI Ensemble, music by Borzelli, Ligeti, Debussy, Iannotta, Urquiza.
Sat 19 Paul Lewis in music by Schubert.
Sun 20 the Calidore String Quartet with Ivo Kahánek in music by Marsalis, Smetana, Franck.
Sat 26 the violinist Giuseppe Gibboni with the pianist Ingmar Lazar in pieces by Brahms, Paganini, Wieniawski
Sun 27 trio formed by Tommaso Lonquich on clarinet, Danusha Waskiewicz on viola and Andrea Rebaudengo on piano, music by Mozart, Kurtág, Bruch, Schumann.
CAMERATA STRUMENTALE DI PRATO
Politeama Pratese Theater - 0574 603758 - concerts at 9 pm - tickets and season tickets: Politeama Pratese Theater and former Church of San Giovanni - cameratastrumentale.org
Thu 17 Opening concert with the program directed by Hugo Ticciati, music by Brahms, placed in dialogue with pages of contemporary music.
Wed 30 Sueyon Kang, in the double role of conductor and solo violin. In music by Schnittke.
CINEMA LA COMPAGNIA
Via Cavour – info 335 5260216 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue 15 at 9 pm Frida Bollani Magoni A piano and voice concert with one of the rising stars of contemporary sophisticated music, the concert is organized by the Lions Club Firenze Michelangelo, in favor of Progetto Villa Lorenzi -
NELSON MANDELA FORUM
Ticket 57.50 / 46/40 euros
Thu 17 at 9pm Salmo, The FLOP TOUR with all the explosive charge of the homonymous album.
Fri 25 Ticket 42/36/31/25 euros – Sat 26 Tickets - 50/43/37 euros
Fri 25 at 9 pm PFM A great journey through time, with new sounds that will make us feel in the present or even projected towards the future.
Sat 26 at 9 pm Tony Hadley One of the most renowned male voices in the world, celebrates 40 years of career with the 40th Anniversary Tour.
Ticket 89/79/59/49 euro
Sat 26th and Sun 27th at 9pm Venditti and De Gregori After the great success of audiences and critics obtained with the concert at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, the tour in the theaters arrives.
WEEKEND and more... in & out of the town
GOD SAVE THE WINE presents SEX, WINE & OTHER STORIES ...
25hours Hotel - Piazza San Paolino - 45 euro all inclusive on firenzespettacolo.it/store - 055 296 6911
Wed 9 at 20.01 Super Guest Franco Trentalance interviewed by Andrea Gori. An evening of taste and passion at the table and not only with Franco Trentalance guest of God Save The Wine for a format dedicated to seduction and encounters around food and wine.
BRICKS IN FLORENCE FESTIVAL!
Program on toscanabricks.it and on the Fb page - 055 6504112 - Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 9am-7pm - up to 5 years free admission, red 6 euro up to 12 years and Coop members, full 8 - Presales Box Office Toscana (055 210804), Tuscany Hall ticket office and ticketone.it.
Sat 5 and Sun 6 at the Tuscany Hall in Florence in the sign of the colored brick. Five years to celebrate and two days to immerse yourself in the imaginative world of LEGO. Now in its fifth edition, Bricks in Florence Festival has established itself as one of the most authoritative Italian exhibitions dedicated to colored bricks and its lovers, of all ages.
Hotel Albani in Florence - via Fiume 12 - Sun from 10.30am to 7.30pm, Mon from 10am to 6pm - entrance on Sun 25 euros, Mon by appointment only email@example.com -
Sun 13 and Mon 14 the globetrotter wine fair organized by Olfa Haniche, ENOMUNDUS, returns for the second edition in Florence. An opportunity to discover many foreign wines from France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Greece and other lesser-known countries.
51ST SAN MINIATO WHITE TRUFFLE MARKET EXHIBITION
Historic Center of San Miniato - 057142745 - free admission - ample parking and shuttle service - sanminiatopromo.it
Sat 12 and Sun 13, Sat 19 and Sun 20 and Sat 26 and Sun 27 The historic center of San Miniato, center of gravity between Pisa, Florence and Lucca, comes alive with stands, initiatives and cultural proposals directed by the San Miniato Promotion Foundation, reality 100% owned by the Municipality (and the collaboration of entities, associations, institutions and companies in the area). Admission is free and you can reach the affected area thanks to the shuttles.
MARKET EXHIBITION OF THE WHITE TRUFFLE OF THE CRETE SENESI IN SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO
On tartufodisangiovannidasso.it and on the Fb page all the info and the complete program
Sat 12, Sun 13 and Sat 19 and Sun 20 a fair full of proposals, from the "Square Food", food stands of local excellences where you can have lunch and dinner at km 0, to the "Search for truffles" together with the Sienese truffle hunters and their dogs. To experience the experiences of another era, an ancient steam train from Grosseto and Siena takes you via a railway no longer in service to the Castle of San Giovanni. It is the famous "Nature Train". There are many possibilities to get to know the area and its typical products.
CHRISTMAS MARKET IN PIAZZA SANTA CROCE
Piazza Santa Croce - every day from 10am to 11pm
Until December 18, over fifty stands housed in the characteristic wooden houses bring the typical scents and flavors of Christmas to Florence with artistic handicraft products and traditional foods from all over Europe.
GREEN FACTORY AT THE TEPIDARIUM
Tepidarium del Roster - via Bolognese 17a - free admission - greenfactoryfirenze.com
Sat 19 and Sun 20 the Festival dedicated to the culture of environmental sustainability promoted by the Heyart Association. Presentations, workshops, initiatives for children, fashion shows and a community of designers and small brands that develop products made with sustainable materials and with less impact during their life cycle. Rich program for the third appointment with this festival dedicated to the culture of environmental sustainability.
AREZZO CITY OF CHRISTMAS
All information on the activities and timetables of the Arezzo Città del Natale calendar are available on arezzocittadelnatale.it
From Sat 19 until January 8 2023 every weekend the historic center of Arezzo dresses up. Lots of attractions: from the original path of light installations to the typical markets and the long-awaited Ferris wheel. For children, go to the Santa Claus House for memorable photos with Santa Claus. Original nativity scenes in churches.
Fortezza da Basso – from 11am to 8pm - Admission with minimum bid: 3 euros. Free up to 10 years and for Lailac 2022 Members.
Sat 26 and Sun 27 two days to get to know Japanese culture in all its forms between exhibition stands and traditional food.
info +39 0577 286300 - Benvenutobrunello@operalaboratori.com
From Fri 11 In Montalcino The Consortium of Brunello di Montalcino wine announces the presentation of the new vintages (2018 and 2017 Riserva) in November. The choice of date aims to better involve international players: the appointment takes place in the monumental complex of Sant’Agostino.
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 https://www.firenzespettacolo.it/store/
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 8-9 in the magazine).