Tips for Strangers in The City: FEBRUARY Guide

A selection of Florence and Tuscany Art and Entertainment.

Art & Exhibitions

VILLA BARDINI
Costa San Giorgio, 2 - 055 294883 - Tue-Sun 10 am-7pm (closed Mon) - 10 euros, rid 5 - villabardini.it
Until February 26 Elliott Erwitt, Photographs, the most famous shots of the long professional life of the great master of photography.

CATHEDRAL OF THE IMAGE
Piazza di Santo Stefano, 5 - 055 2989888 – Mon-Fri 10-18.30, Sat and Sun 10-20 – 14 euro, rid 10 - insidebanksy.it
Until February 6 Inside Banksy. Unauthorized Exhibition - Immersive and multimedia exhibition dedicated to the famous British artist through images, sounds and music.

MEDICI RICCARDI PALACE
Via Cavour, 3 - 055 2760552 – 9am-7pm (closed on Wed) - 10 euro - palazzomediciriccardi.it
Until March 12 Christian Balzano. Out of this world - The pluralism of religion, contaminated and contaminating nature, continents, countries and flags are in fact the themes around which the exhibited works revolve, all united by the use of fabric.

PALAZZO PITTI
Treasury of the Grand Dukes - P.za Pitti, 1 - 055 294883 – 8.15-18.50 (closed on Mon) – 10 euro – until 16 May
From Tue 7 Uffizi Galleries dedicate an important exhibition to Eleonora di Toledo at the Treasury of the Grand Dukes of Palazzo Pitti.

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
Until March 26, 2023 “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,

STEFANO BARDINI MUSEUM
Via dei Renai, 37 - 055 2342427 - 11am-5pm (closed Tue and Thu) - 7 euro
Until 13 March Emiliano Maggi. Songs and Spells the exhibition is an evocative journey through the stratification of eras, styles and objects that winds through the rooms of the Bardini Museum.

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.

NOVECENTO MUSEUM
Piazza S. M. Novella, 10 - 055 286132 - fri-mon 11am-8pm (closed tue-thu) - 9.50 euros - reservations recommended
Until Sun 5 Tony Cragg (Liverpool, 1949) with a large monographic edited by Sergio Risaliti: a selection of sculptures and works on paper.

MARINI MARINO MUSEUM
Piazza San Pancrazio – 055 219432 - Sat, Sun, Mon 10-19 (closed 1st Jan) - museomarinomarini.it
Until March 20 Jesper Just. Seminarium – Multimedia stations stage the interdependent relationship between human beings and nature.

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 Sun 26 '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.


MUSIC, THEATRE and more...

MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO
Piazza Vittorio Gui - 055 2001278 – shows at 8 pm (unless otherwise indicated) -maggiofiorentino.com
Sun 5 Federico Maria Sardelli conducts music by Lulli.
Tue 7 May Carnival Festival, directed by Ingo Metzmacher.
Sun 12 La Traviata, directed by Zubin Mehta.
Sat 18 Zubin Mehta conducts music by Brahms Bartòk and Bronfman.
Tue 28 Daniele Gatti conducts music Beethoven.

ORCHESTRA DELLA TOSCANA
Teatro Verdi – via Ghibellina, 99 - 055 212320 - concerts at 9pm (unless otherwise indicated) - www.orchestradellatoscana.it
Thu 2 Tiany Lu conducts music by Elfrida Andrée, Beethoven and Schumann.
Mar 21 Giuseppe Gibboni (violin) in music by Tchaikovsky, Diego Ceretta conducts in music by Stravinskij, Lalo, Milhaud.

AMICI DELLA MUSICA
Via della Pergola - info 055 607440 - Sun at 9pm, Sat at 4pm - Amicimusicafirenze.it
Sat 4 Anna Vinnitskaya (piano) in music by Franck, Skrjabin, Chopin, Ravel.
Sun 5 Francesco Filidei with the Prometheus Quartet.
Sat 11 Leif Ove Andsnes (piano) in music Janáček, Vustin, Beethoven, Dvořák.
Sun 12 Miriam Prandi (cello) with Alexander Romanovsky, music Janáček, Britten, Schumann.
Sat 18 Sergej Krylov (violin) with Michail Lifits (piano).
Sun 19 Jerusalem Quartet with music by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.
Sat 25 Kolja Blacher, Christoph Streuli and Cristoph Von Der Nahmer (violin), Kyoungmin Park (viola), Claudio Bohorquez (cello) and Sunwook Kim (piano), with music by Chausson and Brahms.
Sun 26 Viviane Hagner in music by Schonberg and Tchaikovsky.

TUSCANY HALL
Via Fabrizio de André corner Lungarno A. Moro 3 – 27/34/43/52/68 euro
Fri 17 Queen at the Opera.

WEEKEND and more... in & out of the town

TASTE
Fortezza da Basso – 20 euro
From Sat 4 to Mon 6 the Pitti Immagine event that focuses on Italian gastronomic excellence. An appointment not to be missed for international buyers and lovers of good and healthy eating, a true point of reference in the sector. Many events for Fuori di Taste in various venues in the city.

TESTO
Stazione Leopolda – from 11am to 8pm – admission 5 euro. Registration required on testo.pittimmagine.com
From Fri 24 to Sun 26 A fair open to the city to share and cultivate a passion for reading through the participation of over 100 publishing houses.

DANZA IN FIERA
Fortezza da Basso – admission 18 euros, rid 12 euros – from 9am to 8pm – danzainfiera.it
From Fri 24 to Sun 26 the 17th edition of the event that brings the people of national and international dance to the city. Three days of workshops, exhibitions and extraordinary auditions.

FLORENCE HOME TEXTILE
Fortezza da Basso - Sat and Sun from 9am to 6pm, Mon from 9am to 4pm - free admission reserved for sector operators with online registration on booking.firenzehometexstyle.com
From Sat 11 to Mon 13 the only international fair in Italy for home textiles, yachting, spa, contract & hotellerie.

WHISKEY WEEK
Tuscany Hall - admission from 25 euros - whiskyweek.it
Sat 18, Sun 19 the first edition of the event organized by Whiskey Club Italia. Tastings, masterclasses and tastings. In many cocktail bars in the city there is a dedicated drink list

MODENA ANTIQUARIA
ModenaFiere – via Virgilio 90, Modena – 059 848380 – from Mon to Wed from 3pm to 7pm, from Thu to Sun from 10.30am to 7pm – admission 12 euro online and in stores, 15 euro at the cash desk – modenantiquaria.it
From Sat 11 to Sun 19 international event dedicated to high antiques. At the same time, the II Edition of “SCULPTURA. Italian Masterpieces from the 13th to the 20th Century”. And "Petra" 3000 square meters of greenery, a true dialogue between ancient times and nature.

ROCK THE WINE
God Save The Wine: Wine and Food Festival organized by Firenze Spettacolo – Artistic Director Andrea Gori – info 055 212911
Thu 23 19.01pm Hard Rock Cafe, Piazza della Repubblica, Firenze – 35 euro buy here
Special dinner by Hard Rock menu, wine tasting and live music with La Combriccola del Blasco.

SLOW WINE FAIR
BolognaFiere – admission 39 euros, sector operators 20 euros – Sun from 12pm to 7pm, Mon from 10am to 6pm, Tues from 10am to 4pm – slowinefair.slowfood.it
From Sun 26 to Tue 28, the Italy of good and sustainable wine will meet in an exhibition organized by BolognaFiere and SANA, the International Exhibition of Organic and Natural Products, with the artistic direction of Slow Food.


Previews of Tuscan Wines

CHIANTI LOVERS
Fortezza da Basso - journalists: 9am-6pm (press room with sommelier service) – 9am-9pm (exhibition area in the Cavaniglia Pavilion). Mandatory accreditation for journalists to be requested on consorziovinochianti.it/richiesta-accredito-stampa-2023/. On-site accreditation is not possible - operators: 9:30am-9pm (only in the Cavaniglia Pavilion exhibition area) - public: 4pm-9pm - tickets in advance on boxofficetoscana.it.
Sun 12 the Previews of the Chianti Wine Consortium and the Morellino di Scansano DOCG Consortium. over 400 labels for tasting, half of which are new preview vintages from over 120 companies.

CHIANTI CLASSICO COLLECTION
Stazione Leopolda - register on chianticlassico.com
Mon 13, Tue 14 the noble Chianti Classico winemakers gather and present the new vintages of the Gallo Nero wines. Over 200 producers and taste over 700 labels including Chianti Classico, Reserves, Gran Selezione, Vin Santo and DOP Oil .

VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO
Fortezza di Montepulciano - Sat and Sun 2pm-7pm, Mon 12pm-5pm – tickets on previewvinonobile.it
From Sat 18 to Mon 20, the celebration of the first DOCG in Italy opens its doors to enthusiasts. For the occasion, a preview of the 2020 vintages and the 2019 Riserva.

VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO
Rocca di Montestaffoli – San Gimignano – tasting sessions: 11.30am, 3pm and 5pm – booking > https://degustalenuoveannate.vernaccia.it/ - wine lovers admission 35 euro
Sat 18, Sun 19, Mon 20 and Sat 25, Sun 26 and Mon 27 the doors are open to enthusiasts and wine lovers: a preview of 96 wines from 41 companies for tasting.

L’ALTRA TOSCANA
Palazzo Affari - Piazza Adua 1 – 9am-7pm, from 2pm also open to trade and buyers on the 4th floor.
Fri 17 at a day dedicated to the national and international press in which the other PDO and PGI consortia present themselves: Carmignano, Chianti Rufina, Colline Lucchesi, Cortona, Maremma Toscana, Montecucco, Orcia, Suvereto and Val di Cornia, Terre di Casole , Lands of Pisa, Tuscany, Valdarno di Sopra.

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).

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