Tips for foreigners in The City: SEPTEMBER Guide

A selection of Florence and Tuscany Art and Entertainment.

Art & Exhibitions

PALAZZO PITTI Pitti, 1 - 055 294883 – ore 8.15am-6.30pm (close on Mon) - 17 euro - until december 10
From Thu 7 “Obscured Existence” is the title of the first solo exhibition in Italy of Wang Guangyi (born in Harbin in Manchuria, in northern China, in 1957), one of the most famous Chinese artists of our times, who in his work deals with the meeting of Western and Eastern pictorial traditions.

Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni - piazza Santa Trinita – 055 602030 - Wed-Sun 11.15am-7pm - - until 28 january
From Fri 22 In the Renaissance courtyard of Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, an obelisk rises up to the height of the first arches, pointing towards the sky, suspended above a body of water. It is the site-specific installation 'Pezzi di Pace' created by the artist Felice Limosani for the Roberto Casamonti Collection which is located here. Inauguration Thu 21 at 5pm.

via San Leonardo, 1 – Tue-Sun 10-20 (closed Mon) - - until 8 October
Melma: an unprecedented exhibition project designed for all its spaces, between the ramparts and the interior of the Renaissance Palazzina. This is MELMA, an exhibition by Nico Vascellari curated by Sergio Risaliti.

Villa Bardini - Costa San Giorgio, 2 - 055 294883 - every day 10am-7pm - 10 euro, rid 5 - – Until October 8
Monographic exhibition dedicated to Lisetta Carmi, by Giovanni Battista Martini, curator of the photographer's archive.

Dissemination of art" project by the Uffizi Galleries and the CR Firenze Foundation.
Until 1 October Museo della Ceramica di Montelupo the exhibition Ceramics of Montelupo and the Uffizi: a "gallery" of comparisons.
Until 29 October at the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art of San Pietro in Mercato di Montespertoli the exhibition Filippo Lippi in Valdelsa.

Bardini Museum, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Marini Museum - Info, hours and prices of the museums on the following pages - until September 18
The first monograph dedicated to the American artist in Italian museums. one of the most interesting contemporary artists on the international scene. Her works, which range from sculpture to painting, have a dreamlike dimension that draws inspiration as much from classical art and Renaissance painting as from modern fairy tales and cartoons

Piazza del Carmine, 8/R - free admission by reservation 348 4013707 or -

Pistoia - Piazza del Duomo - 0573 974267; - apr-oct: Wed-Sun 10am-7pm, nov-mar 10am-6pm (close Mon and Tue) – 6 euro, rid 4, U18 e scuole 3
The millefiori tapestry, the wooden angel by Giovanni Pisano, the wall tempera paintings by Giovanni Boldini: these are some of the masterpieces that have returned to public view since last July 6 in the Museum of the Ancient Palazzo dei Vescovi after restoration and expansion works.

Carrara - via Cucchiari, 1 - 0585 72355 - Tue-Sun 9.30am-12.30pm/4pm-8pm; Fri-Sat 9.30am-12.30pm/4pm-11pm (closed Mon) – 10 euro, rid 8 - - unitl october 29
Over 120 works of sculpture (in marble, bronze, plaster, terracotta) and graphics (paintings, drawings, pastels), in the elegant halls of the prestigious Carrara exhibition venue in Palazzo di Palazzo Cucchiari. It is the exhibition-event entitled Novecento in Carrara. Artistic adventures between the two wars, curated by Massimo Bertozzi.

Prato - Via Puccetti, 3 – Tue-Thu 10am-3pm, Fri-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 3pm-7pm (closed Mon) 10 euro, rid 8 - - Until November 19
Kimono - Reflections of art between Japan and the West, on display fifty Kimonos, for men and women, from the first half of the 20th century from the exclusive Manavell private collection.

Pisa Gambacorti, 9 - 050 916 950 – Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm - – unitl april 7
From Thu 28 the protagonists of the autumn exhibition are the masterpieces of the 20th century avant-gardes. An extraordinary series of paintings and sculptures from the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the most important and internationally recognized museum and exhibition centers for its art collections.

Peccioli - Via Carraia, 13 - Peccioli (Pi) – every day 9am-9pm – free entrance
ANTHOLOGICA by Emiliano Ponzi, curated by Federico Cano Correa and Stefano Cipolla, and offers as complete a look as possible on the extraordinary work of one of the most important illustrators in the world.

San Marcello Piteglio (Pt) - Admission 12 euros, children up to 10 years free - info
A naturalistic oasis and a space for contemporary art. With the artistic direction of Emanuele Montibeller. It can be reached along a path in the woods, after having parked the car in Piteglio. Swedish artist David Svensson and Italian photographer Massimo Vitali were invited to inaugurate, with two ad hoc projects.

Scarperia Info and booking 055 8468165 – 7 euro, rid 6 - – until November 5
The Medici: people of Mugello / Family portraits from the Uffizi Galleries, on display four precious portraits of the first two grand dukes of Tuscany who draw their origins from the Mugello.

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

In & Out Of The Town

Weekend and more

Ultravox – Cascine Amphitheater – Fri from 6pm to 11pm, Sat and Sun from 11.30am to 11pm – free admission
From Fri 8 to Sun 10 the most popular sport in the world, football and its many ramifications, will be the protagonist. During three days, players "dribble" between the field and the stage with tournaments dedicated to different categories and talks dedicated to the stories related to the memorabilia that the Coverciano football museum brings to the event, as well as a focus on social projects, culture, journalism, music and even more.

The Colors of the Book - market exhibition Sat 3pm-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm - Program on - #icoloridellibro - FB:, X: toscanalibri, IG:, YT: toscanalibriit
Sat 9 and Sun 10 in Bagno Vignoni (San Quirico d'Orcia) the XIV edition of I Colori del libro in the thermal jewel of the Val d'Orcia, Unesco heritage. Review dedicated to the enhancement of small and medium-sized publishing.

Giardino Corsini - Via della Scala, 115 or Via Il Prato, 58 - 10am-7.30pm - info – admission: minimum offer 10 euros – under 25 free
From Fri 15 to Sun 17 XXIX edition at the Corsini Garden in Florence with a new selection of 100 craftsmen for a journey of experiences between art and innovation.

Chiostro del Sangallo - Borgo Pinti 58 - 10am-7pm - free admission - workshops cost from 10 to 15 euros bookable on 348 3348144
Sat 23 and Sun 24 The market takes place in the historic cloister of Sangallo annexed to the church of Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi, protagonists of natural productions of quality craftsmanship. At the refreshment point, in addition to wines, honey and quality extra virgin olive oil at km 0 and Vivoli's artisan ice creams brighten up the days.

Various places - Info and program
From Thu 21 to Sat 23 in Fiesole, a rich program of meetings for the second edition of the exhibition that focuses on the critical issues and potential of the contemporary urban dimension. Three days of guided tours, live talks, seminars, round tables, book presentations, moments of conviviality and socializing, in the presence of some protagonists of the public debate.

Author's Craftsmanship at Villa Caruso ( - via Bellosguardo,54 Lastra a Signa (FI) - Sat and Sun 10:30am-8pm - FREE ADMISSION - Information and updates Fb page: Strana.mente events, Ig page: Strana.mente_events, email:
Sat 23 and Sun 24 in Villa Caruso di Bellosguardo on the hills above Lastra a Signa. Quality craftsmanship is the protagonist, in the interiors and in the Italian garden artisan excellence of Made in Italy and street trucks for two pleasant days of shopping and relaxation.

Piazza SS Annunziata - from 5pm to 11pm - free admission - program on
Fri 29 The European Night of Researchers in Florence. An event that takes place simultaneously throughout Europe to promote the dissemination and encounter with science. The from Mon 25 to Sat 30 related events,

Impruneta – info and program
Sun 1 October, the appointment with the traditional Impruneta Grape Festival. From 15.30 Parade-show prepared by the four districts of the city. It is the oldest Grape Festival in Italy and represents a show capable of attracting thousands of people every year to Piazza del Buondelmonti, in the heart of the town.

Music and more

Piazza Vittorio Gui - 055 2001278 – timetables, prices and tickets on:
Wed 13 Zubin Mehta open the new season.
Fri 22 and Sat 23 Metha conducts music by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
Fri 29 Daniele Gatti in music by Beethoven and Honegger.

Info and booking 055 783374 or 333 7883225 (also via whatsapp) - concerts at 9 pm (unless otherwise indicated) - tickets: ticketOne, BoxOffice and
Sun 3 and Mon 4 at Santo Stefano al Ponte, Antonello D'onofrio and Claudio Soviero on piano in music by Saint Saens, Tchaikovsky and Galanti.
Sun 10 and Mon 11 at Santo Stefano al Ponte, Mariodavide Leonardi (viola), in music by Mozart and Stamitz.
Wed 13 at Teatro Romano Fiesole, Giuseppe Lanzetta conducts music by Coldplay.
Sun 17 and Mon 18 at Santo Stefano al Ponte, Nicolò Jacopo Suppa conducts music by Sibelius, Rossini, Boccherini and Grieg.
Wed 20 at Auditorium Ente CRF, concert by the Soloists, music by Schubert.
Sun 24 and Mon 25 at Santo Stefano al Ponte, Hakan Sensoy with Fernando Diaz at the piano in music by Beethoven and Mozart.
Sat 30 at Auditorium Ente CRF Chiara Saccone (piano) in music by Schubert and Mozart.

Various places - Info 055 212320 – tickets Ticketone -
Fri 8 at 9pm at Villa Petraia, Michelle Candotti, in music by Mozart.
Wed 13 at 9pm at Villa Poggio Imperiale, Edoardo Fulginei Riganti in music by Mozart.
Sat 9 at 5.30pm Villa Medicea Careggi, Giacomo Bianchi
Sun 10 and 17 at 11am Villa Medicea Careggi Claro Quintet and Wind Quintets.
Sat 16 at 5.30pm Villa Medicea di Castello, with music by Mozart.

Info 055 607440 - 9 pm - concerts in Florence 5 euro, FFF Metropolitano free admission -
Thu 21 inauguration of Sala Pietro Grossi of the Cherubini Conservatory with the Trio Ad Libitum.
Fri 22 Sala Pietro Grossi, the pianist Nicolò Ferdinando Cafaro
Mon 25 at the Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori Ludovica Vincenti with music by Bach, Schubert and Chopin.
Mar 26 at the Lyceum Club the Breshears String Quartet.
Thu 28 at the Institut français Firenze the Trio Sheliak.
Fri 29 at the Murate Art District Simone De Sena with Whitenoise28 and Esdì narrator and rap.
Sat 23 and Sun 24 the Sala Teatro il Momento in Empoli hosts the Trio Fenice and Jakov Aumiller on the piano.
Sat 30 at the foyer of the Teatro Comunale Garibaldi in Figline harp duo Le Due Selene.
Wed 20 at the Auditorium of the Piaggio Museum in Pontedera, Pontedera Music Festival – Summer Edition with the concert by the Cameristi dell'Orchestra Giovanile Italiana (info and tickets on

Prato, Piazza Duomo info 0574 603376 – concerts at 9pm (unless otherwise indicated) – tickets Ticketone -
Fri 1 Bugo + Daniele Silvestri
Sat 2 Giorgio Panariello Vs Marco Masini
Sun 3 Editors
Mon 4 Edoardo Bennato
Mar 5 Concert Of The Instrumental Camerata «Citta' Di Prato»
Sat 9 Amphitheater of Santa Lucia Porto Flamingo twenty years concert
Mar 12 Villa Guicciardini, Cantagallo Alan Sorrenti quartet
Wed 13 Villa Guicciardini, Cantagallo Umberto Tozzi

How to use the listings
Listings are arranged thematically and offer a selection of the most interesting events each month.
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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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