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February 2020
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From 22 October to 22 March Enigma Pinocchio. From Giacometti to La Chapelle

Enigma Pinocchio. From Giacometti to LaChapelle

Villa Bardini - Firenze

An exhibition dedicated to Collodi'sPinocchio: a wooden puppet universally recognized ad a symbol of Italy and Tuscany. From Giacometti to LaChapelle, from Munari to Paladino, from Calder to Ontani, from McCarthy to Venturino Venturi, Pinocchio has not only left an indisputable mark on the collective imagination, but also the arts, the latter of which is this show’s main theme.

From 1 November to 1 March Inside Magritte

Inside Magritte

Santo Stefano al Ponte - Firenze

An experience between real and imaginary, between evoking a dream world and telling the story of the concrete life of one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, one of the greatest exponents of surrealism.
From November 1st the exhibition will animate the Cathedral of the Image in Santo Stefano al Ponte with a suggestive immaterial architecture, visual and sound, which will reconstruct the pictorial universe of Magritte.

From 30 November to 1 March Picasso. The other half of the sky

Picasso. The other half of the sky

Palazzo Medici Riccardi - Firenze

A look at the artist and his relationship with the female world through the shots of one of the most established photographers of the twentieth century, Edward Quinn.

From 10 December to 8 March Heaven in a Room. Wooden ceilings in Renaissance Florence and Rome

Heaven in a Room. Wooden ceilings in Renaissance Florence and Rome

Uffizi - Firenze

The more than thirty works on display include technical drawings, ornamental and figure drawings, paintings and other precious and little-known items recounting the splendour of Renaissance wooden ceilings and revealing how painting and sculpture were intimately connected with architecture in those ceilings' manufacture.

From 17 December to 19 April At the Feet of the Gods

At the Feet of the Gods. Footwear from Classical times to the modern era

Palazzo Pitti - Firenze

Dozens of models on display in Palazzo Pitti in Florence, ranging from Roman caligae to sandals worn by stars of the silver screen and models by the most celebrated stylists of the 20th century

From 25 January to 31 May Soffici Natura morta Césa

20th century stories in Tuscany. Soffici, Viani, Rosai, Maccari, Marcucci, Venturi: from the return to order to the conquest of disorder

Lu.C.C.A. - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art

An exhibition that tells, through 81 works, some stories of the figurative twentieth century in Tuscany. Starting from the First World War, many artists and intellectuals saw again their thoughts on the Avant-garde and, after the Futurist experience, there was a real "Return to Order".

From 15 February to 15 March Baronti Ilaria eclettica 2019

Modern Ilaria. Il presente del passato

Lu.C.C.A. - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art

In the solo show of the artist Roberto Baronti, set up in the Lu.C.C.A. Lounge & Underground, some reflections on time and the revisiting of the famous funeral monument to Ilaria Del Carretto, created by Jacopo della Quercia

From 15 February to 2 June Tutankhamen | Journey to Eternity

Tutankhamun | Journey to Eternity

Palazzo Medici Riccardi - Firenze

A totally immersive experience that, thanks to the faithful reproductions coming from Cairo, the original finds, the 3D technology and the innovative Virtual Reality, will reveal all the secrets of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, making known the incredible treasures destined to accompany the young Pharaoh on his last journey.

From 21 February to 4 March Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

Don Pasquale marks a point of arrival and a breaking point for the comic opera written by Donizetti. It is the culmination of an Italian comic tradition which lasts through the centuries and which is neither too farcical or too comical and is an opera in which the comedy is tinged with bitterness.

From 22 February to 2 April La traviata

La Traviata

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

When epic poetry and beauty come together the result is simply amazing, such as in the Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, staged at Teatro del Maggio from February 22 to April 2, directed by Francesco Micheli.

From 6 March to 7 March Coast to coast

Coast to Coast

Teatro Puccini - Firenze

Actor Rocco Papaleo brings on stage a show between music and travel notes, with references and Gaber and Basilicata. A compelling reflection on the meaning of the provisional.

From 7 March to 7 April Energy-Fabrizio Plessi

Energy by Fabrizio Plessi at Tuscany Hall

Teatro Tuscany Hall - Firenze

The "Sipari d'artista" collection of the Teatro Tuscany Hall in Florence is enriched by a new work of art: "Energy", by Fabrizio Plessi, pioneer of video installations.

From 7 March to 7 April Letizia Battaglia

Letizia Battaglia. Woman's body

Crumb Gallery - Firenze

Letizia Battaglia's first exhibition in Florence, with 40 photographic works of different formats, including many unpublished ones that will touch on well-known but also more intimate themes of her artistic career.

March 8, 2020 Raf and Tozzi

Raf and Tozzi

Teatro Verdi - Firenze

After the tour in the palasport all over Italy and the event that saw them protagonists last September at the Arena di Verona, Raf and Umberto Tozzi will return to perform together in an unmissable tour in the theatres, with two unforgettable repertoires, revisited with two voices.

From 10 March to 15 March Salomè

Salomè

Teatro della Pergola - Firenze

Salome is a great archetype, an eternal symbol of love and death. At the Pergola a version in which the registers of Oscar Wilde's masterpiece oscillate between the dramatic, the ironic, the erotic, the grotesque.

March 12, 2020 Subsonica

Subsonica

TuscanyHall - Firenze

After 20 years, the band re-proposes "Microchip Emozionale", published in August '99 and released in second edition in February 2000.

From 13 March to 15 March Se devi dire una bugia dilla grossa

Se devi dire una bugia dilla grossa

Teatro Verdi - Firenze

A workhorse of the company Dorelli Quattrini Guida since the first edition in 1986. The version refreshed and updated by Iaia Fiastri sees the participation of Paola Quattrini who for the third time will play the role of Natalia's wife.

From 17 March to 22 March Non è vero ma ci credo

Non è vero ma ci credo

Teatro della Pergola - Firenze

A tragedy to laugh at, populated by characters with improbable names that are, in some way, modern versions of the masks of commedia dell'arte. The protagonist embodied by Enzo Decaro, Gervasio Savastano, resembles the characters of Molière that Luigi De Filippo loved very much: the stingy, avaricious commander, with the perennial nightmare of being prey to ject and who ends up the victim of his credulity.

From 20 March to 22 March Santa Croce

Festival delle Scoperte

Firenze

120 appointments located in 20 different places: workshops and shows dedicated to the pleasure of discoveries. The theme chosen for this edition, the first hosted in Florence, "Il Tempo".

March 21, 2020 Brunori SAS

Brunori SAS

Nelson Mandela Forum - Firenze

New record, "Cip!", which has already conquered everyone with its poetry, lightness and sense of irony, and new tour, for the first time in the palaces, for Brunori SAS, in Florence on March 21.

From 24 March to 29 March Antigone

Antigone

Teatro della Pergola - Firenze

Laura Sicignano directs Sophocles' Antigone with Barbara Moselli in the title role and Sebastiano Lo Monaco in Creonte. The pietas of Antigone, who wants to give burial to her brother Polynices against the will of the king, places her as a stranger to the laws of the city, in direct contact with those of the gods and the dead. "Pagan Madonna" weeping over her brother's body, celebrates the rite and becomes dangerously anarchic. Creon and Antigone face each other in enormous solitude, at the cost of losing all happiness.

March 25, 2020 Dante Alighieri

Dantedì

Italia

It was born this year, one year after the 700th anniversary of his death which will be celebrated in 2021, the world day dedicated to the great poet: Dantedì! A day to remember all over Italy and the world the genius of Dante with many initiatives, which will certainly have a special space in Florence.

March 28, 2020 Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta and Mojca Erdmann

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

Zubin Mehta leads the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, accompanied by the beautiful voice of Mojca Erdmann.

From 31 March to 5 April mine vaganti ozpetek

Mine vaganti

Teatro della Pergola - Firenze

Il film di Ferzan Özpetek, grande successo di botteghino e critica (2 David, 5 Nastri d’argento, 4 Globi d’oro) arriva per la prima volta in teatro, diretto dallo stesso Özpetek, al debutto nella prosa.

From 3 April to 5 April A che servono gli uomini?

A che servono gli uomini?

Teatro Verdi - Firenze

In 1988 the protagonist was played by Ombretta Colli, and her husband Giorgio Gaber prepared for the show a soundtrack full of rhythms, originality, beautiful and simple songs that immediately reach the ear and remain in the head of the audience. The protagonist of this new production is the extraordinary Nancy Brilli, who will play a bored career woman.

April 3, 2020 Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta and Stefano Bollani

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

Zubin Mehta and Stefano Bollani together again on the notes of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

April 5, 2020 Viktoria Mullova

Viktoria Mullova

Teatro della Pergola - Firenze

The great violinist returns to Florence, this time with her son Misha Molluv-Abbado, who has taken the incredible musical talent from her two parents, dedicating it in particular to jazz. For Amici della Musica at the Teatro della Pergola.

April 12, 2020 scoppio-carro

Scoppio del Carro

Piazza del Duomo - Firenze

One of the most loved traditions by Florentines and tourists. The protagonist is the "brindellone", a pyrotechnic tower positioned on a cart and pulled by two pairs of oxen through the streets of the historic center of Florence, reaching the Duomo. At the height of the ceremony, a mechanical dove is thrown by the archbishop towards the wagon, causing the fireworks to burst.

April 16, 2020 Marracash

Marracash

Nelson Mandela Forum - Firenze

Marracash doesn't miss anything: the new album "Persona", released in 2019, has conquered the platinum record and the Milanese rapper is ready to take it all over Italy with his new tour full of dates.

From 21 April to 26 April Processo a Gesù

Processo a Gesù

Teatro della Pergola - Firenze

Processo a Gesù questions us about the sense of faith, justice, solidarity. In 2020, on the fortieth anniversary of his death, Diego Fabbri's masterpiece is still very topical: it delves into the depths of our consciences, stimulating us to reflect deeply on the strength of the figure of Christ today.
With Paolo Bonacelli and Marilù Prati.

From 23 April to 23 July Riccardo Muti+Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Riccardo Muti

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

At the Teatro del Maggio Musicale the great Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

From 9 May to 17 May Serremaggio

Serremaggio and the Festa di Ciambragina

Serre di Rapolano

At Serre di Rapolano, a journey in the 14th century among historical parades, entertainment for all ages, shows with street artists and rediscovery of ancient tastes and crafts.

May 12, 2020 Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Teatro Verdi - Firenze

One of the most important figures in the history of rock music, will be in Italy in 2020 with five unmissable dates of his "The Shapeshifting Tour". One of them, of course, in Florence!

From 13 May to 16 May mille miglia

Mille Miglia

The historic Mille Miglia race relives like race for vintage cars, with models produced no later than 1957, which had participated (or were entered) in the original race. Itinerary: Brescia-Rome round trip, naturally passing through Tuscany.

From 18 May to 22 May Krystian Zimerman © Kasskara DGG

Krystian Zimerman

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

Krystian Zimerman will be at the piano with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana conducted by him in the complete Beethoven piano concert series.
(ph. Kasskara DGG)

May 23, 2020 Myung-Whun Chung

Myung-Whun Chung

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

The great master Myung-Whun Chung returns to the podium to direct the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

May 30, 2020 Gianna Nannini

Gianna Nannini

Stadio Artemio Franchi - Firenze

The queen of Italian rock is ready to make the entire Stadio Franchi dance with her great hits and the songs of her new album, "La differenza", with which she rediscovered the blues and jazz sounds that marked her debut.

May 30, 2020 Thomas Hampson 30 maggio

Zubin Mehta

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

Among the concerts on occasion of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, directed by Zubin Mehta, on May 30 a monumental Nona, with the soloists Genia Kϋhmeier, Marie-Claude Chappuis, René Barbera and Thomas Hampson.

From 4 June to 6 June 7 Deaths of Maria Callas Marina Abramović © René Habermacher

7 deaths of Maria Callas

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

On 4, 5 and 6 June, on stage, the new production in collaboration with Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Greek National Opera and Opéra National de Paris, and one of the most celebrated and controversial personalities of contemporary art, the star of performance Marina Abramović, which makes her debut as an author and director of an opera.
(ph. René Habermacher)

From 4 June to 7 June artigianato e palazzo

XXVI edition of Artigianato e Palazzo

Giardino Corsini - Firenze

In the beautiful setting of the Corsini Garden, the exhibition not to be missed for those who love craftsmanship. For the occasion, small workshops are also set up in the Garden and in the Lemon-houses where you can admire live work.

From 6 June to 7 June Ultimo

Ultimo

Stadio Artemio Franchi - Firenze

The Roman singer-songwriter is more than ever on top of the world and, after the instant sold out of the first date set at the Stadio Franchi, he has doubled his appointments in Florence and someone says that there are no two without three...

June 10, 2020 vasco rossi

Vasco Rossi - Firenze Rocks

Ippodromo del Visarno - Firenze

To open the new edition of the Florence Rocks one of the most beloved rockers ever.

June 11, 2020 green day

Green Day - Firenze Rocks

Ippodromo del Visarno - Firenze

Winners of 5 Grammy Awards and included in the legendary Rock of Roll Hall of Fame, Green Day announces their new world tour that will make a stop in Florence on 11 June.

June 12, 2020 Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses - Firenze Rocks

Ippodromo del Visarno - Firenze

One of the emblematic bands of the world 'rock' n 'roll returns to Florence Rocks: GUNS N' ROSES. The group will go up for the second time on the stage of the Visarno Arena on Friday 12 June 2020 with a new highly anticipated concert, the only Italian date.

From 13 June to 13 September Claude Monet - La Primavera, 1875 © Johannesburg Art Gallery

Lady Florence Phillips' dream

Santa Maria della Scala - Siena

A selection of about sixty works, including oils, watercolours and graphics, will retrace over a century of international art history, from the mid-nineteenth century to the second half of the twentieth century, through its major interpreters: Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Turner, Rodin, Moore, Lichtenstein, Derain, Pissarro, Corot, Sargent, Sisley, Bacon, Rossetti, Warhol, Signac, Picasso and many others.

June 13, 2020 paul mccartney

Paul McCartney - Lucca Summer Festival

Mura storiche - Lucca

At the Lucca Summer Festival an epic 3-hour concert ... 38 spectacular songs ... over 60 years of musical career. One of the only two Italian dates.

June 13, 2020 red hot chili peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Firenze Rocks

Ippodromo del Visarno - Firenze

The Californian band of Flea and Anthony Kiedis among the headliners of the Firenze Rocks, live on June 13th.

From 15 June to 14 June Edita Gruberova

Edita Gruberová/Peter Valentovič

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

Edita Gruberová, one of the great voices of world opera, arrives at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, with a recital accompanied by Peter Valentovič and an exceptional repertoire: Richard and Johann Strauss, Rossini, Bellini, Rachmaninov and Thomas.

From 17 June to 27 June Turandot © Gianluca Moggi-New Press Photo (2)

Turandot

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

An impressive and monumental set-up of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, probably one of the most celebrated in the world: the Turandot by Giacomo Puccini. Directed by Zhang Yimou and Juraj Valčuha on the podium.
(ph. Gianluca Moggi)

June 17, 2020 Tiziano Ferro

Tiziano Ferro

Stadio Artemio Franchi - Firenze

New stadium tour for Tiziano Ferro, who after having toured Italy will leave for some dates in the rest of Europe. "More than a concert will be a party, in 2020 I'm 40 years old and I want to celebrate with my audience". So he said and, we're sure, so he will!

June 20, 2020 Giostra Saracino

Giostra del Saracino (di San Donato)

Piazza Grande - Arezzo

The Giostra del Saracino (jousting tournament) is held in Piazza Grande in Arezzo on a Saturday in June, this year during the night of the 20 (Giostra di San Donato) and also during the day on the first Sunday in September, this year on the 6 (Giostra della Madonna).

June 24, 2020 fochi san giovanni

San Giovanni fireworks

Firenze

The most important fireworks show in Florence, the one that illuminates the night of the city's patron saint.

June 24, 2020 calcio storico

Final of Calcio Storico

Piazza Santa Croce - Firenze

Born in Florence in the 15th century, Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a combination of football, rugby and free wrestling, played in historical costumes. The final takes place every year on June 24th, the feast of Saint John, patron saint of the city, in Piazza Santa Croce.

July 2, 2020 Il Palio di Siena luglio 2008 4

Palio race of Provenzano

Piazza del Campo - Siena

The most famous folk tradition of Tuscany. An equestrian competition between the Contradas of Siena, which has been taking place since the Middle Ages.
Two annual dates: 2 July with the Palio in honor of the Madonna di Provenzano and 16 August with the main Palio, the one in honor of the Assumption.

July 7, 2020 Cesare Cremonini

Cesare Cremonini

Stadio Artemio Franchi - Firenze

Cesare Cremonini celebrates his 20-year career with a new tour in Italian stadiums and he will arrive at the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence on 7 July.

July 11, 2020 simple minds

Simple Minds - Pistoia Blues

Pizza Duomo - Pistoia

The band that changed the 80s music returns live with "40 Years of Hits Tour 2020".

From 14 July to 23 July Un ballo in maschera © Damir Yusupov

Un ballo in maschera

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

An installation of great visual impact, that of Un ballo in maschera by the Bol’oj Theater in Moscow, directed by Davide Livermore, in Florence from 14 to 23 July.
(ph. Damir Yusupov)

From 15 July to 27 July musart

Musart Festival 2020

Piazza Santissima Annunziata - Firenze

Concerts, shows, visits to places of art and photographic exhibition. Among the many appointments Roberto Bolle is back!

From 15 July to 19 July Mercantia 2012 - Via Boccaccio - Foto di Gabriella Affini

Mercantia 2020

Certaldo

In the evocative setting of the high village of Certaldo, the colorful and lively event dedicated to street artists: craft markets, acrobats, shows, music, theaters and medieval atmosphere.
(ph. Gabriella Affini)

July 18, 2020 cat stevens

Cat Stevens - Lucca Summer Festival

Piazza Napoleone - Lucca

Lucca Summer Festival hosts another legend of international music. In the fantastic setting of Piazza Napoleone, Cat Stevens pays tribute to his album "Tea for The Tillerman", 50 years after its release.

July 22, 2020 La traviata © Michele Monasta (9)

La traviata

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

The opera that closes the program of the LXXXIII festival is one of the most popular in the production of Giuseppe Verdi, La traviata, directed by Francesco Micheli. On stage for a single show, on July 22, in a performance that has all the characteristics of a real gala thanks to the presence, in the roles of the protagonists, of Sonya Yoncheva, Placido Domingo and Francesco Demuro.
(ph. Michele Monasta)

July 24, 2020 teatro del silenzio

Teatro del Silenzio

Teatro del Silenzio - Lajatico

International guests and hyper-suggestive atmosphere for the lyric and muscular appointment signed by the great Tuscan tenor Andrea Bocelli.

July 25, 2020 celine dion

Celine Dion - Lucca Summer Festival

Mura storiche di Lucca

Celine Dion returns to Italy after more than 10 years and chooses the historical Walls of Lucca as the setting for her only Italian Courage World Tour concert.

July 27, 2020 Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Piazza SS Annunziata - Firenze

Two years after the last Italian dates, Paul Weller, the first big name of the Musart Festival 2020, surprised loyal listeners, announcing new summer concerts that will touch our country from North to South.

August 16, 2020 palio-di-siena-international-excellence-events

Palio race of the Assumption

Piazza del Campo - Siena

The most famous folk tradition of Tuscany. An equestrian competition between the Contradas of Siena, which has been taking place since the Middle Ages.
Two annual dates: 2 July with the Palio in honor of the Madonna di Provenzano and 16 August with the main Palio, the one in honor of the Assumption.

September 6, 2020 Giostra del Saracino

Giostra del Saracino (della Madonna)

Piazza Grande - Arezzo

The Giostra del Saracino (jousting tournament) is held in Piazza Grande in Arezzo on the second-to-last Saturday in June, this year during the night of the 27 (Giostra di San Donato) and also during the day on the first Sunday in September, this year on the 6 (Giostra della Madonna).

October 4, 2020 eroica

Eroica

Chianti

Historic race dedicated to vintage cycling through the white roads of Chianti.

October 13, 2020 Emma

Emma

Nelson Mandela Forum - Firenze

To celebrate these first 10 years will be "9+1" Emma's concerts in 2020: after the Arena di Verona, in fact, from October she will be engaged with Fortuna Live Palasport 2020: 9 concerts in the main palasport in Italy.

November 25, 2020 Tommaso Paradiso

Tommaso Paradiso

Nelson Mandela Forum - Firenze

First solo tour for Tommaso Paradiso: 'Sulle nuvole tour', which will see the former frontman of The Journalists on ten live dates on the stages of the main Italian halls.

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