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April 2020
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From 17 December to 19 April At the Feet of the Gods

At the Feet of the Gods SUSPENDED UNTIL APRIL 3

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 SUSPENDED UNTIL APRIL 3

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. Soffici, Viani, Rosai, Maccari, Marcucci, Venturi: from the return to order to the conquest of disorder.

From 15 February to 2 June Tutankhamen | Journey to Eternity

Tutankhamun | Journey to Eternity SUSPENDED UNTIL APRIL 3

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 22 February to 2 April La traviata

La Traviata CANCELED

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

When epic poetry and beauty come together the result is simply amazing, such as in the Traviata directed by Francesco Micheli.

From 5 March to 11 September O flos (ph Claudio Giovannini)

O Flos Colende 2020 CANCELLED ON 31 MARCH

Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore - Firenze

XXIV edition of the sacred music festival promoted by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore: Tuesday 31 March, Thursday 16 April, Wednesday 27 May, Thursday 18 June, Thursday 2 July and Friday 11 September (ph Claudio Giovannini)

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Letizia Battaglia's first exhibition in Florence, with 40 photographic works of different formats, including many unpublished ones that will touch on well-known but also more intimate themes of her artistic career.

From 7 March to 7 April Energy-Fabrizio Plessi

Energy by Fabrizio Plessi at Tuscany Hall SUSPENDED

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 21 March to 26 November Brunori SAS

Brunori SAS POSTPONED TO 26 NOVEMBER

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 31 March to 5 April mine vaganti ozpetek

Mine vaganti POSTPONED TO DATES TO BE DETERMINED

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? CANCELLED

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 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.

From 16 April to 26 October Marracash

Marracash POSTPONED TO 26 OCTOBER

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.

May 17, 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 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 Daniele Gatti

Daniele Gatti CANCELLED

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Firenze

The great master Daniele Gatti returns to the podium to direct the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

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.

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.

From 4 June to 7 June artigianato e palazzo

XXVI edition of Artigianato e Palazzo ADJOURNED TO JUNE

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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!

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 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 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.

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 26, 2020 Niccolò Fabi

Niccolò Fabi - Estate Fiesolana

Teatro Romano - Fiesole

An intense show between the evergreens and the sound experimentations that characterize the last record work of the Roman singer-songwriter.

June 28, 2020 Uto Ughi

Uto Ughi e I Solisti Veneti - Estate Fiesolana

Teatro Romano - Fiesole

A unique and special event: Vivaldi's most famous work, "Le Quattro Stagioni", performed by maestro Uto Ughi, Italian excellence of the violin, accompanied by the Orchestra de I Solisti Veneti, which celebrates this year its 60th concert season.

June 30, 2020 Edoardo Leo

Edoardo Leo - Estate Fiesolana

Teatro Romano - Fiesole

"Ti racconto una storia": a reading-spectacle that collects notes, suggestions, readings and thoughts that the Roman actor and director has collected from the beginning of his career until today. With the musical improvisations of Jonis Bascir.

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 2, 2020 Angelo Branduardi

Angelo Branduardi - Estate Fiesolana

Teatro Romano - Fiesole

"Il Cammino dell'Anima" is Angelo Branduardi's new tour that starts a few months after the publication of his latest work of the same name.

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 8, 2020 Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Estate Fiesolana

Teatro Romano - Fiesole

One of the most amazing jazz voices since the 1970s, she has performed with giants like Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Max Roach and Roland Kirk.

July 10, 2020 Neri Marcorè

Neri Marcorè and GnuQuartet - Estate Fiesolana - Estate Fiesolana

Teatro Romano - Fiesole

The actor, who has always been passionate also about music, performs with GnuQuartet and the voices of Flavia Barbacetto and Angelica Dettori in a tribute to Fabrizio de André entitled "Come una specie di sorriso".

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)

July 15, 2020 Pink Floyd Legend

Pink Floyd Legend - Estate Fiesolana

Teatro Romano - Fiesole

"Shine!" is the new show signed by the famous choreographer/director Micha van Hoecke, built on the unforgettable songs of the legendary English band.

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!

July 15, 2020 LP

LP - Musart Festival

Piazza SS. Annunziata - Firenze

Back in Italy the U.S. rock star with 25 million streaming on Spotifye, voice of "Girls Go Wild", the most heard song of 2019 according to the EarOne Preview Top 100 Of The Year 2019.

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 16, 2020 EDOARDO BENNATO

Edoardo Bennato - Musart Festival

Piazza SS. Annunziata - Firenze

"From Rossini to Rock" is the title of the concert that combines the most famous songs of the Neapolitan singer-songwriter with the genius of Gioachino Rossini, a concert already performed in the most prestigious theaters and summer arenas.

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 18, 2020 ROBERTO BOLLE

Roberto Bolle and Friends - Musart Festival

Piazza SS. Annunziata - Firenze

Roberto Bolle, the Étoile of the two worlds, continues his career of resounding success in theatres around the world and on television and returns for the third consecutive year to the MusArt Festival in Florence.

July 20, 2020 GORAN BREGOVIC

Goran Bregović from Sarajevo - Musart Festival

Piazza SS. Annunziata - Firenze

The Bosnian musician tells the story of the album in which for the first time he faces the trauma of the civil war. Concert for three solo violins, symphony orchestra and choir.

July 21, 2020 STEFANO BOLLANI

Stefano Bollani - Musart Festival

Piazza SS Annunziata - Firenze

On the fiftieth anniversary of the original album, Stefano Bollani touring with his album "Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar", his personal version of Andrew LIoyd Webber & Tim Rice's masterpiece.

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 23, 2020 ROCK THE OPERA VOL. 2

Rock the Opera Vol. 2 - Musart Festival

Piazza SS Annunziata - Firenze

Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Queen, Led Zeppelin and other sacred rock monsters live again in a symphonic key in the great concert, together with the Orchestra della Toscana and the soloists of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Friedemann Riehle.

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 24, 2020 FIORELLA MANNOIA

Fiorella Mannoia - Musart Festival

Piazza SS Annunziata - Firenze

After the great success in recent months with more than 60 concerts in theaters and outdoor arenas of the peninsula, Fiorella Mannoia returns live with the "Personal Tour".

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 3, 2020 Chiara Francini

Chiara Francini in "L'amore segreto di Ofelia" - Estate Fiesolana

Teatro Romano - Fiesoleeatr

Our local actress Chiara Francini in a very successful theatrical experimentation of a great classic, which through the form of an exchange of letters between Hamlet and Ophelia, explores the meanders of the relationship between the two characters that Shakespeare only suggests.

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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