10 events not to be missed this week in Florence
All the events to mark in your diary from 4 to 10 July
Art, concerts, shows and good food. Here are the events not to be missed this week in and around Florence.
SPAGHETTI A MEZZANOTTE - HOTEL SAVOY
On Thursday 7 July at 11.30 p.m., a tasty and refined moment at the Hotel Savoy. At Irene Bistrò, you will be able to taste Chef Fulvio Pierangelini's unforgettable 'Sciuè Sciuè' spaghetti, accompanied by a signature cocktail and prepared on sight by our chefs. Dish, sorbet & drink Euro 30 per person and Euro 50 per couple. For reservations: 055 2735 891; firstname.lastname@example.org
CINEMA AT VILLA BARDINI
From 7 July and until 28 August, the cinema returns to inhabit the beautiful Belvedere Terrace of the Bardini Garden, offering a cool and welcoming environment, with a view over the whole city and on the screen a selection of the season's greatest hits, timeless classics, and films for the whole family. All films start at 9.15 p.m.
A NIGHT FOR ANT
On Thursday 7 July in Piazza Santa Croce, A Night for Ant total white is back, the big charity event organised to raise funds to support the Bimbi in Ant free specialist home medical assistance service, which the National Tumour Foundation makes available to young patients.
Until 1 September, every Thursday, ten appointments are scheduled in the garden of the Florence Synagogue in Via Farini 6. A longer season than usual with twice as many appointments to cover the entire summer, a programme with numerous international guests and a rich female participation that on 7 July will feature Diana Matut with Simchat HaNefesh, a young German researcher and musician who combines teaching Yiddish literature at the University of Halle Wittenberg with a brilliant career in the field of Renaissance music with the group "Simchat Nefesh".
THE ENTRANCES TO THE BOBOLI GARDENS REOPEN AT PORTA ROMANA AND FORTE BELVEDERE
The Porta Romana and Forte Belvedere entrances to the Boboli Gardens are reopening. Due to problems in finding personnel following the pandemic, and the time needed for the procedure to entrust the access control, the two entrances to the Medici park had been closed since the 2020 lockdown: from 5 July they will once again be manned and active. With an important novelty for all the citizens of Florence, who will now in fact be able to enter free of charge even from the entrance of the Fortress, and not only from Annalena and Porta Romana, as had been established in the 1990s.
REOPEN TOWERS, GATES AND FORTRESSES
The Torre di San Niccolò, the queen of the Florentine towers, Forte Belvedere, Baluardo di San Giorgio, Porta Romana, the Fortezza da Basso (from 7 July) and the Torre della Zecca (from 9 July) will once again be visible. A proposal to allow Florentines and non-Florentines alike to discover the history of the city, its defence system and to enjoy a breathtaking view of Florence. The Torre di San Niccolò will be open every day until 31 August from 5pm to 8pm (and from 1 September to 30 September from 4pm to 7pm (visits every 30 minutes); last access half an hour before closing time.
SKIM AT PALAZZO MEDICI RICCARDI
La Galleria delle Carrozze di Palazzo Medici Riccardi ospita, fino al 26 settembre 2022, Genesis - L'Armonia del Kaos, la nuova personale di Francesco Forconi, in arte SKIM, artista proveniente dal mondo dei graffiti e della street art. La mostra è un viaggio vissuto insieme all'artista, fin dai suoi primi passi, all'insegna dell'entusiasmo e della voglia di fare cultura con la 'C' maiuscola", spiega Simone Teschioni Gallo, curatore della mostra e direttore artistico dell'Associazione Culturale Dedalus - Giuliano Ghelli. Un percorso che mette in luce tutto il talento e l'estro di Skim, sia nel campo della fantasia che in quello della padronanza della tecnica pittorica e del linguaggio artistico, che da sempre lo contraddistinguono. Un alfabeto di simboli e colori, un'armonia pittorica tale da generare nello spettatore un'esplosione di emozioni mai scontate e mai banali, grazie alla sapiente miscela generata dall'artista in cui il quadro sembra prendere vita e uscire dalla tela.
GOSPEL NIGHT IN FIESOLE
On 5 July at 9.30 p.m., as part of the Estate Fiesolana programme, The Pilgrims Gospel return to the stage with their concert full of energy and rhythm, including spirituals, gospel, but also rock and musicals. Tickets are on sale in advance on the Ticketone circuit or at the box office of the Teatro Romano in Fiesole also on the evening of the concert.
FLORENCE DANCE FESTIVAL
Until 8 July 2022, the Florence Dance Festival returns: the historic Chiostro Grande of Santa Maria Novella in Florence will stage five live performances, the best choreographic works selected from the Call for Artists Twilight in the Round addressed to choreographers and emerging dance companies from all over the world.
A SUMMER AT VILLA VOGEL
From 29 June to 31 August 2022, every Wednesday at 9.15 p.m., a weekly appointment with Un'estate a Villa Vogel during the summer months dedicated to children with the Figure Theatre review organised by the Pupi di Stac, a tour of Italy with the major companies, fairy tales of all times, tales and novellas. Free admission.
ENCHANTED VILLAS AND GARDENS
Summer for the Orchestra della Toscana begins in May. Once again this year the maestros will play, for the sixth edition of Ville e Giardini incantati, in the Florentine Medici villas. They will bring to the stage the great classics from Mozart to Beethoven, Haydn and Prokof'ev, in 16 concerts from May to August staged in the splendid exteriors of eight Tuscan Medici villas. Guests of this edition will be conductors such as the Tuscan Beatrice Venezi, principal guest baton of the ORT, with her international activity and rich repertoire between the baroque and the contemporary.
LONELY LIVING - DIGITAL SHELTER
Until 8 September, Rifugio Digitale is hosting Lonely Living. The architecture of space
primary. The exhibition features the eighteen Italian architecture studios that in 2002 on the occasion of the 8th Venice Architecture Biennial were asked to relate to the theme of minimal living and were asked to design on a 1:1 scale a space of about 16 square metres built entirely of chipboard panels. The original programme posed two questions: on the one hand, the theme of emergency and temporariness of homeless people seeking minimal shelter; and on the other, the theme of psychological isolation and loneliness