What to do in autumn in Florence
Tips, exhibitions, restaurants and everything you mustn't miss this fascinating season
If you are thinking about what to do in autumn in Florence, this is the right place for you. In this beautiful and fascinating season with all its colours experiencing the city is even more magical with its mix of greens, yellows and oranges. An enchantment of colours enveloping the cradle of the Renaissance.
It is harvest season for wine, olives, truffles and chestnuts. Let's start now with a tour of mushroom dishes to taste in the city's restaurants.
If you are on the hunt for unique taste experiences, we suggest the most beautiful wine cellars in Tuscany for a lunch or dinner to remember. Are you curious to participate in the grape harvest or take a visit or picnic among the vineyards? Here we suggest the ones not to be missed in these weeks.
For art lovers, this is a season full of new exhibitions: from Mr. Arbitrium Basilica di San Lorenzo, to Michelangelo's Pieta told through Aurelio Amendola's shots, to Olafur Eliasson's exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi.
The playbills of the main Tuscan theatres also kick off in September and October. The Teatro della Toscana announces the 2022/2023 season of the Teatro della Pergola, confirming its desire to operate on the principles of a youth-oriented Art Theatre, with a constant focus on Europe. The first show scheduled in the Saloncino of the Teatro della Pergola is Shakespeare's Twelfth Night directed by Pier Paolo Pacini from 11 to 20 October. The season in the Sala Grande opens from 22 to 27 November with Lettura clandestina. From 6 to 11 December Stefano Massini, winner of the Tony Award for best play and the only Italian to receive the Oscar for Theatre, makes his national debut with The Interpretation of Dreams, from Sigmund Freud's Capital Book. At the Teatro Verdi it begins on Thursday 13 October with Juliet and Romeo, performed by the Balletto di Roma with Carola Puddu as Juliet and Paolo Barbonaglia as Romeo. On 26 and from 28 to 30 October, again at the Verdi Theatre, Giorgio Panariello arrives with La favola mia. Also starting in October is the playbill of the Teatro Puccini, full of appointments not to be missed such as La vita davanti a sè con di Romain Gary with Silvio Orlando.
The opera star of the autumn at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino brings Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia until 15 September, conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by Damiano Michieletto. This is followed by Verdi's Il Trovatore, conducted by Zubin Mehta, directed by Cesare Levi for four dates from 29 September to 7 October... well worth it. Then attention.... from 18 to 26 October, baroque opera will take over the Florentine lyric theatre when the grand dame Cecilia Bartoli, the most acclaimed mezzo soprano in the world, arrives on the stage of the Maggio to perform Alcina in Haendel's opera seria of the same name, conducted by Gianluca Capuano, directed by Michieletto and the orchestra of Les Musiciens du Prince of Monaco.