What to do this week in Florence and surroundings
Events, exhibitions and must-see events from 27 November to 3 December 2023
Art, concerts, shows and good food. Here are the events not to be missed this week in and around Florence.
Second edition for Saranno Famosi nel vino, the wine event scheduled at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence on 3 and 4 December that brings to the fore young wineries less than 10 years old or labels with less than 5 years on the market. HERE for more details.
A SCHOOL WITH A VIEW, THE NEW SERIES OF MEETINGS AT THE ITALIAN ACADEMY OF FLORENCE
An alternative lunch break to let visionary professionals convey what it means to do innovation in design, fashion, communication. A School with a View is the title of the series of lectures developed by Accademia Italiana and open to the public, as well as to students enrolled in the high training school based in Florence and Rome. Eight lectures until June, starting on Tuesday 28 November at 1 p.m., to spend an hour in the company of architects, designers committed to sustainability, festival creators, photographers, popularisers. To open the event in the Florentine venue in Piazza Pitti 15, on Tuesday 28 November at 1 p.m. Lisa Marie Proteau in art Almost Fiorentina, Tik Toker and Canadian Digital Creator who has almost 180 thousand followers.
ORT ORCHESTRA OF TUSCANY WITH DIEGO CERETTA AND ALESSANDRO TAVERNA AT THE TEATRO VERDI
On Friday 1 December, at 9 p.m., at Teatro Verdi the ORT - Orchestra della Toscana in concert conducted by Diego Ceretta with Alessandro Taverna at the piano.
PIMP MY VINTAGE CHRISTMAS MARKET AT TSH - THE SOCIAL HUB FLORENCE
The Christmas Vintage Market turns the lights on on an original and sustainable celebration. The appointment is at The Social Hub Florence with the Pimp my Vintage Christmas Vintage Market. Sunday 3 December from 10.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. appointment with the Vintage Market: discover unique garments and objects thanks to the selection of vintage and handicraft stands, but also vinyls, bags, jewellery, new brands, illustrations, design objects and works by young creatives.
TARTUFO E TRADIZIONE, A SPECIAL DINNER AT CIBRÈO
Tartufo e Tradizione. Dalle cucine de L’Assaggio e del Cibrèo, it's the name of the exclusive evening that aims to explore two kitchens dedicated to tradition and its most authentic contemporary interpretation. On Thursday, November 30th, at Cibrèo Ristorante & Cocktail Bar, two great culinary excellences, two must-visit addresses of the Starhotels Collection dining proposal, come together: Ugo Alciati, a Michelin-starred chef who has been crafting the menu for the L’Assaggio Restaurant at the Castille Paris hotel – Starhotels Collection since 2017. On the other side is the host, Oscar Severini, Executive Chef of the Cibrèo Group restaurants, who has spent years alongside Fabio Picchi and is a direct witness to the "Cibrèo" culinary style that has become legendary. The two chefs engage in a collaborative dinner that narrates two different but related culinary identities, with White Truffle as the common thread. The menu includes: Vitello Tonnato according to the Traditional Recipe of the Guido Restaurant since 1961, Cardi Gobbi from Nizza Monferrato with Pears and Anchovies and White Truffle, Cardoncelli Cappuccino with Potato Cream, Fondo Bruno, and White Truffle, Lidia's Agnolotti with Roast Sauce and White Truffle, Rolled Rabbit Stuffed with Sausage, Sweet and Sour Pearl Onions, and White Truffle, and the Abetone Almost a Mont Blanc, Made in the Cibrèo Style. The evening is open to the public by reservation. The menu is offered at 145 euros per person. For reservations and information: firstname.lastname@example.org - ph. +39 0552665651.
THE ORGANIST GIACOMO BENEDETTI IN CONCERT IN THE BASILICA OF SAN MINIATO AL MONTE
On Sunday 3 December, at 4.30 p.m., in the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte (admission free of charge) for the Festival of Historical Organs, organist Giacomo Benedetti will perform music by M. Weckmann, J.S. Bach,J.C. Kerl, L. Cherubini, Mendelsohn.
LA BOHÈME AT THE MAGGIO MUSICALE THEATRE
Until 29 November, one of the best-loved operas of the Italian repertoire returns to the stages of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino: La bohème, Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece, with a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, inspired by Henri Murger's novel Scènes de la vie de bohème.
SUNDAY AT THE MUSEUM
Like every first Sunday of the month, the free museums for all are back, thanks to the Sunday at the Museum initiative, while residents - thanks to the La Domenica Metropolitana initiative - in the Metropolitan City can visit the civic museums run by the municipality free of charge, where guided tours and family visits are also planned.
PINOCCHIO JAZZ: HELGA PLANKENSTEINER 5TET IN CONCERT AT VIE NUOVE
Helga Plankensteiner 5tet are in concert, Saturday 2 December at 9.45 pm, for Pinocchio Jazz at the Vie Nuove Association, The performance is free for those under 25 while places last.
I FANTASMI DELLA NOSTRA STORIA, FABRIZIO GIFUNI AT THE TEATRO DELLA PERGOLA
From 28 November to 3 December, Fabrizio Gifuni restores the voice to Pier Paolo Pasolini and Aldo Moro with I fantasmi della nostra Storia at the Teatro della Pergola.
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MOUSETRAP WITH LODO GUENZI AT THE PERGOLA THEATRE
From 5 to 10 December at the Teatro della Pergola Giorgio Gallione directs Lodo Guenzi in Trappola per topi by Agatha Christie, translation and adaptation by Edoardo Erba
FINALLY CHRISTMAS, THE STAC PUPPETS' SHOW AT THE PUCCINI THEATRE
On Sunday 3 December, at 4.45 p.m., the Puccini Theatre for the Per Grandi e Puccini review will stage Finally Christmas by I Pupi di Stac, a Christmas show with their unmistakable style. There will be children's participation and alternating narrated and animated episodes.
MADAME IN CONCERT AT THE TEATRO VERDI
On Thursday 30 November, at 8.45 p.m., the Madame concert is scheduled at the Teatro Verdi.
Thursday, Nov. 30, 9:15 p.m., in Sala Vanni concert by London-based Dylan Henner a shy artist far from social media who makes no secret of his fascination with American minimalism. His soundscapes are built on a few elements, and populated by synthetic voices that transform into 'pocket' symphonies and atmospheres that range from the serene and cerebral to the alienated.
INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS FAIR: TWO DAYS OF HANDICRAFTS IN PIAZZA OGNISSANTI
An all-Christmas exhibition market dedicated to signature ceramics with over 35 artists who will bring their unique handicraft pieces to the square: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the International Ceramics Fair arrives in Piazza Ognissanti for the first time in the Special Edition Christmas.
NUTCRACKER BY THE ROMA CITY BALLET COMPANY AT THE TEATRO VERDI
On Monday 27 November, at 8.45 pm, the Teatro Verdi will stage The Nutcracker, the most performed ballet title of the classical repertoire in the world.
GUIDED TOURS OF THE SYNAGOGUE, THE MUSEUM AND THE JEWISH MONUMENTAL CEMETERY
Eleven days until 17 December with several rounds of visits to immerse oneself in Jewish culture and discover usually inaccessible places such as the Monumental Cemetery in Viale Ariosto. The Synagogue of Florence in its history and rituals: Sunday 3 December (11 a.m., 12 noon, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.), Sunday 10 December (12 noon and 3 p.m.), Sunday 17 December (11 a.m., 12 noon, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.). Visits to the Jewish Monumental Cemetery: Sunday 17 December (at 11 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.). The cost of the guided tours is €10 per person, and reservations are required at 055290383. Participants in the tours receive a 10% discount (only with prior reservation) at the Jewish Kosher restaurant Ruth's.
INSIDE VAN GOGH, NEW IMMERSIVE MULTIMEDIA SHOW AT THE CATHEDRAL OF THE IMAGE
Inside Van Gogh at the Cathedral of the Image in Piazza di Santo Stefano. From 29 November, the new immersive multimedia show created by Crossmedia and directed by Stefano Fake is on the programme. A 35-minute digital narrative, developed by means of 360° multi-projection of ultra-high definition images and Dolby HD audio diffusion of a compelling soundtrack.
There are many exhibitions around the city not to be missed in these first months of the year: let's discover them together!