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text Martina Olivieri

January 24, 2022

What to do this week in Florence and surroundings

Events, exhibitions and appointments not to be missed from January 24 to 30, 2022

Art, exhibitions, festivals and much more. November is a month full of unmissable appointments in the city, let's discover together those from January 17 to 23, 2022.


  • Friday, January 28 at 21 Tuscany Hall hosts the ninth edition of Tribute Night Florence, the Italian festival dedicated to the best tribute bands of musical icons of all time. Three hours of live music that will repropose the successes of three bands that have marked the history of music: U2, Depeche Mode and Pink Floyd.

  • Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th January 2022, at 21.00, the premiere of One Man Jail: the prisons of the mind, the only show in Italy that uses new digital resources for a theater project in prison, on stage at the Teatro Cantiere Florida in Florence.

One Man Jail: le prigioni della mente

  • Friday 28 and Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 21.00, the Teatro Cantiere Florida in Florence hosts Art by Yasmina Reza, the show with Luca Mammoli, Enrico Pittaluga and Graziano Sirressi of Generazione Disagio. A cruel and funny comedy about friendship, written by Yasmina Reza and translated into about thirty languages.

  • On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 January 2022, at 21.00, Paolo Hendel will be the protagonist of the show La giovinezza è sopravvalutata at the Teatro Puccini in Florence. A sort of self-deprecating confession on the passing years, with all that this entails: anxiety, hypochondria, the fashion for cosmetic retouching and the inevitable reflections on 'departure'.

Paolo Hendel

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 8:45 p.m. and Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 4:45 p.m., Aladin, the brilliant musical freely inspired by The Thousand and One Nights, one of the most famous oriental tales, which retraces the adventures of Aladdin and the genie of the lamp, in a sumptuous setting with some Bollywood-style contaminations, both in the music and in the choreography, will be on stage at the Teatro Verdi in Florence.


  • From Friday 28 to Sunday, January 30, 2022, the Teatro di Cestello, in the homonymous square of the Florentine Oltrarno, hosts the show La bella fabbrica by Stefano Mezzani with Rosario Campisi, Paolo Ciotti and Chiara Migliorini. Through the story of the first 100 years of life of Nuova Pignone and the collective story of the citizens of an industrial area, the removed history of a city and its transformations emerges.

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 21.00 and Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 17.00, Maurizio Battista will be the protagonist with his new show Tutti contro tutti at Tuscany Hall in Florence.

Maurizio Battista

  • On Monday, January 24, 2022, at 9:00 p.m., the Amici della Musica di Firenze will propose an evening entirely dedicated to the music of Brahms at the Teatro della Pergola, with the Quartetto Prometeo which, together with William Coleman on viola, will perform the two quintets for strings no. 1 in F major op. 88 and no. 2 in G major op. 111 by Johannes Brahms.

  • On Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 9:00 p.m., on the stage of the Teatro Verdi in Florence, the Concert Season of the ORT - Orchestra della Toscana will continue with Schubert's Death and the Maiden in Mahler's transcription and Bach's Partita in B minor in Castelnuovo-Tedesco's transcription, a score rediscovered by the great Florentine composer and revised for the ORT. A program of exceptional difficulty conceived to give prominence to the string ensemble and concerted by William Chiquito, who has been first violin of the ORT for a few months.

William Chiquito ©Marco Borrelli

  • On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 2:30 p.m., the Institut français Firenze in Piazza Ognissanti offers A musical coffee with Camille Saint-Saëns. Carla Moreni presents Phryrné, the comic opera in two acts about the life of the ancient Greek courtesan.


Hulk - Jeff Koons

  • I love lego, until January 31, 2022: the legendary bricks, which have been part of the childhood of every child but also of the fun of many adults, will be the protagonists of autumn 2021 with an exhibition at the Museo degli Innocenti in Florence.

I Love Lego

  • Tano Pisano. Meccano (Pietrasanta), until February 6, 2022: the eclectic artist offers a vast retrospective of works created from the late '70s to the present day, never seen in Italy.

  • Inside Dalí, until February 23, 2022: in the Cathedral of the Image in Piazza Santo Stefano in Florence, a multisensory experience poised between imagination and reality where the visitor travels to an imaginary dream universe and rediscovers the life of one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century and a true icon of surrealism, Salvador Dalí.

Inside Dali

  • From Hell to Empyrean. The world of Dante between science and poetry. At Palazzo Pitti until March 6, an exhibition that frames Dante's scientific skills in the culture of his time, tracing the profile of the poet as a doctor, abbachista, geométra, 'geologist' and cosmographer.

  • In Santa Croce, in the Pazzi Chapel, until February 13 you can live the experience proposed by Dante, the Eternal Poet by Felice Limosani, original experimentation of the new language of Digital Humanities where the humanities and digital technologies meet.

Felice Limosani Dante 700

  • Until May 5, 2022, on the occasion of the centenary of Vinicio Berti's birth, the Museo Novecento presents a selection of paintings by the great Florentine master, part of the collection of about 600 works donated to the city of Florence by the artist's widow, Liberia Pini, together with numerous manuscripts, documents and graphic works.

  • Benozzo Gozzoli and the Chapel of the Magi at Palazzo Medici Riccardi until March 10, 2022.  The exhibition is closely linked with the history of the Medici Palace, which houses the wonderful Chapel of the Magi, one of the highest masterpieces of Benozzo Gozzoli, frescoed on a Medici commission in the late fifties of the fifteenth century. Starting from the execution of the Chapel, the exhibition sheds light on the artist and his ties with the Medici family and the city of Florence.

Benozzo Gozzoli e la Cappella dei Magi ph. Simone Lampredi

  • Until April 10, 2022 at the Museo Novecento the exhibition Monte Verità. Back to nature. Curated by the director of the Museo Novecento Sergio Risaliti, with Nicoletta Mongini and Chiara Gatti and organized by MUS.E, the project retraces the centennial experience of Monte Verità that intertwines the destinies of intellectuals and masters of the twentieth century.

  • In collaboration with Hauser & Wirth, the Museo del Novecento presents until May 1 Anj Smith. A Willow Grows Aslant the Brook, the first solo exhibition in an Italian museum of the British painter Anj Smith. The exhibition, curated by Sergio Risaliti and organized by MUS.E, hosts a selection of 12 works in which the artist's interior landscapes, populated by faces, animals and surreal elements painted with great skill, dialogue with the extraordinary collection of ancient art of the Museo Stefano Bardini.

Keith Haring, Tuttomondo, 1989

  • Until November 26, 2022, except for temporary exhibitions, Tornabuoni Arte brings to the stage Modern and Contemporary Art. Selected Anthology 2022, an annual appointment that takes the form of an exhibition in the two Italian venues of Florence and Milan (from December 16, 2021), and of a volume, the result of a careful selection of works, that highlights the spirit of careful research and refined knowledge that the gallery has developed over time. The exhibition Modern and Contemporary Art. Antologia scelta 2022, set up in the Florentine seat, with over fifty works, is divided into thematic areas.

Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1965-66


  • Visits to Villa La Quiete continue until January 30. Appointment at 11 am on January 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30.

  • On Sunday, January 30, 2022, Opera Laboratori and the Jewish Community of Florence and Siena have organized two guided tours at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm to discover the monumental Jewish cemetery, a stone's throw from Porta San Frediano.

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