What to do this week in Florence and surroundings
Events, exhibitions and highlights from March 20 to 26, 2023
Art, concerts, shows and good food. Here are the events not to be missed this week in and around Florence.
On March 25 and 26 throughout Italy, the Spring Fai Days return, allowing free access to more than 750 places in 400 cities, most of them usually inaccessible or little known. In Tuscany over 41 special places that reveal an extraordinary wealth whose importance in terms of culture, history and traditions, sometimes hidden or unconventional, tells the identity of our country. You can discover all the places involved in Tuscany HERE, and remember to make reservations no later than midnight the day before your visit through the FAI website.
A bill of events, through March 27, to celebrate the Florentine New Year. Back for the second edition with an even richer and more varied program is the Week of the Florentine. On Friday 24 at 7:30 p.m. a special evening dedicated to Francesco Nuti in which Leonardo Pieraccioni, Carlo Conti, Marco Masini, Massimo Ceccherini, Gianfranco Monti and Antonio Petrocelli, among others, will speak. It will be the occasion for the presentation of a special lifetime achievement award to Nuti, followed by the screening of the film Io Chiara e lo Scuro - free admission firstname.lastname@example.org. Among the many events, a panel discussion dedicated to La Fiorentinità: being Florentine. Tradition, Art, Language and Custom, on Thursday 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the conference room of the Canottieri Society. The Florentine Civic Museums and MUS.E are organizing special tours and initiatives that will focus on the origin of the holiday and the sense of Florentinity that is linked to this celebration. Throughout the week, a calendar of thematic visits to different city museums: Monday 20 (h15 and h16, duration 50') at the Salvatore Romano Foundation, Tuesday 21 (h15 and h16, duration 50') at the Murate complex, Wednesday 22 at the Museo Novecento, Thursday 23 (h15 and h16, duration 50') at the Santa Maria Novella complex, and Friday 24 (h15 and h16, duration 50') at the Museo Stefano Bardini. On the day of the Florentine New Year, Saturday 25, and Sunday 26 in Palazzo Vecchio in the morning the youngest children can take part in the fairy tale "To make a city it takes a flower" (h10, h11, h12, duration 50') and adults in the visits dedicated to Traces of Florence (h10.30, h11.30, h12.30, duration 50'), while in the afternoon appointment with Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, the last exponent of the Medici Grand Ducal branch (h14.45 and h16.15, duration 1h). In the city, again, it will be exceptionally possible to visit Torre della Zecca (March 25 from h15 to h18, visits every half hour, in case of rain visits are suspended) and Porta Romana (March 26 from h15 to h18, visits every half hour, in case of rain visits are suspended); also return the Walks along the Walls (March 26 h11 and h15, departure from Porta San Giorgio and ending at Piazzale Michelangelo, duration about 2h) and then the opportunity for a treasure hunt in the city center (March 26 from h10 to h18, departures from Palazzo Vecchio every half hour). All initiatives are free of charge, reservations are required (max 5 people). For information and reservations: email@example.com 055-2768224.
THE MIDDLE AGES AT THE BARGELLO MUSEUMS ON THE OCCASION OF DANTEDNESDAY
On the occasion of Dantedì, which falls on March 25, the Bargello Museums are offering visitors a program dedicated to the Middle Ages, with a rich program of guided tours - at the Bargello National Museum, Palazzo Davanzati and the Casa Martelli Museum - linked in a double thread with the vicissitudes and fortunes of the Supreme Poet. It starts at the Bargello National Museum, which on March 25 hosts The Traces of the Poet in the History of the Palace, a double thematic guided tour (scheduled at 3 and 5 p.m., free for all visitors with an entrance ticket) in the times and places of Alighieri, tracing Dante's legacy in the history of the ancient Palazzo del Podestà. At the Museum of Palazzo Davanzati, a rare vestige of a 14th-century tower house, at 2:15 and 4:15 p.m. visitors (in possession of an entrance ticket) will be able to participate free of charge in La Fama di Dante nei Trionfi dello Scheggia. Also at the Palazzo Davanzati Museum (free admission subject to availability) at 4 p.m. is "Comu Tristainu vai nella isola per cumbactiri locu. Stories of Tristan between Sicily and Tuscany in the late 14th century." Finally, the traces of the Supreme Poet's fame will also be illustrated at the Casa Martelli Museum where, during guided tours scheduled at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. (free admission) visitors can look up and appreciate "In Heaven with Dante.
LA VALIGIA, GIUSEPPE BATTISTON AT THE PERGOLA THEATER
At Teatro della Pergola, from March 21 to 26, Giuseppe Battiston stars in The Suitcase, the monologue based on the collection of short stories of the same name by Sergei Dovlatov, adapted by Battiston himself and Paola Rota, also director, with a translation by Laura Salmon. A Gli Ipocriti - Melina Balsamo production. The play is articulated in a continuous back-and-forth between present and past, using a radio studio as a storytelling device, drawing on Dovlatov's story. The result is a roundup of characters, almost ghosts, who resurface from a memory as distant as it is vivid: men and women told through the filters of distortion and comedy.
GAIA IN CONCERT AT VIPER THEATRE
Thursday, March 23 at 9:30 p.m. Gaia arrives in concert for a leg of her Alma Tour at the Viper Theatre.
COMA COSE IN CONCERT AT VIPER THEATRE
On Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, at 9:30 p.m., Coma Cose will present their unreleased album A Wonderful Way to Save Yourself in concert with the single Call Me on the Viper Theatre stage.
MUSICA SPAZIALE, MEETING CURATED BY L'HOMME ARMÉ AT SANT'APOLLONIA AUDITORIUM
On Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m., in the Poccetti Room of the Sant'Apollonia Auditorium on the occasion of the European Day of Early Music, L'Homme Armé is offering a recap meeting on the Florentine Autumn: Spatial Music project, an audiovisual document and dialogue on the project Polychoral Music as an Instrument of Sound Seduction (included among the events of Florentine Autumn 2022).
HOTEL SAVOY AND DREONI TOYS TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE 230 YEARS OF FLORENTINE TRADITION
The Hotel Savoy will turn a full 130 years old in 2023. In the same year, Dreoni, the toy store at 31-33R Cavour Street, an institution for children and adults in Florence, will also blow out 100 candles. The first event related to the partnership between the Savoy Hotel and Dreoni Giocattoli is Saturday, March 25, the date of the Florentine New Year's Day that kicks off the week of celebrations. Toystellers, stories of toys, collections and collectors, will be presented for the occasion. Toystellers will be presented on the afternoon of March 25 at 5 p.m. in the drawing room of the Hotel Savoy with an original layout.
TOMMY EMMANUEL ACCOMPANIED BY MIKE DAWES IN CONCERT AT TUSCANY HALL
On Monday, March 27, at 9 p.m., in concert at Tuscany Hall the amazing Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, who returns to Italy for an extended tour, accompanied in the opening act by the young British acoustic guitar virtuoso Mike Dawes, with whom he also crosses his six-string on the new album "Accomplice series Vol. 3."
IGOR STRAVINSKY - THE RAKE'S PROGRESS AT THE MAY MUSICAL
The Rake's Progress premiered at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on September 11, 1951, with the same composer on the podium for the premiere. Organized into arias, recitatives, choruses and ensemble pieces in line with the 18th-century theatrical scheme, the work shows a decidedly retrospective character and represents the last stage of Stravinsky's 'neoclassical' period. At the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino through March 26. Daniele Gatti conducts.
MÅNESKIN IN CONCERT AT NELSON MANDELA FORUM
On Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, at 9 p.m., Måneskin in concert for the Loud Kids Tour at the Nelson Mandela Forum.
SHINE! PINK FLOYD MOON ON STAGE AT THE VERDI THEATER
On Tuesday, March 21, at 8:45 p.m., the Verdi Theater will stage Shine! Pink Floyd Moon. Accompanied live by the psychedelic sound of Pink Floyd Legend directed by Fabio Castaldi and performed by soloists and corps de ballet of the Daniele Cipriani Company.
INCONSOLABLE DARWIN AT PUCCINI THEATER
On Tuesday, March 21 , at 9 p.m., Lucia Calamaro's Darwin inconsolable, with Riccardo Goretti, Gioia Salvatori, Simona Senzacqua and Maria Grazia Sughi, is staged at the Puccini Theater.
OBLIVION RHAPSODY AT PUCCINI THEATER
Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, at 9 p.m., the Puccini Theater will stage the show Oblivion Rhapsody by and with Oblivion: Graziana Borciani, Davide Calabrese, Francesca Folloni, Lorenzo Scuda, Fabio Vagnarelli.
BIS!, THE SHOW OF FRANCESCO CICCHELLA AT THE PUCCINI THEATER
On Wednesday, March 22, at 9 p.m., Francesco Cicchella stars in the show Bis! at the Puccini Theater.
CYRANO MUST DIE AT RIFREDI THEATER
From March 21 to 26 at the Teatro di Rifredi on stage Cirano deve morire by Leonardo Manzan, a show freely inspired by Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand with Paola Giannini, Michele Eburnea, Giusto Cucchiarini.
ME CONTRO TE AT MANDELA FORUM
On Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, at 8:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively, the long-awaited Me Against You tour with Sofia Scalia and Luigi Calagna arrives at the Nelson Mandela Forum.
GREASE AT TEATRO VERDI
On Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at 8:45 p.m., the Verdi Theater will stage the musical Grease by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, directed by Saverio Marconi. A love story that arises on summer evenings, plus lots of rock and roll, unforgettable songs and sweeping choreography.
CAPPUCCETTO ROSSO AT TEATRO PUCCINI
On Sunday, March 26, at 4:45 p.m., the Puccini Theater staged for the Per grandi e Puccini festival the show Cappuccetto Rosso by the Zaches Teatro company with Gianluca Gabriele, Amalia Ruocco and Enrica Zampetti/Daria Menichetti. Direction, dramaturgy and choreography by Luana Gramegna.
GUIDED TOURS TO DISCOVER THE SYNAGOGUE
Special guided tours to discover the Synagogue, the Jewish Museum and the Monumental Cemetery. The Synagogue of Florence in its history and rituals: Sunday 2 April (at 12.30 and 3 p.m.), Sunday 9 April (at 11 a.m., 12, 30 and 3 p.m.), Sunday 16 April (at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.), Sunday 30 April (at 12.30 and 3 p.m.). The cost of the guided tours will be 10 euros per person, and to participate, reservations are required on 055290383.
There are many exhibitions around the city not to be missed in these first months of the year: let's discover them together!