Musica dei Popoli – “Destinazioni Sonore”
Ends 11 November 2016
The musical hybrids produced by migratory movements, recent and past, will be the leitmotif of this 41st edition of the Festival MUSIC OF THE PEOPLES 2016.
Auditorium FLOG, Via M. Mercati 24/B Firenze; OBIHALL, Lungarno Aldo Moro, 3 Firenze

Fishing In The Mud – The Museum and the Flood
Closes 20 November 2016
Museo Galileo
The exhibition features a selection of damaged and restored tools kept in the storage of the museum and the library volumes badly damaged in 1966 as well as photographs and films of that period.
€ 9

Beyond Borders
Closes 8 January, 2017
Museo Novecento
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the flood in Florence, Museo del Novecento reinterprets that tragic event as generator of international participation and solidarity. The exhibition Beyond Borders includes an original selection of documents and artworks, that international and Italian artists from abroad donated to Florence in order to write an unreleased story as witness of a tragic event.

Ai Weiwei – Libero
Closes 22 January 2017
Palazzo Strozzi
This major exhibition will include key monumental installations, sculptures and objects, as well as videos and photography series produced throughout his career.
Info: Tel +39 055 2645155;

L’Arno in Città
Closes 31 January 2017
Archivio Storico del Comune di Firenze
The images of the Flood of the Arno (1966) photographed by the locals during those dramatic days.

Maestà Tradita (Majesty Betrayed)
Closes 8 February 2017
Museo Novecento
Gaetano Pesce inaugurates the new exhibition rooms of Museo Novecento and exhibits in Piazza Santa Maria Novella a site-specific monumental sculpture dedicated to the status of women today.



Back to Bach
22 November, 5:30 p.m.
Sala Arte Povera
The Italian Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), in partnership with The Friends of the Udine Music, presents: “Back to Bach: A Journey to the Roots of ‘900’s Music.”

Museum and Artists’ Feature Films Distribution – Panel Discussion
18 November, 3:45 p.m.
Palazzo Strozzi, Altana
Under the project Expanded Feature, European Art Film Strategies will host the roundtable Museum and Artists’ Feature Films Distribution, which will explore the new possibilities offered by the distribution outside the cinema context and the role of museums in the development of exhibitions of artists who work with moving images.

Art and Power: A Complex Relationship
16 November, 6:30 p.m.
Palazzo Strozzi
The personal story of Ai Weiwei and his relationship with the Chinese public authorities can be considered the last chapter in a relationship that is renewed since the beginning of time: the one between art and power. But what traits assumes this relationship in a time like ours and in a cultural context so distant and controversial as that of twenty-first century China? The talk with Alessandro Dal Lago and Serena Giordano tries to open new questions about the relationship between artist and power in the contemporary world.

Artists’ Presentation – VISIO the project under
15 November, 11:00 am
Palazzo Strozzi, Sala Ferri
Collaboration with VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images sponsored by The Screen Film Festival (16-20 November 2016). VISIO is structured in a series of screenings, seminars and meetings dedicated to deepen vision and the themes of the artists that use moving images in their art practice.

Breakfast With Photographers (3rd Edition): Around The World Photography and Travel
13 November, 11 a.m.
Le Murate Caffè Letterario Firenze
Informal meeting with photographers to talk about photography in front of a cappuccino, a croissant, juice.

SvuotaLaCantina – Prato è Vintage
13 November 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Via Pier Cironi, Prato
You know all those flea markets where you can find pretty much everything? Antiques, vintage, second hand, records, trivia and old collections? This is it!

12-13 November, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Villa Montalto Firenze
It will be an opportunity not to be missed for those who want to find vintage clothing, handmade jewelry, children’s clothing, modern antiques, collectibles, handmade creations, and how much more eclectic and original may come from past eras of new and creative inspiration designer.

12 November, 10:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Combo Firenze
This is #1Hour, the only event in which every hour you will be in a different party with different music, different choreography, and different atmosphere. Genres will change from Techno to Rock to Hip Hop to Dubstep.

Chill, It’s Dalamaa
12 November, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Le Murate Caffè Letterario Firenze
Dalamaa is here to steal your calm, that safe space, boring and predictable where we can sometimes get stuck. He is here to confuse the ideas and habits. Dalamaa is Indian, and so is his music. It is dramatic and emotional like every Indian heart. Dalamaa is the alter ego of Rishabh South that has been a part of the Indian underground music scene since 2008. He started producing music and Deejaying since 2008. His style Sinister Upbeat and Groovy. Ranges, interpreting the environment and the public, from Deep House to Techno, Progressive Psy, Psy Trance.

Deconstructing Harry Film Screening
10 November, 6:30-10 p.m.
Todo Modo
Screening of Woody Allen’s film in ENGLISH with Italian Subtitles.



La Firenze degli Orrori
October 31, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata
Urban Halloween walk on the trail of haunted, crazy, dark Florence. With Matthew Cecchi, author of Guide to the Horrors of Florence.
€ 8

Dervisci Rotanti di Damasco & Noureddine
October 29-30
Auditorium Flog
The Whirling Dervishes of Damascus (29 and 30/10) will certainly be one of the highlights of the festival. Noureddine Khourchid & the Whirling Dervishes of Damascus bring to the stage a mystical spectacle of the most intense of the Sufi tradition.

SFashion: La Prima
October 29, 8-11 p.m.
Le Murate Caffè Letterario
Presentation of Marina “Morgatta” Savarese’s new book, SFashion. Videos, live illustrations, music, chatter, laughter.

Musica Nuda
October 28, 9:30
Auditorium Flog
Petra Magoni & Ferruccio Spinetti Concert with Fabrizio Bosso

Le Parole Nel Cassetto – Concorso Letterario
October 27, 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Le Murate Caffè Letterario
Literary competition at Le Murate. Italian language only.

Words in the Drawer – VII Edition
October 27, 11:30 p.m.
Le Murate Caffè Letterario
Award ceremony, reading, and literary competition with various Italian authors.

Cirque du Soleil – Varekai
October 26 – 30
Nelson Mandela Forum
Global phenomenon Cirque du Soleil, the world’s largest theatrical production company, lands in Florence for five nights of Varekai, a new show now on its first Italian tour.

La Giustizia Show
October 23, 9-11 p.m.
Le Murate Caffè Letterario
Live performance at Le Murate of Florentine Rock’n Radio Sound Social Band.

Compilation of Campus Della Musica – Live
October 21, 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Le Murate Caffè Letterario
Twelve artists with new songs, original projects developed within the Campus.

Maestà Tradita (Majesty Betrayed) Exhibit Opening
October 21, 3-6 p.m.
Museo Novecento
Gaetano Pesce inaugurates the new exhibition rooms of Museo Novecento and exhibits in Piazza Santa Maria Novella a site-specific monumental sculpture dedicated to the status of women today.
Free entrance.

Scenaperta (Music, Poetry & Performances)
October 21, 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Teatro delle Arti Lastra
A day of performance and culture in the spaces of Teatro Delle Arti Lastra. Get swept away by the poetry of the Movement for the Emancipation and explore the main hall of the theater where artists Ghost Factory Records & Arts and Matteo Pucci (Pucci) will carry live their works painting and sculpture.

October 18, 5:30 p.m.

Odeon Performing Arts: The Winter’s Tale
October 18, 8:30 p.m.


July 2016

Cena Bianca
July 6, 7:30pm
Piazza San Lorenzo
Florentines are invited to have dinner together, all dressed in white, in one of the city’s scenic public piazza in order to remind them of the importance of the city’s artistic and social spaces by brining people into the city’s streets and favoring conversation among them. Musical guests: Last Minute Dirty Band.

June 2016

New Italians Documentary Film Festival
June 15-29
Piazza Santissima Annunziata

If Only I Were That Warrior
by Valerio Ciriaci [Italy/USA, 2015,72′]
June 15 at 9:30pm

Sponde. Nel sicuro Sole del Nord
by Irene Dionisio [Italy/France, 2015, 60′]
June 22 at 9:30pm

Loro di Napoli
by Pierfrancesco Li Donni [Italy, 2015, 75′]
June 29 at 9:30pm

Entrance is free and will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.

Street Art Fest
June 16 and 17
Organized by Controradio
Two Days dedicated to hip-hop culture, urban art and skateboarding in the Cascine Park, with art workshops and suprise appearances from local street artists.

May 2016

Nextech Special
May 14, 8 p.m.
Fortezza da Basso, Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, Firenze
Eight hours of house, techno and dub music featuring Dubfire, Røødhåd, Luca Agnelli and Wooden Crate.
18+. €32 regular tickets, €50 plus pass. Tickets available at

April 2016

I Cani concert
April 29
FLOG, via Michele Mercati, 24b, 50139 Firenze
9:15 p.m.
Italian electronic music.

Hand Signed #5 with Beatrice Dillon
April 29
Sala Vanni, Piazza del Carmine, 14, 50124 Firenze
9:15-11:15 p.m.
DJ and producer from London who dabbles in dance and techno music.

March 2016

“From Kandinsky to Pollock: The Great Art of the Guggenheim” Exhibit
March 14-June 16
Palazzo Strozzi
Tickets and information here.

Reopening of Parco d’Arte Contemporanea Enzo Pazzagli
March 12
Parco d’Arte E. Pazzagli, via Sant’Andrea a Rovezzano 5
4:30 p.m.
Two new steel works will be unveiled. Free admission.
Telephone number: 055 691114.

Tuscan Anglo American Festival
March 9-11
Various locations in Florence. More information here

February 2016

“Attitudes and Scripture # 1”
February 25
Eduardo Secci Contemporary Gallery, Via Maggio, n. 51R
Invitation to students to inaugurate new exhibition, Attitudes > Scripture#1
12:30 pm – 6 pm.  Information on the gallery here

Danze in Fiera
February 25-28
Fortezza da Basso, viale Filippo Strozzi
Dance performances, free lessons and auditions. Tickets and information here.

Brian May and Kerry Ellis Performance
February 24
Teatro Obihall, lungarno Aldo Moro
9 p.m.
Brian May, the lead guitarist of Queen, joins forces with theater star Kerry Ellis. Tickets available here.

Soudabout Concert
February 19
Le Murate, Piazza della Murate
10:30 p.m.
A music trio that plays a mix of ambient, electronic and psychedelic rock. More information here.

“The Future Looks Brighter Than Ever” Exhibit
Through February 28
Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Via delle Belle Donne, 39
Art exhibition by Kevin Jerome Everson and Justin Randolph Thompson that is part of Black History Month Florence. More information here.

“Of Elvis, Van Gogh, and Flowers” Exhibit
Through February 26
Saci Gallery, Palazzo dei Cartelloni, via Sant’Antonino, 11
Art exhibition by Gregory Blanche. More information here.

November 2015

Marco Fidolini, Polyptychs
November 21 – December 31, Casa Masaccio, Casa Giovanni da San Giovanni, Palazzo d’Arnolfo, Pieve di San Giovani Battista, Museo della Basilica

Lo Schermo Dell’Arte Film Festival 2015
November 18-22
Palazzo Strozzi, Cinema Odeon Firenze
Check out times here.

“Musica dei Popoli”
Part 3: Global Party Nights
November 7, Alla Bua, Auditorium Flog
November 12, Fanfara Transilvania, Auditorium Flog
November 14, Tamburi del Burundi, Teatro Puccini
(All events start at 9:30 pm/ Costs vary between € 8-18)

VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images
Curated by Leonardo Bigazzi
November 17 – December 20
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Information T 055 2645155,,

October 2015

– Rome –

“Les Hommes Libres” by Ismaël Ferroukhi
MedFestival, Racconti dal Mare di Mezzo
October 6, 7PM
Auditorium del MAXXI, via Guido Reni 4A, Roma
Free entrance,

– Florence –

October 6

GuilmiArtProject (GAP) / Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea
Sala vetrata piano terra, Le Murate Progetti Arte Contemporanea, via dell’Agnolo, Florence
T 055 2476873,
Free Entrance

Florence Writers Reading. Cristobel Kent: “The Crooked House”
St. Mark’s English Church, via Maggio 16, Florence
T 055294764

October 7

“The Politics of Pasta”
Villa Sassetti, via Bolognese 120, Florence
RSVP required: T 0555007202 or

“Francesco Palla: Why Has the Universe Chosen Small Stars?”
Director of the Observatory at Arcerti speaks
British Institute, Harold Acton Library, Lungarno Guicciardini 9, Florence

“SI FARA’ LA NOTTE”, coreography by Luz Arcas
Le Murate Progetti Arte Contemporanea, via dell’Agnolo
T 055 2476873,
Free Entrance

October 8

October 8–10
Palazzo Strozzi, the Arcetri Observatory, the English Cemetery & the Museo Marino Marini

Jules Maidoff: Artist Presentation
Palazzo dei Cartelloni, Clayton Hubbs Lecture Hall, via Sant’Antonino 11, Florence

Opening: Emmanuelle Lafage Exhibition
The Creative Collective, via di Mezzo 6, Florence

Florence Short Film Festival: 2nd Edition
Odeon Cinehall, Piazza Strozzi, Florence,

October 9

8th Edition Florence Tattoo Convention
October 9/10/11, all day
Fortezza da Basso
(Costs vary between € 19 – 31)

“The Host and The Cloud” di Pierre Huyghe
9 p.m.
Firenze, cinema Spazio Alfieri
Free entrance

October 10

Le Murate free guided tour, “GIORNATA DEL CONTEMPORANEO”
3.30PM & 5PM & 6.30PM
Le Murate Progetti Arte Contemporanea, via dell’Agnolo
T 055 2476873,
Free Entrance

“Musica dei Popoli”
Part 2: Donne dell’Altro Mondo
October 10, Yilian Canizares, Auditorium Flog
(Costs vary between € 8-18)

October 14

October 14–31
Teatro della Pergola, Cango & various Oltrarno venues
More information and program at

“Musica dei Popoli”
Part 2: Donne dell’Altro Mondo
October 17, Cristina Pato, Auditorium Flog
October 22, Carminho, Auditorium Flog
October 30,  Lura, Auditorium Flog
November 4, Saba, Cinema Odeon
(All events start at 9:30 pm/ Costs vary between € 8-18)

October 22

Florence Writers Open Mic Poetry Night
In Association with the Sigh Press
St. Marks Cultural Association Florence
Via Maggio, 16
7 pm

Continuing exhibitions

Martin Benjamin, “American Roadtrips”
photography exhibition
October 2-22
Leica Store Firenze, vicolo dell’Oro 12/14r, Florence
more information at

“Le Bagnanti” / THE BATHERS
Sculptures and bathing posters – from Carole Feuerman to Toiletpaper, curated by Massimo Pulini
Until October 25
far | galleria comunale d’arte moderna e contemporanea, piazza cavour rimini
info 0541 704416 / 704414
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday: 8.30 a.m. / 1 p.m. – 4 / 7 p.m
Sunday: 10 / 12.30 a.m. – 3 / 7 p.m
Monday closed
free entrance

Wang Luyan, curated by Lorand Hegyi
Until October 31
Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Piazza Goldoni 2, Florence

14 artists, past and present
Until November 29

September 2015

“Musica dei Popoli” Until November 14
Venues: Auditorium Flog, Cinema Odeon, Teatro Puccini
Part 1: Suoni di Terra
September 25, Musicanti del Piccolo Borgo, Auditorium Flog
September 26, Ginevra di Marco, Auditorium Flog
October 2, Bobo Rondelle, Auditorium Flog
(All events start at 9:30 pm/ Costs vary between € 8-18)

Betty Woodman, Ceramics Exhibition
Until November 28, Museo Marino Marini, Piazza San Pancrazio Open: Monday: 10am – 5pm, Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Admission: Full € 6, Student € 3

Fredrik Vaersley: “Inner Beauty”
Until November 28, Museo Marino Marini, Piazza San Pancrazio Open: Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm, Saturday – Sunday 10am – 1pm
Admission: Full € 6, Student € 3

Susi Ballamy: “Di Vino Amore”
Until November 5, Castello di Gabbiano, Via di Gabbiano 22

“Passi: A Sound + Visual Installation” Alfredo Pirri and Alvin Curran
Until October 31, Museo Novecento, Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Summer Hours (up until September 30th): Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am- 7pm, Thursday: 9 am- 2pm, Friday: 9am-11pm
Winter Hours (from October 1 – March 31): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9 am- 6pm : Thursday: 9 am- 2pm
*last entry is an hour before closing

Daniele Nannini: “Animal Portraits”
Until October 26, Jules Maidoff Gallery
Open: Monday- Friday, 9am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday, 1pm-7pm
Admission: Free

“Non-Linear/Tempo Reale Festival”
September 26- October 10, Limonaia of Villa Strozzi/various venues
The kickoff event: Sound Day, Sept. 26 Ex Manifattura Tabacchi at 2:30 pm

Khaldoon Daoud: “Dialogue Between East and West”
Until October 2, Saci Gallery, Palazzo dei Cartelloni
Open: Monday- Friday, 9am- 7pm, Saturday- Sunday 1pm-7pm
Admission: Free

“JEFF KOONS in Florence,” Contemporary vs. Renaissance
Until December 28, Museo Di Palazzo Vecchio
Open: Until September 30, Everyday 9am- 11pm, except Thursdays (closed), October- December, everyday 9am – 7pm, except Thursdays 9am-2pm
Admission: € 10 (general admission)

Mika Concert
September 30 at 9pm, Nelson Mandela Forum
Admission: € 46

“Florence Open Art” Project performances
September 9-10,  Piazza Le Murate

Je Suis Charlie Hommage to Wolinski
September 28, 9:00 pm, Teatro Puccini Florence

Wang Luyan
Until October 31, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai

July 2015

“Dante meets Dali”, Exhibition, Galleria delle Carrozze, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, July 1-September 27.

June 2015

“The Human Body: From Michelangelo to Gormley”, Talk by Sergio Risaliti, Museo Novecento, June 9 at 5:30pm. Free Entrance.

“Detachment” / #AroundJapan featuring photographs by Turi Calafato and the film Sound of a Million Insects, Light of a Thousand Stars by Tomonari Nishikawa, Le Murate Progetto Arte Contemporanea, June 4-20, Monday-Saturday 2pm-8pm.

“Da Vinci Alive”, Santo Stefano al Ponte, from June 6.

“Resignifications”, Museo Stefano Bardini, Villa La Pietra, Fondazione Biagiotti Progetto Arte, from May 30-August 29.

Antony Gormley, “Human”, Forte Belvedere, open every day from 10am-8pm, closed on Monday, free entrance, from April 26-September 27.

May 2015

“Resignifications”, Museo Stefano Bardini, Villa La Pietra, Fondazione Biagiotti Progetto Arte, from May 30-August 29.

Antony Gormley “Human” at Forte Belvedere, open every day from 10am-8pm, closed on Monday, free entrance, from April 26-September 27.

April 2015

Antony Gormley “Human” at Forte Belvedere, open every day from 10am-8pm, closed on Monday, free entrance, from April 26-September 27.