A citadel of books, current exhibitions, rides for the little ones and fairs for adults. For those who ask what to do in the weekend of Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October 2021 in Florence, we have lined up the main events.
Markets, flower and vintage exhibitions and fairs: the events of 9 and 10 October 2021
There is no shortage of things to do in Florence this weekend for those who love shopping. The calendar is really rich. In the cloister of Santo Spirito it is staged between Saturday and Sunday Floral 2021, an exhibition of flowers and handicrafts, at the Ippodromo delle Cascine the Visarno market, while Palazzo Corsini houses the solidarity market of FILE, the Italian Foundation of Lenitherapy.
In the surroundings of Florence, among the many events on 9 and 10 October, the opening of the Scandicci Fair 2021, the largest trade fair in Tuscany with free admission, while in Mugello chestnuts and chestnuts are the protagonists. All the details and timetables in ours article on the markets and fairs scheduled for this weekend.
What to do on 8, 9 and 10 October: the events of Firenze Books 2021 at Manifattura Tabacchi
For a weekend the Manifattura Tabacchi turns into the kingdom of books thanks to 5 independent libraries of the city and the program of initiatives of the Firenze Books festival, in its second edition. Marco Malvaldi (Saturday at 21.00), Fabio Genovesi (Sunday 6.00 pm) and the illustrator Arianna Papini (Sunday 5.00 pm) are some guests of this festival which includes book presentations, meetings and animated readings for children. In addition, a sales area curated by the Florentine bookstores Florida, Farollo and Falpalà, Leggi, Alfani and Marabuk.
free entry, obligation of green pass and booking of meetings via email ([email protected]). You do not need to book instead to access the book market. Complete program on the Firenze Books Facebook page.
European Jewish Culture Day: events and free visits to the Synagogue and the Jewish museum in Florence
Sunday 10 October Florence celebrated the European Day of Jewish Culture with a series of events in the spaces of the Via Farini synagogue. On the calendar of meetings, the tasting of delicacies of Jewish cuisine (at 1 pm, by reservation cost 10 euros) e free guided tours at the Synagogue of Florence (at 11, 12, 15 and 16) as well as at the Jewish cemetery in Viale Ariosto (at 10.00 and 11.30). Reservations are required for visits by calling 055290383. A green pass is required. Complete program on the official site.
The current exhibitions in Florence on 9 and 10 October 2021, here’s what to do and what to see
If you haven’t been there yet, this is thelast opening weekend of the Forte Belvedere of Florence which until Sunday 10 October hosts two photographic exhibitions, one free admission. On the one hand, the historical shots of the Alinari Foundation, on the other, the great “portraits” of Italian beaches signed by Massimo Vitali. At the weekend you can also visit the outside, with the beautiful view that can be enjoyed from this panoramic fortress. Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 21 (up to 19 the external route).
Between current exhibitions in Florence, an event not to be missed is Shine, the exhibition that Palazzo Strozzi dedicates to the artist-star Jeff Koons, with its large reflective installations: from the famous (and preferiamossimo) Rabbit, to the monumental monkey that can be seen in the courtyard of the building. The opening hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are from 10 to 20.
The Museo Novecento, Palazzo Vecchio, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, the Museo degli Innocenti and Casa Buonarroti also host a widespread exhibition dedicated to Jenny Saville, one of the most highly rated living English painters in the world. More information on the site of the Museo Novecento.
On the front of digital exhibitions, in the Cathedral of the image of Santo Stefano al Ponte continues “Inside Dali“, The multimedia exhibition with 360 ° projections of the works of the surrealist genius to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of his paintings. Friday and Saturday extended opening from 10 to 20, Sunday from 10 to 19.
And again the Bargello hosts The admirable vision. Dante and the Comedy in the symbolist imagination, the second temporary exhibition that the Florentine museum dedicates to the Supreme Poet (Saturday 8.45 – 18.00, Sunday 08.45 – 13.30), while Medici Riccardi Palace exhibits 500 original drawings of the most famous animated films for Soul. The Magic of Animated Cinema from Snow White to Grendizer (Saturday and Sunday 09.00 – 19.00).
Animal day at the Horticultural Garden
Among the events of this weekend, theAnimal Day at the Horticulture Garden in Florence, Sunday 10 October 2021. From 10.00 to 18.00 book presentations, talks, stands of animal rights associations. Two exhibitions, one curated by Vivere Vegan and the other by Lav Firenze. Here the info on Animal day 2021 at Horticulture.
What to do in Florence with children: Bimbimbici 2021
After two years of hiatus, the events of Bimbimbici of the Fiab, which in Florence offers Saturday 9 October “The very slow“, A bicycle challenge where whoever goes slower wins. The aim is to raise the awareness of young and old on the importance of slowing down for road safety.
The appointment is at 4 pm in the Montagnola garden in via D’Annunzio (District 2), with the start of the ride towards the Cure at 17.00, accompanied by the patrol of the brigade on bicycles. And for in beauty final snack. To book: [email protected]
Viareggio Carnival 2021: October dates, times and tickets
Cinema in Florence
For the cinema we signal the arrival at the Odeon of one of the most anticipated films of the year 007 There is no time to die: Friday evening on the occasion of the first screening at 21.00 evening-event with dress code inspired by the famous spy and numerous prizes up for grabs. The title is proposed in the original language with Italian subtitles.
The cinema The Company of Florence hosts the festival events from 8 to 10 October 2021 Images & Sounds of the World, dedicated to the ethnomusical film. The best documentary production on cultures and music of the world arrives on the big screen. This year’s theme is the sound universe of women. Program on the La Compagnia website.
Director Pupi Avati meets the public
Pupi Avati is a guest on Saturday 9 October at 5.00 pm at municipal library of Bagno a Ripoli for a meeting open free to the public, subject to availability. At the center of the meeting are Dante’s themes: the director’s love for the Divine Comedy and the genesis of the film that tells the life of the Supreme Poet, played by Sergio Castellitto. The appointment is the third collateral event of the “Dante Pop. A journey through Dante’s imagination ”.
The editorial staff is not responsible for any program changes. It is advisable to check on the official sites of the events