The events not to be missed in the last weekend of January. Even if the Ferris wheel and the skating rink have been dismantled in Florence there is no shortage of events. Here is our selection.
Food and markets
San Donato in Collina is known by the name of the country of fritters for a reason: the festival of rice fritters. This year it will be possible to taste the famous rice cake also by reservation. HERE for all the information.
The fair organized by Fiere Fivag Cisl Firenze returns to piazza Santo Spirito with the first appointment of 2022. Among the many goods in the square we mention crafts, antiques, books, clothing and vintage, but also typical products such as honey, truffles and much more. The anti-contagion regulations will be respected.
The temporary market of “Vintage kilo sale Italy” makes a stop in Florence with its tour in Italy which is a journey back in time, to retrace the fantastic atmospheres of the 70s / 80s / 90s to discover a bygone era but never as “fashionable” as today
Marco Masini, two years late, celebrates 30 years of artistic career. This weekend he will perform at the Verdi theater, here for ticket information.
At the Teatro della Pergola it goes on stage until Sunday “With your mocking silence. Study on the letters from imprisonment and on the written memorial of Aldo Moro”, directed and performed by Fabrizio Gifuni. The show is based on the philologically updated volume in 2019 of the correspondence of the then president of the Christian Democrats, barbarously assassinated by the Red Brigades after 55 days of imprisonment between 17 March and 9 May 1978.
Katia Follesa and Angelo Pisani, a couple on stage above all but in life, have chosen to tell each other everything, even the less beautiful things, and to do so they have relied on irony that softens the tones without diminishing the importance of what one says to each other. . And they do it with the show “As long as social does not separate us”, which on Friday 21 January sees them as protagonists at the Tuscany Hall in Florence.
For the little ones: I Pupi di Stac stage The Adventures of Pinocchio at the Puccini theater. Appointment on January 23 at 4.45pm. Recommended age from 4 to 10 years. Tickets: single seat numbered 8.00 euros.
Arts and entertainment
The exhibitions in Tuscany to see in early 2022
Seduction is the new exhibition at the Uffizi where fantastic creatures are put in dialogue with the classics of the museum’s collection. Huge horned iguanas, a red tiger crouched in the middle of the Niobe room, an unprecedented version of the Medusa with a head swarming with fangs and pointed beaks: it is a veritable legion of fantastic creatures by the Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen.
The multimedia exhibition dedicated to Salvador Dalì (here you can see a preview of the exhibition) can be visited at the Cathedral of the Image in Piazza Santo Stefano al Ponte. HERE you can buy tickets at a reduced price.
Villa Bardini has reopened the exhibition spaces, closed following the pandemic, with the exhibition entitled ‘Galileo Chini and European Symbolism’.
Palazzo Medici Riccardi hosts, from 16 December 2021 to 10 March 2022, the exhibition “Benozzo Gozzoli and the Chapel of the Magi”, dedicated to the Renaissance master and his relationship with Florence.
Those who love art this week can choose between numerous appointments: Jeff Ko can be the protagonist of a large monograph at Palazzo Strozzi entitled “Shine”, in fact in the exhibition there are his works to choose more sparkling and mirrored that allow the visitor to become a work himself.
Jenny Saville, one of the greatest living painters and leading international voice in the artistic panorama, exhibits her works in some of the most important museums in the city: Museo Novecento, Palazzo Vecchio Museum, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Museo degli Innocenti and Casa Buonarroti Museum.
For children we remember the Dinosaurs exhibition in Vicchio: in a large green area we can admire the life-size dinosaurs in a large green area.
Perfect for children, but not only, is also the I LOVE LEGO exhibition at the Museo degli Innocenti in Florence, within the centennial setting of the Istituto degli Innocenti which has always been committed to welcoming and defending and promoting the rights of children and teenagers.
Among the other exhibitions we highlight:
Centenary of the birth of Vinicio Berti: the exhibition at the Museo Novecento
Galileo Chini and European Symbolism