25 Jan EVENTS IN FLORENCE – FEBRUARY
February is definetly my favourite month in Florence. Even if is cold most of the days are sunny, with beautiful clear blue skies and really few people around. It is easy to enter most of the museums, expecially the usually super busy ones. I like to say that in Feb the florentine finally take possession of their city again. So I totally advice my best guests to come and enjoy the real Firenze.
5 Feb – Free entrance to all the State Museums in town
Museums in Florence are can be divided into 3 types: those run by the Italian national government, which are called State museums, those run by the city which fall under the Florentine Civic Museums office or private (such as the Palazzo Strozzi, the Horne museum, the Stibbert Museum).
5/6 Feb – Super Bowl Game Time at Hard Rock Café (from 11pm until 6am)
A real american night. If you miss home or you simply suffer from insomnia, this is the place to be! The Big Game will be the 51 edition of the Super Bowl, the championship final of the National Football League (NRG Stadium di Houston, Texas)
12 Feb – Nowhere / Now Here at Cantiere Florida Theatre
This show wants to investigate the human condition of being and/or feel without an affiliation. It is an emotional, spatial and choreography search on the “stray” concept applies not only to pets but also the human condition.
10/19 Feb – Chocolate Fair in Piazza Santissima Annunziata
All you need is love, but chocolate sometimes is more than welcome!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the usual appointment with the fair of handcrafted chocolate with exhibitors from all over Italy.
10-11-12 Feb – Hamburg Ballet at the Opera House
Transform movement into emotions, this is the kind of show we like to join!
The Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler is a classic of twentieth-century choreography and one of the most significant works of John Neumeier, from 1973 to the head of the Hamburg Ballett.
16 Feb – “Note (at night!) at the Museum” at Museo dell’Opera del Duomo
The great opportunity to combine a charming atmosphere with magical musical notes: the Duo Gazzana between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
18 Feb – Anniversary of the death of Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici
Florence City Council commemorated the anniversary with free admission to local museums for the whole day and free guided tours of the Medici Chapels. The Historical Parade of the Florentine Republic, parades through the streets, bringing a tribute of flowers on the grave of Anna Maria Luisa de ‘Medici, which is located inside the Medici Chapels.
19 Feb – Fierucola dei semi in Piazza Santo Spirito
Here you can still feel the mood of the past, find fine handcrafts and that special food that no one makes anymore (organic and fair).
Until 19 Feb – Tiepolo drawings at the Horne Museum
The exhibition offer an excellent opportunity to see a selection of drawings temporarily removed from their historical support. Giambattista Tiepolo (Venice 1696-Madrid 1770) is a painter of the most famous and successful of the eighteenth century.
19 Feb – Flea market in Piazza Vittorio veneto
A really nice big antiques market perfect for people looking for furnishings, precious objects, vintage and much more.
26 Feb – Flea Market in Piazza Ghiberti
This market takes place every last Sunday of the month. In exhibition of antiques, books, paintings, collectibles and much more.
11-23-26 Feb – ACT Florentine Soccer at Stadium Artemio Franchi
For football fans, three games “at home” this month: two are Serie A games (Torino and Udinese) and one is an Europa League match against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Until 5 March – Fashion in Florence through the lens of Archivio Foto Locchi at Palazzo Pitti
100 rare shots from the 30s to the 70s of the twentieth century, tell the story of fashion in Florence through the lens of ‘bottega’ Foto Locchi photographers.
I have some places covering my personal interests in Florence. Please have a look to their calendar and make a reservation if you like to take part to it.
Teatro del Sale – Via dei Macci 118/red
Good brunch/buffet for lunch (since 12am for € 20) and bohémien dinner with theatre performances. The chef is quite famous in Italy and is interesting to see him cooking from the huge wall glass between the kitchen and the dining room.
Opera del Maggio Fiorentino in Via Vittorio Gui 1
The realization of the new Opera House fitted out with the most innovative and technical scenery equipment and the endowment of a modern and efficient auditorium established for the city of Florence. The perfect location to enjoy the best performances of classical and contemporary music, where Italy has historically held undisputed supremacy.
Teatro della Pergola in Via della Pergola 12/32
The Pergola is much more than a theater, it is a living cultural center. It has multifaceted activity, which finds its culmination in the great season of prose, but is home to hundreds of different and important events. It is extremely exciting to breathe in a theatre have exceeded 350 years after the inauguration and is still vibrant.
Cinema Stensen Viale Don Minzoni 25/C
Movie since the early morning. This cultural association is run by excellent, smart people. The usual program include restored classics Japanese to new less popular releases.
Cinema Odeon – Piazza Strozzi
One of the oldest movie theatre in Florence. The program always take care of original version movies.
Spazio Alfieri – Via dell’Ulivo 6
This theater is super close to Cuckoo Florence apartments. They have a cultural approach showing movies, theatre, music and visual arts.
Quelli della Compagnia – Via Cavour 50/r
A new (re-open) cinema in the heart of the city where to join a good selection of documentaries and events.
Le Murate – Piazza delle Murate
Located within the complex of the Murate, the super old former prison in Florence, returned to the city after a restoration whose guidelines have been drawn by Renzo Piano, the Literary Cafe Le Murate is inserted in a context of multiple cultural initiatives, serving as a landmark of international scope. Le Murate is a place of confrontation between opinions, the meeting of different cultures and originality of the proposals: literary, artistic, gastronomic.