WAY OF LIFE
Best events this summer, 2021
July 1, 2021 – 7:36 AM
Summer is finally here and we have never needed sun and fun so much. While it can be tempting to bask in buckets of ice cream and relish the sweet hi of the air-conditioning, there are far too many cool events to miss.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ Italy: From Alinari to the masters of contemporary photography + Pienovuoto by Massimo Vitali
Until October 10
Arcobaleno tricolore, Jesolo, 2016. Ph / Paolo Spigariol
The spectacular Forte di Belvedere is a historic site for some of the city’s most interesting exhibits. Under the umbrella title of Yesterday, today, tomorrow: the self-portrait of Italy in the mirror, two large photographic exhibitions are installed on the three floors of the Buontalenti building. Italiae: from Alinari to the masters of contemporary photography, curated by Rita Scartoni and Luca Criscenti, delves into the archives of the best photographs with Italy as a focal point, while Pienovuoto, curated by Sergio Risaliti, is dedicated to contemporary masterpieces by Massimo Vitali, originally from Como. The Museo Novecento project will be exhibited from June 25 to October 10, with free admission. Guided tours and workshops for young photographers can be booked by calling 055 2768224 or sending an email [email protected]
via di San Leonardo 1, Florence
MUSIC / Incontri at Terra di Siena
Ph / Antonio Lysy
The 33rd edition of chamber music festival opens at Florence’s Teatro Verdi with a concert featuring the Orchestra della Toscana, conductor Andrew Litton and a selection of stellar soloists. The public will be treated to Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor with soloist Francesca Dego, with famous trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov playing his father’s transcription of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations on the bugle. Alessio Bax is the artistic director for the fifth time and plays Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. After the performance in Florence, events return to the original venue of the festival in La Foce in the bewitching setting of Val d’Orcia.
via Gibellina 99, Florence
and La Foce, Val d’Orcia
DANTE / Giuseppe Penone’s Alberi In-Versi
July 6 – October 3
Sculpture “Spruce” by Giuseppe Penone in piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. Ph. Andrea Paoletti www.andreapaoletti.com
Born in Garessio and living in Turin, the sculptural tree by Giuseppe Penone in piazza della Signoria aroused curiosity before the contemporary exhibition that will be installed in the Uffizi Gallery this july. Installed in the Detti and Camino rooms, drawings, photographs, sculptures and installations form the series programmed within the framework of the celebrations of Dante 700. Allusions to the Divine comedy are dotted throughout the works, as expected by the 22-meter tree in front of Palazzo Vecchio which raised eyebrows more than one.
Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence
NOSTALGIA / Vintage + Art Market
12 pm-9pm, July 18
Rails and colored rails
Browse the Pimp My Vintage rails to find unique and durable clothing. Unique pieces and innovative creations breathe a little freshness into your summer wardrobe, with street art, artist stands and vinyl records, you will bring much more than style. See the @PimpMyVintage Facebook event page for more information. Free entrance.
Viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70-72, Florence
GOODNESS / Festival dell’Italia Gentile
June 30 to July 4
The Palazzo Vecchio hosts part of the program
The Tuscan capital will host the first edition of the four-day festivities celebrating kindness. The events mark the signing of the “Manifesto delle Città Gentili”, a project of the national movement Italia Gentile and the non-profit association My Life Design. These days mark the beginning of serious efforts to establish a gentler society and a deepening of values such as optimism, gratitude, joy and forgiveness in various fields. The idea was born during the first confinement, inspired by the book Biology of kindness, co-written by Daniel Lumera and Immaculata De Vivo (both will be present during the festival). MUS.E, the City of Florence and the TuttoèVita ONLUS Association are involved in the events that will take place through the Palazzo Vecchio, the Museo Novecento and the Santa Maria Novella complex.
CULTURE / Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger, the cult of memory
June 15 – August 30
Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger (Florence 1568 – 1647) The cult of memory is curated by Alessandro Cecchi, Elena Lombardi and Riccardo Spinelli, and explores the cultural heritage of Leonardo di Buonarrota, Michelangelo’s grand-nephew. Born in 1568, four years after the death of his famous parent, Michelangelo the Younger became a notable figure in his own right in the 17th century, becoming a favorite of the Grand Duchess Cristina di Lorena and a personal friend of the Grand Duke. , Cosimo II de Medici. the exposure explores the work of Michelangelo the Younger as curator, man of letters, poet and his various other endeavors, which led to this collection of first editions, preparatory drawings and paintings. Tickets cost 5 to 8 euros.
Casa Buonarroti Museum,
via Gibellina 70, Florence
EXHIBITION / Arturo Martini and Florence
July 15-November 14
“La Pisana” by Arturo Martini, 1933
Organized by Lucia Mannini with Eva Francioli and Stefania Rispoli, the rooms on the second floor of the museum fill up with a solo cycle dedicated to the major artist of the 20th century. Participating in many notable exhibitions and prized by private collectors, the exhibition examines the links between the artist and Tuscany, with intriguing works such as a bronze Ulysses from 1935 and the exceptional Woman swimming underwater in exposed Carrara marble.
Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 10, Florence
GREEN / Ephemeral botany, The art of invisible gardens + outdoor cinema
June 18 – September 19
Ph / Marco Badiani
Launch Manifattura TabacchiThe latest installation of is a three-day program from June 18 to 20, prompting reflection on man’s links with nature through a series of lectures, workshops, film screenings and a market to flowers and plants. A giant installation intended to encourage flora and fauna fills the loggia that separates piazza dell’Orologio from Giardino della Ciminiera. Organized by architect Antonio Perazzi, it acts as an experiential laboratory and houses 1,555 plants and more than 50 botanical species, installed until September 18. Be sure to visit the open-air cinema in piazza dell’Orologio until August 31. to project an eclectic mix of genres organized by the Fondazione Stensen.
via delle Cascine 33/35, Florence
CLASSIC / Reggia in Musica
Until the end of July
Sleek setting fills with rising tensions
La Sala Bianca by Pitti Palace fills with rising strings as musicians from the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence perform for six evenings until the end of July. The performances will take place at 3:30 p.m. on June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, with music by Chopin, Bach and Beethoven which will delight the audience in a grandiose setting. Tickets cost 16 euros.
Piazza de ‘Pitti 1, Florence