Florence has a special tourist card, which is called Firenze Card.
The Firenze Card is valid for 72 hours and provides you the admission to more than 30 museums, located in Florence. It costs € 50,00; you can purchase it at some of the museums and at the tourist information offices: piazza Stazione 4, via Cavour 1r (from Monday to Sunday) and online.
Purchasers of Firenze Card get into museums without waiting time - no queues! The card also enables you to use public transportation free of charge.Every card includes free access to museums and means of transportation to a second person if younger than 18 (EU citizens only).
More info www.firenzecard.it
An event which hosted the most important master craftsmen of history inside a privileged space, where tradition and innovation merge to create extremely valuable handmade products.
Every year, here you can admire the works of the ancient Florence workshops, as well as remote arts which are being rediscovered through the fair itineraries, following a harmonious path among the Italian regions and the countries of the whole world.
The International Handicrafts Trade Fair is the place where culture, arts, handicraft traditions and new creativities meet and shape up to become exclusive. Unique pieces, modelled by experienced hands, dedicated to people who want to stand out. Classical, modern, ethnic, contemporary, feasible - any kind of style here finds its ideal dimension, along the new exhibiting itineraries inside the "City of Beauty".
Opening Times: everyday from 10am to 11pm (on the 28th April, the last day: closing time at 8pm)
International Handicrafts Trade Fair inauguration day: on 20th April
Mostra Internazionale dell'Artigianato
The International Handicrafts Trade Fair
What’s a vacation in Italy without at least one great all-nighter? If you happen to find yourself in Tuscany this month, be sure to get plenty of sleep the night of the 29th because April 30th Florence will enjoy its fourth all night extravaganza, “Notte Bianca” (White Night).
This year the theme of the event is “flight”. The wonder of flight will be expressed all over the historic center of the city through music, dance, performance art and light shows. And to make the festivities even more festive, shops, bars and restaurants will stay open ’til the wee hours. Special events for kids will be held from 7-10pm. Florence, for the grown-ups, will be alive with activity until dawn!
At the Medici Riccardi Palace in Florence, it will be possible to admire many works of art by the world’s most famous surreal artist, Salvador Dalì.
Thanks to the exhibition “The Dalí Universe Florence”, Florence will host more than 100 works by the Catalan Master; if you have never been to Figueres or visited another museum where the artist’s works dominate, creating a different and surreal reality, this is definitely a unique opportunity to learn even the lesser known aspects of the great artist’s work.
In fact, Florence will host the still little known collections concerning the different aspects of the artist’s artistic production, such as bronze sculptures, surrealist furniture, objects made of glass and gold.Moreover, the unrecognized activity of Dalí as an illustrator is highlighted: many literary texts, both contemporary and classical ones, were revised from a surrealist perspective.
From Boldini to De Pisis Florence welcomes the masterpieces of Ferrara
These are the works of very high quality artists such as Giovanni Boldini, Gaetano Previati, Achille Funi, Carlo Carrà, Roberto Melli and Filippo de Pisis. In Florence, the idea was to divide this selection in two different venues: the Modern Art Gallery of Palazzo Pitti and Villa Bardini, following a path with a chronological order. What visitors will see at Villa Bardini: from Gaetano Turchi’s historical romanticism to the nineteenth-century paintings by Giovanni Boldini.At the Modern Art Gallery, instead, visitors will see Boldini’s twentieth-century contribution intertwined with Previati’s symbolist works and communicate with Filippo De Pisis’s intimate and existential painting.
Hosted at Villa Bardini, Boldini’s works are full of glamour; not too ideal, this is a connection with the Roberto Capucci’s collection of clothes, which are exhibited – in turn – right in this area.
The exhibition proposes to illustrate, in theme-based sections, the origin of what is still known today as the "miracle" of the Renaissance in Florence, doing so principally through masterpieces of sculpture, the branch of figurative art in which that new season first saw the light of day.
Info Palazzo Strozzi
Tel. + 39 055 2645155
A foundation, a museum, an exhibition: atop one of the beautiful hills overlooking the Arno stands Villa Bardino, dedicated entirely to Roberto Capucci, the renowned maestro of Italian and international fashion.
The new exhibition is dedicated to colours- Colours: my Karma. 28 creations in three fundamental colours green, red and purple.Green is the colour of nature and of the wonderful dress Bouganvillea, masterpiece of green taffeta.According to colour symbolism red is the colour of love, an iconic colour definetely. The dress Nine skirts represents this colour.Purple is considered the colour of spirit, and it represents inside nature, esthetic sensilbility. Violano is the dress chosen to represent this colour.
Museo della Fondazione Capucci Villa Bardini - Costa san Giorgio 2 - Firenze
Info + 39 055 20066210 www.fondazionerobertocapucci.com
The 76th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival will host numerous star players, including Claudio Abbado and Daniel Barenboim as well as a program that includes masterpieces such as Macbeth, Don Carlo and Maria Stuarda. More than 70 events, with a stimulating and multi-disciplinary offer including operas, concerts, ballets, cinematographic works, books, conferences, publications and children's activities. An extraordinary international exhibition.
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2013
2 May - 24 June
For information, programs and bookings:
Mark Knopfler Concert Tour - Lucca
An Evening With Mark Knopfler and his band
The discography of the former Dire Straits' frontman includes:
- Golden Heart (1996);
- Sailing to Philadelphia (2000);
- The Ragpicker's Dream (2002);
- All the Roadrunning (2006);
- Kill to Get Crimson (2007).
LUCCA on Jul-19-2013 | Category: Concerts
Where: piazza napoleone - lucca (lu)
Tickets: Buy Tickets on line