Night of Museums, Floralalia and things to do on a weekend in Tuscany

The weekend opens with Museum Night with special evening openings at the symbolic price of 1 euro. Lots of possibilities. Here are some examples.

At the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, the director and curators of the Egyptian, Greek, Magna Graecia and Etruscan sections will answer all the questions and curiosities of the public. It will also be possible to explore the museum by following the book game adventures handed out at the entrance, through which each visitor can be an active protagonist of different paths, choosing between some of the possible alternatives. New lighting inaugurated at the Archaeological Museum of Fiesole (Fi). At the Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato, you can visit all the current exhibitions until midnight. In Pisa, at the National Museum of San Matteo, visit to the table restoration workshop known as “Sant’Orsola saving Pisa from the waters”, 14th century. Also in Pisa, but in the Museum of Ancient Ships, the halls of the Medici Arsenals on Lungarno by Ranieri Simonelli open.

100 years of Assi Florence

Compagnia delle Seggiole is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Assi Giglio Rosso sports complex in viala Michelangelo with a theatrical journey inside the building, which will open an important chapter in the history of Florentine athletics. “Field Tour – A Centenary History of the Aces” with text by Riccardo Ventrella will be “staged” on Saturday and Sunday at 19.30-20.30 and 21.30 (admission 19/16 euros). Information and reservations: 333 2284784.

Music and theater

On Saturday, the Teatro Puccini in Florence will host two performances at the same time: at 21:00 in the large hall there will be the show “End of Tour Party” by the Turin duo. I am panpers; at 21:30 at the Puccini Laboratory, a YouTuber-philosopher will take the stage Rick DuFer with the monologue “How many gigs does God weigh? A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick (055 362067).

On the musical front, Saturday arrives at The Cage in Livorno. Subsonica frontman, Samue (, 392 8857139). At the Teatro Verdi in Montecatini (Portugal), on Saturday at 21:00, a free concert by Gianmarco Carroccia “Emotions – Journey through the songs of Battisti and Mogul” (entry 20/35 euros, At the Teatro Fabbricino in Prato he made his debut in + Erba. Forest in the city”, an immersive show on the relationship between the city and nature. The text of the show takes into account that the process of reforestation of cities will affect areas, buildings, rivers and cause a change that will give the landscape a different face (Saturday and Sunday at 17:00, 0574 608501, Biglietteria A tribute to love in the Winter Garden of Villa Bertelli in Forte dei Marmi (Lou), where on Saturday at 18:00 there will be a concert by the association Kreion Versilia with a concert by Melodia Sentimental (admission 10 euros, 0584 787251). In “G. D’Annunzio from the Chiconini boarding school in Prato, Leonora Armellini, young musician daughter of art, will perform? five of Poulenc’s eight nocturnes composed in the 1930s, and Schumann’s Viennese Carnival, conceived by the German musician as a great romantic sonata. Instead, the second part of the concert will be dedicated to Chopin (Saturday, 21:00, 0574 603758). The Teatro Verdi in Pisa hosted the world premiere of Dante. L’altre stelle”, the new composition is an oratory for choir and orchestra only on original texts and an anthology of Dante’s works (Saturday at 21:00 and Sunday at 17:00, admission is free, reservations only on the website http://su. / BookingCoroOrchestra from 12:00 9 May until all seats are filled).

Children’s weekend

The new edition of Firenze dei Bambini is planning hundreds of free events throughout the city. The Salone dei Cinquecento in the Palazzo Vecchio will host the “Happy Prince” show by the Aida Foundation of Verona, and the “Bosco delle Utopia” installation by Milanese ludosophists will be installed in the Salle Arme. up. The Oblate Library will feature readings, concerts and performances of all kinds. At the Istituto degli Innocenti, a cooking show and activities by Uga la Tartaruga, as well as art workshops in Workshop for boys from Artex. Finally, on Sunday afternoon at 17:30, a party open to the whole city, at the Cavea of ​​the Maggio Musicale Theatre, where the public can attend a concert of Florentine historical football musicians, the young artists of the Maggio Musicale Academy and the Choir of the White Voices of the Maggio Musicale. Full program at

Festivals and Reviews

In the summer space Ultravox Firenze, in Prato delle Cornacchi in Parco delle Cascine, there are Volare, the first balloon flight festivalkites, aircraft models, Leonardo’s intuition, meetings with pilots (free entry,

Appointment also with “Flora Santo Spirito”, a market exhibition organized by the non-profit organization “Amici di Santo Spirito” with the aim of raising funds to keep the basilica open (offers requested at the entrance will be given in full to this cause). Meeting with nurseries and gardeners of the event is scheduled for Saturday from 10.30 to 20 and Sunday from 10 to 19. In addition, many workshops and excursions (; 338 8357799).

Saturday at 15 o’clock. Novoli party, in the garden of Santa Maria, with a lecture on the ancient fruits of Bizzaria and an exhibition of the plant. Then, from 4:15 p.m., a costume procession will pass through the area and end in San Donato in Polverosa with a performance by the flagships of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino.

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Honorary Consulate Czech Republic for Tuscany, Saturday at Villa Poggio Imperiale in Florence will host a day of events including exhibitions, meetings, concerts and tastings dedicated to Prague and 13 districts in each region of the Central European state.

At the weekend in Borgo a Mozzano (Lou), exhibitions, flower beds, food stalls and an unparalleled tasting of wines from the Serchio Valley: this My flower, a two-day free entry dedicated to spring. “My Flower” continues with the unusual opening of the Museum of Memory and excursions to the bunkers of the Gothic Line. During the day, entertainment for children from the association “Il Circo e la Luna” and finally the Burraco Tournament among the Flowers, from 20:45, at the Salone delle Feste. “My flower” with free admission is organized by the municipality of Borgo a Mozzano under the patronage of the Tuscany region and in cooperation with the tourism sector of Garfagnana.

The eighth edition of the Festival»Food and books – Food culture, food in culture”: writers and chefs with recipes and food books (

At Versiliana in Marina di Pietrasanta (Lou), in the park where d’Annunzio loved to ride, more than a hundred magnificent thoroughbred Arabian horses of rare beauty and elegance arrived from the most famous stables in Europe and the world for the “Art of the Horse” (Saturday and Sunday,

On Sunday

At 17:00 at the Teatro della Limonaya in Sesto Fiorentino there will be a presentation of the new edition of the book edited by Bruno Casini “Frequenze fiorentine” (Edizioni Gooodfellas): the legendary eighties, told by the main characters of music, fashion, art and literature. scene of Florence (

At 5:00 pm in San Salvi, the writer Paolo Miorandi presents – at a show event with guitarist Michele Bonifati – his book “Nannetti. Dust of words“, in which he tells the story of the most famous prisoner of the Volterra asylum and his stone book, known throughout the world as “Nannetti’s graffiti” (admission free on reservation, 335 6270739,

At 18:00, the Marino Marini Museum in Florence hosted the world premiere of a performance between the theater and the music of Silvia Guidi and Alessandro Riccio entitled “Pinocchia DarkThe initiative, curated by the critic Roberto Incerti, reinterprets some of the most famous episodes of Collodi’s novel in an obscure way, the daughter of art by Carmelo Bene, and the surreal and disturbing drawings of Roland Topor. In this case, it will be possible to visit the installation “A Graphic Tale. The Adventures of Pinocchio”, a work designed by Stefano Rovai, installed in the crypt of the museum until May 23 (admission 10 euros by reservation, information:

At the Orsanmichele Museum, at 21:00, a piano recital for the left hand only: Giovanni Nesi, one of the most interesting pianists of his generation, is undergoing neurorehabilitation therapy to recover from focal dystonia in his right hand. In The Left Hand, as the project is called, it is about the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (admission 10/15 euros,

On Piazza Santo Spirito in Florence Fiercola May with many organic and biodynamic products.

Teatro delle Spiagge, at the forefront of the fight against homophobia, offers at 16:30 “On my skin” a show concert for victims of homophobia, transphobia and gender-based violence (admission 12/6 euros, 055 310230, info@teatridimbarco. it).

In Pisa, at 21:30, on the stage of the Teatro Sant’Andrea Amaro Freitas, rising star of carioca and international jazz (

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