Night of the Museums, Floralia and what to do at the weekend in Tuscany

The weekend opens with the Night of the Museums with special evening openings at the symbolic price of 1 euro. Lots of opportunities. 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 questions and curiosities from the public. It will also be possible to explore the museum by following the adventures of the book game distributed at the entrance, which will allow each visitor to be an active protagonist of different paths, choosing between some possible alternatives. The new lighting will be inaugurated at the Archaeological Museum of Fiesole (Fi). At the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art in Prato it is possible to visit all the current exhibitions until midnight. In Pisa, in the San Matteo National Museum, visit the restoration workshop of the table known as “Sant’Orsola who saves Pisa from the water”, 14th century. Also in Pisa, but in the Museum of Ancient Ships, the rooms of the Medici Arsenals on Lungarno Ranieri Simonelli open.

The 100th anniversary of the Assi of Florence

The Compagnia delle Seggiole celebrates 100 years of the Assi Giglio Rosso sports facility in viale Michelangelo with an itinerant theatrical journey inside the structure that will tell an important chapter in Florentine athletics. “In a field tour – The Centenary History of the Aces”, with a text by Riccardo Ventrella, will be “performed” on Saturday and Sunday at 19:30-20:30 and 21:30 (entrance 19/16 euros). Info and reservations: 333 2284784.

Music & theatre

On Saturday, at the Puccini Theater in Florence, two shows will be performed simultaneously: at 9 p.m. in the main hall, the show “End of tour party” by the duo Turin will be performed I PanPers† at 9.30 pm in the Puccini Laboratory the youtuber philosopher is on stage Rick DuFer with the monologue “How many performances does God weigh? Travel in the spirit of Philip K. Dick” (055 362067).

Musically, Saturday arrives at The Cage in Livorno, the frontman of Subsonica, Samue (, 392 8857139). At the Verdi Theater in Montecatini (Pt), Saturday at 9 pm, free concert by Gianmarco Carroccia “Emotions – Journey through the songs of Battisti and Mogol” (entrance 20/35 euros, At the Fabbrichino Theater in Prato he made his debut in “+ Erba. A forest in the city”, an immersive and participatory show on the theme of the relationship between city and nature. The text of the show takes into account that the reforestation process of the cities will affect the neighborhoods, the buildings, the rivers and will bring about a change that will give a different face to the landscape (Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m., 0574 608501, Biglietteria Tribute to love in the Winter Garden of Villa Bertelli in Forte dei Marmi (Lu), where Saturday at 6 pm the Kreion Versilia Association will host the Melodia Sentimental concert (entrance 10 euros, 0584 787251). At the “G. D’Annunzio” of the Cicognini boarding school in Prato, Leonora Armellinic, 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 large romantic sonata. The second part of the concert is instead dedicated to Chopin (Saturday at 9 p.m., 0574 603758). The world premiere of the concert “Dante. L’altre stelle “, the new composition is an oratorio for choir and orchestra only on original texts and anthologies of Dante’s works (Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m., free admission, reservations only on the website http://su. / BookingCoroOrchestra from 9 May 12:00 until all places are available).

Children’s weekend

The new edition of Firenze dei Bambini plans hundreds of free initiatives in the city. The Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio will host the show “The happy prince” of the Aida Foundation of Verona, while the Sala d’Arme will host the “Bosco delle Utopie”, an installation by the Ludosophists of Milan upwards. In the Oblate library there are lectures, concerts and shows of all kinds. At the Istituto degli Innocenti, cooking show and activities of Uga la Tartaruga, along with the workshops of artistic craftsmanship at the Workshop for boys by Artex. Finally, Sunday afternoon, at 5.30 pm, a party open to the whole city in the Cavea of ​​the Maggio Musicale Theater where the public will vote the concert of the Florentine historical football musicians, the young performers of the Maggio Musicale Academy and the Choir of White of the Maggio Musicale. Full program at

Festivals & Reviews

At the Ultravox Firenze summer space, on the Prato delle Cornacchie in the Parco delle Cascine, there is “Volare”, the first balloon flight festivalkites, model airplanes, Leonardo’s intuitions, meetings with pilots (free entry,

Appointment also with “Flora of Santo Spirito”, The market exhibition, organized by the non-profit organization “Amici di Santo Spirito” to raise money to keep the basilica open (the offers requested at the entrance will be spent entirely for this purpose). The appointment with the growers and horticulturists of the event is for Saturday from 10.30 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. In addition, many workshops and guided tours (; 338 8357799).

Saturday at 15 de Novoli party, in the garden of Santa Maria, with a lecture on the ancient fruit of the Bizzaria and an exhibition of the plant. Then from 4.15 pm a costumed procession will pass through the neighborhood to end in San Donato in Polverosa with a performance by the flag wavers of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino.

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

During the weekend, in Borgo a Mozzano (Lu), exhibitions, flowerbeds, food stalls and an unprecedented tasting of wines from the Serchio Valley: this is the my flower, the two-day free entry dedicated to spring. My Flower continues with the extraordinary opening of the Museum of Memory and guided visits to the bunkers of the Gothic Line. Animation for children throughout the day by the association “Il Circo e la Luna” and finally the Tournament of Burraco among the flowers, from 8.45 pm, in the Salone delle Feste. My Flower, with free entry, is organized by the municipality of Borgo a Mozzano, with the patronage of the Tuscany region, and in collaboration with the Garfagnana tourism sector.

The eighth edition of the Festival”Food&Book – The culture of food, food in culture ”: writers and chefs together with recipes and books that talk about food (

In Versiliana in Marina di Pietrasanta (Lu), in the park where d’Annunzio liked to ride, more than a hundred beautiful Arabian thoroughbreds, horses of rare beauty and elegance have come from the most renowned stables in Europe and the world for “The Art of the horse” (Saturday and Sunday,

On Sunday

At 5 pm, at the Teatro della Limonaia in Sesto Fiorentino, presentation of the new edition of the book edited by Bruno Casini “Frequenze fiorentine” (Edizioni Gooodfellas): the legendary eighties told by the protagonists of the musical, fashion, artistic and Florence’s literary scene (

At 5 pm, in San Salvi, the writer Paolo Miorandi – in an event show with the guitarist Michele Bonifati – presents his book “Nannette. The dust of words“, in which he tells the story of the most famous inmate of the Volterra asylum and his stone book, known all over the world as” Nannetti’s graffiti “(entrance is free with reservation recommended, 335 6270739, .

At 6 pm, at the Marino Marini Museum in Florence, world premiere of the performance between theater and music by Silvia Guidi and Alessandro Riccio, entitled “Pinocchia PureThe initiative, put together by the critic Roberto Incerti, reinterprets some of the most famous episodes of Collodi’s novel in an obscure key, daughter of the art of Carmelo Bene and of the surreal and disturbing drawings of Roland Topor. On this occasion it will be possible his visit the installation “Graphic tale. The Adventures of Pinocchio”, the work of designer Stefano Rovai arranged in the crypt of the museum until May 23 (entrance € 10 with reservation, info:

At the Orsanmichele Museum, at 9 pm, the piano recital for the left hand only: Giovanni Nesi, one of the most interesting pianists of his generation, is undergoing neurorehabilitation therapy to cure a focal dystonia in his right hand. “Left hand” – that’s the name of the project – focuses on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (entrance 10/15 euros,

On Piazza Santo Spirito in Florence is the May fier arugula with many organic and biodynamic products.

At 4.30 pm, the Teatro delle Spiagge, at the forefront against homophobia, offers “On my skin”, a show concert for the victims of homophobia, transphobia and gender violence (entrance 12/6 euros, 055 310230 , info@teatridimbarco. it).

In Pisa, at 9.30 pm, on the stage of the Sant’Andrea Theater, Amaro Freitas, a rising star of carioca and international jazz (

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