Florence, events not to be missed in November 2017
No time for boredom in Florence and the metropolitan area in November: Olio novo will be freshly pressed, the free concerts of Maggio Metropolitano will continue, Keith Haring in Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the first Christmas markets are also set to open across the area. Check out the full listing at firenzeturismo.it
All across Tuscany, November has the typical flavour of the freshly pressed olive oil. The spectacular countryside in Tuscany and around Florence produces one of the most popular foods amongst locals and tourists alike: olive oil.
Olio “novo” is celebrated and enjoyed across the entire metropolitan area. Almost every weekend will see a trade-show taking place in the local districts of Reggello, San Casciano, Vinci, Pontassieve, Montespertoli, Calenzano, Firenze, Bagno a Ripoli and more.
The family-friendly Hot-Air Balloon Festival will continue to color the sky above the Ippodromo del Visarno, at the Cascine Park in Florence, on 4th and 5th November. Visitors will be able to book hot air balloon rides and enjoy a panoramic view of Florence and its spectacular surroundings from above.
Music: Maggio Metropolitano, the series of free concerts sponsored by the Metropolitan City of Florence, continues in November. The project brings the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to perform in villas, libraries and cultural venues in some of the local districts around Florence, including San Casciano, Campi Bisenzio, and Certaldo.
Art: Palazzo Medici Riccardi will host “Made in New York. Keith Haring, Paolo Buggiani and co.” , an exhibition exploring the true origin of street art.
Sponsored by the Metropolitan City of Florence, the exhibition recalls the moment when the two artists met, against the backdrop of the New York City of the early 1980s. A large selection of artworks by Paolo Buggiani will be on display alongside many of Haring’s chalk “Subway drawings”, drawn by the artist on the black paper that covered up expired advertising spaces in the New York City subway.
Christmas markets have become a regular tradition in Tuscany. On the last weekend of November the Austrian market of Oberdrauburg will be back in Signa; on 26th November San Godenzio will host a market dedicated to ornaments, decorations, and handicraft. From 29th November to 17th December the German Christmas Market will take place in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence.