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Events in Florence and the Metropolitan Area in August 2021

domenica 8 Agosto 2021

This is a selection of events taking place in August 2021 in Florence and the Metropolitan area. The full programme is listed on the area’s official tourism website, Feel Florence

Estate Fiorentina will continue until 30th September, bringing events across the metropolitan area. Citta’ dei lettori will be back at Villa Bardini from 26 to 29 of the month while on 22 August Limonaia di Villa Strozzi will host the key event: From Mandela to La Pira_From Chopin to Radiohead’ performance by the fake duo project formed by Lele Fontana and Lorenzo Forti. Ultravox Firenze will continue at parco delle cornacchie, at the Cascine Park. Talking about music events from 25 to 29 August Empoli will host Beat Festival with a line up of artistis including Venerus, Frah Quintale, Myss Keta & DPCM and Bnkr & Friend.
Dante 700 – Throughout the month, seven passages of the Divine Comedy illustrated by Marco D’Ambrosio will be displayed on the walls of the City of FLorence, recited by Francesco Pannofino and explained by historian Franco Cardini with the president of the Accademia della Crusca, Claudio Marazzini. Exclusive content will also be accessible via a dedicated app.
Exhibitions – To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Enrico Caruso’s death, the costumes worn by the great tenor and preserved in the archive of Museum Caruso at villa di Bellosguardo in Lastra a Signa will go on display for the first time. Palazzo Medici Riccardi will host AniMa – the magic of animation from Biancaneve to Goldrake an exhibition dedicated to iconic cartoon characters. This month will offer the Last chance to visit “American Art 1961-2021 which will close on 29 August. this exhibition showcases work by the most important American contemporary artists, at Palazzo Medici Riccardi. and on 22 August the palace’s facade will display the installation The wound by French artist JR. August will also be the last month for Beautiful Lies by Ali Banisadr at Palazzo Vecchio and Museo Bardini. In the Metropolitan area, the renowned portrait of Dante Alighieri, the fugitive Ghibelline painted by Andrea del Castagno will go on display at the National Park of the CAsentino Forests in San Godenzo. The project Terre degli Uffizi “lands of Uffizi” will continue with the exposition of Madonna with child by Lippo di Benivieni in Montespertoli.
Music – This August music events offer even more than the the Beat Festival. Jazz lovers will enjoy the last two sessions of Jazz in the Castle’ in Certaldo and the Empoli Jazz Summer, while throughout the month Jazz will be protagonist at Estate Fiesolana and in Valdisieve with Jazz in Fattoria . Those who prefer classical music will have the opportunity to attend the last events of Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina at the Museum of Bargello.
Cinema – Throughout the month open-air cinemas will be open at the Cloister of Museum Novecento, curated by Quelli dell’Alfieri and at Manifattura Tabacchi. Arena of Uffizi and Apriti Cinema 2021 will be open until 8 August. Until 22 August, Terrazza Belvedere at the Bardini Garden will offer screening, previews, talks with film directors, actors and writers.
Nature – All through the month, visitors will be able to join guided tours of the most beautiful landscapes in the metropolitan area like \the Vallombrosa Biogenetic Nature Reserve or the excursions of Il Paesaggio Ritrovato, the Re-FOund landscape, in Montaione